Buggys News

Mugen MBX8 Eco Team Edition

See: Mugen Seiki

Mugen have introduced the new MBX8 Eco Team Edition that includes many of the same parts from the MBX8 Worlds Edition. The MBX8 Eco Team Edition includes 1mm wide offset wheel hubs increasing stability and cornering and the E2146 inline front uprights offering smoother steering compared to the stock E2147 trailing front uprights and work great in high traction conditions. Also included are the -3mm front upright arms that improve the initial steering response and make the vehicle more stable through the middle and exit of the corner. The new upright arms also reduce bump steer and make the vehicle more predictable in bumpy conditions. The front (84.5mm) and rear-center (115mm) dogbones reduce friction from the stock universal driveshafts. Less friction will give the vehicle a more efficient drivetrain, increase acceleration, and provide more traction. The dog bones are lightweight, durable, and will increase traction. Another option part included in the kit is the +15mm wing mount. It has more adjustment and will help increase mid corner rotation and be more stable in high speed conditions.

Another photo here

PR Racing S1 V3R Evo 2WD buggy

See: PR Racing

PR Racing have introduced the new S1 V3R Evo 2WD buggy. The main focus has been to make the car smoother and easier to drive on track, and this has been achieved with a revised 2.5mm thick -5mm length 7075 aluminium chassis. In addition new insert type hangers have been introduced, and in conjunction with the chassis design allow for much lower rear roll centre, keeping the car much flatter on track with smoother rotation. New Ackerman geometry, and new CNC rear hubs with longer link positons also improve on track driveability. A new motor mount has been produced to lower the motor 2mm into a recess in the chassis, and makes a particular difference on today’s high grip tracks. In addition to all the geometry and mechanical changes, the V3R Evo has been treated to a new body, designed to look sleek and offer more steering with it’s much larger forward mounted cabin.

Click for Features & photos

Team Associated B6.1DL Limited Edition 2WD buggy

See: Team Associated

Team Associated have introduced the new B6.1DL Limited Edition 2WD buggy. The Limited Edition B6.1DL is designed for tracks with very high traction where a forward mass is beneficial and chassis roll needs to be tamed through a low center of gravity. The B6.1DL has a Laydown Stealth(R) transmission that gives the car additional traction when exiting the corners. The addition of +1 Ackermann plates and gull wing suspension arms tune the steering for a razor-sharp feel and more control. The B6.1DL features our easy-access differential, diff height adjustability, and an all-new slipper with the speed, durability and lineage expected of a true champion.

Click for Features & photos

Team Associated B74 Team Kit 1/10 4WD buggy

See: Team Associated

Team Associated have introduced the new RC10B74 Team Kit 1/10 4WD buggy. The off-road RC car racing scene has taken a turn over the past couple years, with turf and carpet racing becoming more popular and grip levels at an all-time high. The engineers inside Team Associated’s Area 51 were quick to address this trend in the 4WD class with the RC10B74 Team Kit. This completely new chassis design, equipped with a long list of features, is designed to give you the winning edge.

Continue reading here

Schumacher Cougar Laydown 2WD buggy

See: Schumacher Racing

Schumacher Racing have introduced their new Cougar Laydown 2WD buggy. The Cougar Laydown is lower, lighter, easier to maintain, and faster and a very versatile platform, with outstanding performance on a wide range of grip levels, carpet, astro and dirt. The Laydown has been developed by the Schumacher Engineering and Racing team who have won multiple international races. That race winning knowledge and experience has been applied to every detail of the Laydownís design to make a fast, easy to drive, and user friendly 2WD buggy that can take you to the top of the podium.

Click for Features & photos

Mugen MBX8 Worlds Edition nitro buggy kit

See: Mugen Seiki

Mugen Seiki have introduced the new MBX8 Worlds Edition nitro buggy kit. The MBX8 Worlds Edition includes many option parts used by Mugen Seiki drivers at the 2018 IFMAR World Championship including:

Continue reading here

Team Associated unveils B74 4WD buggy prototype

See: Team Associated

Team Associated have released some photos of the forthcoming B74 1/10 4WD buggy. Once again, AE engineers have used SLA-printed material to create a prototype. The translucent material is useful in examining pre-production parts to visualize the design and make some refinements before production.

More photos here

HB Racing D819 1/8 nitro buggy

See: HB Racing

HB Racing have introduced the new D819 1/8 nitro buggy. The latest iteration of the World Champion line of buggies from HB Racing, the D819 adds the latest high performance parts to keep it ahead of the competition. The foundation for the D819 starts with a 7075 aircraft aluminum chassis that adds 4mm of length to the rear of the car which allows a longer wheelbase (up to the maximum regulation) and shifts the overall center of gravity for more stability, especially on high-speed corners. The chassis is symmetrical for better balance and more consistent jumping and cornering. And it’s strategically machined to decrease weight and balance the flex characteristics. A machined aluminum center chassis brace that strengthens the center section of the car, and an updated chassis with countersunk mounting holes for the new brace.

Continue reading here