Engines News

Alpha Plus unleashes new Dragon III engine

Alpha Plus

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Alpha Plus has announced their newest Dragon III engine, which will be sold nearly ready to race out of the box. One of the most daunting tasks of nitro racing is breaking in a new engine. The new Alpha Plus Dragon III engine solves that struggle, by providing a pre-broke in engine. The Dragon III will only require 2 tanks of fuel, run easily in your car for the final break-in process. At that point you are ready to hit the track and go racing!

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The new engine will be available in September in limited quantities.

Picco unveils new budget-friendly ‘3TZ’ race engine

Picco Engine

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Racing Experience is proud to introduce the Picco 3TZ engine throughout their European distribution network. The Picco 3TZ was developed by Picco to meet the needs and target the majority offroad racers who are looking for performance whilst maintaining affordability. With these factors in mind, the Picco 3TZ is a true 3 port engine with a 14mm long stroke crankshaft which produces large amounts of power, whilst delivering an improved smoother power band under acceleration over its predecessor.


The Picco 3TZ is one of the latest engines to leave the Italian factory line for 2015. Sporting their new design alongside bigger brothers, the Picco 5TR Turbo & 5TR Team Spec, the 3TZ not only looks the part, it has the improved power, drivability and economy to make it one of the best value engines currently available.
Don’t be fooled buy it’s low competitive price, because this engine has the specification & power to rival some of the markets leading engines currently available, and is a must for any 1/8 racer looking for a quality race engine whilst representing value for money!

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Triton appoints new Australian Distributor

Triton Australia

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Triton Racing engines is proud to announce Coast 2 Coast RC as the Australian Distributor for Triton products. Any dealers and customers in Australia are encouraged to contact Coast 2 Coast RC for ordering and information.

Modelix Racing presents the Ultimate M-4R Tuned Engine

Ultimate M4R

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After the presentation of the new Ultimate M-5 and M-8 Tuned Engines, Modelix Racing presents the new Ultimate M-4R Tuned Engine. This new M-4R engine has been entirely created and developed by the Modelix R&D department, together with top team drivers Yannick Aigoin, Miguel Matias and Robert Batlle, and produced by the prestigious and more than qualified and experienced Novarossi factory.

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The M-4R is a 4 port engine with tuned crankshaft and represents the most powerful and speedy 1/8 offroad engine of the Ultimate Engines line, with great power at both low and high R.P.M. It boasts the most advanced technology and a top level human capital that team up to further improve fuel mileage, overall performance and reliability.


Blake Pickett goes Triton for 2015

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Triton Racing Engines is happy to announce that Blake Pickett has signed with Triton for the remainder of 2015. Blake will be running the L4 in his Buggy, and the L5 in his Truggy. Triton says, “Blake is a very competitive expert class driver and we look forward to working with Blake and Ritchie and giving them the power, reliability and fuel economy they need to win.”

“We are pleased and excited to work with Lance Heidmann and Triton Engines . These engines were the easiest to break in of any engines we have ran so far. The power and fuel mileage is incredible! Triton Engines and Lance Heidmann will be a huge advantage in our engine program for us moving forward,” states Pickett.

See more about Triton Engines HERE.

Mugen revive Ninja engine brand with new JX21 B03 engine

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After many years consigned to the factory parts bin floor, Mugen Seiki have dusted off their once highly rated engine brand ‘Ninja’ brought it back to life with the news of the Ninja JX21 B03 offroad engine. The engine is made by OS in Japan (OEM, much like Protek, Bullitt, THE Engine etc.) to Mugen’s required specs.

The Ninja JX21B03 was designed and developed for maximum performance and reliability for 1/8th off-road buggy, truck, and GT racing. This engine produces tons of usable power and is very fuel-efficient.

Some of the key features include square bore and stroke configuration, DLC coated and balanced tuned crankshaft, ceramic rear ball bearing for increased throttle response and a higher top speed, light weight low-profile cooling head with laser-etched Ninja graphics, easy to tune three needle carburetor with aluminum 6.5mm aluminum venturi, and also included is the ultra reliable P3 turbo glow plug. Available mid June

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New Ultimate M5 & M8 tuned engines

Ultimate Engines

Since the first Ultimate Engines were released, Modelix Racing has been constantly researching and developing the Ultimate Engines range to bring the power, speed and fuel mileage drivers desire to be successful. The Ultimate M-5 and M-8 tuned engines have already proven to be successful and reliable at all levels of racing from club level to European and World Championships.


To build on the M-5 and M-8’s well established base, both engines now feature an all new black coloured head. The cooling head itself has been slightly modified to increase the amount of air flow going through the glow plug area and keep the temperature of the plug cooler. Both the M-5 and M-8 engines now come with the new Novarossi patented dual rubber sealed bearings installed. These new additions help the engines to run more stable and give drivers/ mechanics an easier tuning engine.

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Triton RC releases new .21 engine line

Triton RC Engines

U.S. engine company, Triton RC, is pleased to announce the release of their new engine line comprised of the L4 Pro Spec and L5 Pro Spec .21 offroad racing engines. The new range of Triton’s Italian made premium racing engines claimed to provide incredible power, fuel economy, and ease of tuning using proprietary specs not found in any other brand.

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For more details see TritonRC.com.

REDS new R5R Racer V2.0 engine


The new R5R Racer V2.0 has been provided with Mario Rossi’s new invention, the new HCX Carburetor, like the whole REDS Racing off-road range. The engine is designed with improved fuel efficiency, performance and reliability in mind and is suitable for both buggy and truggy. The new engine is one of the most advanced and innovative products on the market. Equipped with the best technology to improve reliability and guarantee the best performance on all terrains. R5R Racer tuned by M.Rossi guarantees the same performance as a Pro engine at reasonable price.

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RB releases new BXR LS5 V2 engine

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The new BXR LS5 V2 engine is the LS5 PLUS engine’s newest brother. This high level offroad engine uses the Long Stroke technology, and features a 5 port design with MES a 14.5mm lightened and steel main bearing (as opposed to the ceramic bearing of the PLUS). The new BXR LS5 carburetor features an extra spraybar, designed to provide a better idle and easier adjustment. The cooling head is re-designed to keep a low center of gravity, but still large enough to sufficiently cool the engine.

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