New from Rêve D are these R-tune series 2WS (two-way short) style front springs. The design has proved very popular due to its overwhelming control performance. Compared to the current 2WS front spring, which are good all around springs, these new versions have improved control and response time, especially on rebound. The lineup consists of two types, soft and hard.
Bittydesign have released their first body for the 1/8th GT class with the unveiling of the Seven65 which takes inspiration from British GT3 super cars. The lowered front nose generates excellent steering while the lowered cab and the shape of the sides stabilise the air flow that flows onto the large rear wing making it easy to drive, the body being very well balanced. Meeting all the specifications needed to participate in any 1/8 GT race in the world, nitro & electric, it has been made with high quality polycarbonate 1mm thick Lexan. Able to fit all chassis’ on the market with a 321-325mm wheelbase, it is sold clear with protective film outside and comes with a pre-cut decal sheet and windows masks and the kit includes a complete set of screws, nuts and large plastic washers to properly fix the rear wing.
Mon-Tech Racing have produced a V2 version of their 308 TCR 1/10th scale FWD body. Compared the previous iteration, the 2.0 has a newly designed front end, new sides and they have taken the rear wing directly from the recently released GTI Vision body shell. These changes, together with making the overall body lower, make for better performance. Moulded from lightweight 0.75mm high-quality polycarbonate, it comes with window masks as well as a large decal sheet with grille and light details as well as the graphic elements visible in the images above and below.
Some new items from Fenix Racing for their G56 pan car, starting with this new bumper. Shaped aerodynamically, it not only protects the front of the car but also helps generate more front end grip for improved high speed cornering. Also for the G56 are some optional front tuning springs, blue hard springs and white medium soft springs.
Reds Racing have teased their upcoming onroad engine, called the Pista. We have no other information about it except what we see in the image above, the notch in the mounting lugs suggesting they will now use same newer engine base as their latest offroad offerings. Full details as we get them.
New from Hasi Tuned are these lightweight carbon body mounts which fit perfectly under the most popular 1/8th onroad body shells. Compared to the standard kit versions this body mount is very stiff and due to its special shape makes the rear of your car very stable, especially on high speed tracks. Available for the Shepherd Velox, ARC R8 and Mugen MRX6, for the Shepherd and ARC there is an optional version that lifts the rear of the body by an additional 3mm, improving the cornering even more. Made in Italy the set includes all the necessary parts to complete the conversion.
As we reported earlier, last weekend saw the 5th and final round of the BRCA 1/8th onroad championships held at the super-fast and popular Cotswolds circuit. Saturday practice in the EP class saw Billy Fletcher (Capricorn) leading the way followed by Mikey Mansell (Capricorn) and Michael Lee (Xray). When Sunday qualifying got under way all 3 drivers pushed harder than ever to take that extra all important TQ point for the championship. After 4 rounds Billy Fletcher would take TQ with Mikey Mansell trailing him by just under a second with Michael Lee in 3rd. Peter Vater (Xray), Jamie Paton (Capricorn) and Luke Drinan (Capricorn) joined them in the A final. The finals got underway and after some really close and hard racing in both legs Billy Fletcher took the win followed by his team mate Mikey Mansell with Michael Lee claiming 3rd right on Mikey’s rear end. These final results saw Michael Lee clinch the championship with Billy Fletcher in second on equal points, Michael taking it on count back. Mikey rounded out the championship podium with 3rd place.
A number of other new items from Pro-line such as this pair of Velocity 2.2″ front hex wheels for the TLR 22 5.0. This lightweight and durable front racing wheels, in yellow or white, is stiffer than stock for a more precise feel and will spin true for exceptional performance. Next up is a 6 pack of speed forms mini clear test bodies for painters for practicing with Pro-Line’s paint line and testing new and innovative techniques to bring your paint skills to the next level. Modelled after similar paint sample shapes found in the full-size automotive paint industry, they are great for displaying paint colours, so you always end up with the exact colour you are looking for. Finally, these new Showtime bi-metallic wheel dots for your Showtime sprint car wheels. These wheel dot decals feature gold printed spokes with silver printed bead-loc detail for an incredible scale and rich look. This allows oval racers to run dish wheels with all the benefits dish wheels provide but the looks and style of spoke wheels.