Instant 60+ mph RC Car
The HPI Racing WR8 is crammed with awesome features that enhance its durability anywhere you want to take it, including a high ground clearance, skidplate, foam front bumper, optimized rally-style suspension geometry, shock debris guards, mud deflectors on the chassis and much more. It’s the ideal machine to race your friends on Gymkhana-style courses and multi-surface tracks, or anywhere you like!
Like all HPI Racing RTR (Ready-To-Run) cars, the WR8 FLUX is completely pre-built: all you have to do is open the box, install the batteries and you are ready for awesome stunt action! 4 AA alkaline HPI Plazma batteries are included for the transmitter, all you have to provide is a 2S or 3S LiPo battery for the car, plus a LiPo charger.
Sure to turn heads, the stunning stars and stripes on Ken’s replica Ford Fiesta ST RX43 are achieved with actual custom paint! The paint is protected from scratches because it’s applied at the factory on the inside of the body, allowing the amazing irridescent color-changing effect to shine through!
The HPI WR8 FLUX is super-easy to drive and get familiar with – all you have to do is install a battery, plug it in and switch on the radio and car. It’s that easy! To drive the car, simply pick up the controller with your left hand, put your left index finger into the trigger area, and then put your right hand on the steering wheel – it’s as natural as driving a real car! Turn the wheel to go left and right, and gently pull on the trigger with your left index finger to go forwards. To stop the car, gently push away from you with your left index finger – hold it there to go into reverse. It takes seconds to get used to this easy operation, and in no time at all you’ll be ripping off jaw-dropping moves, just like Ken Block in his head-to-head races!Replica fifteen52 Wheels and Real Rubber Tires
For the ultimate in replica looks and fantastic performance, every HPI WR8 with Ken Block’s Ford Fiesta ST RX43 is fitted with replica fifteen52 Turbomac wheels in a matching color scheme. The wheels really help the car stand out as a scale replica, and for extreme performance, the wheels are wrapped with semi-slick HPI tires molded in real rubber. The grippy rubber compound helps the car stick to asphalt or tarmac for real racing action, and the treaded design gives you plenty of grip even on dusty paved surfaces!
Fans of racing cars, from real ones to little ones, know that to get the best out of your car you need to have a sturdy, tuneable suspension system. That’s why the HPI Racing WR8 uses double wishbone suspension at all four corners, fitted with real coil over oil-filled shock absorbers and thick sway bars front and rear, just like real racing cars! Thick main suspension arms are mated to durable uprights fitted with a pair of rubber-sealed ball bearings for performance that matches Ken’s Ford Fiesta ST RX43.Full Adjustability Just Like The Real Thing!
All this function is nothing if you can’t customize the car to your liking. Although we’ve set the car to be just about perfect right out of the box, you can easily adjust loads of settings, exactly like a real racing car! Ride height, shock angle and more are simple to adjust if you want to dive under the hood – HPI make it easy to be your own race car mechanic AND driver! Drive like Ken, or work on his car: it’s easy to do both with the Ken Block WR8 FLUX!
MMH-4000 Brushless Motor
The FLUX MMH-4000 motor delivers massive power – plenty of juice for instant acceleration and enough power to pull out of just about any sideways drift. Option pinion gears are available to fine-tune the speed and torque delivery! The brushless design assures maximum performance with nearly no maintenance required.
With the capacity to handle 2S and 3S LiPo power, the FLUX EMH-3S electronic speed control is able to handle the latest, most powerful batteries you can fit in the WR8 FLUX. The EMH-3S features an integrated cooling fan to keep it cool in warm conditions, reverse so you can back out of jams with ease, and for maximum adjustability it’s fully programmable with our optional #100573 USB Programming Kit.
The HPI Racing WR8 is super easy to upgrade to make it faster, more responsive, even cooler-looking, tougher and more durable. Swap the wheels for different styles and colors, change the tires for gravel or other off-road surfaces, add alloy braces and suspension parts, lower the weight with woven graphite options and beef up the drivetrain with hardened steel parts – the choice is yours!Super-High Detailed Replica
There’s no getting around it: this is an amazingly detailed replica of Ken Block’s Ford Fiesta ST RX43! From the front splitter to the rear wing, all the way down to the amazing fifteen52 TurboFan and TurboMac wheels, this car looks JUST like the real thing! Every tiny detail of Ken’s real car is replicated in 1/8th scale: the grilles, headlights, the double-level rear wing and spoiler…even the American flag wrapped around the roof air intake! If you want to drive like Ken, you’ve GOT to have his car, and HPI have the only authorized RC replica of Ken’s Ford Fiesta ST RX43 car!
- Officially authorized replica of Ken Block’s “Color-Shift”
- Ford Fiesta ST RX43
- Pre-Assembled 1/8th scale car
- Based on the Bullet FLUX monster truck
- FLUX MMH-4000 motor
- Waterproof EMH-3S speed controller
- 2.4GHz radio system
- Water resistant steering servo
- Enclosed receiver box
- 3mm aluminum chassis with centralized weight balance
- Full-time 4WD for excellent control
- Efficient and tough shaft drivetrain
- Front skidplate with durable foam bumper
- Composite chassis braces for extra driving feel
- Tough oil-filled 4-gear differentials
- Replica fifteen52 TurboMac wheels
- Real rubber semi-slick tires
- Aluminum shock towers front and rear
- Oil-filled coil-over shocks with adjustable ride height
- Front and rear sway bars for excellent handling
- High ground clearance for driving on most surfaces
- Mud guards for rear shocks prevent dirt build-up
- Quick access to all critical maintenance points
- Dual bellcrank steering
- Cam type servo saver
- All hex head hardware
- Full set of rubber-sealed ball bearings
- Length: 485mm (19″)
- Width: 227mm (8.9″)
- Height: 172mm (6.7″)
- Wheelbase: 300mm (11.8″)
- Tire Diameter: 80mm (3.2″)
- Drivetrain: Full-Time Shaft 4WD
What You Need:
- 2S or 3S lithium-polymer battery with T-plug – we recommend HPI Racing Plazma packs!
- Battery charger – we recommend HPI Racing Reactor chargers!