Much has been made about being able to purchase a special Maserati Ghibli through this year's Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog. It's got special trim bits and everything. That's great. Really wonderful. But the only thing I care about in the catalog is this $300,000 slot car track.
The Slot Mods USA Fantasy Ultimate Slot Car Raceway is really the perfect Christmas gift for the child who has everything, including a car and/or video games with cars, but hates them all for some reason:
Le Mans. Nürburgring. Laguna Seca. You never had a racecar worthy of the world's most notorious tracks, but you've certainly dreamt of driving on one. Now pole position—and the checkered flag—are yours with this 100% authentic 1:32 scale model of your favorite track. Iconic structures, pit crews, period slot cars, and more help get you into the action while integrated track cameras capture and display it on mini screens. Need help revving up the crowd? Racing legends, such as Vic Elford and David Hobbs, will cohost your inaugural race night party.
Yes, David Hobbs, THAT David Hobbs, will come play with your slot car set with you. That's some goddamn service.
And with your $300,000 purchase, which is more than enough for two BMW i8s with enough left over to finance a BMW i3, comes a $3,500 donation to "The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation—dedicated to supporting youth arts education in communities across the country."
That's right, an un-possible 1.2% of the cost of your new slot-car track will go to charity. Wowza!
Also included in your $300,000 price are handcrafted spectators, foliage, and streetlights. Not included in the price is white glove installation (available) and shipping (available).
Legit. You pay 300 grand for a slot car track and they don't even throw in shipping.
The world is terrible.
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