Jammin have announced details of their upcoming Mini Truggy, the CRT.5. Developed using the same technology and approach as is very successful bigger brother the X1-CRT, this new off roader will pack a big punch, albeit in a mini package when it is released in February. Available first as a Pro kit (shown above in photo), an RTR will follow soon after.
Our friend Philip over at Neo Buggy has once again got some scoopage, this time with this picture set from the new Novarossi 21-5K buggy motor. The successor to the massively popular Plus 21-5 engine, the main differences with the 5K are a P5 sleeve and an updated crankcase all meant to produce more power and overall better performance.
OCM Racing, makers of the Kaos 1/8th scale buggy, have released some cad images of their new truggy, the Kaos DT-19T. The chassis itself looks to have a very standard design for a car in this class with the only stand out feature from the cad images being the Allen key adjusted track rod system that looks like a very neat idea. Expect to see this car in the shops in March.
Piktor, the French company that has been teasing us with images of their all new and rather unique Rush 2 1/8th scale off road buggy, have finally shown us the complete body shell of the car. This computer generated graphic shows the body shells flowing curves, including the F1 type winglets in front of the rear wheels, as well as the unique front wing. I have to say it looks good, now if they would only release the car we’d all be happy.
The world famous Yatabe Arena in Japan, that has played host to many major events throughout the years, has renewed their indoor off road track and now sports an updated layout and keeps its cool wall ride corner. Yatabe Arena also recently created a purpose built indoor drift circuit and with their every expanding and improving facilities must now be considered one of the premier RC venues in the world.
Ryan Cavalieri was once again in dominant form when he won all 3 classes at the CRCRC Midwest Electric Off-Road Championships held last weekend in Hilliard, Ohio. Raced using a unique format that saw three 5-minute qualifying rounds and three 6-minute main events Ryan Tq’d and won the 4wd event driving his BJ4 Worlds Edition whilst in 2wd mod and truck mod classes he also won after qualifying 3rd and 2nd respectively.
Italian manufacturer Blade Racing, best known for their Rally Game cars, have announced that they will introduce a new 1/8th scale buggy into the market when they release their new off roader. Nothing more is known about this project other than it will more than likely be shown for the first time at the Nurnberg toy fair at the start of next month. This is yet another manufacturer entering this over crowded market bringing the number of manufacturers to 32, all fighting for a piece of the action.
JConcepts have announced the release of their all new Illuzion bodyshell for the Jammin X1-CRT truggy. The Illuzion body features a stadium truck style that combines hard edge racing lines with a front hood scoop. The roof of the body has been dramatically wedged or “Illuzionized” for that aggressive look. While the rear of the body has been designed for extra bed durability.