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ARC R8.1

ARC R8.1 On-Road Kit

Earlier today the folks at ARC announced their new R8.1 on-road kit. The R8.1 is a 4wd 1/8th scale nitro on-road race machine that now sports a number of upgrades over the original R8. * New front bulkhead with adjustable belt tension * New shock springs * New spur gear sizing * New X-Hard clutch spring * Aluminum front arm downstop * New anti-roll bars To get [...]

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HB Racing D817 V2 Buggy

HB Racing D817 V2 Nitro Buggy Kit

Featuring a world championship pedigree, the D817 V2 nitro buggy from HB Racing should be a top contender in the 2018 nitro wars. The V2 of the D817 comes with various revisions and updates to improve durability, as well as handling. Here are some of its new updates- * New 7075 aluminum chassis * Stronger 17.5° aluminum caster blocks * JConcepts body * New [...]

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ARC R8.1E

ARC R8.1E 1/8th Kit

Just announced by ARC is the gnarly looking R8.1E. The R8.1E was designed for high speed 1/8th on-road racing, but looks like it could make one heck of a speed run car to us. ARC updated the R8.1E with numerous revisions over the previous car, here are some of the updates- * Front bulkhead with adjustable belt tension * New anti-roll bar * [...]

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2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

Kyosho 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

Whoa, now here is a sharp looking new car from Kyosho, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The Demon already has a gnarly reputation in the full scale world, the 1/8th scale Kyosho looks just as mean! With a fully licensed Dodge body and a potent KE25 nitro engine, the Demon should really fly around your cul-de-sac. The highly detailed Dodge [...]

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XRay GTXE

XRay 1/8 GTXE Kit

While the XRay GTXE was designed for on-road racing, we can envision some of you guys snatching one up to convert into a speed run car. XRay has long been known for making some of the most esoteric cars in rc, the new GTXE looks like it totally lives up to that reputation. Here is the scoop- * 1/8 luxury electric [...]

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Team Magic Orange B8ER Buggy

Team Magic B8ER 6S RTR Buggy

Coming soon from the folks at Team Magic is the 6S capable B8ER RTR buggy. The B8ER is an 8th scale brushless powered machine that is targeted right at the bashing crowd. What kind of features does it have? Take a look- * Maximum speed of 110 kmh * Waterproof electronics * 150 amp 6S ESC * 2250kV brushless motor * 16kg torque steering servo * [...]

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XRay 2018 XB8

2018 XRay XB8 Nitro Buggy

The crew over at XRay have really been making a push lately, their latest new car announcement is the 2018 version of the XB8. The ’18 XB8 is ready for the nitro off-road wars coming up in the spring, here are some of its upgrades over the previous model- * New chassis designed with more space between wheels & side guards * [...]

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Mugen MBX8 Nitro Buggy

Mugen MBX8 Nitro Buggy

It isn’t that often when Mugen introduces a new buggy, so the MBX8 is pretty big news in the 1/8th racing scene. Mugen states that the new MBX8 was designed to be more lightweight, for increased durability, better acceleration, and longer run-times. Here is the breakdown on some of its new gear- * New chassis for improved handling * High Traction Differentials [...]

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Reedy Sonic 866 877 Brushless Motors

Reedy Sonic 866 And 877 Brushless Motors

For all you electric 1/8th scale drivers, Reedy has announced a pair of new brushless motors. New from Reedy is the 866 and the 877. Both are street priced at $148 and were designed for loads of efficient power. Here are some of the new motors features- * Sensored design * 5mm shaft * 200mm sensor wire * CNC machined can * Built to ROAR [...]

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Team Magic J-STAR 6S Monster Truck

Team Magic J-STAR 6S Monster Truck

Just announced by HRC Distributing is a new monster truck from Team Magic. The J-Star 6S Monster Truck is 1/8th scale in size and comes in RTR form. * Realistic style body * Uses Team Magic E6 chassis * 6S HobbyWing 150 amp waterproof ESC * 2250kV brushless motor * Waterproof Savöx metal gear servo * Aluminium splines on wheel hubs * LED light bar * Realistic roof [...]

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Kyosho Mad Crusher Video

Kyosho Mad Crusher Beach Raid Video

To help promote the Mad Crusher, the crew at Kyosho have posted a new video. The video shows both the electric and nitro powered Mad Crusher out on a beach getting in some bashing. Watch the video to see the Mad Crusher throwing some serious roost as well as getting big air. With big power and a large 1/8th scale [...]

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Shepherd Velox V8 WC Team Edition

Shepherd Velox V8 WC Team Edition

Now available from Shepherd is the Velox V8 WC Team Edition. The Velox is an 1/8th scaled on-road racer, this particular version comes with a slew of upgrades that their team used at the last world championships. Some of those upgrades include- * Hard front arms * Aluminum wheel axles * Low friction pulley set * Brass battery tray * Rear CVDs * VCC aluminum clutchbell * [...]

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Team Magic E6 Raptor Monster Truck

Team Magic E6 Raptor Monster Truck

Shipping now from Team Magic is the E6 Raptor monster truck. The E6 Raptor is an 1/8th scale RTR monster truck designed for serious bashing fun. The truck features a Hobbywing 150 amp ESC that is mated to a 2250kV brushless motor to give it serious power. Here are some of its other highlights- * Waterproof Savox steering servo * LED light [...]

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SWORKz APOLLO 1/8 Sport Brushless RTR Buggy

SWORKz APOLLO 1/8 Brushless RTR Buggy

New from SWORKz is the Apollo 1/8 Brushless RTR Buggy. The Apollo is based off the SWORKz S35-2E and comes fully pre-built and loaded with electronics. Here are its highlights- * 7075 aluminum shock towers and chassis * Big bore Pro 2.0 shocks with 4mm shafts * Oil filled gear diffs * Pivot ball steering * Falcon II body * Sealed a-arms * CVD style driveshafts * CNC [...]

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2018 ARRMA Typhon Review

ARRMA 2018 Typhon BLX Buggy Review

ARRMA has done a great job over the years of keeping their product line updated. Recently, ARRMA started rolling out their 2018 model line-up. Their 8th scale line-up received a bunch of updates including a new battery box, various stronger plastic parts, and new rear wings. The 2018 Typhon received all the latest updates to improve on an already potent [...]

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