Murdered out black is all the rage, now Kyosho has announced a matte black Audi R8 Readyset. The Audi is part of their 10th scale PureTen Fazer series of vehicles that comes with a sturdy tub chassis and non-adjustable tie-rods. With waterproof electronics and a brushless power system, the Audi will make a splash down at your local bash spot.
* Sealed receiver box and waterproof Orion ESC
* Waterproof 2400kV Orion brushless motor
* 2.4GHz Syncro KT-200 radio system
* Comes with extra set of drift tires
The part number for the Kyosho Audi is #30916B, it is priced at $307, and to get more information all you have to do is click This Link.
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Kyosho Audi R8 Gallery
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
Based on the 747 nitro sedan, Serpent has announced the electric 747-e. Starting out as a nitro sedan gives the car a couple of advantages, it makes the 747-e easier to drive, and you end up with a car that is more rugged than a “normal” touring car. Recommended power system is a 3S LiPo, 540 brushless motor of less than 5000kV, and an 8th scale ESC.
* Carbon fiber chassis, top deck, battery holders, and shock towers
* Gear diffs front and rear
* Bearings used on roll bars
* CVDs used in front, dogbones used in the rear
* Low friction belts
The part number for the 747-e is #804006 and you can get complete information at This Link on Serpent’s website.
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Serpent 747-e Gallery
Our friends over at Pro-Line recently did a short write up on how to convert your Traxxas Rally or Slash 4×4 over to a dedicated on-road machine. In the article the Pro-Line crew shows you how to mount up a pre-painted scale body and Striker SC on-road tires to your Traxxas, as well as how to properly set up the suspension for on-road use. If you’ve ever been interested in dialing in your Slash 4×4 or Rally for on-road, you can check out the entire article at This Link over on Pro-Line’s blog.
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The crew over at TheToyz have a cool new Tuner Kit to take your drift car from bland to show worthy. Each kit includes rear view mirrors, an inner-cooler, chrome mufflers, brake discs, two different styles of windshield wipers, and all the necessary mounting hardware. While the tuner kit is aimed at the drifting crowd, several of the parts can be used on just about any build to add the scale realism you are after.
You can get the tuner kits with red, blue, or chrome brake discs, and they have an affordable street price of $8. To get more information simply Click This Link to head over to TheToyz official website.
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Kyosho has a neat looking Ferrari FXX Evoluzione aimed at the bashing crowd. It comes completely built and ready to run, and even comes with waterproof electronics for the bashing crowd. A plastic tub chassis and solid camber rods keep things simple and durable, while a 2400kV Orion brushless motor makes sure it isn’t boring when you tag the throttle.
The part number for the Kyosho Ferrari is #30915B, it is priced at $305, and you can get more information by clicking This Link over on the Kyosho America website.
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Kyosho Ferrari FXX
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