CML Distribution have released detailed information about the newly released brushless powered FTX Fury 1/16th RTR buggy. Said to hit 40 mph+ straight out of the box, this is one quick little car and will surely be seen tearing up the indoor tracks this winter. The Fury comes pre-assembled with 2-channel radio, Castle Creations™ Mamba Brushless ESC, HiMax motor and Lipo battery, basically everything you need to get going.
Schumacher have released this team sweater for their drivers to wear on race day as we get into the indoor racing season. Available in black it features the Schumacher text logos on the front and left arm, while on the back is the traditional Schumacher logo, all screen printed in white for that understated look. Available in the usual range of sizes.
HPI Racing have released their first electric 2WD truck, the E-Firestorm, which is the product of years of research and the collected knowledge. Ready to go right out of the box, the E-Firestorm is factory pre-assembled and pre-painted, built from tough nitro truck parts and designed using the latest computer software and engineering know-how.
The design of the E-Firestorm is unheard of at the price level it will be offered at – previously, there were only two choices when it came to electric 2WD RTR trucks: very expensive yet fragile watered-down race trucks, or durable low-cost trucks with limited performance. The E-Firestorm is the first truck in this segment to offer tough race-level quality at TRUE Ready-to-Run prices! You get the handling and performance of the top racing trucks as well as the durability and value of other RTR trucks!
LRP have released the new Quantum Competition 3 electronic speed controller, that claims to have 60% lower resistance than the previous QC2. This improvement has been achieved through the use of matched latest generation FETs and military-grade components, while an improved 6.0V/3.5A BEC ensures reliable power delivery to all available servos, receivers and personal transponders. To keep the temperature of the speedo as low as possible the new QC3 features LRP’s secret IceDrive Design that ensures everything stays cool.
Team Magic have announced the first details on the successor to their double European Championship winning G4 1/10th 200mm touring car platform. Called the G4RS this competition car features a number of new upgrades over previous versions including new narrow chassis, new rear end, different internal ratio, new shock absorbers, new 2-speed gearbox as well as a number of other upgrades to aid performance and durability. Pictures of the car will be released in the near future and we will bring you them as soon as we get them.
French tire brand Medial Pro have released a statement announcing that company founder and current owner Eric Bertrand has placed the company up for sale. With declining margins, increased costs to keep manufacturing in France and increased competition with lower priced tires that are being made in Asia, he has decided on this course of action. Having been around for almost 2 decades the company has won many major titles and still continues to make a quality product and hopefully when a new buyer is found, for which he already has some interested parties, the brand that was started in 1989 will continue to exist.
We received an e-mail from the organisers of the Offroad WinterChamps, held in the first weekend of the new year in Hohenems in Austria. The unofficial European Indoor Championship as it has been referred to as, the event attracts top drivers like European Champion Hupo Hoenigl, Joern Neumann and Peter Pinisch every year, who come to take up the challenge on the demanding multi surface indoor track. The race will be held on the 5th – 6th of January and entry opens on the 8th of November at 20:00 CET. In 2007 the race was fully booked out in less than 48 hours so don’t miss out on your chance to sign up to be one of the 160 participants taking part in 2008.
You can find more information about this event here.
Thunder Tiger have finally released their RTR version of the EB4 S3 1/8th scale buggy. We first wrote about the car back in July when our partners RC Mag got some pictures of the car after it showed up at a National race in France. The car, which is available in blue or orange finish, sports a number of innovative features including patented CVD drive shafts that somehow allow changes to be made to the suspension settings, while as per previous TTR cars the front shocks are mounted behind the shock tower for protection in the event of a crash. The car sports aluminium in the place of carbon fibre as per the pro version, but is very well equipped and comes with a pull start .28 motor for power and durability.