After a year of testing and racing, Mugen Seiki has released first information about their new performance conversion kit for the MTCC1 electric touring car. All of the new parts were used at the European Reedy Race of Champions, where all three prototype MTC1 ended up in the top 10 of the modified class. The prototype MTC1 was able to log some of the fastest lap times of the entire event, highlighting the capabilities of the new parts. Testing with the prototype MTC1 on asphalt has also shown great results. Most testing was been done by pro drivers, but we also did testing with hobby customers and the testing displayed great results for drivers of all levels.
The conversion kit includes a host of new parts such as a redesigned upper deck with pitch control rod. Mugen Seiki’s new pitch control rod system prevents the chassis from bending the maximum length, as it is fixed from the motor mount to the upper deck. Furthermore the flex of the chassis is not affected by the rod. It improves the acceleration significantly especially on carpet or high grip conditions. Also part of the package is a new C-Hub front suspension. After intense testing Mugen found that the C-Hub suspension system, in combination with a different wheel axle position, is much easier to drive compared to the original design. New, softer O-Rings providing less friction and both shocks and differential are working more smooth. This makes the car easier to drive especially on bumpy tracks or tracks with curbs or corner dots. Next up are new differential gears. The updated material of differential gears provides increased durability and smoother operation. This will also allow to do more runs between rebuilds. Finally come aluminium spool outdrives. The aluminium outdrives increase the durability of the drive system. All that is needed is a simple change of the composite blades from time to time for increased durability.