Following the introduction of the Ultima RB6.6 Kyosho have now announced the soon release of the upgraded Lazer ZX6.6 4WD kit. The buggy is designed to meet the increased demands of the modern racing scene for more power and higher grip. For increased traction and stability on high grip surfaces, the optional aluminium HD main chassis is included as standard. Changes around the centre gear from the slipper clutch to the diff realise smooth traction on all surface conditions and in addition, the introduction of the gullwing type rear suspension arms from the RB6.6 allows longer shock stroke for improved surface tracing through corners and performance over surface gaps. These changes combine to lift the overall performance and result in an improved total balance of the machine. The kit will hit stores in November.
Kyosho have introduced the optional ball differential kit for the re-release Optima 1/10th scale 4WD buggy. Designed for the use in belt-drive configuration the set includes all needed parts to build one rear differential but it is understood that the diff can also be run in the front of the buggy. Using the unit can improve handling both on slippery and also high-grip tracks and included with the set come all needed parts including suitable greases.
Coming soon from Kyosho is the Mini-Z MR03 VE Pro GP limited edition chassis kit. It is equipped with an ultra-fast Team Orion 12,000kv brushless motor that is being cooled down efficiently with the one-piece heat sink construction. Also, the chassis is equipped with the R246-1351 MML aluminum motor mount and R246-1352 MML roll damper with special hard anodizing treatment for performance and durability. The front upper and lower arms have been updated with new glass fibre reinforced material that realizes more accurate and rigid front suspension working. The chassis comes equipped with an MHS/ASF compatible Rx ESC unit, ball bearings, gold-plated battery terminals and a black anodized ball diff as standard. The chassis kit is compatible with the ultra-fast Syncro EX-6 transmitter as well as the standard KT-18 and EX-5UR.
Following the introduction of the upgraded Inferno VE Kyosho America have also announced the soon release of the DBX VE 2.0 1/10th scale electric buggy. It offers the convenience of a 1/10th scale vehicle mixed with 1/8th scale performance levels, and the upgraded kit now includes the 2.4GHz Syncro KT-231P transmitter and KS4031-06W high-torque and high-speed steering servo. In addition to the new controls, the new DBX VE 2.0 is equipped with a colourful printed body with white motif and high-vis neon yellow wheels that light up the track. The chassis features aluminium parts anodized in signature gun metallic and is equipped with the Team Orion Vortex R10 Evo motor and Vortex R10 Sports ESC of the former model. The ready-to-run kit is rounded out by 1/8th scale racing buggy tyres that combine with a long wheelbase and wide tread to deliver stability under any conditions.
Kyosho have announced the soon release of their upgraded Inferno VE ReadySet 1/8th E-buggy kit. The ready-to-run vehicle builds on the proven MP9 and features a sturdy alloy chassis, a robust 4WD drivetrain and large volume shock absorbers. Included in the factory-assembled kit are genuine Team Orion electronics such as a Neon8 brushless motor and a programmable Vortex R8 speed controller. Also included is a high-torque metal gear steering servo and the kit comes with the new Syncro KT-231P 2.4GHz radio system for improved vehicle control. The set is rounded out by square block tyres on neon red wheels and a pre-painted bodyshell.
Kyosho Taiwan have released first high resolution images of the forthcoming Turbo Scorpion re-release 1/10th 2WD buggy kit. The latest addition to the Legendary Series of 1980’s kits is based off of the standard Scorpion but it features a white colour chassis tub, red body aluminium shock absorbers and larger wheels and tyres that seem to accept modern day 2.2″ tyres. Like the other Legendary Series buggies the kit will also feature updated suspension parts, modern 48 pitch gears and an upgraded transmission with slipper clutch. So far nothing is known about the vintage-looking Le Mans 240 brushless motor shown in the images. It may be included or available as upgrade but all information should become available in time for the release that is expected to happen in November.
A first “leaked” teaser image of the expected Kyosho Turbo Scorpion re-release buggy has appeared on the internet. Following the re-release of the 1980’s Tomahawk, Scorpion and Beetle kits, the former top-of-the-foodchain Turbo Scorpion would be a sensible next step in the company’s re-release schedule. The somewhat blurry image shows a buggy with brushless motor and what appear to be modern 2.2″ rims and tyres, showing the release might target the growing interest in vintage racing. We bring you more information on the possible release as soon as they become available.
Kyosho have introduced the Mini-Z MR-03VE Pro MM2 chassis set. With its performance defining midship motor mount, new MM2 motor case allows the longer (94mm) wheelbase to be used. The existing MM motor case design can be used with the LL/98mm, 3L/102mm and 4L/106mm wheelbases, but the new MM2 motor case can be used with L, LL and 3L wheelbases. Also, compared to the existing RM motor case, mass balance is optimised to improve cornering performance and minimise tipping due to high side on hybrid surfaces. These performance features provide a huge advantage in the JSCC class with the narrow body required by the regulations. In addition, axle adjustment spacers allow changes to the rear axle shaft height and together with the new plastic friction shock, precision setting according to road surface conditions are possible. The kit, that comes without tyres, wheels and bodyshell, utilises the MHS2.4GHz system, which is usable with the optional KO Propo-made Synchro EX-6 transmitter, making for ultra-fast response.