The touring car world continues to push the envelope on trick designs. The latest comes from ARC with their R10 ATS 1/10 touring car. The ATS stands for active toe system. This is a type of rear suspension that changes toe as the suspension compresses, leading to more on-power steering when coming out of a corner.
The ATS system isn’t the only cool thing on the new car, it comes loaded with carbon fiber, trick front CVDs, and pretty much every other feature you are looking for in a high-end touring car. It has a part number of #R100009 and you can find full details at This Link over on ARC’s website.
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Speaking of a 10 Year Anniversary, the IIC is having theirs out in Vegas this weekend. As with most “big races”, lots of new gear gets shown off. Of particular interest to touring car drivers is a new PROTOform body being raced by Juho Levanen. No details have been released, but if it’s PROTOform its likely to be setting the pace up front. We’ll post complete information when it becomes available, until then you can check out more PROTOform products over on their Official Website.
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There is nothing like driving with the total control and buttery smoothness of an elite touring car. They seem to go exactly where you want them to, and they do it fast! The latest high-end touring car to hit the market is from XRay with their 2015 Edition T4.
There have been a number of major changes on the T4 to keep it at the front of the pack. The biggest change is an all new chassis that is 3mm more narrow than the previous unit. Also at the top of the “new stuff” list is ARS rear suspension and new motor mount that is mounted to the left hand side of the chassis. If you are looking for an elite touring car to either race, drift, or to look good while blasting around the cul-de-sac, hit up This Link for complete details on the XRay T4 ’15.
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XRay T4 '15 Gallery
There are times when you just want to be different, to really stand out in the crowd. If you pick up a Renault Sport Mégane Trophy body from Matrixline RC, you are sure to do just that.
The Matrxiline Mégane Trophy body is formed from .9mm polycarbonate and was designed to fit most 1/10 touring cars. Along with the body it comes with light buckets, a decal sheet, over-spray film, and vacuum formed front/rear fascias.
The part number for the Mégane is #PC201405 and you can get a few more details by hitting up This Link over on the official Matrixline website.
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Just 25 of the new Limited Edition BD7 ETS kits from Yokomo will be put out for sale. This model was made to celebrate its four wins at the European Touring Car series and comes with luxury packaging and special transporter bag. It also comes with a slew of high-zoot upgrades-
* Titanium main gear shaft
* Titanium turnbuckles
* Precision bearing set
* Aluminum servo mount, belt tension cams, & rear bones
* Graphite body mount support
* Hard coated pivot balls
* Double joint front universals
The part number is #MRTC-BD714ETS and you can get full information over on the Yokomo Europe website.
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Team Associated is giving you touring car fans the hook-up lately. Last week they announced their new GReddy Scion and now they have released details on their Apex Series Lexus RC F.
The Associated Lexus RC F uses a highly detailed body on the outside for good looks, while 4wd and a powerful brushless system are used under the hood to get the blood pumping. Its electronics are water-resistant so you can keep bashing regardless of the weather and a 2.4GHz radio system is included.
* Reedy 3300kV 540 motor
* Fully assembled RTR available in two different colors
* Detailed brake components and Lexus RC F 20 spoke wheels
* Includes Reedy 6 cell NiMH 3000mAh battery and charger
* All metal gear transmission
The part number for the Associated Lexus is #30115 and they are expected to start hitting hobby shops in September. Get complete details at This Link over on Associated’s website.
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Associated Lexus Gallery
The latest on-road weapon from ARC is the 2015 spec of their R10 Touring Car. Loaded with carbon fiber and designed to break lap records, the R10 2015 is a serious touring car.
The 2015 Spec received numerous upgrades over the previous model, some of the updates include-
* Long big bore shocks with longer springs
* 3.5mm carbon fiber shock towers
* 8.5mm steering plate
* Flex motor mount
* Improved top deck
* New upper bulkhead
The part number for the new R10 is #R100006 and you can get more details at This Link over on the official ARC RC website.
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ARC R10 '15 Gallery
Need a new car stand for your touring car or 12th scale pan car? The fine folks over at PROTOform have announced their latest and it looks pretty trick. Made from a tough alloy and power coated black, it makes your car easier to wrench on while making your pit spot look sano. Four rubber grommets are used to keep your car from sliding around, while four holes in the top are perfect for rebuilding shocks.
The part number is #6256-00 and they are street priced at $34. Hit up This Link to get complete details over on PROTOform’s official website.
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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