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May 2, 2012

HPI gives us ALL gas!

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Written by: Derek Buono

Nitro fuel is amazing, but the engines we run that type of fuel in aren’t the most user friendly. Tuning can deter lots of people away from the sport. Gas engines in larger vehicles are much better at holding a tune. Remember the last time you tuned your weedwacker? Me either. But the issue of getting a small gasoline engine in a car is a compromise of power for ease of use. HPI hopes to change the world with their new engine and at the recent NHRSA event showed off a Savage XL prototype with the gas engine installed. Talking to Collin, he said the release date is “2012” and they are constantly working on getting the engine to provide a similar performance to a current Savage truck.

We can’t wait to see what this engine does for performance and if it will be a game changer.



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. Derek@vrcmag.com




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