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HKS Hobby 07-19-2012 10:07 PM

3 Racing Sakura D3 CS Drift
3 Racing’s answer to the hotly contested Drift Class is the all new Sakura D3 CS Drift featuring a true Front Motor and Triple Belt drive train, the true front motor design brings it closer to the weight distribution of real life drift cars giving it the same prolonged high speed drift action.

Combining ideas and feed backs from seasoned Drift racers, the 3 Racing Drift Car was designed from the ground up instead of rebadging an existing chassis and selling it as a new product.


Weight Distribution

True Front Motor design – using a triple belt drive system this allows the motor to be positioned in front of the front differential and in the centerline of the chassis giving it the forward weight bias needed in contemporary high powered RC drift cars. The belt drive system gives it the advantages of smooth and stable power delivery when compared to shaft drive cars which tends to be affected by motor torque action under acceleration.



The front arms of the Sakura D3 has been completely redesigned and is unlike anything else currently available. The steering lock angle will be by far the largest available allowing for maximum counter steer actions and higher corner entry speeds. The caster angle on the C Hubs will feature a massive 10 degrees adding more aggressive steering on high speed entries and more closely resembling real life FR drift cars.



Utilizing a belt drive system, overdriving the front or rear wheels can easily be done by changing the size of the belt pulleys , the 3 Racing Drift Car will come standard with a front wheel drive ratio of 38/14 (2.7) and overdrived rear wheel drive ratio of 30/22 (1.36). The triple belt system allows for flexibility of the positioning of the spur gear shaft allowing it to accommodate a wide variety of spur gear sizes up to a 64P 118T when used with a 40T pinion gears.

Front and rear solid axles will come standard for the easiest of drift action control with the option of ball and one way differentials available as optional parts.



Suspension components have been completely redesigned to accommodate the largest chamber angle possible with the front and rear both allowing up to 10 degrees chamber whenever you need more side grip and also ensuring those large offset blind wheels stay within the side panels.


Oil Filled Coil Spring Shocks

Lengthen 54mm coiled spring oil filled shocks with threaded shock bodies allows a more progressive chassis roll action and easy tuning."


Wide Angle Drive shafts

The universal drive shafts of the Sakura D3 has been given a redesign to minimize chattering vibrations of the front inside wheel when using a front solid axle and steering is near maximum lock, which is crucial to maintain the front inside wheel will stay on the ground and provide a more consistent drift action.


Molded Rear Diffuser

For an added touch of realism, a molded composite rear diffuser comes standard to give the Sakura D3 the extra attention to detail.


80T 48P Spur

A 80 tooth 48 pitch spur gear will come standard with the Sakura D3 kit.


-3 Degrees Rear Toe-In

Rear toe-in is adjustable via the change of suspension mounts, the Sakura D3 kit will come standard with -3 degrees rear toe-in mount.


Composite Molded Chassis

The Sakura D3 will be outfitted with a FRP upper chassis and a molded composite main chassis featuring a motor cooling air inlet and designed with the rigidity to ensure efficient side to side weight transfer to easily initiate high speed drifting.

HKS Hobby 07-19-2012 10:10 PM

WE are now taking pre-order of the car kit



valk 07-19-2012 10:39 PM

wow. thats different. wonder how it would perform as a racer with that weight distribution. for $120 id almost get it as my toy car, to not break the race cars ha.

onroadie 07-22-2012 12:15 PM

Well I have been waiting for this car since it was announced in April. Glad you are taking preorders..

Placed mine yesterday. : )

I hope they come in before the end of August. Cant wait to see what its limits and capabilities are compared to my other doris'.

Thanks HKS

hotrod306 07-22-2012 01:42 PM

nice to see a company making complete n3w chassis (even if its for drifting)
at that price you might see a lot of ppl start to get into drifting
you never know it might turn out to be a killer chassis for racing (is their any other chassis like this one?)

nolo148 07-22-2012 03:00 PM

Whats the stock steering angle?

onroadie 07-22-2012 03:32 PM

I believe stock steering angle is 46 deg.

Other front mount chassis are MST and conversions available for tamiyas that I know of.

I raced onroad all types literally for 27 years on and off. Mostly on. Drifting is as much of an art in chassis setup and learned driving skills. I have been hooked for 3 years. Its lots of fun.

The box looks big for a roller. I wonder if brings the body in the box pic?

HKS? lol

Hyde 07-22-2012 07:46 PM

This car reminds me of my old Tamiya TA03. This would make a nice TC I bet.

x3inchesx 07-22-2012 07:48 PM

Curious that it says in stock but then in the body of the text says end of August. Is it in stock or pre-order?

caaraa 07-22-2012 08:21 PM

looks cool.

Dark_gouki 07-23-2012 01:57 PM

wow this things looks killer i might have to give it try, but i wonder how that front mounted motor is gonna affect the handling?????

onroadie 07-23-2012 05:06 PM

Im not sure for touring racing but I have noticed most cars are within 5% of average wheelbase in for aft cg difference. Whether they are specialized for drift or grip.
This car also has 80% overdriven rear wheels. A CS of 1.8.:eek: for entry level drift seems bit much. But will see.

I recall a Kyosho front 2wd in the mid 80's that handled like a dream. And that was only 2wd. I expect this car to challenge Streetjam r31's:nod: very soon

Chiefy 707 07-26-2012 05:00 AM

Wow, if this car is really only $130 I guess I can wait on that XV01

aquito 07-29-2012 11:27 AM

Does anybody knows if the kit comes with those yellow wheels and drift tires?

aquito 07-29-2012 11:39 AM

Will it be hard case lipo friendly?

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