HPI has come up with a way for your WR8 Rally Car to really stand out in a crowd, their new bright Orange 35mm Method Wheels. Officially licensed by Method, their bright color and cool design can drastically change the look of your car. Also, these were made to be a perfect fit for several of HPI’s 2.2″ on-road tires, making for an easy install.
The part number for the wheels is #113688 and you can get more information over on the official HPI Website.
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 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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It won’t be long until the ground is covered with fluffy white stuff, why not convert your HPI WR8 Flux into a wild snow (or sand, or dirt!) blasting machine? The RC4WD Predator Track Fitting Kit makes the conversion a snap. The RC4WD kit comes with everything you need to mount up their Predator Tracks, making your machine not only an off-road beast, but a real head turner too.
* CNC machined parts with black anodized finish
* OEM fit and finish
* Complete front and rear fitting kit
* Direct fit for HPI WR8 Flux & Ken Block Edition
* Front left knuckle (Black)
* Front right knuckle (Black)
* Two rear uprights (Black)
* Four bearing spacers (Gold)
* Four special 12mm hexes (Silver)
* Four extended output shafts (Black)
* Four 2mm OD pins (Black)
* Does not include RC4WD tracks- #Z-W0057, #Z-W0003, or Z-W0017 (about $120 per pair)
The part number for the RC4WD Fitting Kit is #Z-S0796, it has a street price of $79, and they are available right now.
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HPI Racing has just released a new video of their Ken Block WR8 FLUX in some wild action at their European warehouse. Watch the video to see not only some sweet drift action, but also what rc is all about, having some good old fashioned fun. Don’t forget to check out the HPI Website for more information on all their products.
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HPI has announced a new CNC machined aluminum front gearbox plate for their popular WR8 and Bullet series of vehicles. The CNC’ed piece not only adds some nice bling to your ride, but is stronger than the stock piece.
Part number for the front gearbox plate is #101267, street price is $20, and they are available right now. Hit up the official HPI Website for more information on all of their fine products.
Rally cars are hot, hot, hot right now, and HPI has added another one to their product line-up. The new waterproof HPI RTR WR8 3.0 Flux Ford Fiesta Abu Dhabi Castrol WRC Rally Car comes ready to rock with a 2.4 GHz radio system, Castle brushless system, and is ready for all sorts of on road or off road fun. Some of its primary features and specifications include-
* Pre-Assembled 1/8th scale Rally Car
* Based on the Bullet Flux truck
* Flux Vapor Pro speed controller
* Flux Vektor 4000Kv motor
* 2S and 3S LiPo compatible
* TF-40/RF-40 2.4GHz 3-channel radio system
* Radio has failsafe and drop-down steering wheel
* Powerful & waterproof steering servo
* 3mm aluminum chassis with centralized weight balance
* Full-time 4WD for excellent control
* Adjustable battery tray
* Front skidplate with durable foam bumper
* Splashproof receiver box
* Tough oil-filled gear differentials
* Realistic Michelin tarmac rally tires
* Aluminum shock towers front and rear
* High ground clearance for driving on most surfaces
* Mud guards for rear shocks prevent dirt build-up
* Quick access to all critical maintenance points
* Dual bellcrank steering
* Front and rear sway bars
* All socket head hardware
* Full set of rubber-sealed ball bearings
* Wheelbase: 300mm
* Length: 485mm
* Height: 172mm
* Width: 227mm
* Tire Diameter: 80mm
* Part #109364
Expect a street price of $480 and you can get more information on the Official HPI Website.
The HPI RacingKen Block WR8 FLUX finally gets official! We have been posting news about the Ken Block vehicle for a while now as bits and pieces were leaked out, but the official PR is finally here. We finally get to see under the body as well. When we saw it in person we couldn’t get our eyes underneath because we were told the ‘official battery straps’ were not final. We were not sure what the HPI spokespeople were talking about, but now we know!
Some details we may or may not of mentioned before:
4WD 1/8th scale based on the HPI WR8
Up to 3S Lipo can be run on the FPI Flux Vektor motor getting you to 60mph
The chassis has side wall/guards to help keep out rocks and other stuff.
Front and rear sway bars
Adjustable battery box with custom Ken Block logo Battery Straps
Waterproof steering servo
Flux Vapor ESC
3mm aluminum chassis
Licensed Replica fifteen53 Tarmac Wheels
The part number is 109313, and it should start to pop up in store computers soon, though an official price has not been announced.
HPI Ken Block Gallery
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I know there are a lot of people out there that have been waiting for something like this! Recently a couple of photo’s popped up with Ken Block signing autographs next to what is most likely a HPI WR8 3.0 with a Ken Block 2012 paint job on in. Aww yea! We are ready to get our drift on now. Hopefully there is a Tanner Foust edition not far behind so we can really get down to business! Either way, I know people have been looking for some larger drift/rally vehicles to bash with, and this may be the one.
Ken Block HPI Gallery
HPI didn’t really have much more info on their HPI Racing Facebook Page, but hopefully we will know more soon, and will bring you the details when we can!
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Well, at least the official name just roll’s off the tongue for when you are asking for one at the local hobby shop! After posting the teaser pic then minutes later posting the details (sorry HPI, our bad). The official press release is out!
The new HPI Racing vehicle is the HPI RTR WR8 3.0 Ford Fiesta Abu Dhabi Castrol WRC Nitro Rally Car. I think we will stick with WR8 around here.
Here are some more details, they started with the Bullet 3.0 nitro-truck. It has an extended aluminum chassis, nice big dirt all around, 4WD Shaft driven with twin disc brakes, a new Nitro Start G3.0 engine, sway bars, and scale Michelin gravel tires and wheels. You can adjust the height depending on your needed ground clearance and conditions, waterproof servos, a skid-plate front bumper, all under a Ford Fiesta RS WRC body.
Enjoy the pics!
HPI WR8 Rally Gallery
The official HPI Racing site is updated and now has all the details if you need more.
Here is some info on the new HPI WR8 3.0! It’s a 1/8th scale NITRO Rally Car! The official HPI part number is #106949. It’s RTR, 4WD, It will have waterproof servos, 2.4 GHz Radio system, and 3.0 HO Engine!
Comments on for this one also.. now what do you guys think?
The official HPI Racing site does not have any details at this time.