February 1, 2007

Kyosho Mini Inferno ST-09

Kyosho Mini Inferno ST-09

Kyosho have shown the all new Mini Inferno ST-09 at this years Nürnberg 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.

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February 1, 2007

The new Crono RS7 buggy

Crono RS7

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.

Source: Radio Control [radiocontrol.gr]


February 1, 2007

Xray release the XB8-EC buggy

Xray XB8EC buggy

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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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.

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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.