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Serpent announces Spyder SRX-4 release date

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Serpent is pleased to announce the highly anticipated Spyder SRX-4 1/10 4wd buggy is set to be released and available through hobby shops starting the last week of August. Serpent says, “The new buggy was designed by world champion Billy Easton, and is ready to compete on any track. Dirt, clay, grass, astro or carpet, the SRX-4 delivers.”

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Key Features:

  • Carbon fiber 2.5mm chassis with composite side plates.
  • Big bore 12mm hard coated shock-absorbers.
  • Dual belt-driven drive system, with captured long front belt and open side belt.
  • Compact and light front and rear gear differentials with composite front pulley and rear hard anodized aluminum diff gear.
  • Slipper clutch with friction pads and solid aluminum front locked clicker drive.
  • Durable spring steel drive shafts, wheel axles and drive cups.
  • Carbon fiber shock towers front and rear.

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HoBao announces new Hyper VS 1/8 nitro & electric buggy

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HoBao has announced their newest 1/8 buggy, the Hyper VS. The new buggy will be available in nitro and electric versions, and are both said to be in the final production stages at this time (which translates into they will in theory be released very soon). The buggy will be sold as a RTR with various engine options, a 2.4GHz radio system, pre-painted body and more. In addition, Hobao says the car will be accompanied by “lots of options parts for you to soup-up your Hyper VS for the real race!”

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Team Associated releases the RC8B3e 1/8 E-Buggy kit

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Team Associated has taken the performance engineering developed for the RC8B3 nitro buggy and used the data to create their new brushless-powered version, the RC8B3e Team Kit! Answering the need of the fastest-growing 1:8 scale racing class, the RC8B3e Team Kit was designed specifically for brushless power. Using a unique, proprietary hard-anodized 7075-T6 aluminum chassis ingeniously designed for optimum weight distribution and superior handling, the RC8B3e “drives like a champ.” Knowing that racers would be competing in both 1/8 nitro and electric at the same events, the RC8B3e was designed to handle and respond to changes just like the RC8B3. This similar handling characteristic gives the racer a huge advantage, as tuning changes can be applied to both buggies seamlessly.

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PR Racing America releases first look at PRS1 V3 2wd buggy


PR Racing America has just announced the official release of the new PRS1 V3 1/10 2wd buggy. The new buggy is now available for pre-order and features a long list of new improvements including lower center of gravity, 3-gear lay down mid-motor transmission, lighter weight design, new chassis and side guards, 12.75mm big bore shocks, lower roll center, and increased stability.

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The new car is available for pre-order now by visiting www.HobbyProUSA.com.

Video: Serpent shows off new 2wd RTR Mid-Motor Spyder

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Serpent has extended their RTR lineup by welcoming the new 1/10 2wd Mid-Motor Spyder RTR. The new car is fully ready to race (RTR) right out of the box, and Serpent shows it all in their new Spyder Mid-Motor RTR promo video above!

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PR Racing America teases with new details of V3 PRS1 buggy


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As one of PR Racing’s distributors, Hobby Pro USA has shed some light on the new PR Racing Vehicle that will be coming soon; the PRS1 V3 1/10 2wd Buggy.

Hobby Pro USA says, “We are happy to announce that we’ve been working on a new 2wd buggy platform based on our current V2 design that will allow for more adaptability and tuning options for the racer. The new PRS1 V3 2wd buggy will be available this holiday season or potentially sooner. We plan to use this new platform during the IFMAR World Championships later this October in Japan.”


SWorkz unveils new S104 EVO 1/10 4wd buggy

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This is the SWorkz S104 EVO 1/10 4WD Off Road Racing Buggy Pro Kit. SWorkz developed the S104 EVO in conjunction with Atsushi Hara, using influence and materials from the EVO 1/8 buggy line to create a strong and well balanced car. The S104 EVO 4WD buggy features updated suspension geometry and redesigned big bore shocks to improve handling prowess, and combined these with an FCSS chassis, a 1/10 size X-system transmission with 3 oil filled gear differentials and pivot ball steering for a great balance of traction, steering and handling qualities.

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  • SWorkz X-System transmission gear system
  • Redesigned Full Oil System Big Bore Shocks
  • Strengthend Carbon Fiber shock towers with Updated Geometry Shock Position
  • SWorkz F.C.S.S. with B.H.C. Chassis Design
  • Strengthened Arm Material with Updated Suspension Geometry
  • Redesigned Center Diff System
  • Aluminum Easy Fit for Motor Holder with Center Diff. Mount
  • 14mm Hex Wheel Hub system
  • Pivot Ball Steering System
  • Redesigned Adjustable Steering Plate and Bell Crank System

The new car is available for Pre-Order now!

PR Racing America introduces new RTR PRS1 2wd buggy


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PR Racing America introduces their new RTR vehicle lineup! PR Racing America says, “We feel that today’s RTR vehicles do not offer the customer a quality race oriented experience. Our RTR vehicles are designed primarily with the entry level racer in mind. Our RTR Vehicle is produced with much of the same materials and design as our winning Pro Kits!”


Tekno delivers new and improved NB48.3 1/8 buggy

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Tekno has announced their latest update in vehicles by announcing the new NB48.3. The updated buggy is based upon the successful NB48, however, features a list of updates including re-designed suspension geometry, revised chassis, new a-arms, new aluminum towers, new rear hubs, new spindles and carriers, and new linkage setup…just to name a FEW of a LONG list of updates.


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Tessmann teases with first look at Hot Bodies D216 1/10 2wd buggy


The annual Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout is getting underway under the hot California sun. While this race is known for it’s hot weather and great racing, it is also known as a race where new items are debuted.

Credible sources tell us the new buggy will be dubbed the ‘D216′.

This year has already proved that, as Hot Bodies team driver Ty Tessmann teases via his Facebook page with a distant photo of the all-new Hot Bodies 1/10 2wd Buggy. While social media is a slightly less traditional and anti-climatic way of introducing a new car, it certainly gets the job done.

We anxiously await to see more of the new buggy, and what Team Tessmann can do with it at this weekend’s race! (Original Facebook photo below)

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