For the ultimate in form and function, JConcepts introduces the Hi-Flow body for the XXXT-CR. 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 and detailed Illuzion decal sheet
We briefly mentioned the new Hyper Mini ST from Hobao when it was first released, but now UK importers CML have gotten their hands on some new larger photos prior to release. This small scale car is in the advanced production stage and sports a tilted engine, front and rear anti roll bars, a hard anodised chassis and blue anodised aluminium parts throughout, proof that this new RTR mini truggy has been engineered for professional racing without forgetting about looking stylish on the track.
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Lunsford will soon release a titanium turnbuckle set for the Kyosho Ultima RB5 2wd EP buggy. Made from high grade titanium, these lightweight and ultra strong items are sold in a pack of 6 pieces for the cars front camber, rear camber & steering rods. All turnbuckles sport both normal and reverse threads along with an adjustment knuckle for easy length adjustment. Available early March.
JConcepts have introduced a revolutionary new vehicle concept, the J82, that combines the drivability of a 1/10th truck with the fascination of a buggy. Essentially a conversion kit for the Associated RC10T4 vehicle, the J82 provides the opportunity to race with more confidence for an extended period of time. With this conversion, a driver can now compete in two classes on the same day using just one vehicle. Jason Ruona stated-
Trucks have always been easier to drive making them a popular choice in competition. The buggy class has always been looked at as the more prestigious class – Now the World’s have collided.
Pro-Line have announced the release of the pre-mounted 1:18 Bow-Tie, Dirt Hawg, and Road Rage tires on white Wabash wheels. The high strength, ultra durable Wabash wheels add character and style without sacrificing performance, while the new pre-mounts are installed with Pro-Line’s Premium Blend Team CA for a secure, worry free bond and are backed with Pro-Line quality. Whether you are looking for the ultra-responsive forward bite and super-consistent side bite with the Bow-Tie, thrashing and bashing with the Dirt Hawg or enhance performance with the Road Rage, Pro-Line has a tire for you.
Protoform have released the all-new Harddrive body for the Losi 8ightT, which incorporates the latest in ventilation design queues that racers around the world have come to expect from PF. Emulated after full-scale off-road vehicles, each vent can be cut out allowing for air to flow more effortlessly through the body. This creates less airtime when flying over jumps and less airtime equals more time on the ground which equals reduced lap times and greater consistency lap after lap.
The partnership between Losi and GRP goes beyond distribution and team drivers with the announcement of a complete line of 1/8th scale buggy and truggy tires developed for optimum performance by Losi engineers in conjunction with the Italian tire company. Each tire utilizes a custom molded insert, which provides even response and greater use of the full tread pattern, while the pre mounted versions use GRP’s innovative gluing process to ensures that they stick to the yellow Losi high performance wheels, even under the harshest of conditions. Available in Cubic and Grip patterns for truggies and Jolly, Cubic, Cubic Max and Atomic patterns for buggies.
Hot Bodies have announced that the Lightning Stadium 2 Pro will soon be available as a Ready-to-Run kit. The Lightning Stadium 2 Pro RTR will feature nearly all the same features as the loaded Pro version, plus you get a 4.6 Power House engine equipped with Jump Start system, reliable HPI TF-1 radio gear, high-torque steering servo, painted body shell (available in blue or red) and a load of top racing features as standard.