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Mugen MTX6R 1/10 Nitro Touring Car

Mugen MTX-6R 1/10 Nitro Touring Car

Just announced by the crew over at Mugen is the MTX-6R. The MTX-6R is a 1/10th scale 200mm nitro kit for high-end racing, or going ridiculously fast around your cul-de-sac. Some of the highlights on the new MTX-6R include- * New chassis that is easy to mount center weights on * New thicker bulkhead brace * New front bumper mounting holes * Short carbon [...]

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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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2016 Futaba Nitro Challenge

Event Coverage – 2016 Futaba Nitro Challenge

Like most bashers, even the BigSquidRC crew dabbles in racing from time to time. Over the weekend, one of the biggest nitro races in the Midwest took place, the 2016 Futaba Nitro Challenge. The Futaba Nitro Challenge was held at one of the best outdoor tracks in the country, St Louis Dirtburners, and had right around 250 entries. Racers from [...]

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OS 21XZ-B Speed Spec II Gold Edition Engine

O.S. Engines 21XZ-B Speed Spec II Gold Edition & Glow Plug

Rip up you local dirt track with the new 21XZ-B Speed Spec II Gold Edition Engine from O.S. Engines. This .21 sized power plant not only has an uber looking gold head, it also sport some serious horsepower (2.61 hp @ 34000 rpm!) to liven up your 1/8th buggy or truggy. This is an 80th anniversary edition engine that comes [...]

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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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2016 Futaba O.S. Nitro Challenge

Coming In August, Futaba/O.S. Nitro Challenge

BigSquidRC is all about bashing, you very rarely see us promoting an actual “race” style event. However, the BSRC Bash Crew has attended the Futaba/O.S. Nitro Challenge since its inception. It is a HUGE 1/8th scale nitro race that attracts some of the best racers in the world. Plus, it is held at a track that we test at on [...]

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Tamiya TG10-Mk.2FN

Tamiya TG10-Mk.2FN Nitro Chassis Kit

New from the crew over at Tamiya is the TG10-Mk.2FN nitro on-road kit. The TG10-Mk.2FN has a narrow chassis layout, thus giving a proper look when used with the more traditional 190mm touring car bodies. A Tamiya FS-12FN nitro engine comes standard and features a slide carb, recoil starter, and die cast heat sink. * New narrow suspension arms * Shaft driven [...]

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HB D815 V2

HB D815 V2 Nitro Buggy Kit

Recently announced by HB Europe is the D815 V2 1/8 nitro race buggy kit. The version 2 of the D815 buggy comes with a slew of upgrades to help it handle better and perform better on the track. Perhaps the biggest news is that the V2 comes with two chassis plates- the regular and a 4mm longer version that savvy [...]

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XRay XB8 2016

2016 XRay XB8 Nitro Buggy Kit

During the summer time, 8th scale nitro racing rules the outdoor tracks. To compete in the outdoor wars, XRay has announced the updated 2016 version of the XB8 Buggy Kit. The XB8 uses high-end construction materials and was designed for elite track performance. The latest edition of the XB8 has a plethora of all new parts, some of them include- * [...]

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Serpent Cobra 1/8 Race Roller

Serpent Announces Two New 1/8 On-Road Cars

New from the crew at Serpent is the electric powered Cobra GT Raceroller and the nitro powered Cobra GT Cup-Version. Both are pre-assembled race rollers that require electronics before hitting the track, but were made to be affordable, entry level cars into the class. Both versions are highly upgrade-able and come with Dragon-RC on-road tires. The Cobra GT Raceroller requires radio [...]

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Kyosho INFERNO NEO ST Race Spec 2.0 KT-331P

Kyosho INFERNO NEO ST Race Spec 2.0 With KT-331P Radio

For you guys that love the smell of nitro in the morning, Kyosho has recently announced the Inferno Neo ST 2.0 w/ KT-331P Radio. Kyosho’s latest readyset truggy comes fully assembled and sports one of the nicest RTR radios that you will find, the KT-331P. The radio is of course a 2.4GHz unit, but also sports a nice little LCD [...]

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2016 XRay XB8

XRay 2016 XB8 Nitro On-Road Car

Some of the fastest, craziest, racing in the rc world is found in 1/8th scale on-road. 4wd 8th scalers are insanely fast, plus they can handle like they are on rails. Designed to win at any level of racing, the new 2016 XB8 from XRay is a great example of a high-end 8th scale nitro on-roader. Some of the updates [...]

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