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HPI Goes Nitro With Latest Ken Block Car

HPI just announced a new addition to their lineup of officially licensed Ken Block cars, joining the Micro RS4 and 1/8 scale brushless WR8 Flux versions. The latest Hoonigan ride is also 1/8 scale and built on the shaft-driven WR8 3.0 4WD platform and powered by a Nitro Star G3.0 HO engine.  The car is based on the Bullet [...]

Feb 15, 2014 Comments
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Electric Tether Car Breaks the 200mph Barrier

200mph with an RC car remains an elusive goal, but the tether-car gurus at Vector Racing have achieved the milestone with the eponymous Vector. This Castle Creations-powered missile rolls out with a NeuMotors 1530 motor, Ice HV controller,  and twelve Thunder Power LiPo cells aboard. Sending the car on its way to 200mph is not [...]

Feb 03, 2014 Comments
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Tamiya Land Cruiser 40 P/Up–Plus More from Germany

Lots of new Tamiya kits and RTRs on the way, here’s a sneak peak from the Nuremberg Toy Fair, courtesy of the TamiyaUSA blog: NEO FIGHTER The Neo Fighter Buggy is mounted on the newly developed and easy to build DT-03 chassis platform. Intended as an easy-to-get-started model to encourage young drivers to enter the [...]

Jan 31, 2014 Comments
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Losi Announces New 5IVE Mini WRC RTR

It seems our friends over at Losi have been busy lately in the large scale department with recent release of the 1/5 Desert Buggy Xl and now the newest addition to the 5IVE moniker, the 5IVE Mini WRC. This 1/5 Ready to Run is officially licensed after the John Cooper Works Mini Countryman that competes [...]

Jan 29, 2014 Comments
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Vaterra Releases New 1967 Ford Mustang

Along with their new Ford Raptor Pre-Runner, Vaterra also launched another exciting new edition to their V100-S platform, the 1967 Ford Mustang. This same chassis brought us the 1969 Camaro (RS and SS), 2012 Camaro (ZL-1 and CHP ZL-1) and of course the Nissan GTR and GT-R Nismo GT3 that we featured in our December [...]

Jan 29, 2014 Comments
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John Edge’s RJ Speed Classic Sprinter

This week’s Reader’s Ride comers to us from John Edge of Pensacola, FL. John built this RJ Speed Classic Sprint Car in honor of his dad, Jack Edge, and finished it like the Midget racing car Jack drove 55 years ago. Special care was spent getting the helmet, goggles, and bandana detailed just like they [...]

Jan 20, 2014 Comments
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Gittin’ Sideways! HPI Announces Nitro-Powered Vaughn Gittin Jr. Mustang RTR-X

You may recall HPI’s Vaughn Gittin Jr. signature-edition Sprint 2 Sport from our June 2013 issue; now you can get the same look on HPI’s fuel-burning Nitro RS4 3 Evo+ platform. The full scoop is at HPIracing.com, and as you can see here, it’s an impressive-looking machine–body-on and body-off. Expect the RTR-X to top 50mph without [...]

Jan 08, 2014 Comments
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PROTOform Takes a Fast Left Turn With New G6-T design

PROTOform’s newest left-turning wedge takes its cues from the latest generation of Sprint Cup cars and is offered in .030 polycarbonate as well as a “lightweight” .025 version. As always, window masks, an ample decal sheet, and overspray film are supplied. Wing hardware is in the bag too. Sadly not included: the sweet A-1 Car [...]

Jan 03, 2014 Comments
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