Last week the world wide web was set ablaze by Ken Block and his latest instalment of Gymkhana 5. Well this week we have more news on the Gymkhana front. It seems Ken Block has jumped ship from Traxxas and landed over at HPI. Now some of you may remember my past, post-Christmas article of Ken Blocks Traxxas Ford Fiesta, if not it's here.
Now for those whom are unfamiliar with the world of RC cars, Traxxas and HPI share a rivalry similar to the one between Coke and Pepsi. So when a big name like Ken Block leaves Traxxas for HPI, rest assured amongst all the rumours there are going to be a few jaws hitting the floor.
But enough with all this pre-amble lets get on to the good stuff...
Like always I'll have the specifications at the end.
TRUE TO SCALE FORD FIESTA
Highly detailed scale replica Ken Block Gymhkana Five Ford Fiesta H.F.H.V. body.
HPI FLUX VEKTOR 4000Kv MOTOR
The Flux VEKTOR 4000Kv motor delivers massive power - plenty of juice for instant acceleration and enough power to pull out of just about any sideways drift. Option pinion gears are available to fine-tune the speed and torque delivery! The brushless design assures maximum performance with nearly no maintenance required.
FLUX VAPOR PRO SPEED CONTROLLER
With the capacity to handle 2S and 3S LiPo power, the Flux VAPOR Pro electronic speed control can take anything you can possibly throw at it and keep coming back for more! The VAPOR Pro features an integrated cooling fan to keep it cool in tough conditions. The Flux VAPOR Pro ESC is reversible so you can back out of jams with ease. For maximum adjustability it's fully programmable with our optional #100573 USB Programming Kit
HPI TF-40 2.4GHz RADIO SYSTEM
Controlling the Ken Block WR8 FLUX with Ford Fiesta H.F.H.V. is easy with the HPI TF-40 2.4GHz radio system. No need to worry about changing crystals, the radio prevents frequency conflicts automatically. The TF-40 pistol grip transmitter features adjustments for steering trim, throttle trim, steering dual rate, end points, servo reversing switches, low battery indicator and a 3rd channel for optional accessories.
WATERPROOF SF-10W SERVO
Sealed waterproof HPI SF-10W steering servo
ADJUSTABLE GEAR DIFFERENTIALS
Sealed adjustable front, center and rear gear differentials and silicone oil-filed center differential for high traction and drivetrain protection.
RALLY TUNED SUSPENSION ARMS
Fully adjustable suspension arms features droop screw, multiple shock mounting positions and structural reinforcement for increased durability. New mudguards are held securely in place via two button head screws while the mud guards themselves protect the shock shafts from debris in order to promote increased seal longevity.
FULLY ADJUSTABLE SWAY BARS
The WR8 Flux is equipped with sway bars front and rear. These reduce chassis roll and give you more control to drive through corners, instead of sliding through them!
TUNABLE SILICONE OIL FILLED SHOCKS
Fully adjustable silicone oil filled shocks dampen the bumps and is completely tunable for on road or off road terrain.
3MM COUNTERSUNK ALUMINUM CHASSIS
The 3mm aluminum chassis is the foundation of a tough and durable racing machine, and features composite braces front and rear, cool silver anodizing and countersunk screws on the bottom for zero interference going over obstacles. The dirt guards keep the worst mud and dirt from getting into the chassis and protect the chassis as well.
HIGH EFFICIENCY SHAFT FULL TIME 4WD DRIVETRAIN
The WR8 FLUX is equipped with a shaft drivetrain. It also includes three oil-filled gear diffs with bevel gears, a full-time 4WD drivetrain supported by rubber-sealed ball bearings, high-strength steel driveshafts, axles and much more!
REPLICA TARMAC GYMKHANA TIRES
Officially licensed by Pirelli - these tires are the ultimate in scale realism!
FULLY LICENSED REPLICA fifteen52 TARMAC WHEELS
True-to-scale tarmac fifteen52 wheels!