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.
The Xray NT1 seems to be the ‘After market parts’ manufacturer’s car of choice at the moment with almost all parts of the 200mm available in different variations of aluminium and carbon. Japanese company Rony, who have released a number of NT1 parts previously, have now released even more new additions to their range starting off with this aluminium front anti-roll bar lever set. Also new is a lightweight titanium middle shaft, a machined 18T aluminium pulley, aluminium servo saver set with adjustble ackermann, lightweight upper engine mounts and finally an aluminium chassis stiffener.
More new releases from KM Racing, and yet more parts for the Xray NT1, with the release of more aluminium options for the Slovakian company’s 200mm chassis. First up is this aluminium rear back plate that replaces the original plastic part and helps increase strength to the structure of this area in the event of a rear impact. Also new from KM is a set of 4 spring cap bottoms that have been made from gun metal anodised aluminium and further lightened through holes and extra machining. Finally, for the clutch of the NT1, is a new aluminium spring cup and aluminium clutch shoe plate that are very light and as such provide a performance advantage over the original parts.
Following on from the release of the lightweight clutch bell housing for the Xray NT1 back in September, KM Racing have now released a similar product for both the Kyosho V-One RRR and Mugen MTX4. Designed to be super lightweight, with the maximum amount of material removed without sacrificing strength, both bell housings has been made from a new hardened steel material for extra durability.
Taiwanese engine manufacturer STS have unveiled more additions to their already extensive range of engines. First up is the new S12XS, 2.1 cc touring car motor that has a 12mm crankshaft with turbo scoop, 5 port tear dropped ABC liner and is supplied with a turbo plug. The S12XS is also available as a 3 port IFMAR legal version. Also for on road is the new 3.5cc S21R motor that has a 14mm balanced crankshaft with turbo scoop, 5 port ABC liner, carburettor with interchangeable venturis and is also supplied with a turbo plug. Finally is the S21T buggy engine which is exactly the same as the on road motor but has a larger cooling head as is normal with off road motors.
KM Racing have released some new tools for on road racers in the form of a new droop gauge and droop blocks. The red anodised blocks (above) have been machined from aluminium, feature the KM Racing logo, and provide an accurate base from which to measure your cars downstop settings. Designed to accompany the blocks, is a new red anodised aluminium droop gauge that can measure between -3mm to +10mm in half mm increments, allowing for very accurate settings.