BMT have introduced their new 801GT Pro 1/8th nitro GT kit. Despite the known 801 name the GT Pro is a complete redesign with only the gearboxes and fuel tank taken over from the previous car. Both the chassis and suspension components have been redesigned to suit the needs of competitive GT racing and the kit includes a hard-anodised 7075-T6 alloy main chassis, a carbon fibre radio plate as well as front aluminium CVD axles, steel crown and pinion gears alongside a full set of high-quality ball bearings. 4mm thick aluminium shock towers ensure precise suspension movement while big bore aluminium shock absorbers are keeping the wheels on the ground. Other features include front and rear anti-roll bars, dust-proof RC and receiver boxes, an additional battery box for weight bias adjustment and also a 984-specification 2-speed gearbox for exceptional traction. The kit is rounded out by a lightweight 4-shoe clutch with Nickel-plated Ergal clutch bell.
Coming from Italian company Mon-Tech Racing is their all-new Trofeo GT body shell for 190mm touring cars. Replicating one of the most prestigious Italian supercars, the body offers exceptional performance with looks to match. The overall design promises excellent traction out of of corners combined with ease of driving. The lid come made of high-quality 0.75mm polycarbonate for a low weight and great durability. Included come a detailed decal sheet that features air intake and lights details, window masks and lightweight wing mounting hardware.
T-Works have announced the release of new steel CVD driveshaft sets for Kyosho Inferno MP9 based vehicles. Available for the front of the MP9 TKI4, MP9E Evo and GT3 is a 93mm set while for the rear a 91mm set suits the MP9 TKI3 and GT3 kits. The driveshafts are machined from high-quality steel material, they include precision-ground wheel axles as well as couplers and cup-shaped cross pin retainers. The driveshafts come as pairs and they are available now.
Modelix Racing have announced the release of the new Ultimate Racing fuel filter and exhaust gas cooler. Both feature machined and red anodised aluminium cans that offer a heatsink design for looks and functionality. While adding visual impact, the fins can also help to reduce the temperature of both the fuel and exhaust gas which can lead to better idling, as well as slightly increased power and run time. Included with the fuel filter and exhaust gas cooler, the latter is being placed into the pressure line between the exhaust pipe and fuel tank, come plastic mounting clamps for easy installation. Both accessories are available separately or as combo package.
Coming from Hiro Seiko is their new range of hard-anodised aluminium screws. The surface treatment will offer increased corrosion and wear resistance, insulation and surface hardness, making them more robust than standard alloy hardware. The hard-anodised fasteners are available as separate sets in a range of sizes.
Pro-Line have introduced the iconic 1969 Chevrolet Nova body specifically designed for the growing SC drag racing scene. This body is perfect for no-prep drag racing and features an ultra-realistic one-piece body design and includes an optional add on spoiler to complete the drag racing look. It helps to transform a Traxxas Slash 2WD SC truck into a scale ¼-mile beast with this retro hardtop sports coupe body, featuring all the scale details of the full-scale counterpart. Pro-Line recommend using their Hoosier 2.2” drag racing front tyres on the front and Hoosier drag slick SC 2.2”/3.0” drag racing tyres in the rear combined with a set of their Pomona drag spec wheels for the ultimate scale hot-rod look. In order to create the most scale look possible, the body is designed with a narrower track width than a traditional SC body and will require some modifications to the 2WD Slash to fit correctly.
Radtec have introduced their new aluminium touring car wing screws that come in two diameters and a range of colours. The fasteners are machined from high-quality 7075 aluminium and they fit most electric touring car body shells with the small diameter screws being ideal for ZooRacing’s Hellcat body shell. The lightweight screws weigh in at 0.5g for the large and 0.35g for the small diameter bolt and they are available as 2-piece sets in black, orange or red 2-tone anodising.
Ulti Tyres UK have announced the signing of Ollie Payne to their factory team. Ollie has an already incredible record in what is still the early stages of his professional radio control car racing career. So far Ollie has acquired the titles of the 2018 European Stock 12th Scale Champion, double BRCA Modified National Champion, as well as 2018/19 Arena 12th League Stock and Modified Champion to name only a few. Ollie brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in RC racing, but most importantly in 12th Scale. Ollie will be working closely with the design team in Japan and the UK to constantly develop the range of tyres Ulti offers and he has the following to say about the deal:
This is an incredible opportunity to be an ambassador of a tyre brand that wants to invest in and improve upon a wheel and tyre that is already a fantastic product. I would like to thank Ulti Tyres UK for giving me this opportunity, and the backing to use their tyres. I can’t wait to get the 2019/20 carpet season started!