Coming from Desiles Aero are new aero option parts for the Shepherd Velox V8.2 on-road kit. First up is an extra long rear body mount arm. These arms are 2.7mm longer than the original part in order to increase the height of body. It does away with the need to put a piece of foam onto the rear body mount as some drivers do. Using the longer arms will ensure all downforce produced by the rear of the body is transferred directly to the wheels. The parts are 3-D-printed and allow the attachment of another new part, the optional arm wings. The latter were designed to improve rear downforce and traction at all speeds, making for a more planted ride. Like the body mount arms, the wings are 3-D-printed and they are a direct fit to the above body mount arms.
Following a couple of teaser images, Mon-Tech Racing have fully unveiled their all-new RS GT3 1/10th scale GT body shell. The 190mm USGT body was developed using the latest 3-D-modelling techniques in order achieve a new level of detailedness, with the body featuring an aggressive front splitter, a low hood section and a balanced rear wing design, providing a perfect blend of high downforce and very low drag. The body is moulded in-house at Mon-Tech Racing in Italy, using high-quality polycarbonate material for exceptional durability. The design of the body allows for lots of tyre clearance even when using bigger tyres while ensuring the lid can be placed forth or back to fine-tune overall balance. The included wing features two trim lines, a USGT-legal 10mm line and an outlaw 20mm line, the latter generating even more downforce. The body comes clear, including window masks, a lights decal sheet as well as wing mounting hardware and in a reusable and resealable, Mon-Tech-branded bag. In addition Mon-Tech Racing will offer decal kits to create design replicas for even cooler looks.
Xray have introduced their new GTX8 1/8th scale nitro GT kit. The 2021 variant of the IFMAR vice-World-Championship and EFRA vice-European-Championship winning car builds on a redesigned and reinforced aluminium chassis whose rear section was reinforced for less on-power flex, which increases the stability of the car and ensures improved on-power control. The new chassis was also redesigned to fit both the soft and hard composite radio boxes without modification.
3 Racing have released first teaser images of their forthcoming new Advance FF21 front-wheel drive touring car kit. The car makes use of the popular mid-motor design for a centralised weight balance and thus quick and predictable cornering. No official details beside the images are available yet but we bring you more updates as they surface.
Yokomo distributors around the world are busy announcing more future kit releases with the latest being Mibosport from the Czech Republic who issued first information and images of the YD-2SXIII RWD drift car chassis kit. The SXIII is the latest evolution of the SX series, featuring a high centre of gravity motor mount and a redesigned carbon fibre double deck chassis. The overall design will improve chassis rigidity which translates into sharper handling which is further helped by the included optionals such as a 1-piece aluminium front bulkhead. Other features include super low fiction shock absorbers, a sliding rack steering system and a newly developed battery mount designed for low-profile battery packs. Also included however are battery mounts for standard height packs. The kit is rounded out by an adjustable motor mount that allows to rotate the motor around the gearbox for improved control over the overall centre of gravity. The kit will hit stores at the end of June.
MST have released first teaser images of their forthcoming new TCR-M MX5 and A110 body shells. The MX5 is a 168mm wide 225mm wheelbase body shell while the A110 is a 176mm wide 239mm wheelbase lid, both of which will hit stores in the third quarter of 2020. We bring you more details on both body shells as they become available.
T-Works have announced the release of their new soft bristle brush set that is ideal for most cleaning purposes. The set includes 50mm, 38mm and 24.5mm wide brushes of 210mm of length with the soft bristles ensuring good cleaning performance without scratching and harming delicate surfaces. Black handles and white T-Works logos make for a professional appearance and the brushes are also available separately if needed.
RC Maker have introduced their new pre-cut light and grill decal kit for 1/10th scale touring car body shells. Designed and manufactured by 2mm Designs in the USA, the decals boast quality and style and they are universal to fit all touring car bodies and contain three different styles of headlights, grills and tail lights so owners can mix and match. Additionally, the quality of the decals allows them to be re-used with ease. Simply peel them off the old body and onto the next one. The decal sheet also contains the original RC Maker logo, and their new “Short” RCM star logo.