RTR Sucks. I said it, and I don’t feel bad for saying it. So any time I hear of a kit version of any vehicle being released I jump for joy. HPI has long been cool about releasing their Baja 5 line as a kit version, so their new Baja 5SC SS comes as no surprise. Just like all the other SSes, the 5SC version includes all kinds of great hop-ups to make it worth buying over the stock RTR version. The biggest and most important is the engine, a Fuelie 26s engine, which as the name implies is a 26cc, tuned, race-ready engine. Also included is a shiny tuned pipe that’ll help extract all the power out of that big engine. HPI’s VVC/HD large bore shocks are also included to help keep the 5SC planted to the ground. To top it all off is a clear body that you can paint to your tastes. That isn’t all though, there’s plenty of other hop-up parts included, too many to keep listing here.
The Baja 5SC SS will be hitting shelves this month with an MSRP of $2099. Be sure to check out the HPI website for all the details.