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Mugen MBX8 ‘Expert Build’ nitro buggy roller

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Coming soon from Mugen Seiki is the MBX8 Expert Build nitro buggy roller. The ‘Expert Build’ as the Kyosho ‘Spec A’ is built by experienced staff and checked in every detail. You just need to put engine and radio to be ready.

Kyosho RB7 1/10th 2wd buggy kit

See: Kyosho America

Kyosho have introduced their new RB7 1/10th 2wd buggy kit. The RB7 features a 4mm shorter and 2.5mm thick chassis made of 7075 hard anodized aluminum, helps with faster cornering and increased grip with more flex.The front knuckles/hubs are improved for both better handling with updated ackerman locations, and increased material for durability. The RB7 comes also with gull-wing style front suspension arms for more accurate damping, with optional front sway bar mounting positions, lowered carbon composite front shock tower and multi-configuration rear suspension arms (long and short bushing inserts).

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Kyosho Inferno MP9e Evo in pictures

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Following the release of a video showing the Inferno MP9e Evo, Kyosho have released new pictures their forthcoming E-buggy. The chassis has a weight distribution on the front, favoring traction and grip. The extra weight at the front is highlighted by the use of harder springs, while the usual blue springs are still used at the rear. The body is also new and has a rear center wing, the front remaining identical to the current version. Most of the changes seem to only affect the chassis. It is therefore very likely that a conversion kit will be proposed to move from the current version to this one.

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HB Racing D418 4WD Buggy kit

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Build on the success of the D413, HB Racing have introduced the new D418 4WD Buggy kit. HB Racing have added features optimized for the new breed of high grip racetracks around the world. The D413 was legendary for its durability that allowed racers to push the car harder than the typically frail 1/10 4WD electric buggies. In the HB Racing tradition, designer Torrance Deguzman dedicated the new D418 design to focused improvement for competitive racing. The result is a thoroughly modern race car, ready to win straight from the box.

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New Kyosho E-buggy coming soon

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Since many months Elliott Boots and Mike Cradock have been testing new configurations on the MP9e TKI4. The development seems to have resulted in a version ready to be marketed in the near future. The video does not allow much to see except for a modified weight distribution, a motor positioned in the center and the center differential moved to the front. The result is a better balanced buggy, more efficient and easier to drive. Stay tuned for more info!

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TLR 8IGHT-X 1/8 Nitro buggy kit

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Team Losi Racing have introduced the new TLR 8IGHT-X1/8 Nitro buggy kit. It’s a brand new, completely redefined racing platform crafted from the ground up and designed for drivers wanting more. The 8IGHT-X Next Gen suspension geometry has been completely revamped making a car that is fast, nimble, and easy to drive. This includes a myriad of updates including kingpin inclination, trailing spindles, wider front pivot with less scrub radius, narrower rear pivot, longer rear shocks, and updated hub offset. All new suspension arms have been designed to accept stiffener plates that will allow racers to tune the flex of the suspension. The kit will include molded plates with optional carbon fiber plates available separately. The 8IGHT-X comes with 20 degree castor blocks allowing the height of the spindle to be adjusted. New sway bar system has adjustable length links to allow better equalization of each side of sway bar as well as collars to keep the sway bars centered.

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New TLR 8IGHT nitro buggy teaser

See: Team Losi Racing

TLR has released a teaser video about their forthcoming 8IGHT X (well maybe because we do not really know how it will be dubbed). The video reveals very little regarding the details of the new car, but our sources have entrusted us told us that tests on different tracks had already taken place in US, information confirmed by the photos published during the Horizon Hobby RC Fest, but also in Europe. It seems more than likely that the upcoming Euro warm-up and the ROAR 1/8-scale Off-Road Fuel Nationals will be used to unveil a pre-production version of the buggy. A release date set approximately in autumn was mentioned.

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New TLR prototype nitro buggy spotted

See: Horizon Hobby

Since several months, rumors have been rife about a new TLR 1/8 nitro buggy. We have seen some parts still prototype at events such as One Race One Man in Padova, Italy, but without knowing the details and without being able to take pictures. Since then we have been in regular contact with Reno Savoya who was testing some parts to know the progress of ‘5.0’. This weekend at the Horizon RC Fest, factory driver Dakotah Phend drove with a buggy with a new body. Hard to say if the buggy hidden below was the famous ‘5.0’ but some parts visible at the front end suggest that it is the closest version that has been seen from what will be the ‘5.0’. There is no doubt that the TLR drivers will use it during the 2018 IFMAR Worlds and certainly well before as at the 2018 ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals which will take place mid-June in Florida and during the Euro in Portugal at the beginning of August.

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