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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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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Serpent Cobra GT-E Gallery
One of the latest kits from Tamiya is a ’71 Renault Alpine A110 Rally Car. This car was famous for taking up all three spots on the podium at the 1971 Monte Carlo Rally, now you can own a very detailed rc version. The Renault comes on Tamiya’s M0-6 platform which is rear wheel drive with the battery running front to rear. Some of its other features and specifications include-
* Gear differential
* Fully independent double wishbone suspension
* Plastic friction shocks
* Clear polycarbonate body
* TBLE-02S ESC inlcuded
* Includes plastic bushings
* Plastic bathtub chassis
* Adjustable wheelbase- 210mm, 225mm and 239mm
* Gear Ratio 5.8:1
The Tamiya Renault has a part number of #58591, a street price of $175, and they are expected to start hitting hobby shops in late May. For more information visit This Link over on the official Tamiya website.
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Also introduced at the Nurnberg Toy Fair is a great looking 1967 Ford Mustang from Vaterra RC. Like the other on-road cars from Vaterra, the ’67 Mustang features incredible scale looks on its solid V100-S platform.
* Compatible with Horizon’s AVC technology
* Officially licensed body
* 4wd with sealed diffs
* Low profile tires on 54mm wheels
* Scale realistic brake discs and calipers
* 15 turn Dynamite brushed power system
* Comes with Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz radio system
The part number is #VTR03017 and the Mustang should hit dealer’s shelves at the $289 price point. For more information on the official Vaterra website simply Click Right Here.
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Vaterra 1967 Ford Mustang Gallery
THE Vaterra Swift Justice 2012 CHP Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 from Horizon Hobby Review
While Vaterra might be relatively new to the marketplace, they are certainly making a splash with their extremely scale looking rc cars. Their latest on-road machine, the 2012 CHP Camaro ZL1 is heavy on scale detailing at a moderate price point. Does the chassis drive well? Is the included brushed motor fast enough to have fun? Can you jump it off a roof and have it survive? Those questions and more will be answered by the end of our review. Click the famous “Read More” button to get the party started…
The latest re-release from Tamiya is their Opel Calibra V6 DM car. The Opel was originally released in ’95 on a TA-02 chassis, but the new version comes on an easy to build TT01E platform. Some of its features and specifications include-
* 10th scale 4wd
* Includes 540 brushed motor and Tamiya ESC
* Friction shocks
* Molded side mirrors and rear wing
* Polycarbonate body
* Includes plastic bushings
The part number for the Tamiya Opel DTM is #84235 and it has a retail price of $199. Hit up This Link for complete information.
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Tamiya Opel Calibra TT01E Chassis
Vaterra has a small fleet of on-road cars but perhaps the one that has garnered the most attention is the 2012 CHP Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 police car. Also known as the Swift Justice car, it has gained attention from its incredible scale detail and working lights.
Take a look at the pictures below to see what it looks like to pull it out of the box. Inside you’ll find a Spektrum transmitter, battery charger, manual, misc hardware/tools, as well as four AA batteries for the radio. The battery for the car comes pre-mounted in the battery tray.
The biggest thing we came away with during the unboxing was that pictures do not do this car justice. It looks gorgeous, it’s a car that could win a concours competition right out of the box. There is an amazing amount of detail in the lexan molding and decals, as well as its wheels/tires/brakes.
Our full review goes up Tuesday October 15th, until then you can hit up This Link for more information.
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Vaterra CHP Camaro Unboxing Gallery 1
Vaterra CHP Camaro Unboxing Gallery 2
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Ofna has announced a new touring car called the H4e Pro. The H4e comes with a rear motor, right side battery layout, and diagonally split front and rear bulkheads. Big bore shocks and roll bars help keep it under control, while closed design a-arms help it drive away from big hits. Some of its other features include-
* Stiff Duralite suspension arms
* Narrow carbon graphite Tractune chassis
* Floating servo mount
* Shortstack large bore shocks
* CNC machined 12mm wheel hexes
* Heavy duty body mounts and foam bumper
* CNC machined spool
* Fully adjustable
The part number for the Ofna H4e is #14343 and you can expect a street price of $359.
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Ofna H4e Pro Gallery
With the new 2012 CHP Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 from Vaterra you can now play “Cops and Robbers” in your local cul-de-sac. The CHP Camaro is extremely detailed, officially licensed, and looks amazingly like the real deal. The popular Vaterra V100-S on-road chassis rides underneath and it even comes with working lights. Some of its other features and specifications include-
* Spektrum DX2E 2.4 GHz radio system
* 15 turn brushed motor
* Shaft driven 4wd
* Includes Ni-MH battery and charger
* Comes with everything you need in the box
The part number for the Vaterra CHP Camaro is #VTR03012, street price is $299, and they should start hitting your local hobby shop in mid-September. Hit up This Link for more information over on the official Vaterra website.
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Vaterra CHP Camaro Gallery
Tamiya has just announced their new limited edition front wheel drive FF03 kit. The high-end FF03 has a new 2.5mm carbon fiber chassis and 2mm top deck for improved rigidity. 3mm carbon fiber towers and blue anodized aluminum parts help add to the bling factor. If you are looking for a serious front wheel drive car, the FF03 should be right down your alley.
The Tamiya FF03 has a part number of #84354, a street price of $620, and they should be available mid-September at your LHS.
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Vaterra made huge waves earlier in the year with the announcement of their new line-up of scale realistic, bash worthy machines. The latest addition to their line-up is the GT-R Nismo GT3. The Vaterra Nismo GT3 comes with the same Vaterra V100-C 4wd on-road chassis that sits under their other on-road cars, but sports the trick new officially licensed body on top. Some of the other highlights include-
* Comes with everything you need in the box
* Shaft driven 4wd
* Lipo ready speed controller
* Spektrum 2.4 GHz radio system
The part number for the newest Vaterra is #VTR03005 and it has a street price of $290. For more information on everything Vaterra hit THIS LINK to head over to their official website.
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Vaterra Nissan GT-R GT3 Gallery
The crew over at Kyosho Japan have just posted information on their new Plazma LM Toyota TS020, a scale stunner for all you fans of Le Mans racing. Kyosho hit in the nail on the head with the body, it looks just like its full scale counterpart, a lean mean race machine.
Under the hood the Toyota TS020 is based on the Kyosho Plazma 12th scale platform featuring a fiberglass chassis and t-bar rear suspension. For electronics the Kyosho Toyota TS020 is available as an almost-ready-to-run, with speed controller and brushed motor already installed. There is no information on when or if this car is coming to the states, but we’ll pass the information pass along when we receive it. To view complete information on the Kyosho Toyota TS020 click THIS LINK.
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Kyosho Toyota TS020 Gallery
Mardave is a company in the UK that makes some very affordable (and durable) cars for the racing and bashing scene. One of their latest cars is the 12th scale V12VRXcec Carbon Circuit Edition. This carries over many of the parts from their other 12th scalers, but includes carbon fiber for the chassis. Like their other 12th scale cars, it is typically run on a 1S Lipo pack. Size wise, the V12VRXcec has a width of 163mm and a wheelbase of 203mm.
Mardave cars are not distributed in the USA, but you never know when they might get picked up. Street price for the V12VRXcec is £99.95 (about $150), and they are available in the UK right now. Hit up the Mardave Website for more information.
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Mardave V12VRXcec Carbon Gallery