Strange thing is that the REAL RX8 is a 4-door car.... so it should be fine... not too sure about the HPI body though, didn't look like there was rear doors on the one I saw, may just have been me though... again...
HPI's RX8 is 4-door as per real. Haven't seen any new HPIs on sale down here lately.
But the real IFMAR/ROAR/whatever rules say body must be based on a car that actually races in 1:1 touring car or similar.
Which leaves the 'new' PROTOform Nemesis on shakey ground:
Local racing clubs aren't usually that pedantic, they usually allow you to run anything in the lower classes - check their specific rules. (Guess if you start running away with their annual championship then they might reconsider.)
I am just curious to see how well the rx8 body handles compared to a proper TC body. No issue with racing with it here we have ppl racing saleen bodies, impreza and corolla wrc, TVR, a viper, even a ute!
I wouldnt mind the rx8 for my next car, but only if it will handle ok with it.
The windscreen is a lot further back than a stratus or m6 etc, but it does also come with a proper race wing.
I think the eclipse comes in both FWD and AWD, but not sure... As for being made in the USA, I think so and they are also sold as a Dodge or something too.
There is a red one here in Hobart that has badges for some USA manufacturer... could it be Chev? I doubt. I think Mitsu and Chrysler are tied up somewhere along the line...
Oh well I might get an RX8 shell just as a "show" body, see what it is like anyhow. Maybe it needs some bonnet wings like you can get for the 1:1 Celica, that mount on the scuttle panel area ahead of the windscreen.
or do the paint colour of a "rice" magna down here in launny. the front
is white, the middle is blue, the rear is a silver i think, maybe
white, but the ironing board(wing) is painted pink. which there is a
strip on the bonnet and comes along the side close to the windows..man
is that thing ugly..
that nemisis is stll nice though..
also what does the wing really do for a rc car??...i know the one on my
bmw drifter is just for looks, but the stratus i have has no wing, will
this help speed?.or will it make it worse?
PROTOform/Proline make some nice generic molded wings (not lexan, like common 1/8 buggy) but can't seem to find them at LHS here.
Tamiya sells their racewing (very nice THICK lexan, on ABS standoffs with choice of angle) separately too; same wing as comes on Modena 360, Nissan 350Z, newer NSXes - it'll fit on most other shells too. Usually about $20 at LHS.
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