Available now from Reds Racing is a dedicated nitro engine range for 1/8th GT vehicles. Built using the same crankcase and crankshaft as Reds’ 1/8th R line engines, the new GT range features a class specific timing, and a 5-port liner and 7mm venturi insert to comply with the classes’ engine regulations. Available are two versions; the R5 Racer GT and R5T Team Edition GT. The Team Edition engine features a HCX horizontal carburettor, a silicon filled, balanced and tuned crankshaft, a RDC hard coating back plate, a sleeve with five inlet ports and exhaust port with booster as well as a high performance Japan-made front ball bearing and a Swiss-made ceramic rear bearing.
The R5 Racer engine spots a HCX horizontal carburettor, silicon filled and tuned crankshaft, a sleeve with five inlet ports and single exhaust port, a high performance Japan-made front ball bearing and a Swiss-made steel rear bearing. Both R5 GT engines come with a Japanese TS7 glow plug for easier tuning and high reliability starting from the break in process.