February 1, 2007

Xray release the XT8 truggy

Xray XT8 truggy

Our partners Neo Buggy have the exclusive first pictures of the new and highly anticipated Xray XT8 truggy. Based on the XB8 buggy the new parts have been  designed and developed specifically with the truggy in mind with new truggy-specific high-performance suspension geometry and a specifically designed ultra-efficient drive train parts with optimal truggy ratio

The XT8 is a unique purpose-built racing truggy designed around a no-compromise platform. From the specially designed truggy suspension, the optimum drivetrain concept with special truggy gear ratio, to the ultra-low CG and optimized weight balance, all is specifically designed and developed for truggy racing around the world.

View more images and the full specs here… content


January 31, 2007

Team Associated launch RC8 – First Pictures

Team Associated RC8

The long awaited new 1/8th scale buggy from Team Associated, the RC8 is finally here. Here is the very first picture (click image to view larger version) to be released showing the new car from the Thunder Tiger owned company. As we can see from the car, it features carbon fibre shock towers and c-hub front suspension but without seeing under the hood, its hard to tell more apart from what we already know.

UPDATE: View under the shell images and press release here… content


January 31, 2007

Piktor show off the Rush 2

Piktor Rush 2

We have shown you lots of pictures and information about the Rush 2 from Piktor over the last couple of months but now we actually get the see the car in person for the first time. Everything prior to this has been studio shots or 3D graphics which all made the car look pretty slick so here above is the harsh reality. The car still looks innovative but not as shiny and polished but perhaps that is down to the fact that somebody forgot to put any effort into painting a display bodyshell, but we will reserve judgement beacuse the show only starts tomorrow and they hadnt yet finished their display.

You can view some more pics of this car here and here.

Source: Neo-Buggy [neo-buggy.net]


January 31, 2007

Team Magic issue spares pack for M1B owners

Team Magic M1B

Team Magics much hyped M1B appears to be having a few quality issues, with the Taiwanese manufacturer having to issue a rather large spares pack free to all first batch M1B owners. The problem with the car isn’t exactly clear but judging by the amount of things in the free kit, it would appear to be a lot of small things, one of which appears to be the radical new fuel tank. Some of parts might not be necessary replacements but more a nice gift to make you forget about your problems and create a good vibe with the customers, either way its a nice gesture and good PR.

Click more to see what will come in the free package… content


January 30, 2007

Team Orion CRF Wasp .21 circuit coming soon

CRF Wasp .21

After Team Orion released the images of their new .21 CRF Wasp off road motor last week it was only a matter of time before they made a circuit version available too. Today we have found information that confirms that the eagerly awaited .21 circuit and also the .28 Truggy motor will be made available soon.

21 On-Road
The Wasp Rev .21 On-Road is the ideal power plant for your 1:8 scale on-Road vehicle. never before has engine technology provided so much power while still retaining maximum fuel efficiency. The power to blast by the competiions on the long straights and out of the turns is now here Wasp REV, it delivers!
28 Truggy
The Wasp Rev .28 Truggy, Oh yeah it’s time has come and the power of CRF REV is here! Truggies are quickly becoming a class to be reckoned with at tracks and neighborhoods all over the world. Whether your trying to pass the field over the triple or out roost your buddies the Wasp REV is your key to unlocking all the potential in your vehicle.

Expect more information to be made available this week at the toy fair in Germany including the announcement of a .15 and .18 version of the CRF Wasp motor too.


January 30, 2007

Jerome Sartel rejoins Crono

Jerome Sartel rejoins Crono

Top French buggy racer Jerome Sartel has joined Crono after a short spell running with Team Losi at the end of last year and before that running for Hong Nor. Jerome has reached a deal with the Italian manufacturer to race with the them for the 2007 season using the new Crono RS buggy that will be released at this weeks toy fair in Germany.

Source: Modellismo RC [modellismorc.net]


January 30, 2007

Xray to release EC edition of XB8

Xray release EC edition of XB8

Xray are very busy at the moment, making product and driver announcements. The latest bit of news to come from the guys in Slovakia is that they will be releasing an EC edition of their 1/8th scale EC winning buggy, the XB8. Details are slim about whether it is a limited edition kit or their 2007 version of the XB8, probably the latter, but i’m sure we will know more after the Nurnberg toy fair which takes place this week.

The XRAY Development Team continued its development and improvement of the XB8, bringing forth in 2007 the improved and optimized XB8 – the European Champion edition.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


January 30, 2007

Travis ‘Peanut’ Amezcua joins Novarossi

Travis Amezcua joins Novarossi

2006 ROAR Nationals TQ and Team Losi team driver, Travis ‘Peanut’ Amezcua, has signed for Novarossi engines for 2007. Travis had previously run with Sirio up until now and ran with his new Italian power plants at last weekends Losi Winter Champs finishing on the podium in both the buggy and truggy classes.

Source: Neo-Buggy [neo-buggy.net]