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Old 02-06-2009, 08:18 AM   #16
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Kudos to HPI for designing cars to accomodate lipos without dremeling or fabrication or aftermarket trays.

The motor mount in the 4wd buggy looks like a great idea and the cup racer looks like a perfect platform for spec racing. And the 240z body is just awesome!

The kits appear to have the same blend of durability, design and performance that started with the Firestorm.

Great job.

Only one question left. How much?
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:14 AM   #17
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Kudos to HPI for designing cars to accomodate lipos without dremeling or fabrication or aftermarket trays.

The motor mount in the 4wd buggy looks like a great idea and the cup racer looks like a perfect platform for spec racing. And the 240z body is just awesome!

The kits appear to have the same blend of durability, design and performance that started with the Firestorm.

Great job.

Only one question left. How much?
the mount in the buggy looks like a revised, metal version of the one in the E10. the downfall of the one in the E10 was that it was made of plastic, so we'll see...
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:18 AM   #18
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just noticed this:

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What this means is that you can easily change the wheelbase of the car to suit short or long wheelbase cars (210mm or 225mm).


for all you speed freaks, this will mean a mini that you can viably put 3.5 brushless in


edit: the cup racer seems to not come as a regular 255mm sized car? so it's 'true ten', but mini sized
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:10 PM   #20
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I'm actually really excited over the cup car.
Finally, a manufacture has stepped up to the criticisms of current day Touring Car racing.

This release is a throw back to the fun days where anyone could pop open a kit, and go parking lot racing with nothing more than a few track dots and some companions. These cars are actually true to scale, look fun to drive, and dont appear to have a plethora of turn buckles to build/setup. Makes it easier for those entering into the hobby, but it is also refreshing/nostalgic for the ones currently in the hobby.

Sort of makes me remember the days of the Tamiya TA01/TA02.
Scale looking, fun to drive cars. Certainly, the hop up potential was there...but the key here is realism that does not bring with it the necessity to upgrade/constantly change a car's setup to have some sort of fun.

Kudos to hpi. And what a wonderful choice of bodyshells
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:39 PM   #21
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I also think HPI made a good move with the fully sealed shaft driven 4WD drivetrains. I think HPI is the only company that has this with reasonable pricing and easily obtainable replacement parts.
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:44 PM   #22
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Well the Sprint 2 RTR is what $180-$200? The Cup Racer looks higher quality, and more innovative. Also i'm pretty sure HPI is the only well known company with great parts support which has a car like this, so i'd say it could actually be in the $150-$200 range.
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:48 PM   #23
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The more I look at the cup car the more I like it.

Did anybody notice the included ballcup/wrench/ride height guage tool?
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Old 02-08-2009, 06:32 AM   #25
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It will be cheaper when its actually in stock. Tower almost always does that. But judging from the retail price, it looks like it will still be expensive. Definitely looks like upper $180-200 range.
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Anybody have an idea on a elease date?
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