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Losi Announces All-New 1/6 Scale Audi R8 GT3 Supercar

Losi Announces All-New 1/6 Scale Audi R8 GT3 Supercar

No one saw this thing coming! Losi’s super-sized take on street-shredding RC looks like a real powerhouse. The car is built on an all-new chassis dubbed the “6IX,” and will arrive RTR. The car’s sensorless 1200Kv motor is fueled by dual batteries (not included) and a 6S-rated speed control that delivers over 60mph, says Losi. A single “large scale” servo does the steering, with help from Spektrum Active Vehicle Control (AVC) to keep the big car pointed in the right direction. The shocks are 18mm big-bore units, and the Audi is built on a 3mm aluminum chassis. As you can see, the officially licensed 2013 Audi R8 LMS Ultra FIA-GT3 body work is beautifully rendered.

Much more when we get our hands on a 6IX of our own–stay tuned.

Click the pics to enlarge, and see below for official Losi info.

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Posing the 6IX with its included DX2E transmitter gives a sense of the car’s big 1/6 scale size. Wheelbase is 18.8 inches.

 

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The 6IX carries its batteries in the rear of the chassis and mounts all the electronics ahead of the spur gear.

 

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Expect a smooth ride with those 18mm shocks doing the damping.

 

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A 1200Kv sensorless motor does the spinning, and is mated to a center differential. The 6IX’s triple-diff drivetrain uses Losi’s VTV (Viscous Torque Vectoring) differentials.

 

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The tall battery compartments should have no trouble swallowing high-capacity packs. But how do they get in?

 

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Ah ha, trap doors. Note the cam-locks that hold the doors shut.

 

From Losi:

Audi R8 LMS Ultra FIA-GT3 BL RTR AVC: 1/6 AWD

The Losi® Audi R8 LMS ultra puts you in charge of a no-holds-barred supercar that matches its great looks with equally impressive features. If speed is what you desire most in an RC car, then look no further

At a Glance

The Audi R8 LMS ultra created by the Belgian W-Racing Team was designed to do one thing, go head-to-head in GT3 class racing against the world’s best. The 1/6-scale AWD Losi® Audi R8 LMS ultra honors the W-Racing Team’s creation with an impressive scale model that puts you in charge of a no-holds-barred RC supercar. If speed is what you desire most, then look no further. Featuring a massive 1200Kv brushless motor typically found in 1/5-scale vehicles and an impressive 160A ESC, the Audi R8 LMS ultra surpasses nearly every other RC supercar on the market with speeds of 60+ MPH. To help manage this outrageous power, Spektrum™ AVC® (Active Vehicle Control™) technology has been included. Using AVC you can dial in extra directional stability and throttle control and harness the ridiculous power of this impressive supercar.

Features

Dynamite® 1200Kv Brushless Motor

Up to 6S capable speed control with EC5™ connectors

Capable of 60+ MPH

Equipped With AVC® Technology

Viscous Torque Vectoring (VTV®) Differentials

3mm Aluminum 6IX™ Chassis

Incredible detail with scale molded grill, mirrors, canards, rear spoiler, diffuser and splitter

Capable of taking 2 × 2S and 3S battery packs or 4s in parallel for double the run time

Large-Scale Steering Servo

Bottom loading battery doors

Massive 18mm Bore Shocks For Superior Handling

Spektrum™ DX2E Transmitter Included

Officially Licensed Audi R8 WRT Racing Team

 

Product Specifications

Type: Touring Car

Scale: 1/6

Length: 32.1 in (814.50mm)

Width: 14.2 in (360.85mm)

Height: 8.6 in (218.80mm)

Ground Clearance: 0.75 in (19mm)

Wheelbase: 18.8 in (477.5mm)

Weight: 14.25 lb (6.5kg)

Chassis: 3mm Plate, 6061-T6 Aluminum

Suspension: Independent

Drivetrain: 4WD

Tire Type: 4.8 in (121mm) Circuit F6

Motor or Engine: 58×88mm Non-Sensored Brushless

Speed Control: Included

Radio:DX2e with AVC 4201 receiver

Servos: Included

Batteries: Not included

Charger: Not included

Gear Pitch: 1.5 Module

Wheel Size:Diameter: 3.8 in (96mm); Width: 1.9 in (48mm)

Kit/RTR: RTR

Shock Type: Aluminum Body, Threaded, Fluid Filled, Machined 6-Hole Piston

Body: Audi R8 WRT Racing Team

Ball Bearings: Full Precision Ball Bearings

Experience Level: Intermediate

Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour

Is Assembly Required: No

 

Needed to Complete

2× 2S or 3S LiPo batteries with EC5™ Connector

LiPo Battery Charger

Updated: July 30, 2015 — 10:21 AM
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  1. Not a huge fan, of bottom loading batteries. Makes it too much like a toy, than a true hobby grade RC car. Just my opinion, though it does look like a good challenger to the XO-1

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