Schumacher introduced a new entry level racing touring car at the Nuremburg show a few weeks ago, now they have released full information and pictures. The Mi1v2 was designed to be durable, easy to maintain, and fun to drive. Some of its highlights include-
* 4 wheel dual belt drive
* Aluminum motor mount and shock bodies
* Designed for use with LiPo batteries
* Ball diffs
* S1 composite chassis, towers and top deck
* 24 ball bearings
The part number is #K151 and you can get more information by clicking This Link.
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When it comes to making world class racing bodies for touring cars, PROTOform is the king of the hill. Their latest body, the Mazda6 GX, is sure to win as many races as it will turn heads with its cool look.
The PROTOform Mazda6 GX is a 190mm clear Lexan body designed to fit on touring cars. It comes with details like hood air extractors, striking lines, and a signature Mazda grill. The body is fully licensed and comes with overspray protection, window masks, and a rear wing.
There are two part numbers, #1536-25 for the light weight version, #1536-30 for the regular, and you can expect a street price of right around $25. Hit up This Link for more information over on the official PROTOform website.
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The Ford Mustang GT-R Spint 2 Flux from HPI Racing has hot scale looks and brushless power to go fast. On the outside it sports a fully licensed body that looks very much like its full scale counterpart, while under the hood a 5900kv brushless motor makes sure it has enough power to make it a thrill to drive. Some of its other features and specifications include-
* Flux 5900kv brushless motor
* 2.4GHz radio system
* Officially licensed body
* Orange anodized aluminum parts
* Officially licensed Rays/Volk wheels
* Complete bearing set
* Belt driven 4wd
* Length- 17″
* Wheelbase- 10″
* Width- 7.9″
The part number for the Mustang Sprint 2 Flux is #112710 and it has a street price of $349. Hit up This Link for more information.
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HPI Ford Mustang GT-R Gallery
The crew over at Team Durango have been teasing a high end touring car for several months now. The name of their first ever on-road car is the DETRC410 and they have just released a new teaser image. As you can see from the picture if definitely looks high end, with loads of carbon fiber and distinct gold anodized aluminum parts. We hear the full release isn’t far away, stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. Until then, you can hit up This Link for a bit more information.
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Touring cars might not be all the rage like they used to be, but that hasn’t kept the manufactures from continuing to improve the breed. The latest uber touring from Yokomo is the BD7 2014. The BD7 2014 Edition is a belt driven 4wd, littered with carbon fiber goodness from nose to tail. The 2014 Edition comes with small upgrades over the previous version, including hard anodized shock bodies and a revised motor mount for more centralized mass and the ability to run larger pinions.
The part number for the new Yokomo is #MRTC-BD714 and they should start hitting hobby shops in late December.
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Yokomo BD7 2014 Gallery
Team Associated has announced the latest version of their top end touring car, the TC6.2 Factory Team. The TC6.2 FT has numerous improvements to make it better than ever.
* Floating spur gear mount
* Floating servo mount
* Updated bulkheads and arm mount system
* Narrow 2.25mm graphite laminate chassis
* Optimized dual bellcrank ball bearing steering system
* Lower spur gear and top plate
* VCS3 shocks
* Lightweight rear gear diff and front spool
* 22 ball bearings
* Cross-compatibility with TC6.1 suspension components
The part number is #30109 and it has a December release date. Hit up This Link for more information.
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Associated TC6.2 FT Gallery
The on-road cars from Vaterra not only take scale realism to the next level, but have proven tough bash machines out in the field. The latest on-roader from Vaterra is a Nissan Silvia S15 4wd touring car. With a hot Silvia body on the tough Vaterra V100-C chassis, it should be a great car to drive on the weekends. Some of its features include-
* Licensed Nissan Silvia S15 body
* Comes on 10th scale 4wd Vaterra V100-C chassis
* Rear diffuser & front splitter
* Dynamite brushed power system w/ 15 turn motor
* Comes with everything in the box
* Comes with racing wing & front dive planes
The part number for the Vaterra Silvia is #VTR03008, it has a street price of $289, and you can get more information at This Link.
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Vaterra Nissan Silvia S15 Gallery
The folks over at Tamiya have been teasing their next uber touring car for a while, finally they have released pictures and information. As you can see from the pictures the new TRF418 is an aluminum and carbon fiber work of art. If you are looking for a top of the line touring car, the TRF418 has to be on your list. Some of its highlights include-
* Identical front and rear bulkheads
* Separate center bulkhead
* Weight reduction of 2 grams compared to previous model
* Stabilizers now attached with ball connectors
* New steering arms give more linear feel
* Includes 20 tooth pinion
USA Spec version includes-
* Damper Springs – soft & hard, 2pcs. each
* Soft Stabilizer Rods- front & rear, 1pc. each
* 1 additional set of Suspension Arms
* 1 additional set of Front and Rear Uprights
The part number for the new Tamiya TRF418 is #42270, it has a MSRP of (hope you are sitting down for this one) $1116.00, and they should start hitting hobby shops in December. Hit up This Link for more information.
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Tamiya TRF418 Gallery
When you think of high-end touring cars, the name XRay has to be at the top of the list. Their latest offering, the T4 2014 Edition, has just been announced and it features a slew of upgrades for more traction and improved steering.
* All-new suspension holders
* All-new suspension bushings
* All-new chassis design
* All-new top deck design
* All-new arm design
* All-new smart Suspension Flex Adjustment
* All-new layshaft bulkheads
* All-new motor mount
* All-new aluminum steering plate
* All-new shock spring harnesses
The part number for the XRay T4 2014 is #300020 and you can get more information by hitting This Link.
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XRay T4 2014 Gallery
In our last post we talked about classes like 4wd buggy getting popular during indoor season here in America. Another class that people like racing during indoor season is carpet touring car.
The crew over at T.O.P. (Tokyo Option Parts) has just announced the Sabre 4wd Mini Touring Car. As you can see from looking at the pictures the Sabre Mini isn’t some low-end car, it is loaded with carbon fiber and aluminum from nose to tail. Other key features include heavy duty diffs and the ability to fine tune the Ackerman of the steering. T.O.P. says the car will be available at some point this Fall, for more information hit up This Link.
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T.O.P. Sabre 4WD Mini TC Gallery
Thunder Tiger just announced their TS4n Luxe, but that’s not the only new 4wd nitro touring car they have. Also new is their TS4n Plus 3.5. The Plus version has many of the same features as the Luxe, but comes in at a lower price point ($229) because of things like plastic shocks instead of aluminum. Some of the features of the Plus include-
* 3 belt 4wd system
* Pro-18BX nitro engine
* Cougar 2.4 GHz radio system
* Tuned exhaust pipe
The Thunder Tiger Plus 3.5 comes in two different colors, red (#TTRD1801) or orange (#TTRD1803) and they are available for your bashing pleasure right now.
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Thunder Tiger TS4n Plus Gallery
Maybe it has been a while since you ripped it up on-road. Maybe it has been a while since you’ve created a big cloud of nitro smoke. Maybe I’ve been listening to too much Staind. Maybe the latest release from Thunder Tiger, the TS4n Nitro 4wd Touring Car, will put a big smile on your face.
Powered by a Pro-18BX nitro engine, the TS4n uses a 3 belt 4wd system to put all that power to the ground. Throw in the convenience of it being RTR and it is ready to bash when you are. Some of the other features and specifications include-
* Cougar 2.4 GHz radio system
* Low center of gravity design
* Aluminum oil filled shocks
* Heavy duty steel dogbones
* Wheelbase: 10.2″
* Height: 5″
* Weight: 52.5 oz
The Thunder Tiger TS4n Luxe comes in two colors, red (#TTRD1811) and blue (#TTRD1812). Street price is $269 and they are available right now.
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Thunder Tiger TS4n Luxe Gallery
Whether you are looking for that extra touch of scale realism, or simply to up your bling factor, the new anodized aluminum brake discs from Killerbody RC should be right up your alley. Their brake discs are CNC machined and come in a wide variety of colors to match your ride. The brake discs are super easy to install and will make a big difference on how your drifter or touring car looks. The part number for the Killerbody RC aluminum brake discs is #48081.
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Killer Body RC Brake Discs Various Colors