Recently we mentioned that HPI Racing would be distributing HoBao products in the US and Japan. We now have some more details on the vehicles including pricing!
The Hyper 10SC-E RTR is a 4WD 1/10 short course truck that will come ready to run with a 2.4Ghz radio system, brushless 3900kv motor, 3 oil filled differentials, and a full set of ball bearings. It will be available in blue or orange and street price will be about $360, which sounds pretty good for a brushless 4wd short course truck!
HoBao Hyper 10SC Gallery
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We got our hands on the new HPI Ken Block Rally WR8 Flux. A few people in the office have been waiting to get their hands on this one, so we are going to be drawing straws or just a flat out brawl to see who gets to do the review in the office. Till then, enjoy pictures.
HPI Ken Block Gallery
HPI Ken Block Gallery
HPI Ken Block Gallery
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RC4WD has just announced a new size of their popular Licensed Baja MTZ tires. These are officially licensed by Mickey Thompson and give a totally trick scale look to your Losi 5IVE-T or HPI Baja 5T/SC. Some of the features include-
* OD: 6.88″(175mm)
* Width: 3.11″(79mm)
* X4 Rubber Compound for good traction and long tread life
* Fits HI Baja 5T Front wheels and Losi Five-T wheels
* Comes with 2 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Tires and 2 foam inserts
* Trick Mickey Thompson sticker sheet
Street price is $55 and they are available for pre-order right now over at TGN Distributing. For more information hit up RC4WD’s official WEBSITE.
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RC4WD Mickey Thompson Gallery
Some big news today out of SoCal, HPI Racing has now become the exclusive distributor for HoBao products in North America and Japan. Here is an excerpt from the press release-
“HPI RACING is proud to announce that it will be the Exclusive Distributor for HoBao RC Vehicles in North America and Japan. HoBao is a manufacturer of high quality Nitro and Electric RC vehicles with a long standing Global presence in the RC Industry. With a full line of RC vehicles for both the enthusiast as well as the weekend racer, the full line of HoBao vehicles has something for everyone. The HPI RACING distributed line of HoBao vehicles will now also enjoy the support of HPI RACING’s legendary Customer Service and Support in North America and Japan. This includes a one year warranty for each vehicle distributed by HPI RACING.
Distributors please contact your HPI RACING Sales Representatives to order the HoBao line of vehicles distributed by HPI RACING. Consumers can contact 1-888-349-4474 or “email@example.com” for product Support”
Here are some HoBao models that will be shipping from HPI this October-
* 1/8th Hyper 7 TQ RTR Nitro Buggy
* 1/10th Hyper 10 SC RTR
* 1/8th Hyper SS RTR Nitro Buggy
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Looks like HPI is going after the all of us classic car fans with their new 1966 Ford Mustang body for 200mm chassis vehicles. The new body comes with a bunch of stickers to help give that scale classic look including shiny chrome stickers for things like the bumpers. Cost of the new bumper will be around $32.
HPI 66 Mustang Gallery
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For you 1/5 scale guys, just a quick heads up that HPI Racing will be hosting the East Coast Nationals event at their Irvine Lake track. The pictures from previous events make this location look awesome! What a view! The event is September 29-30th 2012, and there is some more info on this HPI Track Page. If you are out that way, make sure to tell the HPI folks we said hello as well as Dan from Kershaw Designs who should be out there.
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The guys over at HPI have a trick new Toyota Corolla Levin Coupe body for all you on-road fans. This is a 190mm body that easily fits HPI’s Sprint 2 and Nitro 3 line-up of cars, as well as being a great fit for most any electric touring car. The outside is covered with a clear overspray protector, window masks and a large decal sheet are also included. Look for a street price of around $30 and you can get complete information right HERE.
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HPI has always been known for their incredible looking bodies. New from HPI this month is their 200 mm Lexus LS460 Sessions version body that is sure to make your on-road car look a whole bunch tricker. The body is formed out of .030 polycarbonate, it comes with plenty of premium vinyl decals, body post holes are pre-marked for HPI cars, and it is officially licensed. Look for a street price of $27 and they are available for sale right now. Hit up THIS link on the official HPI website for more information.
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Looking to add a little customization to your HPI Racing Apache C1? HPI has a clear cockpit available now for around $23. Now you can paint your team colors, logos, and anything else you can imagine to complete that scale look.
Have you seen a review of the Apache? Check our Apache C1 Review Right Here.
For those of you looking for extra safety while charging and transporting your Lipo batteries HPI has a new item called the Plazma Pouch Safe Case. The HPI Plazma Pouch is made out of a flameproof material to give superior protection and of course can be used for all your different types of batteries, not just your Lipo’s. We don’t have any pricing or availability information yet but will pass it along when we get it. Till then, keep a look out on HPI’s Website.
Have you read our HPI Savage Flux XS review? If not you can check it out right HERE.
For all you on-road fans out there HPI/Hot Bodies is releasing a new high-end 4wd touring car called the TCXX. As you can clearly see from all the carbon fiber and anodized parts it is one trick car from front to back. Some highlights of the new Hot Bodies TCXX are-
*Rear gear diff
*More compact motor mount
*More narrow chassis
*One piece top deck
*Full set of sway bars
*Chassis optimized for Lipo batteries
*Flipped belt drivetrain
Priced is listed at $950, and we haven’t received information on a release date yet. HERE is the link you want for complete information.
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No doubt HPI has sold zillions of vehicles from their 5th scale Baja line-up of buggies and trucks. And no doubt they’ve been great fun to drive as well as solid bashers. However, some bashers like to drive their HPI Baja’s in the wet as well as the dry. Unfortunately the stock servo’s were not sealed to keep water out. Alas, HPI has answered the call of all those scuba gear equipped Baja drivers with their new SFL-11MGWP Waterproof Servo. Some of the specs are-
*25kg-cm of torque at 6 volts
*Requires 25 tooth servo arm
Tentative pricing looks to be around $150 and we’ll pass along a release date for here in the states when we hear more. Hit THIS link for more information.
Been a while since you checked out our extreme HPI Baja 5B torture video? If so, check it out HERE.
If your a Porsche fan, or a Falken tire Fan, it looks like HPI Racing has you covered! They just announced a little teaser that they have a HPI Falken Tire Porsche 911 GT RSR in KIT and RTR coming soon. The kit will come with a clear body, and all the stickers you need to complete the look, and the RTR, well will be all ready to drive out of the box. I know a few Porsche 911 fans that will enjoy this release.
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