HB Racing is Preparing a new 1/8-scale On Road Racer

By: Tim Gluth

HB Racing R8 Nitro On-Road Competition Car Kit

On-road R/C racers have a number of options when it comes to picking a competitive car. If you want to have the latest and greatest in your radio-controlled garage, HB Racing has a new, nitro-powered, 1/8-scale car that is built for speed. Meet the R8 (#110754).

The new R8 utilizes a number of performance-focused design considerations, which should make it a reliable performer. A low-cg chassis utilizes multiple openings and edge manipulation provide a lightweight, low-profile package. The chassis is crafted from billet aluminum and is 5mm thick, providing a solid foundation for the rest of the car to be built upon. A 2-speed transmission with a focus on weight reduction and lowered rotating mass is also included in this setup.

HB Racing R8


The front and rear suspension both feature components that are both durable and lightweight. Oil-filled, coilover shocks allow for adjust-ability and fine-tuning and adjustable sway bars in both the front and the rear give you a granular level of control for making precise setup tweaks.

The engine, battery pack, and fuel tank are all placed in the center of the chassis, which will give you a "clean slate" that you can then build upon and adjust to suit your driving style. Capping off the internals of this racer are a splash-proof receiver box, quick-change axles, and a number of adjustable suspension and chassis components.

HB Racing R8 Chassis

The R8 kit requires a few additional elements before it can hit the track.

  • .12 size racing engine with rear slide carburetor
  • Tuned exhaust pipe and header
  • Body
  • Mounted foam tires
  • 2-channel radio system with 2 servos, receiver and battery
  • Fuel
  • Starter box


  • Length: 470mm
  • Width: 265mm
  • Wheelbase: 292mm
  • Weight: 2450g
  • Gear ratio: 1st=7.53:1.0, 2nd=5.2:1.0

With the R8 Kit being a performance-focused machine, the price tag that it carries is significant. Listed at $1,600.00, this is a no-nonsense R/C race car that should provide you with great levels of performance...for a price. Learn more about the HB Racing R8 1/18 on-road radio-controlled race car kit at hbracing.com.

Image credit: HB Racing

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