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Xray XB8’17 1/8 nitro buggy kit

Based on the ultra-successful XB8 platform, XRAY proudly presents the 2017-spec XB8 which incorporates the latest improvements and refinements gathered by the team, race-proven in the highest competition races around the world.



“With my long-time experiences with 1/8 off-road racing, combined with the expertise I have gained from the R&D process at my previous projects at XRAY with XB2 and XB4 platforms, I have incorporated all the improvements & refinements to the XB8 platform to make it better, easier to work on, and more reliable.” – Martin Bayer, XRAY XB8 Designer

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HB Racing D817 World Champion 1/8 Nitro Buggy

New from HB Racing is the D817 nitro buggy. Fresh off the win at the 2016 IFMAR World Championships in Las Vegas, the D817 is built to excel at the highest level of competition. The HB Racing philosophy is to build on success, so the D817 takes the proven speed and durability of the World Champion D815 and adds the latest features that are used by their team drivers. Team driver David Ronnefalk captured the World title with a pre-production D817, and now the D817 is available to racers around the world.

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Schumacher re-release the CAT XLS Hirosaka Edition

30 Years ago, Schumacher unveiled a buggy that would become a true icon: The CAT. The Schumacher CAT revolutionised off road racing when it was introduced in 1986, being years ahead of the competition. It became an international success winning British, European, Japanese, Australian, and American championships. The CAT was updated with a longer wheelbase and Masami Hirosaka went on to win the 1987 1/10th 4WD IFMAR World Championships in Romsey, England. Now, Schumacher offer this iconic replica of the car that Masami used to win the first of his many World Championships, and put Schumacher Racing on the map as a leading RC car manufacturer.

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XRAY XB8 2017 coming soon

XRAY have announced that their highly anticipated XB8 2017 1/8 nitro buggy is coming soon. The availability of the XB8’17 is expected in early February, just a little patience 😉


HB Racing unveil D817 photos & features

HB Racing just unveiled new images of the highly anticipated World Championship winning 1/8 Nitro Buggy, the brand new D817. So far only the main features has been given but availability seems close, since the production model D817 will be officially presented at booth HB Racing distributor for Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg at the 2017 Toy Fair in Nuremberg: Absima.

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Some more SWORKz S35-3’s photos

The wait of the release of the forthcoming S35-3 1/8 nitro buggy It seems to be coming to an end. SWORKz sent us a recap of all the photos published and some new of their S35-3. The release being scheduled late January or early February this should be the latest series of S35-3’s photos.


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Kyosho Inferno MP9 TKI4 Spec A

As with all their previous MP9 TKI editions, Kyosho have announced the release of ‘Spec A’ version of the TKI4. Basically its a TKI 4 that is hand built at Kyosho’s HQ in Japan by skilled and highly experienced staff who have a great know-how in assembling and not just semi-assembled kit by factory. After partial assembly by the “Spec A” staff, the MP9’s godfather designer Yuichi Kanai checks again if the whole parts are correctly assembled and small details such as ride height, alignment and camber angle are strictly measured and set one by one.

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Schumacher Cougar KC 2WD Buggy kit

Following the Cougar KD Dirt Spec announcement, Schumacher have introduced the new Cougar KC, designed primarily for modern carpet and astro surfaces. Offering the driver four different motor layout positions with multiple battery types and fitting options. The KC has the ability to be set up perfectly, on all types of tracks, tight and twisty or open and flowing. All the parts required for all the layouts are included as standard in the kit. Available in February 2017.

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