PR Racing have announced their new 2wd buggy, the PRS1 V3 Mid Motor. To design the PRS1 V3 PR Racing have been working on a new 2wd buggy platform based on their V3 design that which is optimized for medium to low grip tracks such as dirt and wet astroturf. The new V3 (MM) buggy will showcase a 3 gear Mid Motor transmission. The battery placement on the new V3 (MM) chassis design will offer both vertical and horizontal placement which helps give versatility and gives the driver the chance to find the best possible weight distribution for their application.
Kyosho have unveiled the next evolution of the Ultima RB6, the RB6.6. The all new updated Ultima RB6.6 based on the chassis which is used by the factory team drivers. Most versatile and competitive chassis includes all the parts to cope with todays demanding tracks. To cope to different track conditions the RB6.6 includes parts for 4 gear configurations: Rear Motor, Mid Motor (3 gears), Mid Motor (4 gears) and Low Rider. It features a new wide chassis made in 7075 aluminium machined, hard anodized and with angled sides. Its chassis is now 13mm longer (285mm) to improve stability. Rear gull-wing suspension allowing more agile turns and stability in bumpy terrains.
Hot on the heels after announcing XRAY announced it’s nitro big brotheris the E-Buggy update – the XB8E’16!
Based on the ultra-successful XB8 platform, XRAY proudly presents the 2016-spec XB8E which incorporates the latest improvements and refinements gathered by the team, race-proven in the highest competition races around the world.
SWORKz have introduced their all-new S35-2E 1/8 E-Buggy kit. After making a good start with the SWORKz S350 BE1 Pro then with the S350 BE1 EVO, SWORKz further improved the buggy and created the S35-2E. The S35-2E is the ultimate SWORKz 1/8th electric buggy at the moment. Its new rear suspension design and front ackerman steering system came directly from the 1/8th S350 EVO II Limited nitro buggy. A totally brand new center transmission system provides all round improvements to the S35-2E.
SWORKz have announced that their all-new S35-2E 1/8 E-Buggy are on the way for shipping. The S35-2E is the ultimate SWORKz 1/8th E-Buggy. Its new rear suspension design and front ackerman steering system came directly from the 1/8th S350 EVO II Limited nitro buggy. A totally brand new center transmission system provides all round improvements to the S35-2E. More detail photos coming soon.
HB Racing is proud to announce the release of the successor to the World Champion D815 1/8 Nitro Buggy. The new D815 V2 adds key features based on extensive testing and racing by our HB Team Drivers and designers. The D815 V2 is faster, more adjustable, and easier to drive.
Now included are 2 chassis plates, standard and a new extended chassis. The extended chassis 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.Ty Tessmann and most of the HB drivers have switched to this longer chassis. An extended rear drive shaft (neces- sary when using the extended chassis), and the popular high wing mount are also included.
“The D815V2 kit comes with more of the tuning options that I use on today’s high speed tracks, to make the car even faster.” – Ty Tessmann, HB Racing Team Driver, IFMAR World Champion
We’ve been featuring the ‘Making of the new XB8’16‘ here on Neo recently, and finally the wait is over, XRAY present the XB8’16:
Based on the ultra-successful XB8 platform, XRAY proudly presents the 2016-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.
Team Losi Racing have introduced the new 5ive-B 1/5 4wd Race buggy kit, a 5th scale 2-stroke buggy with some really cool inventions. The wheelbase is slightly smaller than the 5ive-T and will fit right into the official regulations for large-scale competition. This is the car we are waiting for such a long time and we can’t wait to have one in our hands by ourselves. It comes as a kit so you can build it the way you like. Uses Losi Mini suspension arms to achieve the best competition buggy out there.
If the announcement of Team Associated’s B6 was eagerly welcomed with great enthusiasm, it also created some surprise:
Why replace/upgrade a new 2wd to replace the B5 and not a new 4wd to replace the ageing B44 based on a decade-old platform ?
If the reason is clearly commercial, the 2wd being a much larger market than the 4WD market, Team Associated might not want to stop their momentum starting with the launch of its 2wd. A Snapchat hit the rumor mill and speculation is rife: Team Associated relating to their fanbase by constant teasing, Watch this space.