December 19, 2018

Kyosho Inferno MP10 1/8th nitro off-road buggy

Kyosho have revealed first images and information of their forthcoming all-new Inferno MP10 1/8th scale nitro off-road buggy kit. Based on the ultra-successful MP9 the new buggy utilises updated suspension components with optimised width and wheelbase settings, ensuring best possible performance in a wide range of track conditions while the new chassis moves the overall weight more forwards the front end, ensuring exceptional steering control and front end traction. This is further helped by a new steering Ackermann geometry with a new reversible steering plate, allowing to access eight different Ackermann settings to fine-tune steering characteristics to match any track surface and driver preference. The new geometry also maximises steering lock from side to side thanks to redesigned steering rod ends.

The buggy is based on a new CNC-machined 3mm 7075mm aluminium chassis that comes hard-anodised for strength and durability. New chassis pockets ensure optimised torsional flex for increased steering and traction while the newly designed engine mounts ensure increased overall rigidity. Redesigned 3mm alloy servo and upper plates as well as updated side guards scrub overall weight while being more durable at the same time. The widely updated suspension offers offset bushing inserts for easy wheelbase and toe angle changes and increased durability and stability was achieved by utilising 4.5mm diameter hinge pins. In addition the rear suspension mounts are 5mm wider, moving the shock mounting position further out on the rear arms, allowing to use softer shock oils for less performance fading during temperatures changes. The front upper arms are of a more durable design while the lower arms underwent a major redesign, making them are durable and easier to clean. Also in the suspension compartment, the MP10 received optimised aluminium shock towers with an optimised number of shock and camber link mounting positions, ensuring easier setup and more durability. Hard-coated big-bore shock absorbers with 8×1.3mm positions come standard in the kit. New with the MP10 is also a 1-piece moulded wing stay that is 7g lighter than the previous part for an improved weight balance and an overall lower centre of gravity. Part of the MP10 package is a new body shell with an aggressive aero package, introducing a steep angled nose section for increased steering response while the addition of reinforcement ribs minimised damage in the event of a crash. Additional wing sections on the side pods channel the airflow towards the engine‚Äôs cooling head for improved cooling and optimised airflow towards the rear wing. The kit is rounded out by fixed length 1-piece swaybar links, SP brake pads and serrated wheel nuts.

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