We’re celebrating the most popular big-block RC monster truck in the world with the release of a fresh new body design! For 2013, we’re introducing a stealthy new look for the Savage X 4.6, with a Silver/Black paint scheme alongside a Silver/Gunmetal scheme for a new take on monster truck looks!
The HPI Savage is legendary as the most durable monster truck ever, and now it’s packed with even more features! The monster truck that broke new ground in durability, Big Block power, innovative design, and unrivaled performance is making sure the competition stays on their toes. It’s better equipped than ever, with better handling, a better radio, and an even better looking body. The updated Savage X 4.6 has it all!
2.4GHz RADIO SYSTEM
Controlling the Savage X 4.6 is easy with the HPI 2.4GHz radio system. No need to worry about changing crystals, the radio prevents frequency conflicts automatically. With the adjustable, built-in failsafe feature, you will be protected in case the radio ever loses signal.
Four huge Big Bore shocks give the suspension action you need to get out and blast through the roughest of tracks or Off-Road terrain. The slick Nylon bodies are lightweight and strong, with almost no ‘stiction’ between the shock piston and shock body. The extra-large capacity gives you extra control and damping action so you have the driving feel that makes Off-Road driving so much fun!
The Savage X 4.6 features the fantastic GT-3 truck body in two pre-painted color choices, Silver/Black or Silver/Gunmetal. The GT-3 body comes completely trimmed, decaled and mounted for the ultimate in ease. The intricate paint designs feature an action sports inspired layout for concours quality appearance. And you can always customize your truck with any of the clear or pre-painted polycarbonate body shells from the huge assortment of HPI bodies and other manufacturers as well! For great looks, the Savage X 4.6 is topped off with a clean set of black chrome Warlock wheels, a grey anodized engine head, and orange anodized aluminum parts.
The RTR Savage X 4.6 has beefy suspension arms that can take the punishment of big-air drops and top speed runs over bumpy terrain. Keeping everything protected is the reinforced “X” TVP (Twin Vertical Plate) chassis, which features thick aluminum plates and custom ‘X’ graphics. Extra material was added to the skid plates and bumper to help the Savage X 4.6 survive huge jumps and crashes. The thick engine mount and engine plate give the truck amazing durability and endurance, especially when you’re landing massive jumps!
The Savage X 4.6 is the most user-friendly Savage ever, allowing you to access all of the key areas with minimal disassembly. For example, the center gearbox is split into four separate pieces to allow for access from the top without dissembling the TVP’s. Diff access is also easier than ever with no chassis removal required. No matter what part of the truck you are trying to access, it can all be done in record breaking time! Check out the video to see just how easy it is to work on!
BIG BLOCK SPEED
The massive F4.6 Big Block engine is designed for one thing and one thing only – huge amounts of horsepower! Nearly 3hp, in fact! Enough horsepower to get the Savage X 4.6 to speeds over 45mph (73kph)! And Big Block TORQUE is always on tap, just pull the throttle and you’ll know you’re not driving a small block. You want speed? You want torque? You’ve got it!
Rough off-road terrain and extreme stunts are not a problem with this engine! You get toughness as well as speed: the F4.6 features true ABC construction (Aluminum piston, Chrome-plated Brass sleeve), 8 port tuning, a 7.5mm composite carburetor, and a heavy duty triple shoe clutch. A dual-stage air filter protects the F4.6 from dust and dirt kicked up by the 4WD action!
The RTR Savage X 4.6 includes an improved Roto Start system to get the engine running with minimal effort! The new Roto Start features a pistol-grip design and a built-in one-way bearing to make starting and maintenance easy and simple! To start your engine simply insert the Roto Start into the engine’s back plate, pull the trigger and away you go! To power the Roto Start you just need to supply a standard 6-cell stick battery pack with normal RC charging plug.
TOUGH 4WD DRIVETRAIN
Our designers wanted to make sure the Savage X 4.6 drivetrain could handle the extra power of the Nitro Star F4.6. The Savage drivetrain features a permanent 4WD system and spins on rubber-sealed ball bearings. The proven 2 speed transmission uses tough metal gears for durability, and has adjustable shift points for the ultimate tuning. To add extra strength, aluminum alloy diff cases are standard on the front and rear differentials, pre-installed and shimmed to extend the maintenance interval of the HPI 4-gear differential. The adjustable slipper clutch features a durable slipper pad, so there’s less maintenance and more driving! Finally, to make sure you can stop this beast quickly, the Savage X 4.6 is equipped with a twin vented disk brake made from heat-resistant fiber material to give you more stopping power!
THE BEST OPTION PART SUPPORT ON THE MARKET!
Head to any track and it’s easy to see the HPI Savage is the most popular monster truck around. With unrivaled backing in the form of toll-free HPI customer service, knowledgeable hobby shop staff, fanatical owners, outstanding online support, plus a huge racing scene, the Savage is not only the most popular big-block monster truck around, it’s the best supported!
In addition to personal and friendly advice from tuners, racers and shop staff, a huge range of option parts are available from HPI and a massive assortment of other aftermarket manufacturers! Choose from anodized aluminum parts in a rainbow of colors, pure racing options like lowered chassis plates, big horsepower upgrades like giant engines, durability options to handle the extra power, functional add-ons like HPI’s illuminated battery level indicator, plus pure ‘bling’ bolt-ons like sweet custom chrome wheels and funky treaded tires!
GO WHERE BUGGIES AND TRUGGIES FEAR TO TREAD!
When normal 4WD can’t cut it, when delicate racing parts fail, or when the terrain is simply too terrifying for pure-bred race vehicles, that’s when the Big Block 1/8 scale Savage X 4.6 is in its element! Engineered for the most brutal of environments and built for durability in the most extreme terrain, the Savage X 4.6 is the ultimate ‘basher’ monster truck!
Fat, chunky treads on each wheel grip any type of terrain, whether wet or dry, mud or asphalt. The full-time 4WD drivetrain pulls the truck over and through anything in its path. Four Big Bore coil-over shocks absorb huge drops and help give extra traction on rough surfaces.
With all of this power and durability, the jumping ability of the Savage X 4.6 is unsurpassed by any other monster truck. With a top speed of over 45 MPH, hitting a ramp with something this size must be seen to be believed! Back flips, forward flips, double back flips and more stunts are easy with this much power and control! Landing the truck is easy with Big Bore shocks to absorb the landings and tough suspension parts that take the abuse of jumping with ease.
Combine all of this with the massive horsepower of the Big Block F4.6 engine and you get the roughest, toughest truck around!
RTR – PERFORMANCE STRAIGHT FROM THE BOX
HPI makes it as easy as possible to get into RC Off-Road action. The Savage X 4.6 is completely pre-built and ready to go right out of the box! Everything is assembled and tuned for you by professionals – diffs, shocks, suspension and more are perfect before you even open the package. And with many of the top Savage options already installed, you don’t have to do a thing to get going fast!
HPI Ready-To-Run vehicles bring you the same high performance and quality that you’d expect from a high end RC kit but with the added convenience of being factory pre-assembled to the highest standards – giving you a high performance RC truck straight from the box!
FULL ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
As with all HPI cars and trucks, you get a full, in-depth instruction manual with step-by-step instructions that allow you to easily disassemble and reassemble your truck for maintenance and easy servicing. The manual also includes a handy parts list and full-scale drawings of the parts and hardware. And the included HPI RC Car DVD is your personal RC car expert in a box!
• Pre-Assembled 1/8th scale monster truck
• Shaft 4WD drivetrain
• Legendary Savage toughness
• Iconic TVP (Twin Vertical Plate) chassis design
• Pre-painted GT3 body in 2 different designs
• F4.6 engine with ABC construction and 8-port tuning for nearly 3hp
• Big Bore oil-filled coil-over shock absorbers
• Bulletproof sintered metal gears for amazing durability
• 2-speed transmission for extreme acceleration and massive top speed
• Dual fiber disk brakes
• New Roto Start design for easier starting and simple maintenance
• 2.4GHz radio with TF-40 pistol grip design
• Orange-anodized chassis parts
• Tough all-terrain tyres
• Black chrome Warlock wheels
Tyres: 159 x 85.5mm
Suspension Travel: 152mm
Engine: Big Block 4.6cc
Transmission: 2-Speed Drivetrain: Full-Time 4WD
WHAT YOU NEED:
4 AA Batteries for transmitter – HPI recommend #101938 Rechargeable AA Batteries!
4 AA Batteries for receiver pack – HPI recommend #101936 Rechargeable Receiver Pack!
Nitro Car Fuel – HPI Power Fuel recommended!
Fuel Bottle – #74115 500cc Fuel Bottle recommended!
Glow Plug Igniter
Battery Pack with Standard Plug – HPI Plazma Li-Po batteries recommended!
Battery Charger – #101972 or #101971 HPI Reactor 500 Charger recommended!
#109084 RTR SAVAGE X 4.6 SILVER/BLACK BODY
#109085 RTR SAVAGE X 4.6 SILVER/GUNMETAL BODY