Pro Line have released a number of new items today, the first being the new Crowd Pleazer 2.0 body for the Losi 8ight T. Just as you have come to expect with other Crowd Pleazer 2.0 bodies, the 8ight T version incorporates ultra-low styling, original bodylines, and functionality to bring you the latest in durability, versatility and high-performance race technology. Also new from Pro Line is the release of the companies pre mounts for the 1:8 Truck/Monster Truck market. Coming pre glued, and with the usual Pro Line quality, you can now get the Bow-Tie, Crime Fighter, and Hole Shot MTR’s on 17mm hex wheels, and standard or ½” offsets and come complete with Pro-Line molded inserts.
We forgot to mention this news when our partners Neo Buggy announced it last week, but HoBao are coming out with their latest 1/8th scale buggy, the Hyper 8.5 Pro Edition. We also now have pictures of the new buggy thanks to HoBao Norway and the car looks pretty good with its new spider diffs, big bore shocks, new chassis and braces as well as other changes. These pictures come hot on the heels of the announcement by UK distributor CML of the HoBao Hyper 8 ‘BRCA edition‘ which comes out in August, a release date for the 8.5 Pro isn’t known yet.
GS Racing have announced the release of the Shadow SB1 RTR, a new 1/10th scale 4wd gas powered buggy aimed at helping bring beginners into the world of RC nitro. Designed for maximum fun this car features lots of suspension travel, newly designed durable front and rear aluminum shock towers and the car features no e-clips in the suspension system so that the car can be maintained more easily. This car comes equipped with the powerful .15 rear exhaust engine, with pullstart, which works with the companies unique rear exhaust system, which sees the pipe mounted in a cage behind the rear shock tower.
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Gerd Strenge, the designer of the Durango was in touch to show all the Red RC readers his latest Durango 4wd buggy that will be raced by their team drivers at the upcoming European Championships in Finland. A lot of people may never have seen the Durango before, and some may be more familiar with it, but to both parties it may be difficult to spot the differences between this latest version and the previous incarnations of this former European Championship winning buggy. The changes to the car allow it to now corner faster and to jump better than the previous version with alterations made to the steering system, the shock towers and to the weight distribution, while changes to the shock absorbers allow to drive better over the bumps and absorb landings easier. Power delivery has also been improved with changes made to the slipper clutch.
Durango will have 3 of these cars in action at the Euros and driving them is front running Austrian driver Gerd Pfeiffer, German racer Ebi Beck and former European Champion, Pro Line Challenge winner and Belgian GP runner up, Joern Neumann.
Our partners Neo Buggy are reporting that multiple National Champion and Worlds TQ Ryan Maifield has signed a deal with Liquid Eyewear of Yuma, AZ. Liquid Eyewear is a premier eyewear manufacturer with a full line of sunglasses, clothing, and other accessories and the deal will see Ryan use and promote the companies products.
Xray are reporting on the 3rd round of the Czech National Championship for 1/8th scale buggies that was held 2 weekends ago at the very end of June. Qualfiying saw Xray driver Martin Bayer take the pole position for the main final and was joined by the winners from both semi finals for the start of the 30 minute main. As the final go underway it was Martin that took the lead and gradually started to create a gap from the chasing pack that included his brother Ales as well as L. Zeman. Martin lead until 3 minutes from the end, when a stone jumped into his car some obstruction which cost him 20 seconds in the pits and allowed his brother Ales driving the Losi 8ight to take over the lead which he held to the end, to take the win ahead of his brother Martin in 2nd and P. Klatovsky in 3rd.
Its been a long wait for the MRT (Mario Rossi Tuned) Ninja motors since they were first shown at the Nuernberg Toy fair back in February but now MID the European distributor have announced that the complete line of 3 engines goes on general sale in Europe. Hand tuned by former Novarossi engine tuner, Mario Rossi, these new engines have a black housing, magnesium cooling head and hand selected and tuned internal components. The MR12 T01T is a 2.11cc engine for 1/10th scale circuit racing, the MR21 R01T is a 3.5cc engine for 1/8th scale circuit racing and finally we have the MR21 B01T, again a 3.5cc engine but this time for 1/8th scale off road competition.
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We briefly mentioned the JConcepts report from the ROAR 1/8th Buggy Nats yesterday in our Daily Round up, an event which saw team driver Ryan Maifield take the event TQ, and lead until problems forced him down the order. JConcepts are also reporting in that write up that Ryan was running the companies new Double Dee 1/8th scale buggy tires at that event and from the looks of his performance they appear to be top notch. Available in September, these new tires come in two different threads, Double Dee and Cross Hairs and JC will also release their new Rulux wheel which is available in both white and yellow.