March 7, 2007

HPI Baja buggy goes 120 miles through the Desert

HPI Baja buggy

Big scale isnt really our thing at Red RC, but what HPI Racing has done with their big scale Baja 5B, thoroughly deserves a mention. They drove the buggy continuously, apart from 6 fuel stops, 120 miles through desert roads while the driver who was controlling the Baja followed closely in a specially prepared off road vehicle, that itself was driven by a professional desert racer.

With only six stops to fuel the Baja, the car and its team made the historic journey in less than 6 hours of running time! This meant an average of nearly 22 mph for the Baja! Not fast enough to beat the best Barstow-to-Vegas race time, but certainly fast enough to make it the roughest, toughest off-road RC car in the world!

Source: HPI []


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