From HPI Racing:
We’re expanding the RS4 Sport 3 Drift range with the help of Dai Yoshihara and his awesome Turn 14 Distribution Formula D machine! The 2011 series champion and multiple podium finisher has had his classic Nissan S13 replica in our drift car line-up for some time, and we’re extremely proud to have the next car in his fleet, an amazing 1000 brake horsepower Subaru BRZ beast!
The Subaru BRZ body features Dai’s official Turn 14 Distribution race livery in its unique blue, black and silver finish – another amazing replica drift car to add to our ever-growing athlete line-up! The Subaru BRZ is a rare sight on the drifting scene, so right out of the box this beauty will be the center of attention! Under the hood, this 1/10th scale Subaru is built on the fan favorite HPI Racing Touring Car chassis, the RS4 Sport 3. With full time shaft driven 4WD, a fully sealed drivetrain, waterproof 2.4 GHz electronics/radio gear, fully independent double wishbone suspension and adjustable oil filled shocks, you’ll be ready to shred in any condition.
Completing the car is a set of brand new R5 Wheels inspired by the R.M.K Design R5 Forged Wheels used by Dai himself, each wrapped in super-hard compound Falken Azenis RT615 T-Drift Tires
BRAND NEW R5 WHEELS
We’re introducing an awesome new wheel in our 1/10 line up, inspired by the actual R.M.K Design R5 Forged Wheels used by World Champion drifter Dai Yoshihara on his Subaru BRZ drift car. Moulded from durable nylon, these lightweight wheels are tough enough for racing and stylish enough to stand out in any winning line up.
FALKEN AZENIS RT615 T-DRIFT TIRES
Rounding out the package are official replicas of the actual tires that Dai Yoshihara runs on his Subaru BRZ: Falken Azenis RT615 T-Drift Tires are a special hard plastic tire with the fully licensed tread pattern from the popular Falken Azenis RT615 tire. The realistic tread pattern is also a great way to show off your drift machine. The extremely hard compound delivers long life and makes it easy to break traction to get your machine sideways for maximum drift angle as you clip the apex.
LEGENDARY DRIFTER DAI, BACK WITH HPI!
Dai Yoshihara has been a staple of the drift scene for almost 2 decades, winning countless trophies at events all over the USA. Whilst his skills behind the wheel are second to none, his appetite for fun and speed have won his place in fans hearts. Just check out his YouTube channel and you’ll see what we mean! Be sure to subscribe to keep up with his vlogs and also give him a follow on Instagram!
ONE-PIECE MOLDED CHASSIS
The main chassis is formed from a single piece of reinforced plastic and features the drivetrain tunnel molded right down the middle, just like a real car. It’s a step beyond any plastic tub chassis car available today.
LOW PROFILE LAYOUT DESIGN
One of the ways we gave the RS4 Sport 3 Drift the best possible handling was to make sure all the components fit as low as possible in the chassis. This gives the car an amazingly low center of gravity for optimum cornering capabilities.
2S LIPO CAPABLE
The RS4 Sport 3 Drift features a versatile electronic speed controller that can be used with modern lithium-polymer (LiPo) or nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries. Please note a LiPo adapter plug is not included, your model shop will be able to provide one.
FITS A WIDE VARIETY OF BATTERIES
The RS4 Sport 3 Drift chassis can fit lithium-polymer (LiPo) and nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) packs of various sizes, including the extra-long 7-cell NiMH packs. Whatever your power requirements, it can hold it all! A thick hook-and-loop strap holds the pack securely in place, and a simple battery block screws into place to allow you to adjust the weight distribution forward or backward for extra steering or acceleration.
FULL-TIME FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE
The RS4 Sport 3 Drift features full-time four-wheel drive to give you the most control and precision on the road or track. All four wheels are driven by heavy duty gear differentials at the front and rear, just like a real car. The extra traction gives you increased acceleration and cornering control for maximum confidence and fun.
SEALED SHAFT DRIVETRAIN
The drivetrain of all the RS4 Sport 3 Drift models features the motor mounted longitudinally in the molded chassis, next to the long driveshaft that goes down the center of the car. The entire drivetrain, including the central driveshaft and gear diffs, is completely sealed to prevent dirt, rocks and debris from damaging or binding the drivetrain. The driveshaft, diffs and axles spin on ball bearings to maximize drivetrain efficiency.
The central driveshaft that connects the front and rear differentials is easily accessed from underneath the chassis. This allows the drivetrain to be completely sealed to protect it from rocks and debris no matter where you may want to drive your car.
OPTION: CARBON FIBER DRIVESHAFT COVER
You can easily replace the stock driveshaft cover on the bottom of the chassis with a carbon fiber cover that provides extra stiffness and extra-cool looks.
EASY ACCESS DIFFERENTIALS
Getting to the differentials for quick adjustments is a matter of removing just 4 screws – this allows you to pop out the diff and change the grease, check the gears or just give it a general service.
4-GEAR METAL DIFFS
Bevel gear differentials at each end of the car transfer power from the driveshaft to the dog bones and axles that drive each wheel. The all-metal construction allows the drivetrain to withstand powerful brushless motors for easy upgrading in the future. Rubber-sealed ball bearings support the differentials and each diff can be tuned independently by changing the diff grease.
OPTION: DIFF SPOOL
The optional diff spool removes all diff action for direct traction and braking action from your trigger finger straight to the wheels.
DOUBLE-WISHBONE FULLY ADJUSTABLE SUSPENSION
The suspension of the RS4 Sport 3 Drift uses the race-proven double-wishbone suspension design, similar to a full-scale modern race car. You’ll be able to control the anti-squat and anti-dive of the front and rear arms using the standard pivot blocks, and the option parts allow you to adjust the sweep and toe angles. You’ll also be able to easily change the roll center front and rear with the racing-style vertical ball stud mounting on both the inner and outer camber link mounts. Multiple shock mounting positions provide a full range of shock suspension angle adjustment to suit different road conditions.
MULTIPLE SHOCK POSITIONS
OPTION: CARBON FIBER SHOCK TOWERS
The option pair of carbon fiber shock towers not only look amazing, but also adds extra stiffness to the suspension for optimal performance. The carbon fiber material is extra-lightweight which lowers the center of gravity on the RS4 Sport 3 as well.
OIL-FILLED THREADED SHOCKS
The RS4 Sport 3 Drift is fitted with a set composite coil over-style oil-filled shocks, just like what you’d see on a real race car! The fully adjustable shocks are fully tunable to provide the optimum chassis performance on a wide variety of road surfaces. The ride height is quickly adjustable by using the threaded shock collars. Further tuning adjustments are also possible by changing the springs and shock oil weight.
OPTION: ANODIZED ALUMINUM THREADED SHOCKS
For optimum performance, you’ll want a set of anodized aluminum threaded shocks that are machined to perfection. The full anodized aluminum threaded shock body, aluminum shock collar, aluminum top and bottom caps will allow you to make the most precise tuning adjustments.
TOUGH FRONT END SUSPENSION
The RS4 Sport 3 Drift front end uses the strong C-hub style suspension seen on the latest RC touring cars, with a vertical ball stud camber mount that lets you change the front end roll center – which is a critical racing adjustment that allows the RS4 Sport 3 Drift to be a step above other sport-level RC touring cars. The suspension arm also features multiple shock mounting holes for easy shock angle adjustment.
TUNABLE REAR SUSPENSION
The rear hub is fitted with a vertical ball stud style adjustment that allows easy adjustment of the rear roll center. Moving the ball stud up or down with the optional spacers changes the traction characteristics of the rear end as the car goes through the turns. The suspension arm also features 3 different shock mounting holes for easy shock angle adjustment.
OPTION: CVD DRIVESHAFTS
The optional all-in-one CVD drive shafts greatly increases the precision and efficiency of the entire driveline and steering for maximum driving performance.
DOUBLE BELLCRANK STEERING
The performance tested adjustable double bell crank system provides optimum steering precision at all speeds. A metal drag link plate connects the cranks for extra durability, the additional drag link mounting positions also allows for Ackermann angle adjustments.
RUGGED SPRING-LOADED SERVO SAVER
The RS4 Sport 3 includes an adjustable multi-piece cam-style servo saver, which protects the servo from crash damage. In the event of a crash or collision, the front wheels usually take a big portion of the blow and transmits the impact directly to the steering servo. The strong spring-loaded cam action of the servo saver is designed to absorb this force and protect the servo gears from the impact!
ALUMINUM MOTOR MOUNT
The cast aluminum cam-style motor mount holds the motor in place for a secure pinion/spur connection. Two screws hold the cam firmly in position on the mount, and cooling fins on the lateral support aid heat dissipation to keep the motor running as efficiently as possible.
METAL-SHIELDED BALL BEARINGS
The RS4 Sport 3 is fully fitted with a set of metal-shielded ball bearings for maximum efficiency. The metal shields keep the dust away from the internals while the smooth precision bearings provides for optimum power delivery from the power source out into the driveline.
RUGGED FRONT BUMPER
To protect the front suspension, chassis and body from impacts big and small, an extra thick foam bumper is securely fastened to the front of the RS4 Sport 3 Drift.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR LOOK
A huge variety of option bodies, wheels and tires from HPI lets you fully customize the style of your RS4 Sport 3 to suit your style.
ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT BODY MOUNTS
The adjustable height body mounts let you fit any 1/10th scale touring car body from HPI Racing on to the RS4 Sport 3 chassis. All you need to do is adjust the front and rear body mounts to allow the wheels and chassis elements to fit properly underneath the body. Body pins hold the mounts in place, and the multiple mounting hole positions allow you to fine-tune the exact body fitment.
You can fit any 1/10th scale touring car body from HPI Racing onto the RS4 Sport 3, from hot hatches to supercars, pick-up trucks to super touring racers. All you need to do is adjust the body mounts front and rear to allow the wheels to fit underneath the body properly. A simple system using body pins hold the mounts in place, and you can fine-tune the fit to get the exact ride height you want.
COMPREHENSIVE INSTRUCTION MANUAL
All HPI Racing kits include a detailed multi-language instruction manual. Exploded diagrams and extensive information about your RS4 Sport 3 Drift ensures that you have the know how when it comes to maintaining and upgrading your kit. You can also download a digital version of the manual to your personal electronic device and keep it with you for easy reference on the go.
- 4 AA batteries
- 7.2v 2000 mAh NiMH battery with standard plug
- Wall battery charger
Length: 431mm (17″)
Height: 127mm (5″)
Width: 200mm (7.9″)
Wheelbase: 254mm (10″)