Quite a while back we wrote about the fact that that Hot Bodies were upgrading their Lightning 2 Pro 1/8th scale buggy and that team racers Andy Moore and Marc Rheinard were racing these prototype buggies at the Neo Invitational indoor event. Well we present you with the Lightning 2 Pro Evo, which is a natural development on the previous version with changes including new stiffer chassis plate, different shock towers for more tuning possibilities and a lot of other parts made more durable like bearing blocks and parts of the drive train.
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We may have only just brought you a selection of images of the new Cyclone D4 EP buggy from Hot Bodies but they have just put up the full information on their website along with even more pictures.
4WD electric buggy racing has always been a racing class that is seen as the off-road class for the elite, a tough-to-crack category of off-road racing which is difficult to master and features the fastest, best-handling off-road machines available! Hot Bodies is aiming to jump feet-first into this category with a top-level, championship-quality kit that anyone will be able to use.
Our mate Andy at RC Forum has snapped this pic of the prototype Hot Bodies buggy that finished 1st at the buggy pre worlds in Japan last year. The car hasn’t been seen until this point and it looks pretty sweet indeed. It appears to be shaft drive, and have a similar configuration to the JConcepts BJ4. We hope to get more information soon.
Again more pictures from our roving reporter, this time from the large and rather extravagent Xray booth were there was lots of eye candy to look at. Of course Xray were the big news company at the show with the release of their NT1, XT8 and XB8-EC and so its only fitting that they have a huge gallery will all sorts of goodies on display for you to feast your eyes over including more close ups of the NT1 without motor and its new flex chassis.
Last week we told you about the Italian company Blade and that they were about to introduce a new 1/8th scale buggy, well here it is. If it looks familiar well thats because it is a re branded Jammin X1-CR but with some different material specifications, which should actually make it pretty handy on the dirty stuff. I dont know anything more than that but when i find something out i’ll let you know.
UPDATE: We now have some close up detail shots of the car
Kyosho have shown the all new Mini Inferno ST-09 at this years NÃ¼rnberg toy fair. The stadium truck version of the very popular Mini Inferno, the ST-09 is just a small truggy and if the Mini Inferno 09 buggy is anything to go by it should be very quick and great fun to drive. The car comes in 2 versions, the Readyset version with starter box and radio gear included and the Almost Ready to Race verison without radio and starter box, with both versions supplied with the Sirio 1.5ccm motor.
Last week we confused a spy shot of this new car for the new Associated RC8, but quickly retracted that conclusion after we realised it was actually a new Crono and so here it is, the new RS7. A pretty conventional 1/8th scale buggy from the looks of things but it does use ball joint suspension up front and this particular car has CVDs on all 4 corners.
Check out the full image set here and here to make up your own conclusions.
Once again our site partners Neo Buggy have the exclusive with the first images of the new Xray XB8-EC 1/8th scale buggy. The car is an evolution on the original XB8 that won last years European Championships and features lots of new parts and upgrades including updated front suspension for more down travel and improved steering throw as well as all new large bore shocks and better weight distribution.
To win a club race or a European Championship you need a car you can trust and rely on in any racing condition. With high praise and numerous awards across the world, the XB8 has proved its winning heritage…the spirit of racing…the pedigree of a true champion.
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