GVP, the French distributor of Mugen Seiki sent an email to stores stating that the Mugen MBX7R will continue to be marketed in 2017 and will not be replaced by the MBX8. Optional parts such as the new differential and maybe a new chassis will boost the performance of the vice-world champion buggy.

The good news for fans and potential customers is that the R & D department of the famous Japanese brand is working on a new buggy that will clearly not be marketed in 2017 but in 2018.