X-Factory are reporting that their new X-6 Squared will make its debut this weekend in major races on both sides of the Atlantic, when the car takes part at the Petit RC Race in the UK and the CRCRC MidWinter in Columbus, Ohio. British drivers Ellis Stafford, Dan Greenwood, and Tom Cockerill will be joined at the Petit RC Race by new X-Team drivers Cyril Baldini from France, Bruno “Elvo” Heremans from Belgium and Stefan Mesker from the Netherlands. On the other side of the Atlantic, Brian Kinwald and Paul Sinclair will debut the new car at the 22nd Annual CRCRC Mid Winter Championships. “Our schedule right now is to ship the X-6 Squared to distributors and dealers the last week of January, and release it to the public on our web site in early February.” said Chazz, company president.
Just to remind everyone that entries are open for this April’s Neo09 race from 12:00GMT today, so if you want to race at this great indoor race, be sure to get your entry in very soon as spaces are sure to fill quickly. To enter you must register here first and then place your entry for the event.
Anyone who has ever watch CORR series racing knows that the cars tend to look rather 2nd hand after some close racing. Pro-Line have recognized this and have released a World’s first, an RC body with breakaway panels. The Carnage Desert Rat is the usual good looking offering from Pro-Line but the front and rear fenders can come off when impacted, adding to the scale realism. Simply install the included 3M® lock material and your ready to rumble again, and again, and again. Made from durable/genuine .060 Lexan, it is supplied with decal sheet, window masks and paint-then-peel over spray film. Check out the small video on their site by following the link below.
Another body shell for the World Champion Hot Bodies D8, with Pro-Line releasing their offering, the Shift. Featuring super-low styling, it gives your D8 the lowest center of gravity possible, while it has been fabricated to fit snugly around each chassis component. Made from durable/genuine .040 Lexan, it is supplied with decal sheet, window masks and paint-then-peel overspray film.
JConcepts have released 2 new buggy shells for the World Championship winning Hot Bodies D8 and the Kyosho Inferno MP9. The Illuzion Hi-Flow body has turned radical, presenting a smooth yet detailed design while incorporating many of the features from the original Hi-Flow body. Special consideration has been made for the MP9 considering the air filter, side guards, battery box and extra clearance around the throttle and brake linkage. In addition, JConcepts has taken the frustration out of the stock body design and has detached the front nose piece for extra durability and functionality, which is now bolted to the front shock tower utilizing an existing non structural 3rd screw. Race inspired aggressive styling, Illuzionized cab and durable design are just some of the features that make these new Illuzion bodies stand out.
Team Orion have officially announced the CRF 21 US Spec buggy engine, which is the result of intensive testing with the collaboration of team drivers Ryan Cavalieri, Jorn Neumann and Philipp Guschl. With the introduction of new types of cars with lighter components, it appeared that the existing CRF engine was too powerful, so they created a new specification engine. This new motor keeps the incredible torque but delivers the power in a smoother way as requested by the team, while at the same time getting better mileage efficiency.
Team Associated are close to releasing what appears to be a 1/10th scale version of their popular SC8 CORR series truck. Promoted on their site at the moment, they are only displaying the new SC10 logo seen above, but we’re sure that more information will come soon. Stay tuned.
RyMart Racing have released these Carbon Mud guards, designed to protect the performance of your shocks and driveshafts from mud, exhaust oil and grass, which can often cause problems during qualifying and long finals. These nicely made carbon plates fit the RC8, Losi 8ight, Xray, and others and may require slight modification to fit on more vehicles.