World Champion Electric Touring Car ace Jilles Groskamp has wrapped up 2022 with an interesting video showing the evolution of the electric touring car body shell over the last 20-years. Having gathered together of his old race bodies, which have been in storage in his father Frank’s house, the collection includes many that we here at Red RC have had the pleasure of photographing in the heat of battle. Most notable of these are his 2009 European winning Protoform Speed 6 and his 2012 World Championship winning Protoform LTC-R. Interestingly, the factory Infinity driver concludes the video on the topic of how the so called ‘Touring Car bodyshell’ no longer has any resemblance to an actual touring car and adds he hopes the rules will be adapted to try bring them back to resembling the real thing in the future. Another interesting point is how the bodyshell is now almost half the weight of that of two decades ago.
Following the success of their Alfa and Mohawk bodies, Parma have released this new design 190mm body shell, which is ROAR approved and meets the new GBS (Global Body Spec) standards. The modified design is claimed to equal or exceed the performance of their earlier 190mm wide lightweight versions. Available in only one standard thickness .030″ clear and includes body, wing, vinyl window masks and decals.
Parma have announced the release of this new 1/8th scale buggy shell, suitable for a number of current cars from Mugen, Xray, Jammin, CEN, VTX and OCM. Moulded from .040 clear Lexan, it comes supplied with Easy-Peel protective fule, decals and window paint masks.
Parma have taken the race proven design of their World and National Champion 1/12 Speed 8 body and scaled it down for use with the 1/18 Scalpel Pan Car from Robitronic. It is designed to fit both the standard 4 cell and extended 6 cell chassis and not only does it make the car look like a performance race machine, it handles really well too. The new Mini Speed 8 HD provides maximum downforce for much faster and stable handling at top speed as well as having improved entry and cornering speeds. Clear .020 body includes clear body film and vinyl window paint masks, including masks for the headlights, as shown.
American company Parma have released their latest 1/8th scale gas body shell, the R11, a follow up to their 2006 ROAR Nationals winning R10. The body has been designed to provide more steering as well as providing more rear traction which makes for improved balance and handling. The R11 is available in 2 versions, a normal weight and lightweight version, and both are supplied with side stiffeners and detailed instructions.
Parma have begun selling their new Pro 38 on-road racing tires for 1/12th scale chassis’. These new Pro tires feature a larger 38mm wheel for improved performance and handling while the overall diameter is the same as their standard tires, thus creating a lower profile rubber. Suitable for all popular 1/12 race cars, and available for front and rear, it is 100% guaranteed not to come unglued from the wheel under normal use.
Parma have announced the release of their new Pro 53 touring car foam tires, mounted on all new wheels that have been designed to meet new ROAR rules that allow an increase in the minimum inner diameter of the wheel to 53mm. The new wheel is a larger, dish style design that has superior strength with a lower profile rubber sidewall producing less flex with a stiffer, more stable driving feel.
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Parma have dropped their new 1/10th scale 190mm Mohawk Sedan body, designed specifically for carpet racing. Based on the Alfa Romeo it is available in 2 versions, standard and lightweight, and according to Paul Ciccarello of Parma the new body works exceptionally well giving good steering yet is still very easy to drive. Expect to see it in the shops by the new year.