When you combine the ultra-tough Bullet 3.0 drivetrain with the true to scale look of the Ford Abu Dhabi WRC team, you get the HPI WR8 Rally: scale realism and awesome nitro power!
Rallying is the ultimate test of a road car, pushing it beyond its limits, and by starting with the drivetrain from the Bullet 3.0 nitro-powered truck, designers had the perfect starting point to make an all-new HPI rally car! By making improvements to the suspension and wheelbase, the WR8 chassis was born! The WR8 keeps the tough bevel gear differentials, 4WD shaft drivetrain, twin disc brakes and fully ball bearing-supported drivetrain of the Bullet nitro truck, then we added a new Nitro Star G3.0 High Output engine, racing-style clutch, new suspension geometry, thick sway bars, plus scale gravel tires and wheels to make it a real rally contender!
To make it a complete scale package, our bodyshell designers got to work replicating the 2011 Ford Fiesta RS WRC used by the Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team, the offical Ford works rally team. This car saw action all around the world, from New Zealand to Norway, Great Britain to Germany! The shape and decals of this championship contender are absolutely spot-on, and when you add the officially licensed Abu Dhabi/Castrol livery, Michelin gravel tires and OZ wheels, it's impossible to distinguish it from the real thing!
EXTENDED BULLET 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 GROUND CLEARANCE
that most cars or SUVs will never see - this is why the ride height is
adjustable for off-road and on-road conditions using simple clips
on the dampers.
G3.0 HIGH-OUTPUT ENGINE
engine based on the powerful G3.0 used in the Firestorm
and Bullet 3.0 trucks. It features a steel flywheel for
smooth idling and is fitted with a racing style 2-shoe clutch
for excellent acceleration and throttle response.
DUAL DISC BRAKES
easily adjusted to provide more front or more rear braking action.
HIGH EFFICIENCY SHAFT 4WD DRIVETRAIN
the Bullet 3.0 nitro truck. 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!
and racers looking for a strong and durable servo for absolutely
any kind of condition, and it's the perfect fit to handle the steering
and throttle/brake duties in the WR8 Rally. The servos are mounted
to an orange-anodized aluminum plate for extra durability and control.
SKIDPLATE FRONT BUMPER
and prevents the body from taking too much damage over jumps.
A raised skid plate made from tough plastic allows the car to
slide over objects in the road, and the high density foam
bumper is sandwiched between a high angle skid plate
and an upper bumper brace that doubles as a front body mount.
ALL-NEW SUSPENSION GEOMETRY
arms to fit the scale size of the Ford Fiesta RS WRC body,
solid upper links for simple adjustment and shocks that are
the perfect length for off-road use.
MICHELIN GRAVEL RALLY TIRES
Officially licensed by Michelin and featuring the exclusive tread
these tires are the ultimate in scale realism! The full-size tires must
work in a wide range of conditions, as the rules allow only one
type of gravel tire, and the scale version works great on gravel,
dusty dirt and even on limited tarmac use.
REAR SHOCK MUD GUARDS
maintenance time to rebuild the shocks, and the shock guards
fitted on the rear suspension arms do a fantastic job in keeping dirt,
mud and more off the rear shocks!