May 30, 2012

CRC Made a Touring Car!

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Written by: Derek Buono

After years of dominating the 1/12 scale circuit, CRC has decided to enter the lucrative Touring Car racing end of competition with their VBC Racing Wildfire. The main chassis and upper deck were developed from highly sophisticated CAD system which simulates the actual chassis roll during low and high-speed corners with different track layout parameters. The chassis shape was then derived to provide enough flex for fast corners yet rigid enough during high-speed straight line especially for today’s high powered brushless systems. Other features include:

Narrow chassis designed to move the weight as close to the center line as possible to increase steering response with adjustable low profile carbon fiber battery mounting system.

Light weight true spinning gear differential system with self developed front and rear belts makes their drive train system one of the smoothest on the market.

CRC even developed their own screws! These special designed screws are to withstand the impact of RC car racing. The screws are specially shaped to “lock” the chassis with a ‘click’.

Low profile 3mm carbon fiber front and rear shock towers for lowest CG possible.

Light weight 7075 aluminum ultra smooth oil filled shocks offers smooth suspension operations.

7075 aluminum front and rear suspension mounts with optional suspension mount angles.

Light weight carbon fiber stabilizer plate.

Light weight, high crash resistance and stiff VBC Racing formulated composite suspension parts to maintain proper geometry during hard corners.

Hardened steel CVD with pin retainer to ensure smooth operation throughout the race.

Unique composite ball connecters (optional ball connector wrench) and 7075 aluminum turnbuckles with directional markings.

Precision one piece high quality 7075 aluminum low CG motor/spur mount with motor heat sink fins.

Two piece 7075 aluminum inner arm mounts to improve handling during corners and to eliminate chassis tweaks.

Unique center pulley/spur shaft with pin locking mechanism.

VBC Racing designed the car with racers in mind. It is always a hassle when adjusting the belt tensions on today’s cars, with WildFire, all you need to do is slightly unscrew the bottom 2.5mm screws and turn the yellow tensioner rings, tighten the 2.5mm screws and you are done!

Front and rear suspension arms are with four points shocks settings

Light weight and highly durable front spool with high precision machined spool shaft.

Light weight front bumper with transponder cut out. Optional carbon fiber bumper plate with transponder mount.

– USA Graphite
– All 7075 aluminum parts
– Rear slick gear diff
– Front spool with harden spool cups
– Full set rubber sealed ball bearings
– Locking center 7075 aluminum shaft
– VBC Racing formulated fiber mixed plastic parts
– VBC Racing formulated super hardened screws
– VBC Racing silk smooth front and rear belts
– Super light front bumper
– Easy front and rear belt adjustments
– Universal front and rear drive shaft (hardened)

Part number – VBC-0005
Retail – $659.99
MAP – $399.99
Barcode – 800734900054
ETA – Mid-June 2012!


About the Author

Derek Buono
Derek Buono– Started in the industry as an assistant editor at RC Car Action where he spent 2 years before being recruited by Xtreme RC Cars Magazine. For the past 10 years Derek lead Xtreme RC Cars and helped double the circulation, improved editorial quality and helped lead the market in design and creativity.



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