German brand Orcan have given us an exclusive look at their new Audi A5 190mm touring car body. Based on the 200mm version that has proved so successful on the track, this new shell has been adapted to the electric chassis following many tests with the help of team driver Freddy Sudhoff. It will be EFRA homologated when released in the new year.
Seen in the Yokomo BD5 of front running Pro Stock racer Martin Hofer, the pre production GM Generation 2 is the follow up the Genius 120, which is expected to be released before the end of the year. Sporting the same case as the speedo it replaces, it has completely new internals and is optimised for use with LiPo packs, featuring a number of nice options to protect the motor if it starts to run too hot, as well as other features to make it easier to re wire and mount in the car.
Primary sponsor of the ETS, Xenon Racing not only have their new tires and wheels in use as the control tire in Kastellaun, they also have shown off the World’s largest pinion (70T) and the smallest spur gear (60T). Designed for use in oval racing chassis’ they can in theory fit any current touring car thanks to the spur’s new multi mounting hole system.
Speedpassion have shown off their new LiPo chassis for the Tamiya TRF416. Featuring a separate chassis and battery plate, the heavy steel plate has holes to accept hard cased LiPos with cell bumps and slots nicely into the chassis keeping the weight low down in the car. Currently only in prototype form there are no concrete plans for a release.
Also new from Speedpassion is the Competition 3.0 13.5 turn motor which has made a successful debut as the Pro Stock handout motor for the 2009/10 Euro Touring series. Based on the motor used by Jilles Groskamp to win the European Championship it too features the new can and sensor plate mounted plugs, and is part of the complete new range of turns available for this motor.
Xray are of course debuting their new T3 chassis and it has so far been performing very well. We don’t need to give you any more details on the new car from the Slovakian manufacturer, as we already have full information available on our website here.
Seen mounted to the chassis plate of Martin Hudy is their new Hudy cell slot weights that add weight without raising the LiPo pack significantly. These are in the final stages of production and are believed to be released soon.
Advanced Electronics are present from Sweden and they have their pre production speed controller in action here in the car of Tommy Bergfeldt and a few others. Having dominated the 1/12th stock classes at the IIC, this new speedo has been designed with new LiPo rules in mind and drivers who have used the speedo have seen big boosts in top speed. Expected to be released soon.