LiveRC reports… Only one day after the ROAR Nationals comes to an end, we have some breaking news in the 1:10 electric off-road market; the highly anticipated new TLR 4WD buggy DOES exist, and we got pictures through sheer luck! The LiveRC crew stopped by the Silver Dollar Raceway this morning on our way to the airport to do some last minute planning for the upcoming worlds. While we were walking around the outer perimeter of the track and talking with the event promoters and looking for the ideal spot for our trailer, we saw the TLR van pull up.
We thought nothing of it at the time, until newly crowned national champion Dakotah Phend hit the track in a vehicle we didn’t recognize…and it is most definitely a new 4WD vehicle. The entire TLR pits was on lockdown, but on our way out, we managed to snatch these pics from outside the fence with our new 400mm super-zoom lens, which has proved very worthy.
The car is belt drive. We can’t really prove that with pics, but any racer can tell the difference between the sound of a belt drive and a shaft drive car. This was definitely the smooth sound of a belt drivetrain. We can also tell it has an aluminum chassis. Outside of that, you can depict the rest from the pictures…we are being called to board right now!