The Formula 1 class has become quite popular and one of the newest cars on the market is the VBC Racing LighteningF. The LighteningF looks pretty trick sporting loads of carbon fiber, scale appropriate wheels, tires, and wings.
* Hardened rear axle
* Carbon fiber front arms
* 2.5mm carbon fiber chassis
* Ball differential
* 7075 aluminum rear bulkheads
* Easy motor access
The part number is #D-05-VBC-CK04, it has a street price of $289, and they are available right now. Hit up This Link for more information over on the official VBC website.
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THE Speed Passion LM-1 Le Mans Spec Racer Review
Ya, you’ve probably heard of Speed Passion ESCs and motors before, but you might not be aware that they sell cars too (or that they have an office right here in Chicago). When we first saw the product announcement for their new LM-1 Le Mans Spec Racer we immediately made the call, we had to have one for review. The LM-1 is a 2wd 10th scale pan car that looks very scale realistic. Here we are a few weeks later and our review is all done. Is the LM-1 fast? Can you slam the pipes without it falling to pieces? Is it worth the cash? Hit the “Read More” to find out…
When Speed Passion first announced their new LM-1 LeMans car we were immediately interested. It’s a pan car so it should be fast and it has some pretty cool scale looks, nobody can resist that combination.
While we are finishing up the LM-1 review, have a look at the unboxing pictures. It comes in two boxes, a small box containing the actual car kit, and a larger box with the body inside. The biggest thing we noticed during the unboxing was how trick the multi-piece body looks. If it looks this good clear, it should really knock our socks off when painted.
Also pictured but not included in the kit are a Speed Passion Reventon S ($59) speed controller and a Speed Passion V3.0 17.5R ($49) brushless motor. We are looking forward to seeing how much rip these affordable units have during our review.
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Speed Passion Unboxing Gallery 1
Speed Passion Unboxing Gallery 2
Speed Passion Unboxing Gallery 3
The crew over at Speed Passion first put their new LM-1 LeMans Spec Racer on display at the Nuremberg Toy Fair, now they are announcing it is about a month from hitting hobby shops. The LM-1 Spec Racer is intended to be an affordable, fast, and durable on-road car. Under the highly detailed LeMans style body lies a 2wd pan car, easy to build and work on.
The part number for the Speed Passion LM-1 LeMans is #SP001062 and it has a street price of $199.
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Speed Passion LM-1 Gallery
Indoor season is upon us and with that many drivers like getting their rc on with lighting fast 12th scales. If you are a 12th scale pan car fan you might be interested in the latest car from XRay, their X12. The X12 is XRay’s latest and greatest pan car featuring an all new narrow chassis along with other improvements. Some of the all new improvements on the X12 include-
* Narrow design chassis
* Narrow rear pod
* Improved weight balance
* Centralized shock mounting position
* Improved battery placement
* New rear link brace
* New straight side springs
* New front suspension arms
* Front track width adjustment
* Ride height adjustment
* Front eccentric inserts
* Steel rear axle
To get more pictures, specifications and information on the new X12 simply click This Link.
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XRay X12 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
Winter brings on the indoor carpet racing season, and with that more people start driving their 18th scale on road cars. SpeedMerchant has a fresh new body for your 18th scale pan car called the OR-18. The OR-18 looks much like a shrunk down 12th scale body, featuring a dorsal fin to aid in straight line tracking, and more rear down force for higher corner speeds. The body has a street price of $20 and they are available right now. For more information, hit up the official SpeedMerchant Website.
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Have you been busy getting your indoor groove on this winter but need a new body for your 12th scale pan car? If so, the crew over at PROTOform have just announced their new TR-12. The latest pan car body from PROTOform features a large dorsal fin to increase stability and a unique spill plate and side air channels for that trick look. The TR-12 meets all the major sanctioning body rules for size requirements and is molded out of .020″ Lexan. Part number is #1612-21, expect a street price of $20 and you can get more information on all of PROTOform’s products by visiting their Official Website.
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Today we’ve received the latest news from the good folks over at Brown Engineering. They have just announced their Rhino, a complete 18th scale pan car kit. This kit comes complete and does not require parts from another car to complete it, and being an 18th scale pan car, it’s bound to be insanely fast. Some of its features and specs include-
* 18th scale 2wd pan car
* Carbon chassis
* All new front end with 6 degrees caster and 2 degrees of adjustable camber
* Includes micro center shock, damping tubes and flex plates
* Part #P200BK
Price is listed at $170 and you can get more information by visiting Brown Engineering’s Official Website.
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As the weather gets colder many rc’ers head indoors to their favorite carpet track. For those people Serpent has just announced their updated 12th scale pan car, the S120 LTX. Some changes have been made to give the new S120 LTX a more forgiving, stable feel while on the track. Some of the primary features include-
* New Carbon 2.0mm bi-directional woven chassis–plate in symmetrical design
* New Carbon 2.0mm bi-directional motor-pod plate
* New Carbon 2.5mm top-deck, shock-tower and tube top-plate
* Fully adjustable front end with suspension blocks in T6 aluminum
* Spring loaded steering blocks with easy adjustment pre-tension via Allen key
* Super smooth, fully adjustable, coated aluminium shock with foam
* 7075 T6 rear end parts for the motor-pod
* Lightweight and durable ball differential with aluminum shaft
* Foam bumper and durable body-posts
* Spring loaded nylon side-links
* Part #410005
We haven’t received pricing or availability information on this one yet, so keep an eye on the official Serpent Website for updates.
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Serpent S120 LTX Gallery
What’s the latest 12th scale pan car from Team Associated? Why it’s the RC12R5.2 Factory Team of course. Some of the hot features are-
Updated motor mount and left rear bulkhead for greater durability
2.5mm chassis with centralized Lipo battery mounting location
Pivot ball rear pod design
Innovative through-shaft center shock design
Dynamic strut front end
Aluminum side spring retainers
Street price for the new Associated RC12R5.2 Factory Team kit will be around $240, and we hear they should hit hobby shops sometime in August. Click right HERE for more information.
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RC12R5.2 Factory Team Gallery
Another new car making it’s debut at the Shizuoka show is Tamiya‘s latest vintage F1 car. Modeled after the Wolf WR1, which started it’s career during the 1977 Forumla 1 season, Tamiya’s 1/1o scale version is a mash-up of their newer F104 chassis and their older, but still competitive F103 chassis. Among some of the distinctive features are extra large rear tires and smaller fronts for a true scale look, a resin bumper under the front wing, and a full decal setup to mimic the full scale’s looks. It would go great on the shelf next to the Tyrrell P34 six wheeler.
This is going to be a limited edition kit, so if you’re interested keep your eyes peeled.
Check out the Tamiya Canada site for all the info in english.