27 November 2013 15:53 by KevinR
After creating the first ever bodyshell tailor-made for a Tekno, Exabyte for V4 conversions, FTW were stoked to apply their style to Tekno’s fully proprietary EB48. Their design lab responded to the packaging challenges presented by this compact buggy with a fusillade of style and functionality. The fresh iteration of the Exabyte design language sports a pair of vertical stabilizers emerging from the sloping roofline while carefully sculpted lines sweep back from the front cooling inlets to enhance the sleek shape. For optimal cooling, the front inlets are complemented by an open rear body area.
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14 August 2013 07:04 by KevinR
The 2013 King of the Hill race took place recently in White Rock NM which saw Scottie Brewer claim TQ in both buggy and truggy before going on to win the buggy class, place third in truggy and second in the 4WD SCT class.
25 July 2013 16:02 by KevinR
Performance packaged in convention-smashing style defines FTW’s philosophy. The iconic Night Fox design has illustrated this while winning races across the globe, and now the FTW labs have tailored it to fit Kyosho’s MP9 TKI3. With the suite of refinements unleashed in the recent XB9 2013 Spec fitment, the newest Night Fox takes the world-class MP9 to new heights of style and performance.
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03 July 2013 11:00 by KevinR
Skip the masking, spraying, and waiting for paint to dry–just trim and go with FTW pre-painted bodies. Each body is hand-painted to guarantee uniqueness and ensure quality. The first offering is the Euro-inspired Raw scheme, available in pink, green, blue, and orange/yellow variants. Pre-painted 1:10 buggy, 1:8 truggy, and short course bodies will be available soon.
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12 May 2013 14:07 by KevinR
Fearless combination of divergent elements is the modus operandi of FTW’s renegade design team. It comes as no surprise then that when handed a truggy and blank check , the result was Phoenix—pure performance packaged in sinister chopped-top styling. Convention-defying style integrates an industry-standard downforce profile for the one-two punch of form and function that is standard-issue FTW. Every chassis make is critically evaluated during the body design process in order to achieve performance beyond the acceptable. To reduce the tendency for body disintegration caused by the recessed front body mount location of the MBX6T, this Phoenix version is equipped with a kit that raises the front body mounts, allowing for a sleek and smooth hood area.
27 April 2013 02:54 by KevinR
Performance packaged in convention-smashing style defines FTW’s philosophy. The iconic Night Fox design has illustrated this while winning races across the globe. Xray’s XB9 2013 is the latest beneficiary. Tailored to fit the 2013 Spec’s wider chassis, the newest Night Fox features a suite of refinements that take the tradition to new heights. Sculpted sidepods and an additional 6 degrees of rake to the windshield combine for improved airflow. The rear deck height has been lowered to expose more of the engine head and integrate a spoiler while preserving the fastback profile.
02 April 2013 17:16 by KevinR
FTW today launched Phoenix, its new line of truggy bodies, with a fitment for Team Losi’s 8ight-T 2.0. Phoenix is pure performance packaged in sinister chopped-top styling. Convention-defying style integrates an industry-standard downforce profile for the one-two punch of form and function that is standard-issue FTW.
08 February 2013 12:01 by KevinR
After topping off the MBX7 with a Night Fox body shell, the FTW R&D team set to work on chassis improvements for the world champion buggy. Creating genuine quasi-isotropic carbon fiber replacement shock towers was a good first step, but they went further, adding more camber link tuning positions on the rear tower. Weak links must be banished, so next a carbon fiber upper plate was designed to replace the stock plastic piece. The front shock tower is precision CNC-cut in the USA from 4mm thick genuine quasi-isotropic carbon fiber, weighs 14 grams, and maintains all factory mounting and adjustment holes. Read More…
22 January 2013 15:44 by KevinR
The unmatched visual punch and proven performance of FTW’s Night Fox are now available for Mugen’s new world champion MBX7 buggy. Tailored for a perfect fit and built with FTW quality, the newest Night Fox is the perfect way to infuse your new ride with a healthy dose of attitude. The Night Fox body for the Mugen MBX7 is formed from clear .040” polycarbonate with protective outer film. It comes unpainted and includes a decal sheet and window masks.
02 July 2012 07:30 by KevinR
New from FTW is their stunning new coachwork, the Night Fox body for the Xray XB9… XRAY’s XB9 just got fitted with some stunning new coachwork. Freshly emerged from the FTW laboratories, the newest Night Fox body has been tailored to fit the Slovakian marque’s Luxury 1:8 Off-Road Buggy. Chiseled with precision to match the unique shape of the XB9, this Night Fox even accommodates the XB9′s dual rear body mount configuration. Massive downforce cloaked in stealth is now available for the XB9. Night Fox for the XRAY XB9 is formed from clear .040” polycarbonate and comes in clear with a protective film and molded cut lines. Window masks and decal sheets are included.