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HB Racing E817 Buggy

Teaser – HB Racing E817 Buggy

Fresh off a win at the 2016 EFRA 1/8 Electric Buggy European Championships in Malaga, Spain, HB Racing has released the first teaser image of the E817 electric 1/8th scale buggy kit. David Ronnefalk piloted a prototype E817 to a win over some of the best drivers in the world, proving that the E817 is going to be a serious [...]

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Kyosho Motorcycle

2 New Motorcycles From Kyosho

Just announced by Kyosho are a pair of new motorcycles in their “Hanging On Racer” series. The first bike is a 1991 Honda NSR500 with the second being a 1992 S.R.T. SUZUKI RGV-Γ. Both bikes will come as kits and feature a rider that sways side-to-side as the bike leans into corners. Scale detailing is high on both bikes, as [...]

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HoBao Racing Hyper VT

HoBao Racing Hyper VT RTR

It is officially 1/8th on-road day here at BigSquidRC. After having posted the new HB Racing and Serpent 1/8th on-road cars, here we are with the HoBao Racing Hyper VT. The Hyper VT was teased back in July, but now full details have been announced. The 1/8th on-road Hyper VT comes in both nitro and brushless RTR forms. The Nitro Version [...]

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Serpent Viper 977 EVO2

Serpent Viper 977 EVO2

What, two 1/8th nitro on-road cars in one day? That has to be a new record at BigSquidRC. Earlier today we posted about the new HB Racing RGT8, now we have the pleasure of helping to announce the Viper 977 EVO 2 from Serpent to the world. You may already be familiar with the 977 from Serpent, it has been [...]

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HB Racing RGT8

HB Racing RGT8 1/8 On-Road Kit

Designed to compete in the 1/8th scale Nitro GT Class, HB Racing has announced their very first nitro GT car, the 1/8 RGT8. The RGT8 is based off of HB’s extremely capable D815 nitro buggy platform, creating a car that should be great for bashing or high speed runs. What are some of its highlights? * 2 speed transmission * Lightweight diff [...]

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Serpent Cobra Truggy-e RTR

Serpent 1/8 Cobra Truggy-e RTR

While Serpent is best known for ultra-high-end racing cars, they are also expanding their RTR line-up. New from Serpent is the 1/8 Cobra Truggy-e. The Truggy-e RTR has full blown race geometry for great handling and is pre-assembled for the convenience of the average user. Here are some of its highlights- * Fully assembled with pre-painted body * Waterproof 6S 150 amp [...]

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Thunder Tiger Bushmaster ARR

Thunder Tiger Bushmaster ARR Buggy

New from Thunder Tiger is the ARR version of the Bushmaster. If you already have a heap of electronics laying around, the Almost-Ready-To-Run version of the Bushmaster can save you some serious cash. The ARR comes pre-built and with a servo, but it doesn’t include any other electronics. * Top flip body for easy maintenance * Realistic look * 16mm oil filled shocks * [...]

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HB Racing R8

Shipping Again Soon – HB Racing R8 On-Road Kit

For all you on-road racers, yesterday we received a press release from Hobbico for the HB Racing R8. The R8 was first officially announced back in 2014, now it sounds like it will be available and shipping here in the states next month from Hobbico. The official Tower Hobbies website has the R8 kit listed for $799 with an expected [...]

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OS Las Vegas Edition

O.S. Engines Las Vegas Edition Speed B2101

Did you know that O.S. Engines has won more IFMAR 1/8 World Championships than any other manufacturer? To help commemorates the 2016 IFMAR Worlds Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada this year, O.S. is releasing a limited edition Las Vegas Edition Speed B2101 nitro engine. The engine features a distinct stars and stripes livery on its head and was designed to [...]

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Review Duratrax 8th scale buggy tires

Duratrax 8th Scale Buggy Lockup & Bandito Tire Review

Some people want tires to win the IFMAR worlds. Others, mainly bashers, are just looking for an upgrade in traction at a reasonable price point. For all you 8th scale buggy bash fanatics out there, Duratrax recently added a couple of new sets of Pre-Mounted 8th Scale Buggy Tires to their set list. We handed a new set of Lockup [...]

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HoBao Hyper VT

Teaser – HoBao Hyper VT 1/8 On-Road Car

It has been a while since HoBao has announce a new car, but now they are teasing the Hyper VT. What is the Hyper VT? It is an 1/8th scale nitro powered on-road car designed for GT racing. Of course many HoBao products are popular among the bashing crowd for making high speed runs, the same thing might very well [...]

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2016 ARRMA Talion BLX Truggy

Updated 2016 ARRMA Talion BLX Truggy

The ARRMA Talion has developed a great reputation with the bashing crowd. It is big, it is fast, and it loves big air. ARRMA has just announced the upgraded 2016 Version of the Talion. What’s the big news on the 2016 Talion? Well, it comes with an upgraded BLX 6S capable brushless power system, a stronger rear wing mount, new [...]

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2016 ARRMA Typhon Buggy Review

2016 ARRMA Typhon BLX Buggy Review

When first introduced last year, the ARRMA Typhon BLX 1/8 Buggy was a hit with the bashing crowd. It had a 6S capable power system, long travel suspension, and a high-tech look. Not one’s to rest on their laurels, ARRMA has upgraded the Typhon for 2016. The Typhon now comes with a Tactic radio system, new wheels, a new rear [...]

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Pro-Line Fugitive Lite Tires

Pro-Line Fugitive Lite Tires

Pro-Line has a long history of winning races. To take their 1/8 buggy game to yet another level, Pro-Line has announced a Lite version of the extremely popular Fugitive tire. The Fugitive Lites use smaller pins than its predecessor to make for a lighter overall tire. Lighter tires mean quicker acceleration and faster braking, helping to lower your lap times. [...]

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Mega Series ARRMA Raider XL

New ARRMA Raider XL 1/8 Mega Series Buggy

The Raider XL BLX has been extremely popular in its brushless form, soon it will be available in affordable Mega Series trim. The Raider XL Mega Series comes with a brushed power system, perfect for beginners or those on a budget. The Mega Series Raider XL is an 1/8 scale 2wd buggy with a 13 inch long wheelbase and a [...]

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