SpeedMerchant have new side dams and wing sets for Protoform’s Swift 235 Pro10 bodyshell available. Coming as carbon fibre or clear polycarbonate variant, the aerodynamic helpers will give the car much more rear grip than the stock pieces. The side dams are used for both indoor carpet racing as well as outdoors on asphalt. They make the car more predictable by helping it track straighter and hold its line better in high speed corners. Suited mainly for high speed asphalt racing, the rear wing is contoured to the back of the body so all of the air travelling over the shell is forced directly on to and over the rear wing for maximum down force. The 30 thousandths carbon fibre also has the benefit of making the rear of the Swift body more ridged and less likely to distort under the air pressure of high speed modified asphalt racing.
Italian company Montech have introduced their new F17 body shell for 1/10th formula chassis. Made from high-quality 0.75mm polycarbonate, the low-nose body features modern sculptured side pods and it comes including a black and red decal sheet for easy decoration. The body will fit most of today’s formula chassis.
Made for the 4.0 series of TLR 8ight off-road buggies is JConcepts’ new front scoop. It serves as a front nose-cone on the vehicle but with a front wing design that has shown to produce enhanced steering characteristics. The front scoop can be painted, left clear or frosted for the desired look, fit and finish. Reports from the pit area revealed an increased feel and sensitivity in the larger sweeping sections and helped jumping attitude in the most difficult driving sections.
WRC Racing have introduced the P-One RS2 bodyshell for 1/10th 190mm touring cars. The body features an aggressive design with a low front for improved steering while the side panel and door design further helps with overall downforce. The body comes made form clear high-quality polycarbonate.
Xtreme Aerodynamics have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming R18 Strong 1/8th on-road bodyshell. Sharing many features with the proven R18 platform the new variant will feature an updated front end and nose design with two additional ribs that direct towards the cab to increase the strength of the nose section for improved downforce and stability. More images and full details will become available in time for the release.
JConcepts have introduced the S2 body shell for the Team Associated B64 series of 1/10th 4WD off-road buggies. Sporting the distinctive Silencer 2 design with slammed overall height and a progressive cab design the body is meant to deliver good balance and steering. A channeled roof directs the flow through the center of the body while also increasing the rigidity of the cockpit. The dual side-window design that has become famous on the JC bodies remains to bring a traditional feel to the layout. The upper side-pods feature distinct vents used to help relieve hot air build-up inside the body for those high-powered runs or hot days at the track. Carved and detailed side-pods edge the body, giving the highly aero unit a stylish look with a tight fit and finish. The body fits both the B64 and B64D and it comes clear, including window masks, decal sheet and two Aero rear wings.
Italian company WRC have introduced the Pro3 bodyshell for their LM16 1/10th pan car kit. Resembling the Le Mans prototype cars the body is the third in the line of WRC’s Pro bodies all of which feature different nose, front fender, side pods and rear fender designs. The body is a direct for on WRC’s LM16 kit but it also fits other pan cars and also converted formula chassis.
JConcepts have introduced the 1979 Ford F-250 monster truck body and 3-D-printed 2.2″ Tote wheels. Starting with the body shell, the meticulous replica of the original truck features its heavily chiseled, square body look with enlarged, flat-top wheel wells and a recessed body line that extends down the entire side of the standard cab body. The included decal sheet details this section to appear like the chrome trim of yesteryear. It also sports that famous wrap-around front windshield, the recessed side windows are outlined and the body lines are all in place to show off that vintage look. On top of this the front headlights, grille, taillights and tailgate are replicated with a decal sheet giving that all important, high-impact look. Included in the package are also a separate front and rear bumper which can be attached with included hardware for the ultimate show and shine ride. The 11″ wheelbase gives drivers options for mounting to standard or extended length chassis while the flat bed area gives plenty of space for body mount locations or customised with bed cover look.