HB Racing have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming E817 1/8th scale electric buggy kit. Based off of the World Championship winning D815 the electric variant utilises a range of purpose-designed features such as a low-centre of gravity battery mount that allows the use of brick-type 4S, 2S standard and 2S shorty LiPo packs with the drivetrain sporting an optimised 43T/10T gearbox. The motor mount is of a unique clamp-type design and the updated hinge pins offer easier front and rear differential access. The covered receiver box and the electronics mounts are removable for easy of cleaning and the buggy is usable without a special “E”-body as most nitro bodies fit – included with the kit will come a Pro-Line Predator. Other features included are updated rear hubs that are now compatible with universals and CVA-type drive shafts while optional D arm mounts allow the fine-tuning of the rear toe adjustments. On top of this the E817 will be compatible with almost all of the available D815 tuning items. The prototype of the buggy already won the recent EFRA 1/8th E-Buggy Euros and the vehicle is set for a release at the end of this year.