Love the smell of nitro in the morning? If so LRP has announced a new high-end 1/8 nitro buggy, the S8 NXR.
As you can see from the picture (and video below) the S8 NXR is loaded with carbon fiber and tuning parts. Hard anodized 7075 aluminum is used for the chassis, knuckles, c-hubs, and rear wheel carriers, while big bore shocks help smooth out even the roughest of tracks. An angled motor mount and 125cc fuel tank help round out the package.
The part number is #131420 and they are available right now. For complete details hit up This Link over on the LRP website.
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Ever get 10 minutes into a 45 main and your tires are bald? Hot temps on a high bite surface can easily do that to a set of tires. The new Fugitives from Pro-Line were designed to be the longest lasting race tire that they’ve ever produced. Instead of going with large widely spaced lugs, the Fugitives use hundreds of small tightly packed knobbies to give maximum traction while yielding incredibly long life. From European style tracks to concrete, the Fugitives should be a great choice.
Available in X2, X3, and X4 compounds, the Fugatives are priced at right around $23 per pair and $36 when pre-mounted. Get complete details at This Link over on the official Pro-Line Racing website.
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Pro-Line Fugitive Gallery
“Good guys always wear white” (at least in the movies) and now you can get an All White Edition of JQ’s THECar. THECar white edition will not only make you instantly stand out in a crowd, but it is a full on race buggy capable of busting out fast lap times. Trick looks, fast laps, what more can you ask for.
The part number is #INT-JQB0677LE, they are priced at $599, and they start shipping on September 1st. There are only 100 of these kits being produced and you can get one on pre-order by Clicking Right Here.
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JQ THECar White Gallery
For all you guys wanting to go reallyyyyy fast with a high-end buggy, XRay has announced their new XB8E. The XB8E is based off the nitro XB8 and was designed to be the best of the best. For the track it should put in some blazing lap times, for bashing, it should go huge with premium parts under the hood.
* New aluminum chassis and motor mount
* Better weight distribution
* New side guards
* New a-arms and towers
* New cab forward body
* Pivot ball suspension
* Carbon fiber a-arm stiffeners
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XRay XB8E Gallery
Pro-Line has a new Trifecta Wing for your 8th scale buggy or truggy. The Trifecta was designed for three things – performance, style, and durability. The futuristic design uses large center fins to add stability while dimples are used to create a “golf ball” aerodynamic effect to increase low speed downforce.
The part number for yellow is #6249-02, black is #6249-03, and white is #6249-04. Street pricing is $16 and you can get complete details Right Here on Pro-Line’s website.
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First seen at the Nuremburg Toy Fair over the winter, the mid July release date for the ARRMA Typhon buggy is quickly approaching. The Typhon is big news not only because it is the first 8th scale to be released by ARRMA, but also because it will be their first 4wd.
The Typhon was designed to be a high speed-high power bash buggy, but perhaps more importantly, it was also designed to handle the rigors of constant 6S LiPo operation. Some of features and specifications of the new Typhon include-
* BLX 2050kV brushless motor
* Heavy duty gear diffs w/ steel outdrives
* Waterproof receiver box
* Adjustable battery tray with velcro straps
* Adjustable steel turnbuckles
* Aerodynamic body and wing
* High-impact knuckles, arms and hub carriers
* Pivot ball front suspension
* Center diff with ultra-strong spur gear
* Aggressive dBoots tires with foam inserts
* Waterproof BLX180 6S ESC with fan
* 2.4GHz ATX-100 2.4GHz transmitter w/ ARX-100 receiver
* Waterproof ADS-15 15kg metal gear servo
* Width: 12″
* Length: 20″
* Wheelbase: 12.9″
* Height: 7.2″
* Weight: 6.6lb
The part number for the ARRMA Typhon is #AR106001 and they have a street price of $429. To be the first person on your block to get one simply hit up This Link to get one on pre-order.
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ARRMA Typhon Gallery
The Pro-Line crew has a new 8th scale race tire called the LockDown that will be debuted at the Lone Star Nitro Challenge and will start hitting hobby shops next month. The Pro-Line LockDowns were designed to give you that extra edge on high bite surfaces, and come in a wide variety of compounds for different conditions and temperatures.
The part numbers are 9051-002 for X2 compound, 9051-003 for X3, 9051-004 for X4, 9051-02 for M3, 9051-03 for M4, and they all have a street price of right around $23 per pair.
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If you want to go “really big” and “really fast”, an 8th scale brushless buggy is hard to beat. The latest to be announced is a new USA Edition of the SWorkz S350 BE1 EVO 8th scale buggy. What makes it the USA Edition? A number of upgrades for our style of tracks. These upgrades include-
* 2.0 Pro Shocks w/ 4mm shafts & tapered pistons
* FCSS 7075 Chassis set (also includes standard chassis)
* Updated rear lower toe-in inserts
The SWorkz USA Edition has a part number of #SWX-910020, a street price of $469, and you can hit up This Link to head over to the official SWorkz website.
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The World Championship winning Hot Bodies D8 is now available as a ready to run. The D8S comes fully assembled with big nitro power to go fast and jump long. Some of its features include-
* Nitro Star F3.5 engine
* 2.4GHz radio system
* Waterproof brake/throttle servo
* Oil filled big bore shocks
* Full bearing set
The part number for the HPI/HB D8S ready to run is #HPID0918, it has a street price of $479, and they are available right now for your bashing enjoyment.
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If you want to go really fast on dirt, brushless 8th scale buggies are the weapon of choice by many a basher. The guys over at Ofna have a new brushless 1/8th scale buggy hitting the market, the Hyper SSe. The SSe comes with a high performance brushless power system and has a deep battery tray with velcro straps that allow for a variety of battery pack configurations. The SSe also comes with a tough anodized aluminum chassis and big bore shocks to handle the roughest terrain at your local bash spot.
The part numbers for the SSe are #14360 for orange, #14361 for blue, and they have a street price of $459. To get more information simply Click This Link to visit the official Ofna website.
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Ofna SSe Gallery
Back in the day, the first XRay nitro buggies were named XB8, now they are bringing back the name for their latest creation. The 2014 XB8 is a high-end 8th scale buggy that is made from high grade materials and is designed with all the latest performance tricks. Some of its highlights include-
* Unique XPBS front pivot ball suspension
* Multi-Flex chassis adjustment system
* All new big-bore shocks
* Beefy carbon fiber towers
* CNC-machined 3mm Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum chassis
* SFA graphite stiffeners on a-arms
The 2014 XB8 has a part number of #XRA350009 and a street price of just under $700. Hit up This Link for more information over on the official XRay website.
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XRay XB8 Gallery
Check out the video of the Durango DEX408v2 Buggy we just posted. This footage was shot during some of our extreme testing procedures during the review process. You can check out the review at This Link if you haven’t already.
Make sure to watch it in HD for bashing goodness!
We teased this a while back, but now it’s official. Check out the ST Racing Concepts Slash 4×4 1/8th E-Buggy Conversion kit. Some people call a conversion like this the backslash, but STRC is going with E-Buggy. It’s been a year since their 4×4 LCG Conversion kit, and this conversion is looking just as cool!
Advantages of this conversion are that it’s light weight. Almost 3lbs lighter than most 8th scale buggies, meaning you can use your 2S Lipo, and 550 motor setup and still have a blast. It’s available in blue, red, silver and black. You’ll need to supply the body, tires, wing, and 17mm hex adapters along with some other stuff, but this kit will get you started.
ST Racing Slash Buggy Gallery
The part number is ST6808(B/BK/S), and has a MSRP of $69.
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And the Friday Mystery Link, kicking it old school from ’05. It seemed like a good idea…