“Just when you think it’s about time for HPI Racing to announce a new 1/10-scale 4WD Blitz or maybe a Full-Size short course racing program… well, HPI likes to do things a little differently. And you better believe there is going to be some FUN involved. It’s in our motto, “Creating Fun Since 1986!” HPI Racing is teaming up with TSA Motorsports to bring racing back to the roots of Off-Road competition – THE DESERT! HPI Racing was busy developing the Mini-Trophy at the same time tha TSA Motorsports was designing and building their full-size desert racing truck. The Mini-Trophy was designed by HPI Racing’s USA-based designer Hidekazu “Ito” Nishine, who has a passion for all things “truck!” Ito is the designer of the Nitro MT Series, the Wheely King/Crawler King Series and the HPI Savage Monster Truck, world famous for its brutal durability. Ito wanted to add a desert truck to his design milestones.
SCALE REALISM –
It’s no secret that scale realism is what everyone wants these days, and HPI Racing delivers this in a package influenced by the relationship with a Full-Size Off-Road desert race team – TSA Motorsports. An interesting note about this particularly “special project” is the fact that TSA used the body styling from HPI Racing and shaped the TSA Full-Size 7200 Class truck to look like the HPI Mini-Trophy Truck. Yes, the HPI Mini-Trophy came first!
HPI DURABILITY –
The HPI MiniTrophy Truck uses nothing but the finest grade, high-impact Nylon plastic on the most critical areas of the truck – from the bumpers to the super beefy arms and everything in between. HPI’s industry known strength and durability makes the MINI-TROPHY friendly for all, and most of all – FUN!
With a four wheel drive system, driving is made easy. Drivability testing has rendered extremely impressive results. Add more power with a brushless system and the stability and control is still there! The truck simply drives really well in the loose dirt. When traction breaks loose and the rear end of the vehicle is swung out and on-throttle, the truck remains controllable. Bottom line, this 4WD technical feature adds to the overall fun factor.
HISTORY OF FUN –
At HPI Racing, our motto is, “Creating Fun Since 1986.” We keep that passion and driving force at the forefront and when projects like this are developed, we are especially excited with both the R/C vehicle replica and the relationship with the Full-Size race vehicle! HPI’s passion for R/C is a reflection of our enthusiasm for motorsports.”