The 2016 Nürnberg Toy Fair is happening right now and, as usual, most of the big names are there revealing their new vehicle releases for 2016. HPI is one such company, and boy do they have a list of cool new products coming out! Let’s take a look! (Large pictures at the end of the post)
#116558 Venture Scale Crawler
The Venture is a ground-up scale crawler that is sure to turn some heads. Alot of work has gone into this ride to keep it scale yet durable enough to out-perform other crawlers on the market. Topped with a licensed Toyota FJ Cruiser body, this truck features a front-motor design, small central transfer case, and solid axles with realistic pumpkins. I saw this truck in person and it’s a bad-ass machine! I can’t wait to get one!
#115484 Baja Kraken Sidewinder X5 Buggy
HPI has taken their venerable Baja 5B and added a Kraken RC cage package to it, giving the aging Baja a gorgeous new look! It will come pre-built and include the latest upgrades such as HD driveshafts, front hex hubs and one-piece rear hubs. Additional bolt-on parts are available from Kraken to further enhance the beauty of this rig.
#115485 Baja 5B Kraken TSK-b Class 1
If the sand rail isn’t your thing, check out option #2 of the Kraken RC/HPI conversions. The TSK-b Class 1 conversion comes pre-built with this Class 1 racing body set. It also features the latest HPI upgrades; HD driveshafts, front hex hubs and one-piece rear hubs.
#115990 RS4 Sport 3 Hoonicorn RTR
If you’ve seen Ken Block’s Gymkhana Seven video, you’ve seen his ridiculously cool 1965 Ford Mustang. Now you can own a 1:10 scale replica of that same car, right down to the buldging motor sticking out of the hood. This car is based on HPI’s RS4 Sport 3 and features all the custom goodies the 1:1 version has; fifteen52 R43 wheels, Pirelli P Zero tires and a super-detailed Ford Mustang body with flared fenders. Yes please!
#115967 Savage XS Flux Vaughn Gittin Jr. Signature Edition
HPI has teamed up with Vaughn Gittin Jr. again, but this time not with a drifter – instead it’s with the Savage XS Flux! Yup, this dinky powerhouse gets the green treatment; wheels, springs and a killer body style. It retains the fun factor of the original, using the TVP (Twin Vertical Plate) chassis, 3S capability and waterproof electronics for some long time mini-fun.
#115126 2015 Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5 RS4 Sport 3
Rolling off the line is another addition to HPI’s Sport 3 line. The Spec 5 RS4 features a shaft-driven 4WD system, fully sealed drivetrain, waterproof electronics and a fully independent suspension, all topped with a stunning 2015 Ford Mustang body. It’s a stunning replica of Vaughn Gittin Jr’s ride right down to the green HRE Tech 7 wheels.
#116710/#116706 Formula Q32
HPI’s Q32 is a teeny-tiny series of vehicles designed to race around in small areas. HPI has added these two cool looking Formula 1 cars to this series, done up with sponge tires and cartoon-ish bodies. HPI even offers downloadable track pieces to enhance the Q32 fun.
#112609 Savage XL Flux
HPI has stuffed a powerful flux system into the Savage XL. This ride features HPI’s long-wheelbase TVP chassis, a setup you’ll need to help keep this truck under control. It is powered by a Flux Tork 2200kV brushless motor and can work on 6S LiPo power! Get ready for lots of speed and lots of high-flying action!
#116103 Jumpshot SC
HPI is adding a couple new titles to the Jumpshot series, one of them being the Jumpshot SC. Based on the 2WD Jumpshot, this ride gets a new set of SC tires and SC body while still retaining the features that made the Jumpshot popular. It features a TVP chassis, waterproof electronics and includes a NiMh battery so you don’t have to wait to get going. When you’re ready for more power, the Jumpshot SC is LiPo ready!
#116112 Jumpshot ST
The second addition to the Jumpshot series is this ST. Similar to the SC, the ST features a TVP chassis, big offroad tires and a cool-looking Stadium Truck body. Waterproof electronics are standard equipment as is the NiMh battery and charger. Like the SC, the ST is LiPo ready to cure your need for speed.
#116386 Savage XL Octane V2
The Savage Octane is back and ready for action. The V2 version features a GT15C gas engine that has been broken-in at the factory, making it easier to start and maintain power. A new aluminum pipe help expel the exhaust and the relocated electronics box makes this truck much more reliable that the previous version. Runtimes are touted to be around 20-minutes on a tank, all of which is attainable with the Savage’s legendary durable drivetrain and suspension.
#116050 Savage XL 5.9 2.0
Also getting a bump to a version 2 is the Savage XL 5.9. On the outside, the awesome-looking flat green GTXL-1 body is a real eye-catcher. Underneath, the XL features the Octane’s 3-speed transmission, triple brake disc system and a complete, all-metal HD drivetrain. Finally, a new F5.9 engine powers the XL.
Wait, another Jumpshot? Well, yes and no – yes, it is a Jumpshot, but this is a Fuzion edition, meaning this one gets a shot in the arse with more power! The Fuzion edition comes with a brushless system installed and is LiPo ready for some very fast speeds. The MT features large offroad tires, a sharp-looking MT body and, of course, HPI’s TVP chassis setup.
#116200 Wheely King Fuzion
HPI has taken their Wheely King and given it some new attitude – Fuzion-style! The WK uses a new Fuzion brushless system to literally over-power this truck, added some great-looking black-chrome wheels and a great-looking flat-black body.