In a quick post on Twitter, distribution giant Horizon Hobby announced the not-so-secret news, “We’re proud to announce that we are now the exclusive distributor of nVision!” With many drivers with links to Horizon (e.g. Truhe, Aigoin, Bloomfield) it appeared only to be a formality until the official news was released.
Update from nVision themselves: 17/03/2011 Plan-les-Ouates, Switzerland/Champaign, USA – The Revolutionary Power of nVision: Horizon Hobby now has global distribution rights to nVision, the next RC revolution. nVision represents the fusion of revolutionary technology and extraordinary marketing. Founded by Philippe Neidhart and developed by champion racer and developer Adrien Bertin, nVision has become the buzz at shops and tracks around the world. The new brand introduces revolutionary technology that has been embraced by champions around the world as the powerplant of choice for their vehicles and now it’s all available to you through Horizon. The NVB521 and NVB521-Race combine CRF technology with a new crankshaft that contains some of the most advanced technology available in today’s RC engine market. Each engine was designed to optimize the performance of 1/8-scale nitro buggies.
Engines feature a special alloy case designed specifically for the nVision lineup, lightened heat sink, 7mm carb restrictor and a billet piston
Crankshaft contains conical inserts and angled holes that help create mind-blowing acceleration and higher top-end speeds along with improved fuel economy
Optional venturies and tuned pipes available