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Old 12-15-2011, 04:02 AM   #1
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#106950 RTR WR8 3.0 Ford Fiesta Abu Dhabi Castrol WRC Nitro Rally Car
1/8th SCALE NITRO 4WD RALLY CAR with 2.4GHz RADIO
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:58 AM   #2
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http://www.hpieurope.com/kit-info.ph...&partNo=106950
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:30 PM   #3
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Now thats cool looking, I like the chassis set up.. I hope we can get these State side..
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:28 AM   #4
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Some of the Key points that scores over the Kyosho DRX are:

1. Hex hardware, Kyosho has philips screws, I hate that. So wrenching is easier.
2. Water proof servos and battery tray, must for Rally car, to get some realistic running
3. Sway bars, to handle well on a proper RC track
4. Rear mud gaurds to keep off small stones. My Mugen has it and I love that, keeps the rear drive shafts relatively clean
5. Licensed body and tires, for that scale realism. Kyosho body looks nice, but its not the real one. This Abu Dhabi ford is the real body and Michelin tires. I am not a great fan of the Ford, but its almost real. I love Subaru, but sadly they are no longer in WRC. Would love to see a Citroen body soon.
6. Most importanty based on a tough MT/ST platform.
7. Aluminium shock towers, Kyosho has plastics.

Hope the price is also great. Above the Bullet and lesser than Trophy will be great.
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:35 AM   #5
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Here in Germany anyway the Kyosho DRX can be had brand-new for €200. This will cost €350 probably.

I was very impressed with the quality and size and overall impression of the DRX. I've heard there's also a 2-speed option. Now THAT could be interesting..

Would be cool to see HPI offer up a real 1/8 GT car to run against IGT's and DM-1's, etc..

Looks though like this car doesn't even have 17mm hexes..

Still, cool to see another 1/8 nitro and not just some stupid new 1/10 electric SC..
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this is great on so many levels. This seems like a better updated version of the old super nitro. I can't wait to get one! If you're a fan of the WRC, the scale realism is outstanding.
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Before i read further on the thread, i was picturing a side exhaust .21 and some 2 speed engineering. Good to see the 2 speed idea has already struck HPI. And it would be great if they do a GT8 to stir some more interest in areas that have had trouble keeping a GT following.

Thanks for posting Ivan.

What's the weight on that little beast??
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nice....i want one..
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:02 AM   #9
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This is based on the HPI Bullet and has been stretched a bit, so is slightly larger than a 1/10. They should have offered a .21 engine.

I see Rally is very popular in Europe. Amazing videos of rally races through custom made tracks resembling rally courses. This looks way better DRX. Look at the hardware. Price is a concern. Hope it good.
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Very happy to see HPI offer this. I was excited about the Apache twins but this is what I really wanted. Please offer a kit!
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This will be added to the collection.. Now if I can find a price. UK site has it for about $480 US not shipped. But there the only site i can find that you can pre-order. Anyone else know where I can get a price?

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Old 01-03-2012, 08:24 AM   #12
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It seem like the Kyosho landmax & this new Hpi wr8 are sharing the same size.
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super specs..

Length 435mm or 17" 490mm or 20"
Weight 1470g or 3.2 lbs 1600g or 3.5 lbs (no electronics)
Weight, RTR 1690g or 3.7 lbs 1800g or 4 lbs (with electronics, approximate)
Ride Height 13mm or 1/2" 5mm or 3/16" (measured from ground to bottom of chassis or body, approximate)
Front Track 193mm or 7 9/16" (measured at center of tire)
Front Width 225mm or 8 7/8" 228mm or 9" (measured at outside of tire)
Rear Track 193mm or 7 9/16" (measured at center of tire)
Rear Width 225mm or 8 7/8" 230mm or 9" (measured at outside of tire)
Wheelbase 280mm or 11 1/16" (short wheelbase, measured at center of axle)
300mm or 11 7/8"




Rally car specs..


SPECIFICATIONS:
Length: 485mm
Width: 227mm
Height: 172mm
Wheelbase: 300mm
Tyre Diameter: 80mm
Drivetrain: Full-Time Shaft 4WD
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:43 AM   #14
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Just got an in stock notice from Stormer Hobbies. Stock count shows 1, lol. This thing out now?
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i know this thread is old but.......
did they ever make a 2 speed conversion for this,or is there one i can mod to fit?
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