For all you nitro touring car fans, XRay has released information on the 2014 edition of their NT1. XRay’s nitro touring cars have a history of being some of the best in the industry, the latest version looks like the best one yet. The updates for the 2014 model include-
* Smaller 2-speed
* New shocks and shock towers
* New chassis, radio plate and center body mount
* New mounting system for fuel tank
* Improved battery holder
* New mount for front middle drive-shaft
You can read more about the NT1 at This Link over on XRay’s website, and you can hit up This Link to catch up on XRay news right here on BigSquidRC.
XRay NT1 2014
The latest release from Ofna is their 8th scale nitro Hyper GT on-road car. The Hyper GT uses a big block .28 engine and a two speed transmission to pump up the pulse factor, while it uses on-road optimized suspension to put all the power to the tarmac. Some of its other features include-
* Black anodized 17mm shocks
* Polished tuned pipe
* Large front bumper
* One piece radio tray
* Soft rubber semi-slick tires
* Front & rear sway bars
The part number for the Hyper GT is #14362 and you can get more information by hitting up This Link over on the official Ofna website.
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Ofna Hyper GT Gallery
Yesterday Serpent announced the 747-e, a 10th scale nitro converted to electric. Today Serpent has dropped their new 200mm nitro touring car, the Natrix 748. If you are really serious about nitro touring car racing, or simply want a very high end nitro burning on-road car, or just want to go really fast on-road, the new Natrix 748 should be of interest to you.
* Lighter and smoother diffs
* Smoother braking action
* New lower sitting fuel tank
* New chassis with engine placed more towards rear
The 748 has a part number of #804007, a release date of late May, and you can hit up This Link to check out the official Serpent website.
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Serpent Natrix 748 Gallery
The latest and greatest from Serpent is their 8th scale Cobra Buggy 2.1 kit. The 2.1 uses modest updates to make it better than ever down at your local track or bash spot. The changes on the 2.1 model include-
* 4mm longer chassis
* Longer aluminum rear brace
* Longer rear center shaft
* Hard coated shock caps
* Aluminum 14 degree caster blocks
The part number for the 2.1 buggy is #600014 and you can get more information by heading over to the Serpent Website.
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Serpent Cobra 2.1 Gallery
There are a pair of new truggies from Mugen Seiki coming out this spring, the nitro powered MBX7T and the electric MBX7T ECO. As per the usual with Mugen, you can expect both versions to be high end race oriented machines, with specific upgrades and price points to be announced soon.
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Mugen MBX7T & MBX7T ECO Gallery
Save the weekend of March 22nd and 23rd for A-Main Speedway’s 2nd annual Spring Fling in Pueblo, CO with a special event sponsored by us here at the Big Squid RC. You can get your fill of off-road racing with classes for pretty much every type of off-road rc vehicle in existence. 1/8th scale buggy, truggy, monster truck, electric, nitro, 2 and 4wd short course, a sportsman class for the newbs, and more.
Qualifying takes place on Saturday, the racing commences on Sunday. After the racing is done, it’ll be time to bust out some hang time in the Big Squid RC Big Air event thingy.
A Main Speedway is my local hobby shop and I will be there shooting a lot of pics. If you’re nearby come on down, find me and say “The crow kaws at the dawn of the first full moon.” That’ll be our secret code for “Give me free stickers or something*.”
You can sign up for this event at the RC Signups website and you can get more info by looking at that flyer up there or by hitting up the A-Main Speedway Facebook page and clicking over to the Events Section.
There’ll be door prizes, t-shirts, and more for competitors, plus lots of fun.
* Something may include, but is not limited to, a passionate embrace.
For those of you looking for truly big power on-road, O.S. Engine has announced their new R2101. The R2101 is a .21 cubic inch nitro burner that should put some serious power into your 1/8th scale on-road machine. It features a DLC coated crank with pressed in weights, a 7+3 port design, and is based off the legendary 21XZ-R.
* Weight- 11.99 oz
* Bore- 0.633″
* Stroke- 0.677″
* Practical RPM- 4,000-45,000
* Output- 2.7 hp @ 33,000 rpm
The R2101 has a part number of #OSMG2043, a street price of $499, and it is expected to hit hobby shops later this month. Hit up This Link for more information over on the O.S. website.
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For racers & bashers looking for big nitro power at a lower price, O.S. Engines have announced the O.S. 21XZ-B V2. The 21XZ-B V2 is lighter, lower and cooler running than before, yet still produces the kind of power you expect from a top shelf engine. Some of its features include-
* Holes in cylinder head to save weight
* Same piston, rod, and liner as the Speed version
* 22B2 single needle carb
* Comes with 7mm carb reducer
* Silicone filled crank with tungsten counter weights
The O.S. 21XZ-B VII has a part number of #OSMG2053, a street price of $319, and they are slated for a late March release date.
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Ofna has just announced a new on-road machine, the X3-GT 4wd Nitro Touring Car. The car is set on Ofna’s race oriented X3 off-road chassis for a smooth drivetrain and plush suspension, and has a futuristic looking Cosmic GT body on top. Some of its other features and specifications include-
* Force .28 nitro engine
* 2 speed transmission
* Rear diffuser
* 16mm short stroke shocks
* Full bearing set
* Hardened diff gears
* Width- 12.5″
* Length- 22.7″
* Weight- 7.8 lbs
The part number is #34939 and you can get more information at This Link over on the official Ofna website.
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Ofna X3-GT Gallery
To make their latest rally car even more scale realistic, HPI Racing has mounted up nitro power in their new Ken Block Fiesta WR8 3.0. A Nitro Star G3.0 HO engine is used to give you the smell and sound of nitro, while the WR8 chassis is based off the Bullet 3.0 monster truck for maximum bash-a-bility. A scale realistic Ford Fiesta body with Ken Block livery sits on top, which should make it a real head turner when you meet up with your bash-buddies at the park.
The part number for the WR8 3.0 is #112868 and you can get more information by hitting up This Link over on the offical HPI website. Click Here for more HPI news right here on BigSquidRC.
HPI Ken Block Nitro WR8 Gallery
For all you Ferrari fans out there Kyosho has announced a pair or new on-road cars. The new Inferno Ferrari 458 comes two ways, electric with Orion brushless power, or nitro powered by a .25 cubic inch Kyosho KE25 engine. Both come as Readysets, assembled with 2.4GHz radio systems and metal gear servos.
The Electric Powered Version has a part number of #30940 and is priced at $785. The Nitro Version has a part number of #31838 and a street price of $679.
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EP Inferno GT2 VE RS Ferrari 458 Gallery
GP Inferno GT2 RS Ferrari 458 Gallery
Kyosho has a pair of unique looking bash-mobiles on display at the Nurnberg Toy Fair. Their new 2wd Scorpion B-XXL buggies are 1:7 scale and look ready to tackle some serious off-roading. The nitro version uses a high performance engine and a 200ml fuel tank for up to 15 minute run times, while the electric version uses an Orion brushless system for power. The part number for the nitro is #31875 while the electric version is #30974.
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Kyosho Electric Scorpion B-XXL VE Gallery
Kyosho Nitro Scorpion B-XXL Gallery
Back in the day, the first XRay nitro buggies were named XB8, now they are bringing back the name for their latest creation. The 2014 XB8 is a high-end 8th scale buggy that is made from high grade materials and is designed with all the latest performance tricks. Some of its highlights include-
* Unique XPBS front pivot ball suspension
* Multi-Flex chassis adjustment system
* All new big-bore shocks
* Beefy carbon fiber towers
* CNC-machined 3mm Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum chassis
* SFA graphite stiffeners on a-arms
The 2014 XB8 has a part number of #XRA350009 and a street price of just under $700. Hit up This Link for more information over on the official XRay website.
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XRay XB8 Gallery