April 24, 2020

ZooRacing Gorilla 190mm FWD body shell

Following a first teaser image – that already created quite a stir – ZooRacing now fully unveil their new Gorilla touring car body shell for 190mm front-wheel drive touring cars. The Gorilla is ZooRacing’s latest 1/10th scale on-road body shell and their idea of a high-performance front-wheel drive body shell for this ever growing and very fun class. The goal was to create a stylish yet efficient body with advanced aerodynamics while still offering a somewhat scale look, that takes design cues from a famous Japanese hatchback car, while meeting with current FWD touring car body shell regulations. The Gorilla features a futuristic, compact design with a low roof line, wide wheel arches and a huge front splitter all of which add to very balanced downforce which is further helped by a large rear wing and integrated roof spoiler. The front of the body features a scale-looking grille section while the sculptured hood further adds to the visual appearance. The wheel arches sport moulded-on air guide plates for exceptional stability, not only aerodynamically but they also reinforce the fender sections to ensure long durability. The body is rounded out by sturdy wing mount posts that are part of the rear window.

The design allows to shift the body forth and back by a couple of millimetres in order to fine-tune the car’s balance and to allow the adoption to pretty much every 1/10th scale FWD chassis. The lid comes moulded from high-quality 0.7mm polycarbonate and using ZooRacing’s ZOOlite moulding process for a low weight of only 85g – painted and race-ready – and a very low overall centre of gravity, making for higher corner speeds than usual FWD body shells. Part of the package are also the revolutionary 2-step window masks in a new more flexible and stickier quality that will ensure window frames of Pro quality. In a first step all windows are masked using the Step 1 masks. After the painting of the body is completed, the masks will be removed and replaced by the slightly smaller Step 2 masks that leave the window frames exposed and ready to be painted in your favourite colour. The result is highly precise without the need to pre-cut or in-body-cut the window masks, ensuring greater satisfaction and less chances of creating predetermined breaking points. The body package is rounded out by high-quality wing mounting hardware and a highly detailed sticker sheet including grille, head and tail lights.

– CAD designed
– Specialised FWD body shell with balanced front-to-rear downforce
– Low-profile design for highest top speeds and corner speeds
– Structured rear end for anti-tuck capabilities
– Large wheel arches allow the body to be placed forth or back to fine-tune aerodynamics
– Large wheel arches ensure the tyres will not rub in whatever position
– Anti-tuck capabilities with structured side skirts
– The 0.7mm ZOOlite body weighs in at 85g race-ready
– Body height 125mm
– Detailed decal sheet
– 2-step window masks. New, more flexible and stickier quality
– Wing mounting hardware

Source: ZooRacing [zoo-racing.com]


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