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Old 02-29-2008, 09:27 AM   #1
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I don't know if this will make it to the USA or EU, but it looks so cool, I want it.

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Aiming toward the strongest drift my star.
You completed "PRO-D" with the hand of the JAPAN R&D team which masters the drift in the domestic drift category which is maturing. It makes most main parts the new design, the numerous prejudice which surpasses also the competition touring car actualizing the drift feeling of the highest quality. The preponderant flying distance "of PRO-D", preeminent control characteristic designates everyone as the 虜.



The yaw axis to move by the fact that the motor which is rotary ones is arranged in the front midship, easier drift is possible.



Easy ejection battery holder
Adopting the Easy ejection battery holder. The straight pack is possible of course, loading the rose cell and the Li-Po battery.



Direct vent system gear box
Approximately you adopt the airtightness gear box, not only the circuit considering travelling and maintenance characteristic with the street.



Chassis roll selection system
With the adoption of the chassis roll selection system, position of the selector it is changed by the fact that roll rigidity of 2 sorts selective possibility.



Orange alumite aluminum part
Adopting the aluminum part of the orange alumite being completed which gives fresh and powerful impact for the section.





1/10 scale shaft drive 4WD drift car "PRO-D" leading particulars
* Total length : 355mm
* Full-width : 190mm (at the time of 0mm offset wheel installing)
* Wheel base : 255 - 257mm
* Weight : Completeness approximately 1500g



#10525 - PRO-D
Desired retail price - XXYEN 49,800 (including tax - XXYEN 52,290)
Source: HPI Japan
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:31 AM   #2
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maybe a pro5 can evovle from this
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:10 AM   #3
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Must... have... one... but not for drifting.
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Whats the deal with HPI? Wait forever for them to do something and they only concentrate on drifting...that would be a killer set-up if done right for RACING. Shame they should try to live up to their name. Drifting is for two things....something you do when someone is talking after a night of heavy boozing AND for boats! I wonder if those bulkheads will fir the Pro4? hmmmm
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It's obviously a lot bigger in Japan than here, but that chassis has a lot of potential here with only a few minor alterations.
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Nice!!!
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Whats the deal with HPI? Wait forever for them to do something and they only concentrate on drifting...that would be a killer set-up if done right for RACING. Shame they should try to live up to their name. Drifting is for two things....something you do when someone is talking after a night of heavy boozing AND for boats! I wonder if those bulkheads will fir the Pro4? hmmmm
Drifting and bashing is waaaaaaaaay bigger then actual TC racing.
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Drifting and bashing is waaaaaaaaay bigger then actual TC racing.
Cool your jets cupcake. I am all for fun, bashing is great, do my fair share of it. But drifting, IN MY OPINION, blows. I didnt say it blows for everyone, speaking for self. Kick rocks.
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I don't think I could go back to bashing. A fellow racer was talking about it the other day and I just couldn't understand why he would bash when he could race.

I'm not saying there's anything wrong with bashing, just that as an alternative to racing it doesn't make sense to me.

I've tried drifting too. I even did it around out carpet track while trying to race another racer who was drifting. Did nothing for me.

I'll stick with racing.

As for this new HPI car. To me, it just looks ugly. That doesn't mean it won't be a good racer. The HB cyclone is about as ugly as it gets and it's the current World Champion.
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I Want One!
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Cool your jets cupcake. I am all for fun, bashing is great, do my fair share of it. But drifting, IN MY OPINION, blows. I didnt say it blows for everyone, speaking for self. Kick rocks.
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Umm, ok; whatever
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HB will take care of the racing. don't worry!
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i assume this is goin to be very costly
just look at the cf and alu parts
anyway the chasis reminds me of the sprint2
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The Pro4 was my favorite car. This looks nice too. Wonder how good it would be for club racing. The offset spur gear is interesting. Is that too inefficient for stock racing?

If the price is right I would like to get one.
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