Previously released through its originalmanufacturer in Japan, Serpent have introduced 2 new 1/8th scale GT body shells. Made by Central RC, the same company that makes the highly successful Lola 8th scale shell, these new bodies are aimed at the racer that wants to participate with a realistic looking shell. Choose between the Mercedes CLK and the Nissan 350Z, both shells offer great handling and adequate down force, but above all look great on the track. Each shell is supplied with rear wing, window masks and light & grill decals.
Serpent have released these thin and therefore super soft rear anti-roll bar blades for their entire range of cars. These new blades have a similar hard setting to the original versions but in the softest setting they are much softer and overall they allow a wider range of settings. While suitable for all cars in the range that use the adjustable rear anti-roll bar, the softer blades are specifically designed to offset the new wider and thus harder lower wishbone anti roll bar mounting points on the 960.
A while ago we showed you pictures of the upgrade set for the Motonica P8.0R that brought the original car up to 2008 spec. Well now Motonica have been kind enough to send us on pictures of the complete car for our visitors to look at. As we know from the previous post, the 2008 version includes quite a few major new parts including an updated chassis plate, radio plate, fuel tank, front bulkheads, rear body mount and front shock tower.
Great news from our site sponsors Shepherd Racing in Germany who have announced that RC super star Daniele Ielasi has agreed a 2 year deal to race the company’s Velox. The 3-times Italian champion, 2-times European Champion and 3-times Vice-World Champion will participate at all major National and International 1/8th scale on-road races playing an important role for the race team and helping to promoting their products. Additionally he will be a constant part of the research and development team. With his vast experience in professional rc-car racing and with ideal practice and testing conditions in Italy he will assist Shepherd in improving the quality and performance of their products.
The 2nd round of the Northern Germany Regional championships for 1/12th scale was held recently at the indoor track in Brunswick. In the modified class it was a strong performance for Lars Hoppe, who took the race win from the pole position while in the Stock class it was his Corally team mate and good friend Jan Asmer that took the win. This victory in Mod gives Hoppe the overall Championship lead heading in to the 3rd round.
The organisers of the 3rd Annual Kyosho US Open Sedan Championships have been in touch to let everyone know about this event which will be run from the 11th – 13th of April. Held at the Kissimmee R/C Raceway in Florida, they have already confirmed that both last years Champions, Chris Tosolini in Factory class and Chris Lefrebve in Open class will return to defend their titles. Also, this year Kyosho has added the Inferno GT class into the mix.
K-Factory has developed a new set of high quality on-road touring shock spring’s for any track conditions you may experience. They are made from high quality steel and designed to fit almost every touring car chassis on the market and are the ideal addition to any racers pit box. In addition, each pair of spring is marked with number for easy and quick identification. Each set containing 10 pairs of springs and is supplied in a convienient storage container which sports a sticker on its lid to provides you with a quick reference chart that shows the hardness of each spring.
Back in July we showed you a CAD image of the Greyscale Racing MRCG project which was intended from the very beginning to create the most effective chassis to ever compete in 1/28 RC car racing as well as to be a user-friendly, versatile machine that maximizes the driver’s potential on any given track. Greyscale have now released the first images of the prototype which is based on Kyosho’s proven Mini-Z MR02 platform, and it is a completely new chassis from the ground up that combines smart engineering with specially-chosen materials to gain an edge in the budding market of 1/28 open-class competition.
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