The Taiwanese city of Tainan hosted an 1/8th GT Nitro race this past weekend. When the dust had settled after the A-main event it was Lam Cheung Tat with the overall win from Hisang on the runner-up spot. Lin Zhifeng came in 3rd overall to round out the podium result.
Hong Nor have announced their all-new X3 GTSe 1/8th scale electric GT on-road kit via a short video released on social media. The vehicle makes use of a lot of machined aluminium, such as the front, centre, and rear bulkheads that are of an open design with the shock towers and upper deck being machined of carbon fibre. The rear end is decked out with a lower diffusor and an 1/8th IC Track style body mount. Full details will become available soon.
Coming from Hong Nor and made for their X3GT series of GT cars is a redesigned 150cc fuel tank. The newly developed fuel container features a partition that prevents the fuel from splashing all over the brake system, hindering its performance. It is understood that the tank will become available including different accessories.
T-Works have introduced an aluminium FF front lower suspension mount for the Hong Nor X3GT and IGT8 GT cars. Machined from high-quality aluminium the mount was developed for the use with composite inserts and it features machined silver edge details for looks. A black surface coating prevents the part from damage due to normal wear.
Hong Nor have introduced their new gearbox conversion set for the X3GT and X3GTS kits. The machined aluminium open-style front and rear gearboxes will increase the suspension support, make for improved stability during high-speed cornering and better maintenance due to faster differential access undoing just four screws per gearbox. Included in the kit are CNC-machined bulkheads, diff holders, suspension mounts as well as carbon fibre shock towers. The set is rounded out by an array of mounting hardware.
Coming from T-Works and made for many popular 1/8th off-road kits are lightweight 30mm brake disks. The precision-cut rotors are of a vented design for less fading even during long and gruelling mains and they are available in a variant for the Agama A319 and also as a universal offering for vehicles such as the Mugen MBX, Serpent Cobra, Xray XB8 and HongNor X3.
Coming from Hong Nor is the X3GTS 30th Anniversary Edition 1/8th scale nitro GT kit. Issued to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Hong Nor, the competition on-road car features newly designed front and rear aluminium gearbox bulkheads for easier access to to the front and rear differentials while included optionals such as the #X3S-36 aluminium centre diff brace, the #X3GT-16 3.5mm C/F diff set, the #X3GT-27 handle set as well as the #436 flywheel and clutch shoe set improve easy of maintenance, looks and performance. The car comes as chassis only kit and it will hit stores soon.
T-Works have announced the release of new optional parts for the Hong Nor X3 GTS kit. First up is a titanium turnbuckle set made of high-quality 64 grade titanium. Included are six camber and steering link turnbuckles as well as a steering servo link and two wrenches that allow for easy building and adjustment. Using the titanium links over the standard parts will lower the overall wight while adding rigidity and visual impact. Also new is a precision ball bearing set that includes ball races with rubber and metal-shields for high durability while still ensuring low natural drivetrain drag. Last but not least comes a 158-piece 64 grade UFO head titanium screw kit and a 170-piece gold-colour steel screw set. The titanium fasteners allow to scrub some weight and add rigidity while the steel screw set mainly adds visual impact and corrosion resistance.