THE Carisma Porsche 959 Rally Car Review
The bash world has been abuzz since news broke that Carisma was hitting the states, and at the front of that buzz was one car in particular, the Porsche 959 Rally. We got our hands on one and have been driving it like we stole for a few weeks now. To boil it down- is the Carisma Porsche a solid bash machine that is worth your hard earned cash? Click the “Read More” to find out…
Ever since we first laid eyes on the Carisma M48S Porsche 959 Rally Car, we’ve been biting at the bit to get our hands on one. Well, we finally got one in at the BSRC Bash Compound, and today we are posting unboxing pictures so you can see exactly what it looks like when you crack the box open.
In hand, the Carisma is a stunner, the pictures below do not do justice to how good it looks. The body is highly detailed, with the appropriate stickers already applied to give it the same look as the classic full scale rally car. The Porsche 959 is also the first car we’ve ever tested that has come out of the box with plastic, highly detailed windshield wipers, doors handles, and rear view mirrors.
Under the hood you’ll find a water resistant brushless power plant mated to a 4wd system. The 959 comes with a metal chassis and a big front bumper that should fend off some pretty gnarly hits. Our testing is fully underway, hopefully we’ll have the review done for next week to let you know if it can take a legit bashing.
If you don’t want to wait for the review, you can get your hands on one right now at This Link over on the Falcon Hobby Supply website.
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Carisma Porsche 959 Unboxing Gallery 1
Carisma Porsche 959 Unboxing Gallery 1
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Need to replace that beat up body on your HPI WR8 Flux rally car? Now HPI is selling a pre-painted 2012 Ford Fiesta World Rally Team body to make your car look good again. We really like pre-painted bodies here at BigSquidRC, they save time and elbow grease, and they typically look a lot better than what we bust out with our rattle cans.
The part number for the WR8 Flux version is #112893, while the part number for the WR8 Version 3.0 is #112894. No pricing or availability information has been released, but you can find more pictures at This Link over on the official HPI website.
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Pro-Line has brought back the Striker tread design for a new rally tire. The Striker SC mounts right up to 2.2″/3.0″ SCT wheels and its low profile design should work well on pavement or hard packed dirt. Inside the tire you will see Pro-Line’s Pro-Core Technology, rubber ribbing that eliminates the need for a foam insert and gives just the right amount of tire flex.
The part number for the Striker SC is #10104-00, they have a street price of $22 per pair, and you can get more information at This Link over on the official Pro-Line website.
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Pro-Line Striker SC 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
The HPI Racing crew showed off a pair of new rally style Micro RS4s at the Toy Fair in Germany last week. These super detailed micros were replicas of the Subaru Impreza WRX STI Global Rallycross cars driven by Bucky Lasek and Sverre Isachsen.
* Officially licensed bodies
* 4 wheel belt drive
* 2.4 GHz radio systems
* Comes with 6.0V 1200mAh battery, charger and AA batteries
* Ball bearing equipped
* Utilizes standard size electronics
The part number is #112465 for the Lasek edition, and #112466 for the Isachsen version. You can find all sorts of cool information over on HPI’s Facebook Page, or you can Click Here to visit their official website.
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HPI Rally Micro RS4 Gallery
HPI Racing has announced a new 1/8th scale WR8 Flux Ken Block Ford Fiesta. The latest version features 2013 livery for a sharp new look. Some of the other features of the Ken Block WR8 Flux 2013 Fiesta include-
* Waterproof Flux 4000kV brushless system
* HPI TF-40 2.4GHz radio system
* Licensed fifteen52 Tarmac wheels with HPI tires
* Speeds of up to 60 mph on 3S LiPo
The part number is #112715, it will have a street price of $479, and they are expected to start hitting hobby shops later this month. Click This Link to visit the official HPI website.
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HPI Ken Block WR8 Flux
There is a new addition to the Rally Legends line-up being shown in the Italtrading booth at the Nuremburg Toy Fair, a 1981 Ford Escort Mk II RS Rothmans/Duckham. The ’81 Ford comes with all the scale detailing that you’ve come to expect from Rally Legends which should really turn some heads when you bust it out at your local bashing area. Under the hood you’ll find the standard Rally Legends 4wd platform that comes fully assembled with waterproof electronics, 23 turn brushed motor and gear differentials. We expect to have more information on this one soon, until then you can click This Link to check out the Rally Legends website.
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Ford Escort Mk II Gallery
The next big release from Losi is literally that, another addition to their 5th scale line-up. The Losi 5IVE MINI WRC is a 5th scale rally car that also comes with Horizon’s AVC- Active Vehicle Control technology. The 5IVE MINI WRC has just been shown at the Nurnberg Toy Fair, here are some of its specifications and features-
* Officially licensed body
* 29cc gas engine
* Push button starting system
* Spectrum DX2E radio with DSMR technology
* Comes with 2S 5300mAh LiPo & charger
* 5mm chassis
* 800cc fuel tank
* Large bore shocks with 7mm shafts
The part number for the 5IVE MINI WRC is #LOS05000 and it will have a street price of $1999. Hit up This Link for more information.
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Losi 5IVE Mini WRC Gallery
The crew over at HPI Racing have put out one of the coolest rc drift videos we’ve seen. It features the HPI Ken Block Micro RS4 doing some intricate (and insane) footage, and even has a BigSquidRC worthy ending! Check out the video below, and you can hit up This Link to get more information on the Ken Block Micro RS4.
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For all you rally car enthusiasts, Kyosho has announced the Fazer Subaru Impreza VE-X. The Subaru comes on the affordable 4wd Fazer platform and comes as a Readyset, they are pre-assembled ready to bash. Some of its other features include-
* Syncro KT-200 2.4GHz radio system
* Orion brushless power system
* Oil filled shocks
* Comes with both rally and drift tires
* 2 color choices, white or black
The part number for white is #30913T1, black is #30914T1, and you can expect a street price of around $239. For more information on everything Kyosho simply hit This Link.
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Kyosho Fazer Rally Gallery
Here is the first look at the new Losi TEN Rally-X 1/10th scale 4WRD RTR! We will post a TON of pictures soon, wanted to get the breaking news up this evening.
Comes with the new AVC Active Vehicle Control (More on this later)
Spektrum 2.4ghz radio. Waterproof Dynamite 130A Brushless ESC.
Dynamite Fuze 540 – 3900kv Brushless Motor.
Completely waterproof electronics.
Based on the TEN platform.
Initial impression, looks pretty cool, Adam ‘The Intern’ was drooling when we were checking it out.
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The rally scene seems to be chugging along quite nicely thanks to more and more cars being released. Tamiya has just announced their latest rally car, the Gazoo Racing TRD 86. It uses the front motored, belt driven, Tamiya 4wd XV-01 platform to put the power to the ground. A highly detailed body, oil shocks, and optional lighting are some of its highlights.
The part number for the Tamiya Gazoo Racing TRD 86 is #58573 and it is scheduled for an October release in Japan, no word on when or if it will be coming to the States.
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