First shown at the Nuremburg show, the new Bucky Lasek and Sverre Isachsen Edition HPI Racing Micro-RS4 Subaru WRX STIs are getting close to hitting the market. These feature highly detailed bodies with some sweet Global Rallycross livery for a trick look. Under the hood they sit on the tried and true Micro RS4 platform that is known for good handling and its durability.
* Belt driven 4wd
* 1/18th scale RTR
* Fully licensed replicas
* Full bearing set
* 2.4GHz radio system
* Comes w/ 180 sized motor & 6 volt 1200mAh battery
* Includes four AA batteries for transmitter
* Wheelbase- 150mm
* Length- 220mm
* Height- 80mm
* Width- 105mm
The part number for the Lasek Edition is #112465, the part number for the Isachsen Edition is #112466, and both are street priced at $169. Both are set for a late July release date and you can get full details at This Link over on HPI’s website.
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HPI Subaru WRX STI Gallery
Just this past week HPI Racing released another Micro RS4, this time the black Mustang of Vaughn Gittin, Jr. This kit, like its Sprint2 brother, has both soft and drift tires in the box, and I cannot wait to test my hand in drifting! I hope to have some video up soon, but for now here are some nice unboxing images!
More information on the Micro RS4 Vaughn Gittin Jr Mustang can be found on the HPI Website.
HPI Micro RS4 '69 Mustang Unboxing 1
HPI Micro RS4 '69 Mustang Unboxing 2
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On display in the HPI Racing booth at the Toy Fair in Germany was a new Micro RS4 version of the Vaughn Gittin JR ’69 Mustang RTR-X. The upcoming HPI Micro RS4 version looks much like its larger brothers and will come fully assembled and ready to drift.
* Fully licensed replica
* Includes two sets of mounted wheels/tires- drift and high grip
* 2.4 GHz radio system
* Includes 6.0V 1200mAh battery, charger and AA batteries
* Belt driven 4WD
* Full set of bearings
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The HPI Racing crew showed off a pair of new rally style Micro RS4s at the Toy Fair in Germany last week. These super detailed micros were replicas of the Subaru Impreza WRX STI Global Rallycross cars driven by Bucky Lasek and Sverre Isachsen.
* Officially licensed bodies
* 4 wheel belt drive
* 2.4 GHz radio systems
* Comes with 6.0V 1200mAh battery, charger and AA batteries
* Ball bearing equipped
* Utilizes standard size electronics
The part number is #112465 for the Lasek edition, and #112466 for the Isachsen version. You can find all sorts of cool information over on HPI’s Facebook Page, or you can Click Here to visit their official website.
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HPI Rally Micro RS4 Gallery
Remember the long hours spent over on One18th looking at thread after thread of ubered-out HPI Micro RS4s? Yes, the BigSquid crew has been there too. Then the micro market died out, One18th went away, and so did aftermarket interest in the littlest HPI touring car.
HPI has recently released some new Micro RS4s and now we are starting to see new option parts again. For example, Exotek has just announced a new ball diff w/ titanium axle and front CVDs. The Micro RS4 market may never return to what it once was, but it’s nice to see new upgrade parts for it.
The part number for the Exotek ball diff is #1381 and it has a street price of $30. For the CVDs the part number is #1382 with a street price of $16.
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Exotek Micro RS4 CVDs
The crew over at HPI Racing have put out one of the coolest rc drift videos we’ve seen. It features the HPI Ken Block Micro RS4 doing some intricate (and insane) footage, and even has a BigSquidRC worthy ending! Check out the video below, and you can hit up This Link to get more information on the Ken Block Micro RS4.
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Right after the announcement of their new Ken Block Micro RS4 the good guys over at HPI announced the Falken Tire 2013 Ford Mustang. The Justin Pawlak Edition Falken Mustang comes on the Micro RS4 RTR chassis featuring a 2.4 GHz radio system, waterproof servo, full size electronics and hard drift tires. The 4wd Micro RS4 platform is one of my ATF (all time favorites), they are tough as nails and can be used nearly anywhere, the new Falken Tire version should be a blast to drift around the cul-de-sac.
The part number for the Falken Tire Mustang is #111230 and it comes with everything you need to get up and running inside the box. For more information over on the HPI website THIS IS THE LINK you want.
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HPI Ford Mustang Micro RS4 Drift Gallery
As if people were not excited enough that the HPI Racing Micro RS4 was going to be making a comeback, they have decided to push us over the edge with the announcement of the Ken Block edition! Between this and the Falken Mustang, I think the Micro RS4 line up is going to make a huge impact real soon! We are really looking forward to getting our hands on these!
Ken Block HPI Micro RS4 Gallery
Comes RTR with everything you need!!
#111224 Ken Block 2013 GRC Micro RS4 With Ford Fiesta H.F.H.V. Body
1/18th SCALE 4WD MICRO CAR with 2.4GHz RADIO
Pre-Built, Ready to Run 1/18th scale racing car
Officially licensed replica of Ken Block 2013 GRC with Ford Fiesta H.F.H.V.
Drives just like a larger RC car!
4WD for maximum control and speed
Belt drivetrain for efficient power transfer to front wheels
Double-wishbone independent front suspension
Coil-over inboard cantilever front shocks
Front universal dogbones
Rear straight axle for the maximum drivetrain efficiency
Fully equipped with ball bearings for maximum efficiency
EN-2 electronic speed control for total control
2.4GHz radio system for long range reception, no frequency crystals needed
180-size motor for fast speeds and quick acceleration
6.2v 1200mAh battery for long driving times and plenty of power
AC wall charger included for extra convenience
4 AA batteries included for transmitter
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HPI Racing had a strong show at Nuremberg 2013. They showed lots of new product including the TC10 & TC12, a new Micro RS4, updated Baja 5th scales, and their Octane gas powered Savage. Check out the pictures in the gallery below to take a closer look at the HPI booth.
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HPI Booth Toy Fair Gallery
The original HPI Micro RS4 was the car that set off the whole “18th scale/micro/mini” scene a decade ago and now it’s back! At the German Toy Fair HPI showed the latest version of the Micro RS4, the JTP Falken Tire Mustang edition. More details coming on this one soon, until then have a look at the HPI Racing Website, or hit THIS link for more HPI news right here on BigSquidRC.
HPI Micro RS4 JTP Falken Tire Mustang Gallery