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Serpent Pre-painted 8th Scale Cobra GT Body
If you’ve read BSRC for any length of time then you already know we are big fans of pre-painted bodies. None of our staffers have any painting skillz, and quite frankly we would rather spend more time with our families or outside driving than wielding a rattle can. Today the fine folks over at Serpent announced a new Pre-Painted 1/8th Cobra GT Body. The body comes in their signature orange color and fits short wheelbase GT cars (325mm). It has a large rear wing for loads of downforce and is molded out of top quality polycarbonate.

The part number is #170311 and you can get more information over on the official Serpent Website.

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Kyosho Psycho Kruiser MT
First shown at the Nurnberg Toy Fair, Kyosho has now released full information on their 8th Scale Psycho Kruiser Monster Truck. The Psycho Kruiser is based off Kyosho’s popular Inferno platform and utilizes a long alloy chassis and 3 gear differentials. Long travel shocks are used to soak up big jumps, and a 6S LiPo capable brushless system makes sure you never want for more power.

* 1500kV motor
* Top speeds of more than 80km/h
* 2.4GHz Syncro radio system
* Intended for expert level drivers

The part number for the Psycho is 30886B, it has a street price of $749, and you can find more information at This Link on the Kyosho USA website.

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Unboxing Carisma Porsche 959 Rally
Ever since we first laid eyes on the Carisma M48S Porsche 959 Rally Car, we’ve been biting at the bit to get our hands on one. Well, we finally got one in at the BSRC Bash Compound, and today we are posting unboxing pictures so you can see exactly what it looks like when you crack the box open.

In hand, the Carisma is a stunner, the pictures below do not do justice to how good it looks. The body is highly detailed, with the appropriate stickers already applied to give it the same look as the classic full scale rally car. The Porsche 959 is also the first car we’ve ever tested that has come out of the box with plastic, highly detailed windshield wipers, doors handles, and rear view mirrors.

Under the hood you’ll find a water resistant brushless power plant mated to a 4wd system. The 959 comes with a metal chassis and a big front bumper that should fend off some pretty gnarly hits. Our testing is fully underway, hopefully we’ll have the review done for next week to let you know if it can take a legit bashing.

If you don’t want to wait for the review, you can get your hands on one right now at This Link over on the Falcon Hobby Supply website.

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Hit the “Read More” button for two more galleries of unboxing pictures.

Serpent Cobra GT-E Ready To Race 1/8
Serpent has announced a new RTR version of their high end 1/8 Cobra GT car. The GT-E RTR comes fully assembled with a 2.4GHz radio system, metal gear servo, waterproof ESC, and 2450kV brushless motor. The slick looking body is pre-painted and pre-cut for extra convenience.

* 16mm big bore shocks
* 4wd with 3 gear diffs
* 7075 T6 aluminum shock towers and chassis
* Oversized A-arms
* Front and rear anti-roll bars

The part number for the Cobra GT-E is #600045 and you can get more information at This Link.

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Castle Creations 8th ESC 2200 motor combo
The crew over at Castle Creations have a new 1/8th scale waterproof esc and motor combo. The new speed controller is called the Sidewinder 8th and the combo comes with a 1515 2200kV brushless motor. The BEC on the Sidewinder 8th is fixed at 5.5 volts and the ESC has a maximum cell count of 6S LiPo.

The part number is 010-0139-00 and they should have a street price of just under $200. Hit up This Link for more information over on the Castle Creations website.

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ARRMA Kraton
A whole lot of people have been waiting for ARRMA to put out some 4 wheel drive vehicles, well here they are, the 8th scale Kraton Monster Truck and Typhon Buggy. These two vehicles represent the first in ARRMA’s Speed Class line-up, and should be gnarly beasts at your local bash spot. They are still a ways out, but this is what we know so far-

* Designed for 6S, in both electronics and battery trays
* Waterproof
* Aluminum motor mount
* Hook and loop battery straps
* Front and rear roll bars
* Adjustable turnbuckles
* Sturdy aluminum servo horns
* RTR w/ ATX100 2.4GHz radio system
* ARRMA brushless powered w/ 180A ESC
* ADS-15 208oz/in metal-geared steering servo

Here are some specificatiosn for the KRATON-
* Length- 23.2″
* Width- 18.5″
* Height- 7.7″
* Wheelbase- 14.9″
* Weight- 8.8 lb
* 2250kV brushless motor
* Part number #ARAD81**

Specifications for the TYPHON-
* Length- 20″
* Width- 12″
* Height- 7.2″
* Wheelbase- 12.9″
* Weight- 6.6 lb
* 2300kV brushless motor
* Part number #ARAD80**

Right now the release date for both models is speculated to be Mid-Summer. To visit the official ARRMA website hit up This Link.

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ARRMA Typhon

THE Thunder Tiger ST4 G3 Review

Thunder Tiger ST4 G3 Truggy Review

Just under a year ago we reviewed the Thunder Tiger ST4 G3 Truggy. We found it to be much like its monster truck cousin, the MT4, a big beastly bash machine. For 2014 Thunder Tiger has released a new version of the ST4, they didn’t change much, just the transmitter, but today we’ll be taking another look at the ST4. Is it still one of the Kings of the Hill at the bash spot? Does it live up to the G3 tradition of toughness? If you show up with one will you pwn your buddies? Click the “Read More” to check out our review…


THE Durango DEX408v2 Buggy Review

Team Durango DEX408v2 Review

Yes, Team Durango is world renowned for their uber racing machines, but can their high-end DEX408v2 electric buggy also make a good bash machine? Is it fast enough to own the local bash spot? How does it jump? Can it takes huge hits like a only a good bash machine can? Hit the “Read More” button to find out what we thought of the DEX408v2… Now with video!


XRay XT9 Nitro Truggy
8th scale truggies are some of the best vehicles you can have for bashing. Big power, big tires, and plenty of ground clearance instantly makes them a good basher. XRay has finally announced full information on their uber new XT9 Nitro Truggy. XRay is known for their high end equipment, if you are looking for a well designed truggy made from the best materials, the XT9 should be on your list. In fact, XRay uses the words “Rugged… Indestructible… Unbeatable…” and “Luxury Masterpiece” to describe the new XT9. Some of its features include-

* All new CNC machined Swiss 3mm 7075 T6 aluminum chassis
* Updated side guards
* Improved weight distribution
* HUDY spring steel CVDs
* Rubber sealed gear diffs
* 150cc fuel tank
* Adjustable caster blocks
* Easy center diff access
* New I.S.S. aluminum suspension holders
* New double rear braces

The part number for the XRay XT9 is #350202 and you can get more information at THIS LINK.

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THE Team Durango 1/8th DEX408T 4WD Truggy Kit Review

Team Durango DEX408T Truggy Review

8th scale truggies are known for their prowess as bash machines. They have big tires, big power, and can typically take quite a beating. Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the Team Durango DEX408T Truggy to find out if it makes a good bash machine, or if it is better left to the track. Click the “Read More” and lets find out…


Thunder Tiger ST4 G3 Review


When I heard there was a new truck in the office based on the basher of the year truck, I jumped on it!
At first look, the Thunder Tiger ST4 G3 looks tough. It uses a popular style body in the industry right now. The laid back cab and embellished front fenders makes it look like it is moving while standing still. Knobby tires and a truggy wing add a hint of the race-ability. So does the ST4 G3 live up to our expectations? Keep reading to find out..

XRAY RX8 2013
XRay has just announced their newly upgraded 8th scale nitro on-road car, the RX8 ’13.
The new RX8 boasts a bunch of improvements, most notably- a new clutch, low pro shock set-up, and a new fuel tank. All the changes are said to make the RX8 easier to drive, faster, and even more reliable.

Want to learn more about this beauty? Xray has a lot more details on every aspect of the new RX8 ’13 over at THIS LINK.

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Team Associated RC8.2 RS RTR Nitro Buggy
It’s spring, time to bust those nitro burners back out again and Associated has announced their new RC8.2 Race-Spec RTR buggy. It’s an 8th scale off-roader that should not only be great at the track, but also great fun at your local bash area.

There are a host of upgrades to the new 8.2 version, and it comes with all the features you are looking for in an 8th scale RTR buggy. The newest Associated comes standard with a 2.4 GHz radio system, a .21 pull start engine, big bore shocks, 3mm towers, and a tuned pipe. The part number is #80909, street price is $499, and they should be available next month.

To view more Associated news check out THIS LINK.