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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Hot Bodies R8 1/8 Scale

Hot Bodies R8 1/8 Scale

Hot Bodies has announced the release (or re-release) of it’s 1/8 scale onroad car, the R8. This car is riddled with high-end features that allowed HB Team Driver Teemu Leino to put the prototype 7th overall at the 2013-2014 World Championships in Japan. HB is finalizing the vehicle prior to release and, in my opinion, this should spark some definite interest in this class.

Here are some of the features coming standard on the R8:
• 5mm 7075 aluminum chassis
• 7075 aluminum front and rear bulkheads
• Precision machined alloy parts: suspension mounts, engine mount, layshaft mounts and more
• Split bulkheads allow for quick and easy drive belt change & drive belt tension adjustments
• Fully adjustable suspension with sway bars, pivot ball suspension
• Threaded aluminum coilover shocks
• Centralized lower weight distribution provides superb balance with increased transitional agility
• Lay down throttle/brake servo for extremely low center of gravity
• Front and rear carbon fiber shock mount extensions
• Adjustable Ackermann integrated into steering arm & servo saver
• Quick view, centrally mounted fuel tank
• Centrifugal clutch components provide excellent throttle response
• Kevlar-reinforced drive belts for an extra-smooth drivetrain
• Lightweight and low friction composite pulleys with dust exit holes
• Sealed receiver box protects electronics from dust and oil
• Innovative 2-piece steering knuckle to change kingpin angle
• Quick change front and rear wheels
• Axles fit all popular wheel styles
• Aerodynamic front bumper for increased downforce
• Rear diffuser bumper for enhanced downforce and extra crash protection

Specs:
• Total length: 470mm
• Overall width: 265mm
• Height: 130mm
• Wheelbase: 292mm (adjustable)
• Track: front 219mm, rear 205mm
• Gross weight: ~2450g
• Supplied in kit form only, assembly required
• Requires engine, exhaust, body, wheels, radio system with 2 servos, receiver battery, fuel, starter

#110754 HB R8

Link: www.hpiracing.com

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