PR Racing have introduced the 2018 kits of their S1 V3 FM 2WD mid motor off-road buggies. Available as standard and further upgraded Type-R variant, the latter includes all new shock absorbers, towers, carbon chassis and a whole range of optional parts previously only available separately. The new lower shock geometry and new sleek body produce a much more stable car on high grip which changes direction quicker, and rotates through the corner smoother and at higher speed. The 2018 edition cars both include the universal type chassis which means it is easy to swap between the 3 gear laydown and the stand-up gearbox. The Type R utilises a 2.5mm carbon fibre version of the chassis which offers reduced weight and more reactive handling characteristics, while the Standard 2018 FM continues to use the alloy version.
Team C have released first images and information of the forthcoming TC10 2018 electric touring car kit. The car is based off of the previous TC10 but features a good amount of updates and improvements such as a new chassis plate design, a low centre of gravity motor mount, refined arm mounts and ball-raced anti-roll bars. Also part of the package are an aluminium steering system and a “new gearbox mount”. More information and images should become available in time for the release.
Team Magic’s E6 Raptor 1/8th brushless ready-to-run monster truck is now also available in a special green edition. The truck features an updated 4WD drivetrain with CNC-machined bevel gears, a metal centre gear diff, four hardened steel universal driveshafts and large aluminium splined wheel hubs. The chassis comes factory-assembled with a new 6S LiPo-compatible 2250kV brushless motor, a Hobbywing 150A speed controller and a Savöx metal gear steering servo. The kit is rounded out by a black and white body shell with green details as well as green beadlock rings for the multi-terrain tyres.
Introduced back in January 2016 but only available now due to reasons is HPI Racing’s RS4 Sport 3 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn drift car. The 1/10th scale replica of Ken Block’s fire-spitting monster Mustang is based on HPI’s RS3 Sport 3 4WD shaft-drive chassis and it features a composite tub chassis, a sturdy drivetrain with gear differentials, adjustable suspension and of course a fully painted and decorated 1965 Ford Mustang body shell and replace wheels and tyres. The car comes factory-assembled, including a brushed motor, suitable speed controller, water-proof servo and a 2.4GHz radio system along all needed batteries and a wall charger.
Tamiya have released a first official image of their forthcoming TRF49XR 1/10th 4WD electric touring car kit. The latest incarnation of the popular 419 platform was introduced back in August but it took the Japanese manufacturer until now to finally release a proper body-off image. Changes from the previous 419X platform are updated front and rear bulkheads with ball-raced anti-roll bars, super-short shocks and shock towers, a new centre chassis stiffener for reduced pitch flex and an updated motor mount with more flex setting points. Back in August the vehicle was announced as a full kit for the Japanese market and as a conversion kit for all countries outside of Japan, however this information is missing in Tamiya’s product announcement so you might be able to buy a full kit too even if you are not visiting Japan. The kit is set for a release in mid-December.
Coming in December is Tamiya’s new CC-01 based Landfreeder 1/10th 4WD pickup truck kit. It features an upgraded CC-01 chassis with chrome-plated rear axle housing and it comes with a pre-painted, matte black 1980’s style pickup truck body shell. The highly detailed kit also includes a chrome-plated grille guard and roll bar for added looks.
Roche have introduced the P12-2017 USA Spec 1/12th scale pan car kit. The USA Spec kit is based on the standard P12-2017 and includes an alloy chassis plate, hard front end parts, lowered rear axle height adjusters and a full range of optional centre shock springs to create a package that is ready to tackle the highest grip carpet surfaces. The kit has already proven its performance by taking a podium spot at the recent IIC and the TQ at the Halloween Classic race.
Destiny have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming RX-10SR electric touring car kit. The vehicle builds on the Reedy-Race-winningRX-10S and looking at the image the kit will include several refined parts such as an updated motor mount and alloy suspension mounts with composite inserts. The kit will ship in December and all information and images should surface soon.