Schumacher have announced that Sorex, which they distribute in Europe, has been chosen as the control tire for the 2008 European EP Touring Car Championships that will take place next summer in Villa Real, Spain. For those wanting to try the tires prior to the event they are available through the Schumacher distribution network under codes: XG-36EU for the slick pre glued tire, and XG-Wet for the Shimizu wet tire.
The JConcepts Illuzion 1/10th on-road car stand, has been created for all 1/10th scale on-road cars, as well as buggies and trucks, with an Illuzionized, yet practical look. Molded in Heavy Duty clear polycarbonate the stand will withstand the rigors of all 1/10th on-road and off-road vehicles. The flexible yet durable material allows the user to trim or add holes to their own specific needs while to top off any racers pit area the Illuzion Car Stand can also be painted or decal wrapped to match any paint scheme. The stand comes supplied with protective film, foam pads to stop your car slipping and a JConcepts decal sheet.
Much More have released a complete new range of V-Made products, which are premium chemical products for RC use that have undergone long term development and rigorous testing to ensure the best results for each of their purposes. Included in the range are two traction compounds called Acute Asphalt and Acute Carpet, which when applied give high traction for rubber tires on their respective surfaces. MM have also released some shock slime for the silicone o-rings in shocks, that increase the life of the o-ring and prevents leaking, also some thrust bearing grease and diff grease, for use between the plates and the balls. Finally, for your universal joints is V Made Joint lube that helps smooth the action of the shaft while also prolonging the life of the parts.
More new products from Serpent for the S400 with the release of these –0.5 mm offset hex wheel adaptors. Sold in a set of 4, these orange anodised aluminium adaptors provide the opportunity for more adjustments to be made to the geometry of the car. They are a direct replacement for the standard versions and as with the originals they use a screw (not included) to clamp itself to the wheel axle. Serpent have also announced the release there new t-shirt for the 2008 season. Made from 100% cotton, this black shirt features screen-printing on the front as well as the back. The front side sports a colour print across the chest with the Serpent oval and new Serpent logo centred on the chest whilst the rear features the Serpent oval logo with serpent.com below it, both in white.
New for the Serpent S400 is this innovative 35T rear gear differential. Designed with competition in mind, this new diff is only 5 grams heavier than the standard ball differential yet provides more consistent operation and there is absolutely no slippage, which helps improve acceleration. Another benefit is that it requires little or no maintenance or rebuilding and it can be simply set by just changing the oil. To keep the weight down, the differential is supplied with coated aluminium out drives and to get you on the track as quick as possible, the diff comes pre-assembled, with you only needing to add oil. Expect a front gear differential in the near future.
Novarossi have announced that they have created, and will begin selling, a limited edition range of motors to celebrate Lamberto Collari’s 8th World title in Cordoba, Argentina. Limited to only 999 pieces, the ‘Cordoba Edition’ is an exact replica of the engine that Collari used to win Novarossi’s 9th World title.
The 35 PLUS 21 LC “Cordoba Edition” has an all-new carburettor. Made from a different kind of alloy and combined with the integrated cooling fins will it keep the temperature of the fuel down before it will enter the engine’s internals. The cooling fins will also reduce the overall mass of the engine; this improves the performance of your 1:8 On-road racing car. Next to the new carburettor we also have made a new look on the cooling head, to remember our victory in Cordoba. The sun we used is very similar to the sun in the flag of Argentina.
Available in December, if you want one you’d better start saving as it isn’t going to be cheap.
UPDATE: We’ve been informed by NR that it is expected to be in the EUR500-600 region, so not as dear as we originally thought.
Taiwanese company K-Factory have released this UFO2 white clutch shoe for use in Centax type clutches. This high grip clutch shoe has a special high friction surface which means the clutch engages the moment it comes in contact with the clutch bell making it very useful on high traction circuits where you may have a very high engagement rpm setting for maximum acceleration. When set up correctly, in high traction, this type of clutch shoe can help the car accelerate very quickly.
LRP have announced the release of their all new Speed Master 2 tires, created to help make the company’s Shark-18 perform on tarmac and other road surfaces. This tire is suitable for the Shark-18 Race Monster Truck, Nitro Monster or ATV and has been developed to meet the needs of on road enthusiasts by providing high-levels of grip, easy handling and high traction in both wet and dry conditions. Extra soft inserts included.