Hobby King Announces Low-Dollar Drifter

Hobby King Announces Low-Dollar Drifter

Hobby King‘s latest low-low-low priced ride is The Devil, a drift-specific machine that arrives “almost ready to run” (ARR), leaving the battery and transmitter/receiver choice to you (you also get to clip the ring-toss body posts). Otherwise, the car is fully equipped with a Trackstar 45amp, 3000KV power system and high-torque servo. The all-plastic, front-motor chassis is outfitted with threaded-body aluminum shocks, and the grey-plastic-with-white-bits certainly looks unique.  For maximum driftability, the Devil is spec’d with solid plastic drift tires, a locked rear end (no differential) and a one-way bearing in place of a front diff. Ball-bearings are used throughout, and CV-style shafts spin the wheels. As usual for HK stuff, the price is “what the heck, I’ll try one” low–just  $122.

Official hype below. For more pics, see our Hot News & New Stuff forum.

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The Devil 4WD Drift Car is without a doubt the best value in R/C drift cars on the market today! Being an ARR (Almost Ready to Run) model, the car is fully assembled and setup right out of the box. You simply need to add your own 2CH radio system and a 2S 7.4V lipoly battery to be ready to drift!

The Devil’s chassis features a belt driven 4WD system which is very efficient, low maintenance and really puts the power down to all four wheels. A front mounted 12.5T, 3000kv TrackStar brushless motor with waterproof ESC biases the weight distribution to the front of the vehicle, allowing the rear to break traction easily. The chassis utilizes ball bearings throughout and captured pin CVD’s giving a smooth and efficient drivetrain.

The Devil’s suspension is fully adjustable. The shocks are oil filled and constructed from durable yet lightweight aluminum. You can adjust the shock mounting position, camber/caster (front) and camber (rear). A simple one-way bearing front differential with a locked rear axle at the back give optimal performance and most consistent drift control. All of this, combined with the well thought out electronics mounting and adjustable battery placement makes this chassis so well balanced that even a complete newbie can be drifting like a pro in no-time!

Proper hard compound, hard rubber slick drift tires come pre-installed on 3mm offset racing wheels. The body shell comes pre-painted and trimmed, you will simple need to install the wing of your choice (two optional wings included).


  • ARR (Almost Ready to Run), simply add your own radio system and battery
  • Highly efficient belt driven 4WD system
  • One-way front diff and locked rear axle
  • Brushless waterproof TrackStar brushless motor pre-installed
  • Front mounted motor
  • Multiple battery position
  • High torque steering servo pre-installed
  • Hard compound scale treaded drift tires
  • Fully adjustable suspension
  • Easy to change to counter steering setting without any additional parts
  • Oil filled aluminum shocks
  • Pre-painted/trimmed body shell
  • High level of scale detail

Overall Length: 440mm
Overall Width: 195mm
Wheelbase: 260mm
Height: 123mm
Motor: TrackStar 12.5T 3000kv
ESC: TrackStar 45A waterproof ESC
Servo: High torque standard size


  • 2CH Transmitter and Receiver
  • 2S 7.4V lipoly battery (hardcase battery recommended)

432000085-0 – $121.83


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Updated: March 31, 2016 — 2:37 PM
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