New from Pro-Line is a 1/10th 2WD buggy front wing with aluminium wing mounts for a range of vehicles. The new front wing first debuted at the 2016 Reedy Race of Champions by taking home the Championship win at the hands of Pro-Line team driver Dakotah Phend. The wing is placed in front of the shock tower and sits as low as possible for the cleanest air flow and lowest possible centre of gravity. Coming in 2-piece sets each one has three different cut lines to adjust the amount of front downforce to what works best for the car and track conditions. The included aluminium mount has been black anodised to fit with virtually any paint scheme, they are also made in the USA using the latest in CNC manufacturing technology and the wing sets are available for the Team Associated B5 and B6, TLR 22 3.0, Kyosho RB6, and Yokomo YZ-2.
Pro-Line have introduced the new Predator bodyshell tailor-made for the Team Associated B6 and B6D. Deputed on the B5M the body underwent a redesign to fit AE’s latest 1/10th 2WD buggy. Taking design features from the Phantom and Type-R bodies, the Predator stands out while delivering performance to match. As usual the body comes clear, including window masks and a decal sheet.
Italian company Mon-Tech Racing have introduced their all-new 1/10th scale crawler bodyshell as well as foam strips for touring car bodyshells. Starting with the Mont-Rock crawler body, it is moulded from touch 1.0mm high-quality polycarbonate and it fits most 1/10th scale crawlers. It features a moulded-in roll cage, cut fenders and it comes with a decal sheet.
Sprint RC have introduced their all new DTRS-Evo2 bodyshell for 1/8th on-road cars. The special front end design with very pronounced front fenders as well as a new side dams profile makes for improved downforce which is further helped by an accordingly designed rear end. The body is available in standard 1.0mm and lightweight 0.75mm polycarbonate and SRC also offers a range of option parts to go along with it such as carbon side stiffeners, a shaped carbon fibre rear body mount support and a 1mm Lexan rear wing.
Available now from Serpent is the Cobra SRX8 high-downforce bodyshell. Made from high-quality polycarbonate the body offers a cab forward design with pronounced side pods and several aerodynamic features to ensure optimised airflow and thus downforce.
During this weekend’s ROAR 1/8th Fuel Off-road Nationals at Thornhill Raceway in Hutto, Texas, JConcepts have introduced two new nitro off-road bodyshells. First up is the Strike 2 for the Team Associated RC8B3 buggy. The refinements done target especially towards lower grip tracks with the front pod “finger channels” and rear spoiler improving stability and traction on today’s high-speed tracks while also making for more downforce which is essential on lower grip surfaces.
Coming from Protoform and made for most touring car bodyshells is the new Body Support Foam set. Designed to eliminate the gap and play between the car’s foam bumper and the inside of the body the blocks and strips keep the front of the body supported for both increasing durability and keeping the aerodynamic integrity of the body intact. Each set comes with four blocks and four strips with super-sticky adhesive backs. The blocks are 9mm thick and are a quick solution to pad bodies in extremely forward mounting positions, as seen in 1/10th touring cars, and also works great with bodies that have a long front overhang. The 2mm thick strips can be used to fine tune this gap in smaller increments and can be cut and stacked on one another. The foams can be added both to the foam bumper or to the bodyshell.
Brilliant RC have introduced their new C-18 R 1/8th scale on-road bodyshell. Available in a standard non-cut but also pre-cut variants for vehicles such as the Shepherd Velox V8, Mugen MRX-6, Serpent 977, Xray RX8 and ARC R8.0, the body is manufactured in Germany from finest 0.75mm polycarbonate with well distributed material thickness making for best durability and performance. The body’s shape ensures a very good overall traction in combination with a lot of steering, resulting in a super smooth but fast handling. Coming with window masking sheet and decals, the EFRA homologated body (#31545) will also be legal for the Pro Stock Series and it is available very soon.