A snowy winter’s day might not be the best place for a high-end nitro touring car, but spring will come, and when it does the need for speed is sure to come with it. When your trigger finger gets itchy this spring the new Natrix 748 TQ from Serpent just might be the best cure. It is a 1/10th scale 4wd nitro touring car that is sure to have some serious speed. Some of its notable features include-
* New 748 gear-differentials used front and rear
* New XLi 2-speed gearbox
* Centax TM clutch
* Laser engraved 7075-T6 aluminum chassis
* Carbon fiber 2mm radio plate and 3mm shock towers
* Super short RCM-SS shocks
* Ball bearing equipped sway bars
The part number is #804008 and you can get complete details over on the official Serpent Website.
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Serpent Natrix 748 TQ Gallery
Over the past couple of seasons the Formula 1 class has taken off at many local tracks. It has the scale realism that many hobbyists are after, plus, who can resist emulating their favorite F1 driver at their local rc track. The latest car manufacturer to throw their hat into the F1 car ring is XRay with their new X1. The X1 is a 2wd 1/10th scale F1 car that is sure to be a hit with the racing crowd.
The X1 was designed for the rigors of both outdoor asphalt racing as well as indoors on carpet. 2.5mm carbon fiber is used for the chassis and was designed to use a “shorty” style LiPo pack. The LiPO can be mounted in two different positions on the X1, inline or cross chassis, and a laydown servo position is used for a lower center of gravity. The design team at XRay set out to make the X1 the premier car in the F1 class, time will tell, but for now the X1 looks to certainly be a serious contender. To get more details on the X1 simply hit up This Link over on the official XRay website.
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XRay X1 Gallery
RC4WD has announced a new short wheelbase version of the TF2, the Trail Finder 2 SWB. The SWB was designed specifically for shorter bodies like the Jeep body from Tamiya. The SWB comes standard with an R3 tranny, as well as Yota II axles.
* Short wheelbase aluminum ladder chassis
* Realistic transfer case
* Leaf spring suspension
* Mud Thrasher 1.9″ tires & 5 lug stamped beadlock wheels
* Chassis mounted servo
* Comes with full bearing set
* Wheelbase- 9.53″
* Width- 8.46″
* Length- 15.35″
* Weight- 62.08oz
The truck has a street price of $379, a part number of #Z-K0045, and these are shipping right now. Click Right Here to get more details over on RC4WD’s website.
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RC4WD TF2 SWB Gallery
Yokomo has just announced their latest high-end 1/10th race buggy, the YZ-2. The YZ-2 was specially designed for high-bite surfaces like damp clay, sugar treated tracks, and carpet. To help eliminate traction rolling the YZ-2 features an ultra-low center of gravity motor mount and transmission. The YZ-2 also features an innovative steering design for a more direct feel in the corners.
* New cab-forward body
* 4mm carbon fiber shock towers
* Aluminum wheel hexes
* Low friction hard anodized shock bodies
* New aluminum steering rack
* Can use multiple different styles of batteries
* Aluminum chassis
The part number is #B-YZ2, it should start shipping late this month, and you can hit up This Link for more details.
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Yokomo YZ-2 Gallery
The latest RC4WD release for you scale enthusiasts is the Gelande II D110 Truck Kit with Defender Hard Body. The G2 has numerous new features like Yota II axles, an R3 single speed tranny, and the servo mount is up on the chassis for a more scale appearance. A four link suspension is used on the rear while a 3 link with panhard bar is used up front.
* Designed for true to scale looks
* Long wheelbase G2 chassis
* Metal axles with locked diffs
* Center mounted transfer case
* Dirt Grabber 1.9″ tires
* 5 lug 1.9 beadlock wheels
* Dual spring oil shocks
* Width- 7.87″
* Length- 22.44″
* Wheelbase- 13″
* Weight- 105.6oz
The part number is #Z-K0047, it is street priced at $599, and you can hit up This Link for more details over on RC4WD’s website.
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RC4WD Gelande II Hard Body Gallery
While some hobbyists are looking for the most high-tech vehicles they can buy, there will always be a big demand for basic, entry level machines. The Kyosho Sand Master is just that, an entry level buggy for new drivers, or for hobbyists that are looking to keep things simple.
The folks over at Kyosho America have announced that the Sand Master is now available in three new colors- black, white and purple. The readyset versions come fully assembled and ready to bash with a Team Orion 1800mAh NiMH battery, 2.4GHz radio system, and a LiPO ready Team Orion ESC.
The kit version is priced at just $109 while the readysets have a street price of $159. Hit up This Link to get more information over on Kyosho America’s official website.
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Kyosho Sand Master Black/White/Purple Gallery
You asked for it, you begged for it, you demanded it, now Axial is offering the Yeti as a kit. With a plethora of aftermarket goodies now available for the Yeti, imagine building a brand new one from the ground up customized just for your needs. The kit Yeti also comes with high-zoot aluminum shocks for smooth action and consistent handling.
* Adjustable Icon aluminum shocks
* Aluminum lower link plates
* 2.2″ officially licensed Falken Wildpeak tires
* Fully licensed Method IFD beadlock wheels
* Heavy duty spiral cut bevel gears
* Universal axle set
* Dual slipper clutch
* Aluminum M4 turnbuckles
* WB8 heavy duty center CVD
* WB8 heavy duty rear driveshafts
* Comes with decals, clear body, interior tray and 3 driver helmets
The kit has an MSRP of $329, a part number of #AX90025, and Here Is The Link you want for more details over on Axial’s website.
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Axial Yeti Kit Gallery
One of the most popular indoor carpet classes has always been 1/12th scale and now you can own a version of the car that Marc Rheinard used to win the last 12th scale world championship. The CRC Xti-WC is now available for sale and comes with all the latest 12th scale design technology. The WC edition features a new chassis as well as a new U-plate front sub-frame to make it faster, tougher, and easier to drive than ever. The Xti-WC was also designed to be ultra-adjustable to suit both mod or stock racing. You can Click This Link to get more details over on the official CRC website.
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CRC Xti-WC Gallery
Often considered the “fastest” indoor off-road racing class, there is no shortage of competitive buggies in 1/10th scale 4wd. The latest to hit the market is the newly updated 2015 XRay XB4. The highlight of the new XB4 is its “2-n-1″ design that allows you to either run saddle packs or a single shorty LiPO battery. Some of the other changes on the 2015 machine include-
* Revised aluminum chassis
* New carbon fiber top decks
* New front shock tower
* Beefed up bulkheads
* New aluminum motor mount
* New slipper clutch
* Optional center diff
The new XB4 will hit the streets at right around $450 and you can hit up This Link over on XRay’s website for more details.
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2015 XRay XB4 Gallery
What do you do to put out the best car possible? To start, you hire an ultra talented driver (like Atsushi Hara). Then you test, and test, and test some more.
The result of all the testing SWORKz and Hara have been doing is their new S350 Evo II Pro. This is a high-zoot nitro powered 8th buggy kit that is slated to hit stores in 2015. They’ve refined the shocks and optimized the geometry on the suspension, and SWORKz is claiming it will include higher quality parts than the previous model. More details will be released soon, in the meantime you can hit up This Link to check out the official SWORKz website.
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There are so many good looking cars hitting the market now days. Manufacturers are paying more attention to the details that can make their cars look just like their full scale equivalents.
The new Plazma series car from Kyosho, the 24 Hour of LeMans Nissan R90CP, definitely brings it in the looks department. Its highly detailed Nissan shell looks just like the full size car, while under the hood it sits on the high performance Kyosho Plazma platform. It might not make a good outdoor pavement basher, but if you have a smooth enough surface it should be nuclear quick.
The part number is #30925B, it is street priced at $319, and you can hit This Link to visit its official page on the Kyosho America website.
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Kyosho Nissan LM Gallery
Vaterra now makes a scale truck? We put it through its paces to see if it has what it takes to keep up with the competition! The new kit comes with all sorts of new ideas that really add to the realism of the truck. With options like a quick and easy way to change the wheel base, or loads of steering and a transmission that is easily converted to 2 speed, this may be the next big thing! Click READ MORE to get our thoughts…
Looking for a neat winter project? After a bit of teasing the good folks over at Kyosho have released the scoop on the 2014 edition of their Beetle Kit. The Beetle first hit the market way back in 1983 where it set a new standard for buggy performance. The re-release is much like the ’83 version but is updated in a few important areas. An advanced 6061-T6 forged aluminum chassis with countersunk screws comes standard on the ’14 model, as does aluminum shock bodies and a slipper clutch.
The Beetle comes with a street price of $235 and has a part number of #30614B. Check out This Link for more details over on the Kyosho America website.
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Kyosho 2014 Beetle Gallery