We have written a lot about the new Rush 2 from Piktor and i have to admit to liking this car because it is a break from the norm. We already know quite a bit about it but now Piktor want us to know more and have released more images and explanations of the details on the car such as the rear hubs that are the same on both sides and the use of inserts to allow the adjustment of both inboard and ouboard toe settings.
Possibly in an effort to detract the doubters that their laydown type suspension allows the Rush 2 to handle ruts and jumps as well as conventional shock mountings, Piktor have released a little interactive flash movie on their site that shows how the clearance of the car relates to compression of the shock absorbers. According to the interactive animation the Rush 2 should have no problems in that department and if you dont beleive me, have a look for yourself.
View the interactive animation here (didnt seem to work in Firefox).
French manufacturer Piktor have been leaking out little bits of information about their all new 1/8th scale buggy the Rush 2. And of course we oblige by showing them, but thats because this car looks like it will be really good. Little details like the front wing, ala Tenth Technology, that make it interesting and of course the fact that they are innovating and not just settling for being just another buggy.
Why do you never see a front wing on 1/8 off road buggy? Just because the shocks are too high… On the RUSH 2 and with its very low shocks position, it is now possible. This wing will bring balance and precision in fast curves incomparable in this category.
You can read more and view the latest images here (click the small images)
Here are the first pictures of the all new Piktor Rush 2, the French designed buggy that has been in the pipeline for quite a while now. We reported on Saturday that the car and crew had been testing in Taiwan and that it went very good, well here we have the images from that test. The car has a very unique and very low front and rear shock mounting position, a far forward mounted fuel tank and the car also uses pivot ball suspension in the front. To me it looks very nice, especially with the carbon fibre and because of the lack of large shock towers also looks very strong.
Now normally i wouldn’t bite when it comes to a teaser advert but the colours in this alone make it worth a look. Its for the new Piktor Rush 2 dubbed by Piktor themselves as “A new generation of 1:8 Off road buggy” and has been designed, according to the teaser, by top French off road racer Claude Lachat.