The follow up to the very successful C4.1, the Centro C4.2 is drawing closer to completion. Tom Yardy used the prototype (shown) to TQ and win the last round of the UK 1/10th off road nationals at Broxtowe last weekend. The production car will have new (anodized black) rear hinge pin mounts with inserts, new multiple battery layouts on the new +8mm chassis along with completely new moulded gear box. There is also a completely new rear tower and rear bulkhead and a revised Proline Bulldog bodyshell. Due for release in Mid August.
Centro introduce the C.4.1 +8mm extended hard chassis for the popular Team Associated B4 conversion kit. The new chassis is designed to refine the handling, giving more stability and a better balance. The material has also been changed to a harder compound with the overall result giving faster lap times with more consistency. To compliment the chassis, the battery brace has been re-designed to account for the extra length. As well as the option to move the original fitting for saddle pack cells into a forward or rearward position, the brace is now wider and longer to allow for ‘Shorty’ packs to also be fitted, either across the chassis or lengthways to give the racer increased options for chassis layout and weight distribution. All the original Centro parts will fit this chassis/battery brace so nothing else extra is needed.
CML Distribution announce the release of the Centro RC8.2 EU Conversion kit. The limited edition kit was successfully tested by Worlds Finalist Yannick Aigoin and is moving the engine into a more forward position on the RC8.2 buggy for more versatility as well as more forward traction. In addition modified rear arms and new rear outer hub carries make the car more stable resulting in an overall quicker car in most conditions. Included in the set are a hard anodised 7075 aluminium chassis, front chassis brace, rear hub carriers, modified rear A-arms, rear outer hinge pin, centre front and rear driveshafts as well as a new fuel tank and fuel tank posts.
Centro’s line of aftermarket parts has spread to 1/8th off road with these new plates for the RC8.2, RC8T and RC8.2e. Precision machined from Swiss 7075-T6 aluminium, these high quality plates provide hinge pin height adjustment for a lower roll centre making the car more level, with less roll through the turns and improved traction. Standard with 3˚ toe-in and accepts standard kit inserts.
Following the early sneak peek at the body, Pro-Line have officially released the BullDog body for the CML Centro C4.1 buggy conversion. Pro-Line understands how bodies affect performance, and with the C4.1 already dominating the Euro style Astro-turf, grass and indoor carpet tracks, Pro-Line has taken performance to an even higher level with this body. This specially designed body wraps perfectly around the extremely narrow and sleek chassis featured on the C4.1 and completely clears the mid-motor transmission in the rear. Great care was taken in refining the BullDog design for 2012 to create even more stability with enhanced steering to gain an advantage on the track. The windshield is steeper to create more down force over the front wheels and the roof ridges have been raised to channel the air flow over the middle of the body for increased high-speed stability. The roof has been lowered in the rear and fins have been added to achieve stable air flow over the body. The fins also add rigidity to the body to increase aerodynamic efficiency.
The Centro C4.1 mid motor conversion for the Associated B4.1 is getting quite a lot of attention lately. Just yesterday JConcepts released a shell for it and today UK Pro-Line importers showed off the finished sample of the new Bulldog for C4.1. The shell features the well known cab forward Bulldog styling and will be supplied with undertray and rear wing. More details from Pro-Line when it is officially announced.
JConcepts have released the Centro C4.1 Finnisher body for the popular mid-motor Associated B4.1 conversion kit. The C4.1, developed specifically for high traction conditions, has been an immediate hit on conditions including grass, astro-turf and carpet. With the evolution of multi-surface racing, including complex circuits combining more aggressive jump transitions and extremely high-speed corners, JConcepts incorporated many features which provide several benefits in the most critical situations.
Further brass options from Centro have been released for the C4.1 and B4.1 in the form of a 18 gram brass front suspension brace, 15 gram ackerman plate and 10 gram under bellcrank weight. These new options further increase the tuning options for both chassis’ on all surfaces.