November 1, 2010

Hara testing new shell for Hot Bodies D8

Hara testing new shell for Hot Bodies D8

Reigning 1/8th scale World Champion Atsushi Hara has been seen testing a new cab forward bodyshell (click image for larger version) for the Hot Bodies D8. Using it to TQ the recent Japanese Nationals, this type of design would offer faster steering response as well as better cooling and more airflow to the rear wing, while rear winglets add extra downforce to the back end of the car. A unique feature is what looks like a roll over hoop integrated into the body, just forward of the cooling head, which would help protect the engine in the event of a crash, something that can easily happen at a punishing high speed track like the one in Pattaya for next week’s World Championships. We have contacted Atsushi for more information but most likely will find out more this weekend when we arrive in Thailand.

Images: O.S. Speed []


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