January 15, 2009

Artec Racing MK-001 1/8th body shell

We received a release from Artec Racing, another new player in the r/c market who will come out with a new 1/8th scale on-road body shell. We were sent a teaser shot of their first 1/8th body shell named the Artec MK-001. Designed and tested by two top international Team Orion and Kyosho drivers, Ilia Van Gastel and Adrien Bertin, it features a ‘stealth’ shaped cockpit and some ‘innovative’ features at the rear, but this will be revealed later at the Nürnberg toyfair where it will be seen on Adrien Bertin’s car at the Team Orion stand.

January 15, 2009

LimmetED Mini-Z Body shells

Small Swedish manufacturer LimmetED has begun the production of it’s own range of clear Mini-Z body shells. Currently there are 5 different styles available, emulating some of the more popular GT and DTM cars, with more bodies in the works. All shells have a 102mm wheelbase and 3+ offset front and rear just like the new MR02 LM.

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January 15, 2009

Blitz Lola R09 1/8th scale body

New from Team Titan, is their latest Bitz 1/8th scale body shell, called the Lola 09. In development for more than 6 months, this latest design has been created for modern 1/8th racing chassis’, which have higher rear body mounts, providing better rear downforce. Available in 3 different thicknesses of polycarbonate – 1.0mm, 0.9mm & 0.8mm, they have also added 2 small wings in front of each wheel arch for better steering reaction and downforce. EFRA and ROAR homologated, each shell is supplied with side supports and comes clear with an overspray film.

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January 13, 2009

Serpent S120 Front end assembly

Serpent have released the front end of their S120 car to be used on other 1/12th scale cars. Featuring 11 different adjustments to help you get the most from your car, all of which are easy to adjust and measure. Fixed lower suspension arms are themselves damped by the central strut which uses rubber o-rings to take up the flex in this area, while the grey anodised aluminium front upper wishbone mounts are available in different caster angles, the car being supplied with 6 degree versions as standard. With the steering block king pins spring loaded, the cornering forces are channelled through the upper wishbone, which enable the car to corner at high speeds.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

January 6, 2009

East Civic bodyshell Carbon look

EAST have announced the upcoming release of a carbon look version of their popular Civic 1/10th touring car bodyshell. Sold in carbon fibre finish, the windows unfortunately aren’t see through, but the shell is supplied with the light and grill decals as seen in the photos. Same body, different look – perfect for racers with good eyesight who really like carbon fibre.

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January 6, 2009

Kawahara Ultra cool brake disk

Japanese company Kawahara have released this new ultra cool 1/8th scale on road brake disk. Suitable for use inside Mugen, Kyosho and Serpent chassis’, the disk has been made from special steel and due to the many holes in the surface, has great heat dissipation and is super lightweight.

Source: Kawahara [kawahara-racing.co.jp]

December 31, 2008

VP Pro Xray NT1 Option parts

VP Pro have introduced a full line-up of option parts for the Xray NT1 200mm chassis. Positioned under the Pro-Cision name, the options include titanium CVD axles & pivot balls, aluminium rear anti-roll bar set, wheel adaptors and shaft spacers as well as new front anti-roll bars and a hard coated alu brake disc. Expect more products for the on road market in the near future.

Source: VP-Pro [vp-racing.com]

December 21, 2008

Carpicorn RC Exhaust system #2648

Capricorn RC have released their new 1/10th scale exhaust system. EFRA homologated (#2648), it has been designed to work with the new ruling that requires the use of an INS box on .12 engines. Available for sale from the 7th of January.

Source: Capricorn RC [capricornrc.com]