February 5, 2009

Toy Fair 2009 – Motonica

Motonica P81

Italian firm Motonica are here showing off their entire new range of cars that incorporates 3 new 1/8th scale chassis’ and their all new 1/10th scale 200mm. First up the 1/8th scale 4wd on road, the P81 has been completely redesigned and only a few parts are left over from its predecessor.

Motonica P81

Talking with the car’s designer, Stefano Solaroli, he walked me through the changes, most of which allow the car to be widely adjusted, with multiple roll centre positions front and rear, even down to the eccentric front body posts that allow the body position to be adjusted by a few milimeters to the front or rear.

Motonica P81

Part of the design was also to help increase stiffness and this is achieved through a new chassis plate that uses the now conventional method of carbon inserts screwed into recessed areas, but also the car sports 2 carbon struts on the top side of the front of the car that allow the car to be stiffened or softened depending on what the racer desires.

Motonica P100

Making their debut in the 1/10th scale 200mm class, the Italian company has released the P100, a rather standard affair with a super lightweight transmission including some of the smallest gear differentials around. The fuel tank also takes on a rather strange design, but these are the only stand out features we can see on first glance.

Motonica P8C

We brought you the first information about the P8C a few weeks ago and they have it here on show. An update on the previously released car, the new version has a large front radio plate, which incorporates the steering servo that bends with the front assembly. The car also appears to be fully adjustable with camber, toe and track width adjustments.

Motonica P8F

Similar in design the P8F, is a 4wd version of the previous car and due to the stiffer design on the front because of the extra grip of the 4wd, the belt is expect to twist a little to drive the front axle. This car is aimed at its own racing class, which is a entry level class for beginners.

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