Reds Racing have introduced their all-new M7 WCS V3.0 Factory Tuned 3.5cc nitro on-road engine. It features a new crankshaft for increased power output and reliability as it is made from a specially-coated carbon steel. A silicone filling of the crankshaft reduces the inertia of rotation and the engine also comes with a new cooling system and a Japan-made 7x19x6mm front bearing. The package is rounded out by a redesigned crankcase and combustion camber insert as well as the Gen2 venturi and a new low-speed needle.
Reds Racing have introduced two new front plates for the Quattro clutch system. They allow for more pre-tension on the springs and better snap, typically used in truggy applications. The plates are available in XH and XXH variants, adding to the already existing L and H plates. Reds Racing recommends to use the new Pre-Tension tool for an easier assembly of the clutch.
Hot on the heels of Reds Racing’s R7 Evoke V3.0 engine comes the release of the R5T Team Edition V4.0. Representing the company’s highest performance 3.5cc engine the R5T Team Edition excels especially in high-bite conditions and ion tracks that require that little extra bottom end power. New for 2016 comes a special sealing system for the combustion camber insert that keeps dust and dirt away from the redesigned internals. Also new is the Gen2 venturi for improved milage and tunability. Another feature is the low centre of gravity design thanks to redesigned parts such as the crankcase, cooling head and combustion camber insert. The engine also features Reds Racing’s renown Black Diamond backplate for reduced friction and it is hand-made, hand-tuned and hand-assembled for the highest possible quality and performance.
Reds Racing have announced the release of the new R7 Evoke V3.0 Mario Rossi tuned .21 off-road engine. The engine represents the company’s latest high performance offering and it was designed with improved fuel efficiency, performance and reliability in mind. Like the previous lineup, the R7 Evoke is specially aimed at the use on low grip and narrow circuits where the smoother torque curve of the engine can give an advantage. New to the 7-port long-stroke engine is a new combustion camber sealing that helps to keep dirt away from the redesigned internals. Also new are the lightweight crankcase and cooling head, all adding to a lower centre of gravity engine while the tuned crankshaft, made from special carbon steel, comes double balanced and silicone-filled for maximised engine performance. Part of the package is also the Diamond backplate with a special anti-friction hard-coating that reduces the conrod-backplate friction for improved engine efficiency and performance. Rounding out the hand-made, hand-tuned and hand-assembled V3.0 engine are a high-quality, Japanese-made steel front and Swiss-made steel-ceramic rear bearing.
Reds Racing have introduced the Durabell 1/8th off-road competition clutch bell. Made of high quality steel and sporting a special coating treatment the teeth last longer compared to standard clutch bells, making for greater consistency and reliability. A special vented design also guarantees lower temperatures and improved clutch shoe engagement for a longer life of both the bell and clutch shoes. The Durabell is available in 13 and 14 teeth version only and it is suitable for Kyosho, Mugen, JQ, Xray, Associated, Hot Bodies, Serpent, and Xray but it does not replace Reds Racing’s standard 13 and 14 teeth clutch bells.
Coming from Reds Racing are the VX 540 Certified electric brushless motors. Available as 10.5T, 13.5T, 17.5T and 21.5T stock racing variants the motors already are in the top 5 percent of every batch in terms of performance and further hand-building, shimming and testing makes for maximised power output. The motors meet all ROAR, EFRA and BRCA rules and they become available now.
Reds Racing have announced that 2010 IFMAR 1/8th Nitro Buggy World Champion, Cody King will be using Reds Racing electronics in his 1/8th and 1/10th rides for the 2016 and 2017 season. The Kyosho factory driver had its maiden outing for his new sponsors at last weekend’s Reedy Race of Champions and he had the following to say about the move:
I want to announce I will be running Reds Racing electronics in my electric powered vehicles. I’m looking forward to working closely with Reds, the team drivers, and customers on set-up and race support.
TLR’s Ryan Maifield has been confirmed as part of the Reds Racing driver line-up for 2016/2017. The former Orion Nitro team driver, will debut his Reds Racing powered Horizon Hobbies JConcepts TLR at The Dirt Nitro Challenge next month. Mario Rossi had the following to say about signing the multiple National Champion:
The legacy Ryan is building is very impressive, and we are very proud to be a part of it. Off-road is incredibly competitive and Ryan is certainly one of the top 3 or 4 to beat at any event. At REDS we are very fortunate to have several top level drivers like Elliott, Cody and Cole. All of them have the skill to win Worlds this year.