Our partners Auto RC in Spain have the first production pictures of the new M8 buggy by Team Magic. The front and rear of the car now sport big bore shock absorbers, mounted to the top instead of the side of the shock cap and the car now sports a more conventional buggy look. There are also new strengthened front and rear wishbones, adjustable rear uprights, new geometry and new CVD’s. Along with new differentials, a new style bodyshell and a lowered centre of gravity, its safe to say that this is another completely new buggy from TM.
CML have announced that they are selling a BRCA Edition of the Hyper 8.5 in a Ready-To-Run format. This high specification 1/8th scale buggy includes an impressive array of features, many of which made the Hobao Hyper 8.5 Pro a first time winner at the European Championships. CML are including the latest generation HoBao Hyper 21 3-port Race Engine to provide improved power and torque over standard RTR power plants. In addition, this RTR comes with the FR2 extended chassis, big bore shocks for improved rough track handling, 9kg steering servo for heavy duty applications and racing dish wheels.
K-Factory have released a set of 3 aluminium clutch shoes, aimed at improving the strength and performance of off-road 1/8th scale clutches. Manufactured from high quality aluminium they are designed as direct replacements to the standard clutch shoes found in most off-road buggies and truggies. The use of aluminium means the shoes will last much longer than a standard plastic or carbon injected shoes and this means less maintenance and less cost keeping your car up and running. Another advantage of aluminium shoes is better heat dissipation and improved clutch grip or response. The shoes will hold onto the end-bell harder resulting in less slippage and more power from the engine to the wheels.
Seen on the Picco stand in Nuremberg, the Italian engine manufacturer has released details about their new buggy motor, the P7.0R Evo3. Developed especially for off road racing, the porting of the hard chrome and brass liner has been designed to offer a very smooth power brand. This 5 port motor is equipped with Swiss quality ball bearings throughout, a 14mm Crankshaft and a CNC Machined piston.
As seen at the toy fair a few weeks ago, RB Product in France have now officially released their new C6BB and WS7 Turbo L2G buggy motors. The C6BB has a wide rpm range, a fast and smooth acceleration giving complete satisfaction to the international racers who have used this engine said to be the best compromise found in off-road racing. The WS7T L2G has a new re-enforced crankcase, and has also been re-looked at the baseline for better stability and strength. Like the C6BB it has the L2G low profile head which increases cooling efficiency and comes with a new turbo combustion chamber. This new engine has a lot of exclusive features including the special RB Concept coating, new off road carburettor as well as a new backplate with improved gas flow and improved o-ring positioning.
Xray have a report from newly signed team driver Jerome Sartel on last weekends Montpellier GP. Coming fresh from his win in both the buggy and truggy classes at the recent Euro Indoor race, the French racer was initially struggling, partly due to the cold temperatures and lack of practice. Having qualified 6th, and continuing to fine tune his car, he would start the main final from 6th after placing 4th in his semi final. A change of tires transformed the car and saw Sartel battling in 3rd behind Rodriguez and Ezazian in the early part of the race, taking the lead after 15 minutes only to have a fast charging Renaud Savoya move onto his tail. A battle ensued but when the Mugen racer had problems, Jerome saw himself with a lap lead ahead of 2nd and could cruise home for the win, in front of Jerome Ezazian and Nico Rodriguez.
Hot Bodies have announced the release of a number of spares for the Cyclone D4 Worlds Edition, which can also be used on the standard D4. The adjustable slipper clutch set enables fast and simple slipper adjustments without removing the slipper clutch from the car. With the latest racing developments from HB designers you can get the perfect setting quick and get out on the track faster than anyone else. Includes everything you need to make the conversion, including a new aluminium centre drive shaft.
Similar in styling to the XXX-T CR body shell, JConcepts have also released a new Hi-Flow body for the Kyosho ST-RR truggy. The Illuzion “Hi-Flow” styling presents a flowing design while incorporating many radical edge styling details for additional style and performance. Race inspired aggressive styling, Illuzionized cab and cove hood scoop combined with a durable flowing bed design are just some of the features that make this body stand out. Made from clear heavy-duty thickness polycarbonate, it comes supplied with protective film, window masks, detailed Illuzion decal sheet and foam body mount washers (4pc).