If you are going for the trickest, absolutely most scale authentic looking vehicle possible, you just can not have ugly clips securing your body. TheToyz now makes it easy to use magnets or velcro to secure the lid on your drifter/touring car with their adjustable stealth body mounts. Made from aluminum, the stealth body mounts are easy to install and offer a wide range of adjustment to get your body exactly how you want it.
The part number for the red anodized units are #TOYZ 234 Red, blue is TOYZ 234 Blue, and they are priced at $17. Get all the details by clicking Right Here and jumping over to the official TheToyz website.
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TheToyz Stealth Body Mount Gallery
In the fight for touring car supremacy our friends over at Schumacher have released their latest high-end machine, the Mi5evo. The Mi5evo is entirely new to provide maximum performance on the track, or while blasting around the cul-de-sac. Some of its new features include-
* Ultra low center of gravity
* Wide span vertical top deck
* Motor 4.5mm closer to center of car
* Alloy & carbon fiber servo mount
* Shorter shocks with no loss of stroke
* No e-clips, grub screws used instead
* 4mm carbon fiber towers with optimized shock positions
* Lightweight 2.5mm hinge pins
* 3 point steering rack with bearings
The part number for the Mi5evo kit is #K148, the assembled version is #K150, and both are said to be available to the public on June 12th. Get full details at This Link over on Schumacher’s official website.
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Schumacher Mi5evo Gallery
The PROTOform crew has announced two new bodies, the VRS-N, and the PFM-12.
The 200mm VRS-N pictured above is made for 1/10th scale nitro touring cars. The VRS-N incorporates an air management system inspired by full-scale touring cars. It has a low profile in the front and uses strategically placed airflow conditioners for the ultimate in aero efficiency. It has a part number of #1539-30 and is priced at $25.
The PFM-12 is pictured in the gallery below and is made to fit 1/12 pan cars running in the new GT12 class that is blowing up in the UK right now. Using inspiration from supercars, the PFM-12 utilizes a low-slung cab-forward design to give your 12th scale excellent handling. Its part number is #1613-30 and is priced at $25
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The new Upgrade Pack for the Hot Bodies TCXX was first shown at Nurnberg in January, now HPI/HB has released full details. To boil it down, it comes with a slew of upgrades to make your TCXX touring car the best it can be. Some of the upgrades included with the pack are-
* V2 rebuild-able DCJ set
* One piece servo mount
* Version 2 motor mount
* Big bore shock set
* New front and rear towers
* 2.25mm thick V2 carbon fiber chassis
The part number for the upgrade pack is #112285 and you can get complete details by hitting up This Link over on the HPI website.
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About a month ago we posted the teaser of the Team C TR10 Sport, now more photos and specifications have become available. The TR10 Sport Version is designed to give you a big bang for the buck. With some high end features, and other features to keep the price down, it should offer a good level of performance without breaking the bank.
* Carbon fiber chassis and top deck
* Aluminum motor mount
* CV drive-shafts
* Floating servo
* Aluminum shock bodies
* Does not include body
* 100% factory assembled
The part number is #TR10, it has a street price of $250, and you can get more information at This Link over on the Team C website.
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Team C TR10 Sport Gallery
The war for touring car supremacy never ends, the latest high-end machine to hit the market is the Serpent 411 Eryx 3.0. The latest addition to Serpent’s 411 family is all about using the best materials and keeping the center of gravity as low as possible. Some of the highlights of the new Serpent touring car include-
* Lowered and centrally located 7075 T6 motor mount
* Lightweight front spool
* 2mm 7075 T6 dark grey anodized chassis
* Lightweight lower bearing blocks
* Lightweight anti-roll bars
* Uses v2 hard composite castor blocks, steering blocks, & uprights
The part number is #400016, they start shipping any day now, and you can get complete information by hitting This Link over on the official Serpent website.
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Serpent Eryx 3.0 Gallery
While ultra high end touring cars have their place, not everyone is looking to spend a small fortune. For you guys looking for an affordable touring car, Team C has announced their TR10. The Team C TR10 has several high-end features like a carbon fiber chassis, carbon fiber top deck, a floating servo, and aluminum motor mount and shock bodies, while keeping an affordable street price, around $250. The TR10 uses velcro instead of strapping tape to keep the battery in place, sports CV driveshafts, and we will post more information when it becomes available.
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The crew over at Yokomo have announced their latest on-road machine, a D1 version Up Garage Falken 86. This is a 4wd tenth scale kit that should be a lot of fun to slide around your cul-de-sac. The Yokomo drifter has an aluminum motor mount, plastic chassis, oil shocks, and comes with a full bearing set. While its running gear looks solid, the highlight of the car has to be its trick looking wheels, tires, and body.
The Yokomo Up Garage Falken 86 has a part number of #DP-UF86 and is scheduled for a late April release.
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THE Team Durango DETC410 Touring Car Review
Team Durango has been known for years as a premium producer of off-road machines, luckily for us the UPS man dropped off their very first on-road machine, the DETC410 Touring Car, for some good old fashioned bashing action. As the first of its kind from Durango, the DETC410 sits on an all new, and very high-end, platform. Can you bash with it? Is it really that trick? Does it bring something to the plate that no one else offers? Hit the “Read More” and find out…
For all you nitro touring car fans, XRay has released information on the 2014 edition of their NT1. XRay’s nitro touring cars have a history of being some of the best in the industry, the latest version looks like the best one yet. The updates for the 2014 model include-
* Smaller 2-speed
* New shocks and shock towers
* New chassis, radio plate and center body mount
* New mounting system for fuel tank
* Improved battery holder
* New mount for front middle drive-shaft
You can read more about the NT1 at This Link over on XRay’s website, and you can hit up This Link to catch up on XRay news right here on BigSquidRC.
XRay NT1 2014
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
If you’ve done any touring car driving, you have probably experienced body tuck. If you haven’t, body tuck is when one of your buddies hits the rear of your car causing the body to get sucked into the wheel. Body tuck makes your car extremely hard to drive and can definitely ruin a good run out on the track.
PROTOform has some new Anti-Tuck Body Stiffeners to eliminate the problem. These are molded out of crystal clear Lexan and mount with three screws. The stiffeners also help to reduce unwanted body fluttering at speed. The part number for the stiffeners is #1721-00, they have a street price of $10, and you can get more information at This Link over on PROTOform’s website.
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