HB (Hot Bodies) Racing D817 Competition 1/8 Nitro Buggy Kit

(Code: HB-204124)

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HB (Hot Bodies) Racing D817 Competition 1/8 Nitro Buggy Kit

Future World Models are now stocking the 2016 World Championships Winning HB Racing (Hot Bodies) D817 Nitro 1/8th Buggy.

Recently unveiled and showcased at the Nuremberg Toy Fair, the buggy that helped David Ronnefalk win the World Championship in Las Vegas in 2016 has finally landed at FWM!

The foundation for the D817 starts with the 7075 aircraft aluminium chassis that adds 4mm of length to the rear of the car which allowing for a longer wheelbase (up to the maximum regulation) and shifts the overall centre of gravity for more stability, especially on high-speed corners. The new chassis is now symmetrical for better balance and more consistent jumping and cornering. Also strategically machined to decrease weight and balance the flex characteristics.

A one-piece CNC engine mount holds the engine in place on the chassis. A complete competition 3-shoe clutch is included, along with sintered brake pads and double ground brake discs for fade free braking and consistent brake feel. Fully adjustable brake/throttle linkage is standard, as well as a racing fuel tank with stone clunk, and a lightweight foam air filter. A convenient covered electronics box allows easy removal for cleaning and maintenance, and easy access to servos.

Reliability has always been a trademark of the winning cars from HB Racing, and the D817 continues that tradition. Its race-proven 4WD system uses high strength steel centre drive shafts, tough sintered diff gears, precision machined steel input gears and spur gear, and machined aluminium wheel hubs. New for the D817 are steel Universal Joints that our Team Drivers favour for improved performance on bumpy tracks.

The D817 suspension features the unique HB Racing monocoque suspension arms that allow fine tuning of the stiffness of the front and rear arms to suit track conditions and driving styles. Racers can adjust the grip and feeling of the arms using optional stiff arms and carbon plates to increase the torsional stiffness of the suspension arms, which gives the car a more forgiving feeling at the limit, especially on high-speed and high-traction corners.

HB Racing big bore threaded coil over shock absorbers help soak up extreme bumps, jumps and potholes like our Team Drivers found on the World Championship track in Las Vegas. And the suspension includes front and rear machined aluminium shock towers, adjustable turnbuckles, front and rear sway bars, hinge pin inserts for easy toe and anti-squat settings, machined aluminium caster blocks, steering blocks and new rear uprights with improved geometry.

The D817 steering system is built for durability and easy adjustment. It features an aluminium servo saver arm and clamping servo saver adjustment nut, steel turnbuckles, aluminium drag link, highly adjustable Ackerman geometry using steering knuckle plates, and CNC machined aluminium steering blocks.

Topping off the D817 is a clear Pro-Line Predator buggy body and Pro-Line Trifecta Lexan wing. The popular one-piece High Wing Mount is standard equipment, which raises the wing 10mm higher than the low wing mount, putting the wing in less turbulent air flow which helps produce more downforce.

The new D817 is simply the fastest, most adjustable and easiest to drive 1/8 buggy HB Racing has ever released.


The D817 from HB Racing, World Championship winning performance straight out of the box.