Team Losi have officially released their new 1/8th scale truggy to the eagerly awaiting masses of off road nuts enthusiasts. Based on the recently released, and already successful, 8ight buggy, this chassis has had the standard buggy to truggy conversion; longer wheelbase, longer chassis, longer wishbones etc. With the truggy class blowing up all across the globe and considering this cars pedigree on dirt we’re sure that the 8ight truggy will be at the sharp end of the grid come race day.
Created with passion and perfected by obsession, the 8IGHT-T will redefine Truggy racing with what might be called an unfair advantage. The 8IGHT-T Race Roller is the first competition-level, performance-built truggy based on Team Losi’s ground-breaking 4WD nitro platform.
You can check out the Team Losi 8ight truggy here.
Schumacher Racing are set to enter the 1/8th scale off road tyre market with their new Spiral and Mini Pin tyres. The Northampton, UK, based company has set mid November as the launch date for the tyres only and December for the pre mounted versions.
Based on our extensive competition racing knowledge we have designed two new tyres, the ‘Schumacher Spiral’ and the more traditional ‘Schumacher Min Pin’ these will each be available in Yellow and Silver compounds to suit a wide variety of surfaces such as grass, dirt and astro.
Team Vertex have now shipped their new RTR VTX buggy and truggy. These cars, that were announced back in October, seem pretty rugged and definitely look the part, far superior to what you would normally expect from a ready to run. Expect to pay $370 for the truggy and $300 for the buggy.
Ok so today we are bringing you 3 videos, 2 of which feature 4wd electric buggies and were taken at the 2006 Belgian GP on a wicked artificial surface track. The third one is of Rodrigo Luis driving at the Torres Vedras (screenshot above) just last weekend with a 1/8th scale buggy. In this one you can see a wall of death corner half way through the lap that looks super cool.
You can view the 2 videos from the Belgian GP here and here.
You can view the Torres Vedras video here
Yeh i know what your thinking, the Summer off road cup, we thought it was late news too but apparently the Russian series ran between May and November, plus thats it’s name so we’ll have to live with it. According to the report on Buggy-Sport it was Anton Tchegolev that won both the buggy and truggy classes driving his RB powered Mugen MBX5.
You can check out the full championship table and more pictures here.
Buggy-Sport have the scoop on the new Sirio Kanai Evo III STI 3.5cc off road motor. Now we don’t know whose car this is in but the engine is seen in a Kyosho buggy and because of the timing we reckon it was taken at last weekends ‘GP International De Pierrefeu‘. Now Sirio employee and Kyosho racer Adrien Bertin was there so we are going to call it and say that this is his car….just like that (we’ll write a correction when found to be wrong :). By the way Adrien finished 9th after some problems in the final.
Now, if you haven’t yet had your fill of off road buggies, here is a video from Robin Frischkopf from the 5th round of the Swiss Championships held back in September. Apart from the not very appealing country/rock music its a pretty good video, made at what seems to be a very rough track.
Rodrigo Luis has TQ’d and won last weekends Torres Vedras Cup held in Portugal driving a Picco powered Hong Nor. Buggy-Sport.info have the full story with a statement from Rodrigo himself:
“In the qualification i made TQ after 3 rounds, i only made 2 of them and i TQ booth. In the main final, i managed to get 1st place after a bad start and an engine cut in the middle of the final. I had to fight hard with the very good driver Fernando Almeida to get the 1st place.”