Further to our review of the new Team Durango DEX410 buggy we brought to you last week, here’s an insight into the history of one of the most innovative electric buggies to date. Those of you who have a certain interest in the 1/10 electric off-road class will of course know the names ‘Durango’ and ‘Gerd Strenge’ for some time now. Since the end of the 1990’s Gerd is designing and manufacturing electric, and nowadays nitro, off-road buggies.
Listening to the news one would be forgiven for thinking 2009 is going to be a year with little to look forward to. During the off season Formula One was shocked by the news that the Honda F1 team would be no more, while the World Rallying Championship took a hammering with the loss of the iconic Subaru team and Suzuki. The r/c industry will not escape the knock on of the world’s current economic downturn but its not going to be all doom and gloom, at least not for fans of 1:10 onroad nitro.