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Old 07-23-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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Default new hpi 1/8th scale ken block rc car

Somehow I stumbled up this newness from hpi so I thought I would share.
Looks pretty sweet.

http://www.rccaraction.com/blog/2012...-h-f-h-v-body/
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Old 07-24-2012, 03:53 PM   #2
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Yes, this car is sick. Anyone know how much it is? I can't find a price on it anywhere
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:44 PM   #3
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I would love to pick one of these up as a big brother to my Ken Block VXL 1/16

Curious where pricing lands, pretty simplistic design, not using full 1/8 electronics so that will reduce the price a bit.

http://www.hpiracing.com/kitinfo/109313/
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I saw this the other day too and I think I might get one...it would cure my on-road addiction and I can set it up to go off-road too..

I always liked the traxxas Ken Block but it was waaaaaaay to small..1/8 is more for me. looks like it will be a blast to drive.

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Old 07-25-2012, 08:03 PM   #5
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yea definately picking this up, i'm guessin' it'll be in the $400 range. They better hurry up and release more info!
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:16 PM   #6
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as per amain and HPI on twitter today, no news yet for release or pricing.

They both actually replied to me today about this.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:11 AM   #8
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It does look pretty basic, but would be a blast! Their Nitro WR8 3.0 also has tarmac tyres. Wonder if they'll (or anyone) have some offroad tyres to suit. Edit - they are actually dirt tyres on the nitro version....

Was just about to buy a 1/10th rally car. In 2 minds now whether I should hold out for this or not??
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:50 AM   #10
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looks like a stripped down Vorza chassis to me. nothing wrong wit hthat, should keep the $$ lower. which is a good thing.
I wonder how the valididty of the Traxxas Rally Cross car is and what scale it will be. Cant help but think they are just gonna put the new body on a 1/16 chassis with the slash geometry.
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Don't think in any way it is based on the Vorza/D8 platform at all.
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Made sense to me, but i have been wrong before

New chassis all together? Or something else im not aware of, im not an HPI guy, not too familiar with htem.
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I wanted a 1/10 car too but im gonna wait for this. I could set it up for dirt and take it when I go to my MT races. Looks like it would be fun to drive.
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@3s wonder how fast it goes?
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Very intrested, The specs list it as smaller then a typical gt8, even smaller then a eb4 rally game, more like a super 10?
Width 228mm
Wheelbase 300mm
Chassis length 485
A dm1e is
Width 324mm
wheelbase 335mm
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