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Old 09-07-2004, 10:27 PM   #1
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Ok I know I hadn't dreamed I saw this but somewhere I saw a video clip of a 70+mph RTR on road car I had even seen an add but I be darn I can't locate either. If you guys know of this car please let me know. I thought it was a HPI sedan but i can't find it now. I do know it is a RTR as that was the hype and to my recollection it was a 1/10 scale to boot.
Anyhow if someone can point me in the right firection i would appreciate it.


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Old 09-07-2004, 10:33 PM   #2
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I believe its the Schumacher Fusion.Its a 1/10 scale with a .21 and a 3 speed trans.
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Old 09-08-2004, 02:20 AM   #3
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im not sure if the fusion is RTR but i kno the CEN CT4-S is RTR and is capabple of speeds of 70MPH
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Old 09-08-2004, 06:37 AM   #4
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Thank you it's the CEN CT4 S

I had looked at every car manufacturer and overlooked them
That little car is just wicked.

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Old 09-08-2004, 08:26 AM   #5
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Thank you it's the CEN CT4 S

I had looked at every car manufacturer and overlooked them
That little car is just wicked.

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its their marketing BLUFF (i think..)

yes maybe the car can go that fast OUT-OF-THE-BOX....

but you have to sacrifice one thing when you wanna do that....

you have to set the engine really lean.... max out the power ....... probably the engine wont last that long...


vroooooooooooooom.....

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Old 09-08-2004, 08:57 AM   #6
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yea I agree that it's all a marketing tool. I also noticed they didn't run it very long either in there demo video. Still a box stock RTr that is capable of 73.4 mph is impressive although I am awre you wil lnever achieve that speed in parking lot races or on any trck for that matters. Heck my 1/8 serpent can run that fast with the Rody engine but it won't hit near that speed racing.

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Old 09-08-2004, 12:30 PM   #7
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there's a fineprint that read, "need for speed, who cares about the motor!"
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Old 09-08-2004, 12:47 PM   #8
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at 500.00+ for a Rody engine for a 1/8 scale serpentI do care about my motor
However heres a pair of engines that would cost someone near 1500.00 to buy and build the way I have these built.
This is the Rigger on the left with a pair of CMB 90's that has gone thru the traps at 96 mph turning a pair of H-50's at 7.5" cup
These motors together produce over 15 hp
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Old 09-11-2004, 12:17 PM   #9
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22dasher,it will do 70 plus mph but what they don't tell you is it is gonna take about 400 feet to top that car out! That is a really big parking lot! Good luck finding one that big and smooth!! I don't like running my car that far away from me it looks like a little mouse. I would also be concerned about the radio they include in the kit it looks cheap and maybe prone to radio interference. A car that can run that fast needs a pcm type radio.
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Old 09-12-2004, 12:52 AM   #10
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Here is the link you are looking for with the video...
http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=354

Car hauls rear....

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22dasher,it will do 70 plus mph but what they don't tell you is it is gonna take about 400 feet to top that car out!
Actually more like 1,000 feet..... lol



^^^ to the billboard in the photo is only 500ft ,and after that is another 600ft. It would take the Schumacher Nitro Fusion .21 the whole 1,000 ft. basically the lot before that thing ever got over 70+ just because the way it's geared for top end.

That parking lot they used in the video isn't hardly enough room to get that car up to 80+ miles per hour. The engine has plenty of gearing it still has to wind up before it will ever reach those speeds. I doubt the tires and body would even allow for an 80+ speed run anyhow ,but hey.

I have an RC10GT with a .21 Engine installed and 4in Tires and it's gear to the moon 24/54. When trying to determine speed we started from 0-500 feet and got a reading of 65 miles per hour. Then we decided to step back another 500 feet and the radar gun read 71 miles per hour. The reason of the change was because we realized the truck was still accelerating and needed more distance to spin it up.
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Default this is THE link DIRECT from CEN....

you wanna the link DIRECT from CEN?

http://www.cenracing.com/cars/ct4s/ct4s.wmv

download that movie...

showing the 73.4 mph STOCK CTS4 without any body mounted on it....


enjoy!!!

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Schneller 101, the fusion's performance would be better if it had a race motor in it instead of a sport motor that only turns about 32000 rpms.
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My cousin has a cen ct4-s and we ran it to 70mph+ plenty of times. He has put probably over 4 gallons through it and lean the crap out of that engine and its still fast.
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But to me even though it can hit 70+mph its not worth it. If you are planning to buy this car be aware that its very hard to find replacement parts and all parts are twice expensive. A replacement belt for this car is $6-9. You can imagine how much other parts are when you need to replace other parts. There isn't that much hop ups for the car either.
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