December 11, 2017

Mugen uncover MBX8 1/8th nitro off-road buggy

Following a first teaser image Mugen have revealed first images and information on the forthcoming MBX8 nitro off-road buggy. Successor of the World and European Championship winning MBX7 platform, the MBX8 chassis features a new design that improves traction and stability in bumpy conditions and on the exit of corners. The steering post are also keyed into the chassis for easier maintenance.

High Traction Differentials are included in the MBX8. The HTD design provides increased acceleration, longer runtime, and more consistent handling. The HTDs also increase stability, traction, and improve handling in bumpy conditions and they sport a new larger volume diff cup to increase consistency during long main events. This makes it easier to time rhythm sections, better in bumpy and low grip conditions, helps to increase traction, and increases fuel mileage. The new straight cut bevel and conical gears increase acceleration, runtime, and efficiency. A free and efficient drivetrain will also increase speeds while cornering. The newly designed lightweight one-piece wing mount lowers the centre of gravity. The position of the wing and wing mount is optimised to improve the performance of the buggy and the height of the wing mount is adjustable to fine-tune aerodynamics. This allows to control the down force on the rear of the vehicle by simply raising or lowering the mount on the shock tower. Also included is a new IFMAR legal wing that is lightweight and provides exceptional down force and cornering. The underside of the wing uses a new design to reduced weight and creates additional downforce. More details will be unveiled next week.

Source: Mugen []


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