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.
H2 Racing Development have announced the soon release of their limited edition Xpress XQ1 series carbon fibre chassis. Machined from highest quality 2.5mm carbon fibre the chassis is thicker than the stock chassis while being of a narrowed overall width, ensuring optimised flex characteristics while countering tweak issues that can occur due to the XQ1’s unique 1-piece front and rear bulkheads. The chassis also supports the use of shorty-style LiPo batteries with a front and a centre position being accessible. The chassis will be usable for the XQ1 and XQ1S kit and pre-order is available now.
Racing Experience from France have introduced their new Hot Road GT fuel especially developed for 1/8th GT racing. A new blend allows to extract maximum performance from the highly stressed GT engines that have to work under closed body work and thus under high ambient temperatures. The 25 percent nitro fuel also excels in nitro off-road racing, allowing to reach a higher performance for longer.
Team Losi Racing have announced the signing of Italian 1/8th off-road front runner, Alex Zanchettin to the TLR Europe team for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. The former Italian National Champion, multi-time EFRA Euros and IFMAR Worlds finalist will campaign TLR’s 8ightX platform at all major European events starting with this weekend’s Montpellier GP in France and he has the following to say about the deal:
It is a great feeling to be back with TLR, so many good memories and great achievement are linked to TLR during my racing career and I will do my best to add more of them in the upcoming seasons.
Smokem Racing have introduced their new MYD top deck for the Serpent X20 mid-motor touring car. Machined from 2.0mm high-quality carbon fibre the top deck is of an asymmetrical design that features a narrow 9mm front section which was found to deliver balanced flex characteristics despite the asymmetric design. The results are improved traction, increased in-corner steering and corner speed. The design also ensures the top deck will never make contact with the motor as the chassis flexes, with clearance for large-pinioned spec class gearing and it can also be easily removed, making spur gear and belt changes a breeze.
Xtra Speed have introduced their new aluminium front knuckle arm set for the Tamiya CC02 kit. Using the parts will improve overall durability of the vehicle while adding some visual impact of the light trailing rig. The steering knuckles come in a silver colour and including mounting hardware.
Readily available from Samix are their 25T aluminium servo horns for the Element RC Enduro trail trucks. Machined from high-quality aluminium and being of a double clamping-style design, the servo horns offer greatly improved rigidity for better steering emphasis and precision in demanding terrain while adding a professional look to the scale rig. The double clamping-style design provides better mounting security and the arms come in a total of seven colours including silver, gun metal, orange, green, black, red and a new blue tone.
New from Exotek and made for the 3Racing FGX formula car are precision-machined and laser-engraved 7075 aluminium rear hubs. The raised hub design improves the roll centre, that is +1mm higher with the Exotek hubs, and creates better CVD clearance from the lower arm. The hubs come anodised black and silver chamfered to match the factory looks and they fit the FGX Evo and original FGX.