Holiday Gift Guide 2008: Top Cars

12/4/2008 by

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Holiday Gift Guide:  Top Cars

One of the most memorable gifts anyone can receive would be the gift of a new RC car. RC cars are fast, nimble and an absolute blast to drive. Some cars make better gifts than others depending on what someone is interested in to begin with. We’ve scoured all our resources to put together our top five RC car gift recommendations for the holidays. There’s something for everyone here, so come along and take a look.

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Losi brings the excitement of late model racing to the mini RC car category with the Mini-Late Model. Featuring a lengthened chassis, multiple battery mounting locations, side safety bars and a heavy-impact front bumper, this is one car that is ready for battle right out of the box. The Mini-Late Model features ball bearings, oil-filled shocks, RX-280 motor and a Losi radio system with 2.4GHz DSM technology. The Mini-Late Model’s size and handling will have you speeding through the corners anywhere and everywhere.

Losi Mini-Late Model


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With the popularity of full-size dirt racing on the rise, Losi brings that experience to you in 1/10 scale. The Slider looks like an exact replica of the same cars that tear up the local dirt tracks on weekend nights. To match the excellent lines of the body, the Slider features molded headers and roll cage, multi-piece Lexan bodies, Lexan wheel covers and realistically treaded tires. Based on a scaled-up version of the Mini-Slider, the 1/10-scale Slider has a few new tricks under the hood. A powerful 32K Losi motor has enough grunt to keep you smiling for miles. Control is provided by a Losi 2.4GHz radio system that utilizes Spektrum’s patent pending DSM technology for glitch-free operation.

LOSB0290 Losi 1/10-scale Slider


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The XXX-CR carries on Team Losi Racing's tradition of offering racers the most innovative designs and top-of-the-line features in a racing vehicle. Refined and redesigned where needed to take full advantage of the latest hi-output batteries and hi-performance motors, the XXX-CR is a proven winner. The XXX-CR features the latest development in molded composites— Losi’s exclusive EA3 material. With EA3 you get a more durable buggy than any you’ve ever driven. The end result is a buggy that has consistent performance and predictable handling characteristics. This makes it easier for even the average driver to turn faster times, lap after lap.Team Losi Racing



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The 1/8-scale 8IGHT 2.0 4WD Buggy Race Roller features over thirty revisions and improvements to the revolutionary 8IGHT buggy chassis to continue Losi’s winning ways. From the new TFT chassis, steel chassis droop stops, updated steering geometry, revised radio tray and much more, the 8IGHT 2.0 is a worthy successor. The 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy even proved to be the fastest buggy in the world by taking Top Qualifying honors at the 2008 IFMAR 1/8 Buggy World Championships.Team Losi Racing

LOSA0804 8IGHT 2.0


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Buggy fans can expect big things from HPI’s giant new off-road Baja 5B RTR. At nearly 32 inches, this big dog can go where more timid 4-wheelers can’t. Enjoy extended run times of more than 30 minutes with this massive beast. Featuring am innovative 8mm aluminum alloy chassis for extreme durability, threaded body oil filled aluminum shocks, thick molded suspension components and more, the Baja 5b is one car anyone should drive at least once.

HPI10600 HPI Racing Baja 5b RTR


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HPI Baja 5b Team Losi Racing
Losi 8IGHT 2.0 Team Losi Racing
8IGHT 2.0
HPI Baja 5b HPI Racing
Baja 5b RTR