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 TC5 – First Pictures

Team Associated TC5

Along with the excitement of the Team Associated RC8 being released, the new TC5 190mm touring car will also be released and we have the images of the production car right here. This car has been raced a lot in the hands of Craig Drescher and Juho Levanen and with quite some success, so its good to see the car finally near completion.

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January 31, 2007

Robitronic to release Avid foam tire version

Robitronic Avid foam tire version

Following the trend of a lot of other manufacturers, Robitronic will release a foam edition of their new Avid 190mm electric touring car. For use in the USA mostly, the car will most likely feature a stiffer chassis, and perhaps upper deck, and of course have retain the space for 6 cells. We dont know the full details yet and so will let you know when we find out more.

Source: RC World [rcworld.ch]

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 Orion Wasp CRF .21 On-Road

Team Orion Wasp CRF .21 On-Road

Although we have already seen the Wasp CRF .21 On-Road engine, Team Orion have published their official image of the motor on their site. For those of you who missed the post about this engine the first time here is the details of it.

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!

Source: Team Orion [teamorion.com]

January 31, 2007

Elliot Harper wins British Indoor Winter Series

Elliot Harper with Andy Moore

Last weekend saw the final round of the 5 round British Indoor Winter Series, held once more at the Don Valley Stadium. After only qualifying 4th the Hot Bodies driver Elliot Harper had a tough battle with Xray racer Ben Cosgrave and eventually managed to pull out a gap and chase after the leader Guy Thornton who shortly after crashed out, allowing Harper to take the win in Modified class and the overall title.

However, half way down the straight the leaders car came to a stop – it was all I could do to miss both his car and the marshal attempting to retrieve it. I just squeezed under his foot as he stepped back! By then, I knew I had a clear run in for the remaining few laps to secure the win on the day. This is how the race closed and I was very relieved to finish the series on a high note!

You can read the full report and lots of pictures from the BIWS here.

Source: Mirage Racing [mirageracing.com]