Now available from HPI Racing is the powerful Nitro RS4 3 18SS+ nitro touring car. The “Plus” means more option parts have been added as standard equipment. What’s new? An aluminum tuned pipe is now included for blistering speed, improved heat dissipation, and extra strength. The black alloy pipe matches the header and engine head perfectly for a stealth look that warns your buddies that the 18SS+ is serious about laying down massive power.
A new Two Stage air filter has also been added, similar to the proven design found on the Savage truck. It’s bigger than the old filter so you can run longer between routine maintenance intervals. The internal pre-oiled foam element is protected by an outer foam layer, providing optimal air filtration for longer engine life.
To top everything off we chose one of the most popular Super Cars of all time, the Lamborghini Countach. Sculpted in Italy by the famous designer Marcello Gandini and produced by Bertone, the Countach transformed the definition of Super Car with its sleek and aggressive design. The HPI Countach body is an exact replica, complete with a huge decal sheet that comes pre-cut for easy application. Vintage wheels and tires are now included, extra wide in the rear to help recreate the distinctive stance of the real car.
Our powerful 18SS engine is included. Rated at 1.5 horsepower, the 18SS is a high torque engine with features that include aggressive porting, durable ABC construction, a large heat sink head, dual needle 6mm carburetor and a lightweight aluminum connecting rod. The large .18 cubic inch size propels the Nitro RS4 3 18SS+ to a top speed in excess of 50 mph! And, the 18SS engine is designed to be easy to start, easy to tune, and rock-steady reliable. It's equipped with an easy to use recoil pullstarter and, for racing applications, can be bump started. A high flow tube header and dual chamber aluminum tuned pipe are mated to revised gearing making the Nitro RS4 3 18SS+ one of the most powerful 1/10 scale production cars ever!
The Nitro RS4 3 18 SS+ has many of the features found on our popular RTR Nitro RS4 3, making it a great kit for parking lot drivers. The tough shaft drive system keeps the drivetrain running smoothly even in parking lots that aren't completely free of rocks. The enclosed receiver/battery box and removable radio tray keep the electronics protected from the elements and make clean-up a snap. Hardened metal differential gears are included to help tame the power of the 18SS engine. A stiff purple anodized aluminum 2.5mm chassis prevents flex for consistent handling and extra durability. An adjustable 2 speed transmission is included, compatible with a wide variety of optional gears to help tune the gearing to track conditions. And, we've added adjustable turnbuckles for easy tuning of the suspension settings. Everything combined gives the Nitro RS4 3 18SS+ a healthy dose of bottom end punch and screaming top end performance, and the durability to handle parking lot conditions with ease.
This is an unassembled kit designed for hobbyists who enjoy the process of building their own cars. The body is clear, allowing car fans to choose their favorite color. Pre-cut window masks are included, along with protective film on the body to make painting quick and easy.
The kit comes with no electronics so that racers can customize the car with their favorite radio system. Speed, durability, and loaded with more features than ever, check out the new Nitro RS4 3 18SS+!
Nitro RS4 3 18SS+ new features:
Vintage wheels and tires
Vintage 5-spoke matte chrome wheels with high grip vintage racing tires.
Aluminum exhaust pipe
Durable aluminum pipe delivers more power.
Two stage air filter
Two stage air filter provides more airflow for increased power and superior filtering to protect your engine.
Standard Nitro RS4 3 18SS+ features:
Powerful 18SS engine
High torque, 1.5 horsepower engine that is easy to tune and maintain. Perfect for "outlaw" class racers. One of the most powerful small block engines available!
Shaft drive 4WD system
Proven tough shaft drive system with full time four wheel drive for excellent handling, durability and protection against rocks that can get stuck in the drivetrain of belt-driven cars.
Hardened metal final drive gears
Heat treated metal gears for extra durability.
Revised gear ratio
New gearing for quicker acceleration and a maximum top speed in excess of 50mph!
Machined aluminum engine mounts
Precision machined aluminum keeps the engine cool, anodized purple for custom looks.
Automatically shifts for quick acceleration and high top speed.
Heavy duty outdrives
Stronger outdrives to handle the powerful 18SS engine.
Fiber disc brake
Serious stopping power and less brake fade for more consistent braking.
Adjustable steel turnbuckles
Easy suspension adjustments for maximum performance and handling.
Thick 2.5mm aluminum chassis prevents flex for consistent handling and extra durability.
High flow aluminum header
High flow aluminum header to maximize power output for quick acceleration and high top speed.
Adjustable body mounts
Quick, easy mounting for a wide variety of body styles.
Sealed/Removable Radio Tray
Removable radio tray for quick, easy and safe cleaning. The receiver cover protects electronics from the elements and spilled fuel.