March 2, 2017

BMT 016GT 1/8th nitro GT kit

Italian company BMT has revealed full details on their all-new 016GT 1/8th nitro GT car. Building on the success of the 011, the kit was developed to provide an ultra low centre of gravity which was achieved by a newly shaped fuel tank and a laydown servo configuration. A specially designed electronics support allows for a swift release after undoing only three screws. Also new is the lightweight transmission with 2-speed gearbox being as light as possible for improved acceleration, braking and mileage while also utilising 0.8 module gears for greater overall drivetrain efficiency. The chassis utilises aluminium bulkheads for…


February 21, 2017

Bowie Ginting wins Indonesian GT Nationals Rd2

Sunter International Speedway played host to round two of the Indonesian 1/8th GT National Championship over the weekend. A cloudy sky and a wet track made for special conditions at first but the track would dry up after the second round of qualifiers and it would stay dry throughout the event. Fayakhun Andriadi would take the overall TQ, about a second in front of Christian Mamesah and Chopin Yusuf who took the front row at the start of the 30-minute main final. On the tone Bowie Ginting jumped into 2nd place, coming from the 8 spot after a disastrous qualifying…


February 18, 2017

CRC World GT-R body mounts & Formula wings

CRC have introduced adjustable aluminium body mounts for World GT-R cars as well as new formula wings. Starting with the body mounts, the parts feature a stiff delrin inner piece that slides and locks with a set screw. They also use the “flapper” rotating body rest piece for less body damage and a perfect fit. The aluminium base and machined delrin post make for a stiff rigid mount perfect for the scale World GT-R bodies. As for the formula wings, CRC have released the Tamiya-made F60 front wing that is often only found in combination with the F60 body. The…


February 8, 2017

Maxima Mx GT1 3.5cc on-road GT engine

Coming soon from Maxima is the Mx GT1 3.5cc on-road engine for GT racing classes. Based on the O.S. Speed 21ZX-GT the power plant received several modifications to increase the performance, torque and mileage. The long stroke engine features a 5+3 ports design for increased mid to high RPM power, a silicone-filled, DLC-coated and tungsten-balanced GT-spec crankshaft as well as a low centre of gravity cooling head. The engine utilises a ROAR-legal 2-needle carburettor with 7mm insert and it comes factory selected and tuned. Source: Maxima [facebook.com]…


February 3, 2017

Traxxas 4-Tec 2.0 AWD Ford GT RTR kit

550-size 12T brushed variant. Included in the ready-to-run package is also a TQi 2.4GHz radio system and a Traxxas 7-cell NiMH battery. The kit is rounded out by an officially licenced Ford GT bodyshell and it will hit stores in March. Features: – Officially licensed Ford GT body – Black chrome wheels with lug nut detail – Replica brake discs with red calipers – High-performance waterproof XL-5 Electronic Speed Control – Three drive profiles – Sport Mode – forward / brake / reverse – Race Mode – forward / brake – Training Mode – 50% forward / brake / 50%…


January 30, 2017

Phat Bodies GT-M GT12 bodyshell

Coming from Phat Bodies and made for the popular GT12 class is the new GT-M bodyshell. Developed with the help of multiple IFMAR World Champion David Spashett for the GT12 Worlds the body is made of lightweight polycarbonate material and it fits all popular GT12 chassis such as the ones from Mardave, Schumacher or Zen. Source: Phat Bodies [phatbodies.co.uk]…


January 27, 2017

Samix Cobra GT aluminium gear box covers

Coming from Samix and made for the Serpent Cobra GT 2.0 and 3.0 are the version 2 aluminium gear box covers. The braces allow for easier gear mesh adjustment due to giving better visibility of the parts involved, plus they are also light of weight and add visual impact. The parts are available in orange or gun metal anodising. Source: Samix [rcsamix.com]…


January 25, 2017

Kyosho Inferno MP9 TKI4 Spec A nitro buggy roller

Coming soon from Kyosho is the Inferno MP9 TKI4 Spec A 1/8th nitro buggy roller. The pre-assembled kit out of Kyosho’s Spec A range is built by experienced staff and the kits are individually checked by Inferno designer Yuichi Kanai. Areas such as shock absorbers and diffs are built to very high standards to guarantee best performances as are details such as ride height and suspension geometry that all come pre-set and race-ready. On top of this the bodyshell is pre-cut, reducing preparation time significantly. As for the specifications the Spec A kit comes with the same features as the…


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