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Your Two Cents: AMT Amtronic

The following are reader's opinions of the AMT Amtronic made by ERL.

Reviewer   Mark Z.
Date Reviewed   Dec 8, 2003
Overall Rating       Good kit, but with some problems.
Comments I remember this kit well. I first built one around age 11 (the age my son is now.) I think the most interesting thing about this kit is to note the "hits and misses" regarding the predictions made by AMT in 1969 compared with the actual reality of 2003. For starters, hybrid gas-electric cars are now available (though piston as opposed to turbine engines are used.) They also got the on board computer and navigational system right (a dead-on prediction of OnStar)as well as the entertainment systems in the passenger section. Some real cars are fitted with rear video cameras as is the AMTronic. Those low-profile tires and large wheels actually look like "real" 21st century "dubs." That being said, the 300 mph dual car was off the mark, but I give AMT an A+ for the effort.

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