July 5, 2016

Bittydesign 8ight 4.0 Force bodyshell

Italian company Bittydesign have introduced their new Force bodyshell for TLR’s 8ight 4.0. Purpose-designed to fit onto TLR’s latest incarnation of the 8ight buggy, the body is of a steering-enhancing cab forward design, it features a rear flap section for an overall increased downforce and a roof-top shark fin feature adds stability on high-speed straights. On top of this a side scoop makes way for the throttle and brake linkage, ensuring free movement. Also incorporated into the design is a stronger nose section, a point where the original body has a weak spot and that was addressed by Bittydesign by…

March 2, 2016

Bittydesign Force NB48.3 bodyshell

Bittydesign have introduced the Force design bodyshell for the Tekno NB48.3 nitro off-road buggy. Sporting the company’s distinctive Force design the body features a forward-biased cabin for improved aerodynamics while the rear area is characterised by a flap to allow for better rear end traction and optimised airflow towards the rear wing. A side scoop makes way for the throttle and brake linkage and the roof-top shark fin further improves aerodynamics. The body is made from genuine 1.0mm Lexan material and it will become available by mid-March. Source: Bittydesign [bittydesign.net]…

January 5, 2016

RC Concept net Reno Savoya

French company RC Concept have bagged themselves a big fish with the signing of multiple World finalist and 3 times European Champion Reno Savoya to run the full RC Concept line of nitro and electric products through to 2019. With the Shark onboard RC Concept aims to improve greatly through his expert feedback and it was great that pre-season testing produced happy faces all-round. Reno will make his race debut with the new products at this weekend’s Italian Job Race in Padova. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_N6eBXyfYI[/youtube] Source: RC Concept [rcconcept.net]…

December 10, 2015

Bittydesign RC8B3 Force bodyshell

New from Italian company Bittydesign comes the Force bodyshell tailor-made for the Team Associated RC8B3 buggy. The cab forward bodyshell features a sleek yet spacious side pod design with scoops for free throttle and brake linkage movement, the roof top is decorated with a “shark fin” for improved stability and the rear end sports a distinctive spoiler behind the engine section for increased rear traction and improved airflow towards the rear wing. The Italian-made body is moulded from 1.0 millimetre Lexan material, it comes including window masks and a decal sheet and also available is a set of suitable rear…

May 19, 2015

JConcepts ZX6 Silencer bodyshell

…heading in the right direction and a slight recess just behind the cab with channelling out the rear provides rear-end stability. The Silencer side-pods have a clipped rear-end, narrowing the rear by angling in just in front of the rear tyres. The rear side-pods angle sharply toward the shock tower and wing, enhancing the force placed on the rear pods during high-speed acceleration. The body is capped off with a cockpit shark fin for more high-speed tracking stability and increased roof stiffness. The package includes two 6.5″ Hi-Clearance wings pre-marked for the ZX6 for the easiest application. Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]…

May 14, 2015

Tamiya news at the Shizuoka Hobby Show

…the Nissan Nismo GT-R LM, the 1/10th scale version of the gnarly looking front wheel drive Le Mans contentender Nissan is currently working on. Different from the full-scale car the Tamiya kit is based on the rear wheel driver F103GT chassis. The kit is topped-off by a highly detailed GT-R LM body with a large front flipper and a separate “shark fin” and rear wing assembly. Other highlights include the upgraded TT-02D Type-S 1/10th 4WD drift car, the TB-04R 4WD shaft-driven touring car and the Lightning Force, a new entry-level 1/14th scale off-road car with high versatility. Source: Tamiyablog [tamiyablog.com]…

November 15, 2014

Sweep XB8 Muzzle bodyshell

Sweep introduce the Muzzle bodyshell for Xray’s XB8 1/8th scale nitro off-road buggy. Designed in cooperation with Sweep factory drivers Reno Savoya and Jason Nugroho the body provide an easy and predictable driving feeling that allows an aggressive driving style. It sports a pretty hefty cab forward design with a highly angled windscreen, a roof-top shark fin and sculptured side pods. The body is made from 0.8mm polycarbonate material and comes including window masks and decals. Source: Sweep [sweepracing.com]…

November 9, 2014

Team HB confirm the signing of Reno Savoya

Following the release of some photos on Facebook by the Frenchman himself, Team HB have finally confirmed that 3-time European Champion Reno Savoya will be joining their off-road racing team. A multiple Worlds Main Finalist, 3-time European Champion, multiple French National Champion and regular feature on podiums at major races around the world. The 27-year old racing star, nicknamed ‘The Shark, will bring an abundance of racing experience, knowledge and racing prowess to the team, thanks to his many years of being a professional racer. Im delighted to join Team HB! For the last several years, HB products have had…

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