February 6, 2020

JConcepts P1 8ight-X Elite buggy body shell

Coming from JConcepts and made for the TLR 8ight-X Elite is their new P1 body shell that debuted at the 2020 Southern Indoor Championships in the hands of Dakotah Phend. In the development stage, the P1 was difficult for its designers, trying to slick out a design more powerful than the last. However, after fitment, discussion with newly acquired drivers, the form started to take shape. Low side-pod designs with an ultra-heavy chamfer are traditional looks for JConcepts, however, the power scoops along the cab add some overall muscle to the design. The P1 has a broad cab and the placement moves it forward just behind the body mount and front shock tower. The new body was designed to turn and cut through the rough stuff with balance and precision. A centred roof “shark fin” is light and adds tracking stability and rigidity to the tallest and most pressure sensitive area on the vehicle. Behind the cab, things begin to get interesting with an engine bay roof-top blended into rear kick-up winglets. The rear winglets strike where it gets hot, just behind the engine heat-sink and gives that last bit of downforce area prior to the rear shock tower. As usual the body comes clear, including window masks, and decal sheets.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]


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