Buggys News

Promising win for new Agama buggy

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NEMO Racing and HNMC presented the BETA GP this past weekend. The tyre of choice for this event would be BETA Tykytaka soft or super soft for Buggy, E buggy and any BETA tyre for Truggy class. 112 racers from Great Britain, Ireland, and Europe entered the meeting. Driving the all-new Agama 1/8 buggy, Darren Bloomfield managed to take the overall win in the Buggy class by taking TQ in qualifying before the rainy weather cancelled the main events. The Truggy class belonged to Tony Truman, while Callum Niblett would win the E-Buggy and Junior Class.

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New Associated prototype spotted

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Team Associated has endured a rough ‘ol ride this year in 1/8 arena, an aborted 1/8 buggy platform and designer Josh Alton departing, not to mention the headline-grabbing departure of Ryan Maifield to arch-rivals TLR. Finally a chance for some good PR ahead of the World Championships which kicks off in less than a month when all eyes will be on Ryan Cavalieri, Yannick Aigoin & Neil Cragg.

Over the weekend at Chula Vista raceway near the Mexican border the Associated team made up of Kody Numedahl (now in charge of the project), Richard Saxton, Brent Thielke and Ryan Cavalieri conducted a public test and low key race appearance. Cavalieri would end up finishing 2nd to Drew Moller (the kid continues to impress…), after a very late engine problem with only 40secs to go on the clock.

The biggest change from the previous RC8 prototype we’ve seen is the choice to go down the pivot ball front end route made famous by Mugen Seiki, with only 1 car present, and no chance to go ‘under the hood’ we could only shoot from afar. The chassis looks wider than the previous prototype but narrower than the previous RC8 platform, with a ‘Mugen style’ rear end in our opinion.

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LRP S8 NXR up close and personal

LRP recently announced the new S8 NXR 1/8 competition buggy kit, and today the German company has released an all-new video displaying all of the new and innovative features of the buggy. The new S8 NXR looks to be a promising design, and we anxiously await to see it in action.

Source: LRP

JQ Limited ‘White Edition’ available

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THE JQRacing THECar White Edition, is now available as a Limited 100pcs Edition, with all white plastics. Only racers who purchase one of these kits, will be able to buy white spare parts. Order one here before they run out!

If you want a certain number, please mention it in order comments, and we will see what we can do. Otherwise, 1st come 1st serve, we are shipping out the kits in number order according to how we receive the orders! Please note you can only order the LE Kit in your order, if you want to order other parts, you have to place a separate order.

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LRP S8 NXR 1/8 Buggy

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LRP have announced the release of their S8 NXR competition level 1/8 Buggy kit, the car is a completely new design from the ground up and comes with all tuning parts already included to save customers having to purchase a hoard of expensive upgrades.

The Perfect-Flex-Chassis is tailored to the demands of 1/8 competition racing and the variable position of the receiver batteries for a optimised weight distribution enable an additional adjustment of the car’s centre of gravity according to the track conditions. The S8 NXR is a high-tech competition buggy that perfects speed, handling and durability.

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JQ: THE ‘WHITE’ White edition buggy

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Having only just taken part in RC News’ ‘Word Up’ interview, Joseph Quagraine of JQ Racing showed us a pre production version of the Limited Edition ‘White Edition’ buggy which will be limited to 100 pieces.

A car with all white plastics and special laser markings and engravings, It will be available exclusively on jqracing.com soon! Those who buy the car will also be able to buy white spares. Official word will be out shortly. What do you think? Who is getting one? – JQ

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Team Durango confirm new 1/8 lineup

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After months of forum talk and public speculation, piqued recently by open public testing of the DNX8 Nitro Buggy by pro racer Ryan Lutz, the news looks good for 1/8 offroad Team Durango fans! Building upon their already race-proven 1/8 scale nitro and electric platforms, the team at Team Durango are excited to confirm the upcoming release of four new vehicles. Taking the already favored Team Durango speed and strength into even more exciting kits, all-new kits means all-new names.


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XRAY unveil 1/8 electric ‘XB8E’ Buggy

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Having revamped the nitro side of XRAY’s 1/8 buggy line up, the e-Buggy category was next up to receive the ‘XB8′ platform treatment; “The XB8E is the next evolution of the XRAY off-road concept”.

Featuring superior weight balance and weight distribution and more forgiving and easy-to-control handling, the XB8E is ready to set a new standard in the 1/8 electric powered class. Long-term tested by the factory racing team including European Champions Martin Bayer, Miguel Matias & Reno Savoya as well tested by regular drivers in all conditions, the design focuses all the way down to the smallest details to increase performance, handling, and reliability.

The list of ‘whats new‘ is pretty extensive…

All New Chassis, side guards, motor mount, XPBS(tm) suspension, suspension arms, SFA graphite stiffeners (option), steering blocks, king-pin plates, rear uprights, additional weight options, big bore shocks, springs, shock towers, spur gears, gear ratio, diff blocks, anti-roll bars, mud protectors (option), rear long brace, servo saver, alu steering plate, center diff mount, body.

See teamxray.com/xb8e for full details

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New lightweight B-MAX4 III combo

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Yokomo has just released their new B-MAX4 III Lighweight Spec Combo Kit. This new 1/10 scale 4wd buggy kit has been released to commemorate the recent victory at the JMRCA Nationals in Japan, where Naoto Matsukura drove his way to an impressive TQ and overall win using the new recently developed lightweight chassis. The combo kit includes the standard B-MAX4 III and the lightweight conversion all-in-one!

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Source: Yokomo

MIP Pro 8 Buggy Prototype spotted

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Last weekend MIP’s Matt Olson raced in Canada’s new premier event, the Quebec Classic, shortly afterwards our partner site RCNews uncovered a few exclusive photos of the internals of the prototype MIP Pro 8 buggy that he’s been running.

The MIP Pro8 currently comes as a upgrade/conversion kit for the Losi SCTE 1.0 and 2.0 platforms to make it into a competitive light weight 1/8 scale buggy. The new MIP Pro8 Prototype takes the Pro8 project full circle by completely changing the traditional layout of an MIP Pro4mance or an SCTE 1.0 / 2.0 chassis.

More photos & details here