We kicked off our reporting of the 2015 Worlds with a very popular ‘Spy Shots’ story, it would prove the only opportunity to get an inside look on Team Associated’s well-hidden 2WD cars. Having dominated the 2WD final with 4 of 10 cars in the final, not to mention Spencer Rivkin racing to a deserved victory, unfortunately press were denied the request to shoot the ‘winning 2WD buggy’ bodyshell off.
Longterm rivals TLR took the bold and proactive move after the posting of our story to release their own pictures of their 2WD prototype, showing the world what was ‘under the hood’ for this special race – the first 1/10 Worlds not on dirt in it’s history. Thats not to say we didn’t thoroughly enjoy using Yatabe Arena’s unique balcony view vantage to full effect, allowing those sneaky paparazzi style photos!
We thought we’d give viewers another look at the car that ended up winning 2WD, with photos shot earlier in the week.
“Team Associated are sporting a heavily modified B5M with a 3 gear laydown handmade gearbox which has been updated since the pre worlds, the rear shock tower has been moved forward over the top of the gearbox and thus the shocks are mounted to the front of the rear arms à la Yokomo. Rear hubs and front caster blocks appear to be different/new – leading us to believe a roll center change in the car”