Speed Passion have announced that front running UK Associated driver Paul Bradby has joined their team from 2011. The multiple European Championship finalist had this to say:
I would like to thank all the guys at Nosram/LRP, especially Reto Koenig, for their help and support over the previous two years. I have enjoyed my time with them and wish them all the best for future races. I’m now looking forward to racing for Speed Passion and bringing them more success over the coming years.
Speed Passion, has introduced their new ‘App’ for the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The new application, called ‘RC Car A1’, works with almost all RC Cars on the market and features a stop watch and lap counting features, a gear ratio calculator for electric on road and off road as well as for gas cars and the ability to save and share, through Facebook or the SP website, your Speed Passion ESC setup as well as setups for other brands of ESC like LRP, Tekin and more. Future development will include the ability to adjust and update the firmware of your Speed Passion ESC through the device itself using the application. Available now through the Apple App store.
Through joint testing together with their US team driver Josh Cyrul, Speed Passion have released the all new Competition V3.0 1 cell motor. Designed to operate with 1 to 2 cell LiPo batteries, the new high performance 1 cell motor suitable for 1/12, 1/10, Oval and WGT class application. The new motor sports a newly designed stator in order for 1 cell lipo low battery voltage and able to provide a smooth power from low to top end speed. With the new 1 cell motor design, the weight is reduced by 15grams to improve the performance of your 1/12 and 1/10 pan car in any conditions. Featuring adjustable timing, it comes in 3.5R, 4.5R, 5.5R, 7.5R, 10.5R, 13.5R, 17.5R & 21.5R versions.
Speed Passion have released two cars in their new line of RTR cars aimed at entry level drivers. First up is the RTR RS2 Stadium Truck, which features full ball bearings, oil filled shocks, adjustable geometry and is ready to race right out of the box. It features the new Cirtix Inspire 2.0 brushless ESC and Sport Tuned 4000kv motor, giving you more than enough power for the track or your favorite bashing spot to tear up any terrain. And no worries about frequency conflicts either, because the RS2 comes complete with a 2.4Ghz radio system for glitch free operation anywhere. The RS1 is a 1/10th Scale 4wd shaft driven sedan. It too sports the Cirtix Inspire 2.0 ESC with easy forward / reverse operation. The ESC Digital racing respond system uses the same DNA from the 2010 IFMAR World Champion, giving you the choice of 9 levels of power, which allow you to adjust the power to your ability. Supplied with the Sport Tuned 3000kv motor.
Speed Passion have announced the release of their brand new GT2.1 EX series, ideally designed for 1/12th scale applications and 1/10th WGT racing. It feature the all new “Auto-detect” power input that automatically selects the number of cells and there are no need to use a voltage booster or external receiver battery pack even using the single cell LiPo battery. It has the ultra-low profile heat sink design that is flush with the case and it will fit all the 12th scale bodies and 10th scale WGT bodies without any rubbing problem. It is also a perfect fit for 2WD off road buggy which need to be very low in height in order to fit their body.
Speed Passion have released 4 speedo and motor combos specifically tailored for short course racing. The first combo is the Cirtix Short Course Master combo that utilizes their 3600kv custom Short Course brushless motor giving a perfect balance of improved speed over the stock power system, but not so over the top that handling is compromised by excessive power. The setup and options of the Cirtix Short Course Master ESC is as easy as it gets with one button setup and pocket programming card. This combo is also available with a more powerful 2100kv 17.5T Ultra Sportsman motor. Next up for 4×4 short course trucks is the Cirtix RR ESC and 4000kv motor combo. The Cirtix RR features easy settings changes, a robust alloy heat sink & integrated case and the smooth power of a racing sensored ESC. Finally for 1/8th 4×4 SC trucks is the Cirtix R8 Short Course ESC combo that includes the Silver Arrow 5.5T motor. The ESC features sensored or sensorless operation, 4 cell LiPo capability and an awesome new fit-anywhere footprint. From the super tough all alloy heatsink case to the smoothest most responsive throttle feel you’ll ever experience, it is made to put the hammer down in the rough 8th scale environment.
All new and redesigned from the ground up, the new Speed Passion Silver Arrow II 1/8th ESC can handle the punishment and harsh conditions of any 8th scale on road or off road application. The compact low profile design, with no external capacitor, is a breeze to fit in your buggy or truggy, and the integrated hard anodized heatsink keeps the Silver Arrow II cool under the toughest racing pressure. It will runs any sensored or sensorless motor with what they claim is the smoothest feel you’ll ever experience in brushless 1/8th racing. A small footprint of L45 x W58 x H30mm, it supports up to 4 cell LiPo with 3000KV motor. Speed Passion also sell this new ESC in a combo along with their all new Cirtix 2200KV Motor that we wrote about back in January.
Speed Passion have introduced the Carrera, a perfect entry level 2.4Ghz radio, or as a 2.4Ghz replacement for any RTR vehicle with an AM or FM radio system. No more crystals, no more frequency conflicts, just fast glitch free performance for any RC car or boat. The Carrera’s features list includes dual rate steering, a durable fold-flat antenna, low voltage warning and for some reason even an integrated LED flashlight.