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.
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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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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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.
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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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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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 Â£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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There have been a lot of hot looking new on-road cars hitting the market lately and the RedCat Pagani Huayra can be added to that list. The RedCat is a licensed replica of the uber full size Pagani Huayra and it looks like they hit the mark.
For performance- the RedCat is driven by a full time 4wd belt system and comes with brushless power. A 2.4 GHz radio system and Lipo battery (with charger) also come standard. Size wise, the Huayra has a wheelbase of 277mm and a width of 210mm.
Street price for the RedCat is $299 and they are available right now. Hit up the official RedCat Website for more information.
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Duratrax is a favorite among the basher crowd and they’ve just announced a new and very scale realistic Camaro ZL1 Nitro RTR. Combine the very realistic Camaro body with features like a .18 nitro engine and 2.4 GHz radio gear and it looks like we are going to be seeing a lot of these at our local bash spot this spring. Some of the other features and specifications on the Duratrax Camaro ZL1 include-
* Three different colors, Red, Orange, and Yellow
* Aluminum chassis
* Four wheel drive
* Duratrax .18 cu in nitro engine
* Super Start hand held starter system
* Dual chamber tuned pipe
* Two speed transmission with adjustable shift point
* Duratrax 2.4GHz FHSS system by Futaba
* Oil-filled shocks
* Three shoe clutch
* Full bearing set
* 2.5oz (75cc) fuel tank
* Metal gear diffs
* Polycarbonate body, painted and trimmed,
* Injection molded wing and mirrors
* Pillow ball front suspension
* Adjustable camber, caster, Ackerman, and droop
* Includes- RTR Camaro ZL1 On-Road Car with .18 Engine with Electric Starter, 2.4GHz Radio, Painted Body, Instruction Manual
* REQUIRES: Glow Fuel: 10-20% car blend nitromethane fuel
* Length: 17.13″ (435mm)
* Width: 7.87″ (200mm)
* Height: 4.72″ (120mm)
* Weight: 4.06lbs (1.84 kg)
* Part #DTXD53**
Expect a street price of $320 with a release date of Mid May. Click on over to the official Duratrax Website for more information.
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PROTOform has just announced their newest body, the PFL128 clear body for 8th scale nitro on-road cars. The PFL128 takes some of its styling cues from one of the new LMP2 full scale race cars and was designed with proper air management and body rigidity in mind. Some of the primary features and specifications for the PFL128 include-
* Made with Genuine .025 (lightest weight) LexanÂ®
* Fits all IFMAR/EFRA/ROAR body specs
* EFRA LEGAL #31531
* Revised molded-in stiffening contours
* Latest in aerodynamic features and contemporary LMP2 styling
* Length: 19.8″ (503mm)
* Width: 10.6″ (270mm)
* Wheel Base: 11.5″ (293mm)
* Part #1533-25 .025 (also available in Lite .030 and regular .040 weights)
The newest PROTOform should have a street price of right around $37 and you can click over to the official PROTOform Website for more information.
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When the Vaterra RC line was announced certain BigSquidRC staffers were extra stoked to see they had on-road cars as well. One of their on-road cars is the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 V100-S, a very trick looking 10th scale 4wd car. Combine cool scale looks with 4wd and water-proofing and you should have a great bash machine for your local cul-de-sac. Some of it’s features and specifications include-
* Versatile V100-S chassis
* Officially licensed 2012 Camaro ZL1 body
* Shaft-driven 4WD
* Sealed differentials
* Low CG, double wishbone suspension
* Universal body mounts
* Realistic exhaust, mirror and hood details
* Realistic low-profile tires and 59mm wheels with brake details
* Waterproof electronics
* Dynamite power system with Li-Po ready ESC
* Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz transmitter with batteries
* Dynamite 6-cell 7.2V 1800mAh Ni-MH battery
* Dynamite 2A Ni-MH AC peak charger
* Tire diameter- 2.76 in (70mm)
* Height- 4.41 in (112mm)
* Width- 7.76 in (194mm)
* Wheelbase- 10.25 in (256mm)
* Part #VTR03007
The Vaterra Camaro is expect to hit hobby shop shelves in early April and sport a street price of $279. Check out the Vaterra RC Website for more details.
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Vaterra RC 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Gallery
Check out the video below of the Vaterra 2012 Camaro in action!
Companies like Schumacher and Mardave have made low cost 12th scale formula racing quite popular in Europe. Now HPI has jumped into the ring with their new TC12 on-road RTR. The new TC12 is on display at the Toy Fair in Germany, but not much information is available at this time. We will post more when we learn more, till then why not hit up the official HPI Website to view some of their other fine products.
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The all new product line-up from Horizon Hobby is called Vaterra RC. Vaterra is said to be Adventure Driven and their initial product line-up includes 4 electric off-road vehicles and 3 on-road machines. Vaterra is- “It is a shared passion for motorsports and radio control. Extreme performance and extreme places. Cars and trucks that look and drive just like the real thing. Most of all, itâ€™s about gathering friends, grabbing the vehicle and having the time of your life.”, which sounds great to us! Vaterra looks to be a great basher friendly line-up of vehicles.