This new Ken Block Ford Fiesta ST RX43 WR8 from HPI is based on a 1/8-scale chassis and powered by a nitro engine. Features include shaft driven 4WD, thick sway bars, rally style suspension geometry and a whole lot more. How about that body! We just love the look of this rally car. You can find more information from HPI below.
The amazing “Intergalactic” version of Ken Block’s latest Ford Fiesta ST RX43 racer is now available in a 1/8th scale WR8 Flux version! HPI Nitro Star G3.0 power is able to propel Ken’s replica from a standing start into wild racing action with a simple pull of the trigger, so it’s the perfect way to copy Ken’s epic performances with your friends!
Underneath the replica Ken Block Ford Fiesta ST RX43 body, the WR8 Flux chassis is based on the HPI Bullet RC monster truck, which means it’s massively tough and can take a real beating on- or off-road! The WR8 3.0 is powered by an easy-to-use and powerful Nitro Star G3.0 engine with all-aluminum construction and 32,000 max RPM, delivering power through the same tough bevel gear differentials and fully ball bearing-supported 4WD shaft drivetrain of the Bullet monster truck. Combine this with WR8 rally-style suspension geometry, custom-designed shock towers and dampers and extra-thick sway bars for extra control! Top it off with semi-slick tarmac tires and replica fifteen52 TurboMac and Turbo-Fan wheels and you’ve got an instant head-turner in your hands!
The WR8 is crammed with awesome features that enhance its durability anywhere you want to take it, including a high ground clearance, skidplate, foam front bumper, optimized rally-style suspension geometry, shock debris guards, mud deflectors on the chassis and much more. It’s the ideal machine to race your friends on Gymkhana-style courses and multi-surface tracks, or anywhere you like!
Like all HPI Racing RTR (Ready-To-Run) cars, the WR8 3.0 is completely pre-built: all you have to do is open the box, install the batteries and add fuel and you’re ready for awesome stunt action! HPI Plazma AA batteries are included for the transmitter and car, all you have to provide is RC nitro car fuel from your local RC model shop.
Easy To Drive!
The HPI WR8 cars are super-easy to drive and get familiar with – all you have to do is install a battery, plug it in and switch on the radio and car. It’s that easy! To drive the car, simply pick up the controller with your left hand, put your left index finger into the trigger area, and then put your right hand on the steering wheel – it’s as natural as driving a real car! Turn the wheel to go left and right, and gently pull on the trigger with your left index finger to go forwards. To stop the car, gently push away from you with your left index finger to brake the car from insane top speeds to a gentle stop. It takes seconds to get used to this easy operation, and in no time at all you’ll be ripping off jaw-dropping moves, just like Ken Block in his nail-biting head-to-head races!
Replica fifteen52 Wheels and Real Rubber Tires
For the ultimate in replica looks and fantastic performance, every HPI WR8 with Ken Block’s Ford Fiesta ST RX43 body is fitted with replica fifteen52 Turbomac wheels in a matching wild color scheme. The wheels really help the car stand out as a scale replica, and for extreme performance, the wheels are wrapped with semi-slick HPI tires molded in real rubber. The grippy rubber compound helps the car stick to asphalt or tarmac for real racing action, and the treaded design gives you plenty of grip even on dusty paved surfaces!
Suspension Just Like Ken’s Real Car!
Fans of racing cars, from real ones to little ones, know that to get the best out of your car you need to have a sturdy, tuneable suspension system. That’s why the HPI WR8 uses double wishbone suspension at all four corners, fitted with real coil over oil-filled shock absorbers and thick sway bars front and rear, just like real racing cars! Thick main suspension arms are mated to durable uprights fitted with a pair of rubber-sealed ball bearings for performance that matches Ken’s Ford Fiesta ST RX43.
Full Adjustability Just Like The Real Thing!
All this function is nothing if you can’t customize the car to your liking. Although we’ve set the car to be just about perfect right out of the box, you can easily adjust loads of settings, exactly like a real racing car! Ride height, shock angle and more are simple to adjust if you want to dive under the hood – HPI make it easy to be your own race car mechanic AND driver! Drive like Ken, or work on his car: it’s easy to do both with the Ken Block WR8 FLUX!
G3.0 HIGH-OUTPUT NITRO ENGINE
The Nitro Star G3.0 H.O. engine is a super-powerful upgraded engine based on the already strong G3.0 used in the HPI Firestorm and Bullet 3.0 trucks. The engine is fitted with a steel flywheel for smooth idling and a racing-style 2-shoe clutch for excellent acceleration and throttle response. If you want instant wheelspin, you’ve got it! The power from the G3.0 H.O. engine is unbelievable, and with up to 32,000RPM you’ll get screamingly fast speeds at the pull of a trigger! A 2-stage air filter protects the carburetor opening from dirt and dust, and the tall forged aluminum heat sink head allows the engine to keep its cool. An all-aluminum exhaust system unlocks the horsepower from the engine and throws out a real trail of engine exhaust at top speed!
DUAL DISK BRAKES
With all the power the Nitro Star G3.0 H.O. puts out, the WR8 3.0 uses disc brakes to slow down, just like real racing cars! Twin steel disc brakes provide all the stopping power that’s needed for the car, and are set up out of the box to provide perfect, neutral brake action for predictable control as you approach the corners. The brakes can also be independently adjusted to give more front or rear stopping power, just like on Ken’s real race car! The throttle servo that controls the carburetor opening also controls the twin brakes, with tough fiber brake material taking speed off the twin spinning steel discs that rest on the front and rear driveshafts. Control the action with real disc brakes!
GO-FAST PARTS GALORE!
The WR8 is super easy to upgrade to make it faster, more responsive, even cooler-looking, tougher and more durable. Swap the wheels for different styles and colors, change the tires for gravel or other off-road surfaces, add alloy braces and suspension parts, lower the weight with woven graphite options and beef up the drivetrain with hardened steel parts – the choice is yours!
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SUPER-HIGH DETAILED REPLICA
There’s no getting around it: this is an amazingly detailed replica of Ken Block’s Ford Fiesta ST RX43! From the front splitter to the rear wing, and from the roof air intake to the amazing fifteen52 Turbomac wheels, this car looks like the real thing! Every detail of Ken’s real car is replicated in 1/8th scale, from the grilles and headlights to the double-level rear wing and spoiler. If you want to drive like Ken, you’ve got to have his car, and HPI have the only authorized RC replica of Ken’s Ford Fiesta ST RX43 car!
- Officially authorized replica of Ken Block’s “Intergalactic”
- Ford Fiesta ST RX43
- Pre-Assembled 1/8th scale car
- Based on the Bullet 3.0 monster truck
- Nitro G3.0 High Output engine with slide carb
- 2.4GHz radio system
- Waterproof steering servo
- Sealed receiver box for waterproof protection
- 3mm aluminum chassis with centralized weight balance
- Full-time 4WD for excellent control
- Efficient and tough shaft drivetrain
- Front skidplate with durable foam bumper
- Composite chassis braces for extra driving feel
- Tough oil-filled 4-gear differentials
- Replica fifteen52 TurboMac wheels
- Real rubber semi-slick tires
- Aluminum shock towers front and rear
- Oil-filled coil-over shocks with adjustable ride height
- Front and rear sway bars for excellent handling
- High ground clearance for driving on most surfaces
- Mud guards for rear shocks prevent dirt build-up
- Quick access to all critical maintenance points
- Dual bellcrank steering
- Cam type servo saver
- All hex head hardware
- Full set of rubber-sealed ball bearings
Tire Diameter: 80mm
Drivetrain: Full-Time Shaft 4WD
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Nitro Fuel 20%
- Nitro Fuel Bottle
- Glow Plug Igniter