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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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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.

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XRAY goes electric with the XB8

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After much success with the XB8 nitro platform, XRAY has announced today the all-new XB8E is coming soon! While the front and rear of the car we assume will be the same as the nitro XB8, it’s what is hiding under that sexy new body that really counts. Stay tuned for more details!

Team Associated release the B44.3!

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Team Associated has revealed the new B44 buggy platform! While not titled the “B44.2 Worlds Edition”, Associated has released the aluminum chassis, gear diff driven, shorty pack design, and World Championship winning car we expected!

The RC10B44 has created a winning legacy with three IFMAR World Championships, four ROAR National titles, and countless regional wins to its credit! Since winning the 2013 IFMAR World Championships, the designers behind the doors of Area 51 set out to further improve the B44 and take it to an even higher level of performance.

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New Serpent 4wd buggy coming soon?

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Serpent’s offroad division is heavily influenced and primarily designed entirely by IFMAR World Champion racer and designer Billy Easton. While we don’t see Billy on the race track near as much as we did years ago, that doesn’t mean he isn’t keeping busy in the R/C world. His most recent work of art comes in the form of the SRX2-SC truck. In an interview released today by Serpent regarding the new truck, Easton leads one to believe a new Serpent 1/10 4wd buggy may very well be in the works.

When asked what his next project is, he responded by saying,

“I have been working on something I feel might change the way we look at 4wd offroad cars. If you take a look at the direction we have gone in 2wd, they have really bridged the gap between the 4wd offroad cars currently on the market. The 4wd’s really are not as fast as I feel they should be. I want to make something that gives them back more of an advantage on the track, something you can actually use more power in and put the power down in a larger variety of conditions. Most of the 4wd’s of today really do not generate the traction they should, I want to fix that.”

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