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Tamiya Announces New VW Amarok, Petronas Tom’s RC F, and Limited Edition DB01RRR Kits

Wrench-spinners rejoice, Tamiya’s latest three models are all DIY kits, so you’ll have plenty of poly bags of parts to open and you can choose your own gear and paint–and your own body and tires, in the case of the Limited Edition DB01RRR 4WD buggy. It’s the latest race-spec iteration of the DB01 chassis, and [...]

Jul 08, 2015 Comments
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Readers’ Rides Cattle Call: Let’s See Your RACE CARS

We always encourage you to send us pics of your favorite RC cars and trucks no matter what you’re rolling, so don’t hesitate to send us your best shots. But if you’ve got a sharp-looking race rig to share, then we especially want you to get outside and get pics! Don’t let the scalers and [...]

Jul 08, 2015 Comments
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This Full-size vs. RC Formula-E Matchup Is Pretty Cool, and Fake [VIDEO]

Hat-tip to Jalopnik for this story, which teases with the highly clickable headline of “Watch This Electric Race Car Tear It Up With Its Superfast RC Twin.” The video is a fluff piece for Qualcomm’s “Halo” wireless charging technology for full-size electric cars. Instead of plugging the car into the power supply, you simply park [...]

Jul 02, 2015 Comments
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Here’s the REAL “Behind the Scenes” on the NOT Fake Qualcomm RC vs. Formula-E Video

When we last shared Qualcomm’s RC vs. full-size Formula-E video, we had some fun pointing out what appeared to be fakery that went into it based on the “Behind the Scenes” clip that accompanied the video. Turns out there’s a lot more to it than that clip, which definitely didn’t do the production team any [...]

Jul 01, 2015 Comments
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Tamiya Aqroshot & Neo Fighter XB Review

You’ve already seen this if you’re a subscriber–why not pull the trigger on a sub right now? Get yours here! Tamiya’s DT-03 is the rugged platform beneath the Aqroshot and Neo Fighter truck and buggy looks. Build your own with the kit versions of both, or go RTR with the Neo Fighter in “XB” trim. We [...]

Jun 29, 2015 Comments
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Pro-Line Adds One-Piece Option to Jeep Comanche Line

Pro-Line has had a pair of two-piece Comanche shells for a while, and now you can get the same look from a single piece of Lexan. Like the previous versions, the new one-piece shell is designed specifically for 12.3″ wheelbase rigs. As usual for Pro-Line, it’s made of genuine GE Lexan (as opposed to McGillicuddy’s [...]

Jun 27, 2015 Comments
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Vaterra Adds ’68 Ford F-100 to V100-S RTR Lineup

We’re fans of Vaterra’s V100-S models, which include a variety of Chevy, Ford and Nissan models ranging from cop-car Camaros and the latest Mustang GT to vintage and modern Corvettes and two takes on the “Godzilla” GT-R. The latest look for the shaft-drive street runner is Ford’s classic ’68 Ford F100, which gets a resto-mode [...]

Jun 25, 2015 Comments
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1/5 Scale Trucks Racing & Wrecking In Slow-Mo [VIDEO]

Large-scale trucks seem even bigger and weightier when filmed in slow-mo, as this clip will attest. Some of the angles could be full-scale race footage! Click for all the Lexan-wrinkling fun, but you may want to supply your own soundtrack–the current track is pretty snoozy.

Jun 25, 2015 Comments
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