JConcepts have introduced the Aero front scoop for Team Associated B5-series buggies. Usable on all buggies with flat front arm tower setup, the option part is a simple yet effective way to gain some response in the front-end in high-speed situations. The scoop provides a more neutral feel low-speed and tends to numb out the steering in 180 degree corners while providing great holding power in high-speed sweeping corners typically associated with larger track layouts and conditions. Cut lines are included for easy trimming while dimples are located on the wing itself to indicate where to mount to the front shock tower. The wing uses 2x8mm screws for mounting but the needed screw holes need to be drilled by yourself.
Pro-Line have introduced the 1973 Ford Bronco rock crawler bodyshell for 12″/305mm wheelbase rigs. Capturing the overall essence of the original Bronco the body features a detailed grill, headlights, body moulding trim and that distinct Bronco look. The body fits trucks such as the Axial SCX10 and Vaterra Ascender and it comes clear, including window masks and a comprehensive decal sheet.
Coming from Pro-Line is the Enforcer bodyshell for the Team Associated RC8T3 1/8th truggy. The body is a standard standard item in the AE kit and originally comes from the mind of Ty Tessmann to offer a meaner and more angular front end look with swooping roof and bed sections for improved airflow and high-speed stability. The hood of the truck is steeper to create more down force over the front wheels for more steering and faster lap times. As usual the body comes clear, including window masks and decal sheet.
Italian company Bittydesign are currently teasing a new 190mm electric touring car bodyshell. The rough sketch leaves room for interpretation whether the body will mimic a full scale vehicle or if it will be modelled solely after the global body spec rules, but a second drawing, issued shortly after, shows that the body in question will sport some real “Italian” lines especially round the grille and headlight section. We bring you more information on the subject as soon as they become available.
Team Titan have introduced the new Blitz GT2 body shell for 1/8th GT chassis using a wheelbase between 323mm to 328mm. The GT2 body is designed to provide more steering than the previous GT shell, utilising a redesigned rear boot lid that increases air flow to the wing for more stability without losing top end speed from excess drag. The rear of the body features three wing support towers, with included large diameter plastic wing screws, to ensure a lightweight yet durable wing mounting. The body comes clear, with window mask, wing mounting hardware, sticker sheet and two wings to help tailor the required down force.
Horizon Hobby have introduced an ultra light bodyshell for the TLR 22 3.0 2WD buggy. Moulded from thinner polycarbonate material than the standard kit item the body is meant to scrub a good amount of weight for improved performance especially in Stock classes while the overall lower centre of gravity can also be beneficial when running on high-bite surfaces. Included in the set are the pre-cut body and rear wing, an add-on rear fin as well as mounting hardware, pre-cut window masks and a decal sheet.
First introduced by Kyosho’s Yuichi Kanai some weeks ago, Kyosho have now officially announced the forthcoming MP9 TKI4 high downforce bodyshell. Sporting larger and steeper angled rear sidepod winglets the body is meant to offer an increased rear downforce, making it ideal especially for bumpy and/or low-grip tracks. The body is a direct replacement for the kit part and it is available in a standard 1.0mm or lightweight 0.8mm variant.
Available soon from JConcepts is the Ford F-150 bodyshell for Team Associated’s vintage RC10T truck. Back in the early 1990’s stadium truck were the next big thing and the RC10T gained massive popularity that still lives on today. Because of this and the ever rising interest in vintage racing, JConcepts have introduced the officially licensed F-150 body. It is narrow and sits close against the chassis to give racers the Team Truck look popular in the 1990’s. The styling is completely modelled after the most popular full-size truck of that era, the 1993 Ford F-150. The entire body shape has been chiselled, incorporating styling cues from the full-scale truck including wheel well shapes, door lines, window outlines and rear tailgate. The front-end sits just behind the front bumper while the headlight and grille area looks strikingly stock and with included decal sheet, looks like its street truck counterpart. The RC10T body is moulded in a durable gauge material and includes rear spoiler, mounting hardware and decal sheet to completely outfit a vintage ride.