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Practice Day Preview of the 2014 The Dirt Nitro Challenge

Practice Day Preview of the 2014 The Dirt Nitro Challenge

It’s that time again – time for the fastest nitro off-road racers in the world to fill up the city of Phoenix, AZ for one of the largest and most prestigious races on the calendar. The 15th Annual DNC will once again host in upwards of 600 entries spread out across various 1/8-scale buggy and […]

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HPI Goes Nitro With Latest Ken Block Car

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 […]
HPI’s Savage XL Octane Gasser: First Video!

HPI’s Savage XL Octane Gasser: First Video!

HPI’s much-anticipated Savage XL Octane is getting closer to becoming an available-in-stores reality–here’s the video for proof! The gas-burning (as in gasoline, not nitro) monster is still unobtanium on the HPI website, with no applicable results for a search of “Octane,” but sit tight…it’s definitely happening.     This preview page dates back to when […]

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HPI Super-Sizes Savage With New 5.9cc XL Version

HPI Super-Sizes Savage With New 5.9cc XL Version

HPI’s Savage just got another steroid boost with the latest XL version, which stretches the wheelbase, plumps up the tires, and increases displacement compared to the previous Savage X model. The XL gets a new 5.9cc (.36ci) engine, and everything you need to fire up the big mill is in the box–including the Roto-Start engine-cranker, […]
Team Losi Racing Announces 8IGHT-T 3.0

Team Losi Racing Announces 8IGHT-T 3.0

The TLR crew has honed the potent 8IGHT-T truggy to an even sharper edge, with new details that include new suspension geometry, 16mm shocks with tapered springs, and a gang of lightweight parts that are normally optional but are standard spec for the new 3.0 model. For more pics and the all the details on […]

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Gittin’ Sideways! HPI Announces Nitro-Powered Vaughn Gittin Jr. Mustang RTR-X

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 […]
HPI Revamps the Build-It-Yourself Baja 5B SS

HPI Revamps the Build-It-Yourself Baja 5B SS

HPI has updated the “SS” kit version of the class-leading Baja 5B 1/5 scale gas-burning buggy for 2014, and the new specs are welcome improvements to an already-proven formula. Here’s a sampling of the new tweaks; for a complete list, see the Baja 5B SS page in our Hot News & New Stuff forum.   […]

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Losi’s New Desert Buggy XL: 1/5 Scale 4WD Open-Wheeler

Losi’s New Desert Buggy XL: 1/5 Scale 4WD Open-Wheeler

Losi’s latest gas-burner goes for a desert-buggy look, and is built on a unique chassis–it’s not a re-skinned 5IVE-T. The engine is different too, a 23cc mill instead of the truck’s 26cc powerplant. Spektrum radio gear is standard,  and the Desert Buggy XL rolls out RTR just as you see it here. Looking forward to […]
Pro-Line Goes Vintage with New ’66 Ford F-100 Shell

Pro-Line Goes Vintage with New ’66 Ford F-100 Shell

We’ve sneak-peeked Pro-Line’s vintage F-100 shell before, now it’s officially released and definitely lookin’ good. The body arrives clear so you can choose your own look, but we’re especially fond of the painted-on-the-outside and weathered version Pro-Line has shown for inspiration. The flat paint really does a great job of showing off how crisply molded […]

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New Video! Losi 5IVE-T Roller review teaser

New Video! Losi 5IVE-T Roller review teaser

Losi’s new 5IVE-T Roller gets the full Performance Test treatment in our December issue, complete with Bartolone engine and pipe. Braaap!   Read the whole review (plus a lot of other stuff) in the December issue of RCCA!  
Greg Graves’ Traxxas Revo

Greg Graves’ Traxxas Revo

Greg found this Traxxas Revo on eBay in need of a little loving care and it was soon restored back to mint condition. He swapped the original 2.5 nitro engine for a more robust TRX3.3 Racing Engine, but the real handiwork here is Greg’s careful construction of the wood paneling he added to the bed […]
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