[font=Verdana”>Exclusive: [color=00CC00″>THE Car[/color”> Unveiled[/font”>

We’re thrilled to present a picture exclusive of ‘JQ Product’s buggy – THE Car’, after many years of work on this project – much of which we followed and reported on; designer, producer, racer & entrepreneur Joseph Quagraine has chosen to publicly display his buggy for the first time. THE Car had its proper racing debut at the Euros less than a month ago [See video“>, we also did an interesting interview with JQ… – at the time he couldn’t reveal much but the facts and information is now available!

We don’t want to jump the gun on JQ’s plans to explain the key features, but have a peek at the centre diff mount… pretty trick! Also having held a pre-production version of the car it feels light, stories have circulated for the last month or two about JQ timing people to switch out sections of the car e.g. centre diff etc. We look forward to some juicy details!
Links: Gallery Link | Hi-Res photo link

JQ plans to introduce the buggy step by step and with this first release he presents…

Part 1 – What it’s all about, and Specs.
The original reason for designing THE Car was to make a car fast enough for me to win big races. For naturally talented racers the car itself isn’t such a big factor, but for racers like me, with low natural ability, the car has to be great, and suitable for my driving style, for me to win. Call me egoistic, but that’s why I started designing it. I thought that if I can make a car, prove to whoever I am racing for, that it’s better than what they have at that moment, maybe they would incorporate some of my ideas into their design, and I would become faster, and hopefully start winning bigger races. [continues below photos“>

Link to Gallery

Well, none of that worked out for various reasons, and I decided to start my own company and produce THE Car myself. I also realised that I needed to make sure that not only did this car need to be perfect for me, it also needed to suit all conditions, and all levels of drivers. It proved to be a lot harder to achieve than I thought. However, I believe I was able to create a car that everyone can be fast with, and which can be either super aggressive and fast, or very stable and easy to drive. Actually, it wasn’t just me, many of my friends, some top pros, some average racers, and some beginners, all helped to create THE Car. In the next 6 columns, I will explain how we did it:

THE Car Specifications:

Vehicle: 1:8 Nitro 4WD | Width: 307mm | Wheelbase: 324-328mm | Weight: 3240g* | Internal Gear Ratio: 3.90:1

*Weight measured with OS Speed, 2060 pipe, ProLine Rims, closed cell foam, Holeshot tyres, LRP 1600 LiFe Receiver Pack.