HPI RS4 Sport 3 - Vaughn Gitten Jr Fun Haver

HPI RS4 Sport 3 - Vaughn Gitten Jr Fun Haver

Brand: HPI

Part Number: HPI-115984

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The RS4 Sport 3 line-up is expanding with Vaughn Gittin Jr's competition-spec Ford Mustang straight out of the RTR lab! Combining the fabulous driving of the RS4 Sport 3 with its 4WD drivetrain and replica Nitto tires is a no-brainer, and when topped with Vaughn's distinct black and silver livery, it's a one-of-a-kind combination!

The super realistic Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5 body is coupled with a set of replica Tech 7 wheels wrapped with official Nitto RT05 replica tires for over the top scale realism! Under the hood, this 1/10th scale Mustang is equipped with the latest HPI Racing Touring Car chassis, the RS4 Sport 3. With full time shaft driven 4WD, a fully sealed drivetrain, waterproof 2.4 GHz electronics/radio gear, fully independent double wishbone suspension and adjustable oil filled shocks it's Ready to Rock in any condition.

This RS4 Sport 3 Drift features the latest Ford Mustang styling, tuned and tweaked by drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. to become the awesome Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5. The car is also fitted with replica green RTR Tech 7 wheels wrapped with great-looking street tires, so it's ready to hit the streets right out of the box!

RTR Tech 7 3 Piece Wheels

The RTR Tech 7 wheel combines the classic mesh wheel design with a modern, angular look that is at once aggressive and functional, yet drenched with muscle car style. For full-size muscle car fans, this wheel is available ONLY for the Ford Mustang in a 20" size, however, they are perfectly replicated in 1/10th scale on the only officially authorized scale replica Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5 replica!

Nitto NT05 T-Drift Tires

Rounding out the package are official replicas of the actual tires that Vaughn Gittin Jr runs on his RTR Mustang Spec 5: the Nitto NT05! These low-profile drift-specific tires are made for high-performance, realistic drift action at 1/10th scale! With a super stiff, hard plastic construction, HPI drift tires are the ideal way to get drifting quickly and easily. The replica tread pattern looks fantastic, and only gets better with age as the tires wear down, just like the real thing!

Official Replica of the Custom Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5

The Mustang RTR Spec 5 is the vision of World Champion pro drifter and lifelong Mustang mad man, Vaughn Gittin Jr! The Mustang RTR takes the best of multiple automotive cultures and meshes them together in a style that any automotive enthusiast can immediately appreciate. The Mustang RTR comes in the form of a dealer-installed package is currently available in select Ford dealerships around the world.

One-Piece Molded Chassis

The main chassis is formed from a single piece of reinforced plastic and features the drivetrain tunnel molded right down the middle, just like a real car. It's a step beyond any plastic tub chassis car available today.

Low Profile Layout Design

One of the ways we gave the RS4 Sport 3 Drift the best possible handling was to make sure all the components fit as low as possible in the chassis. This gives the car an amazingly low center of gravity for optimum cornering capabilities.

2S LiPo Capable

The RS4 Sport 3 Drift features a versatile electronic speed controller that can be used with modern lithium-polymer (LiPo) or nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries. Please note a LiPo adapter plug is not included, your model shop will be able to provide one.

Fits a Wide Variety of Batteries

The RS4 Sport 3 Drift chassis can fit lithium-polymer (LiPo) and nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) packs of various sizes, including the extra-long 7-cell NiMH packs. Whatever your power requirements, it can hold it all! A thick hook-and-loop strap holds the pack securely in place, and a simple battery block screws into place to allow you to adjust the weight distribution forward or backward for extra steering or acceleration. 

Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive

The RS4 Sport 3 Drift features full-time four-wheel drive to give you the most control and precision on the road or track. All four wheels are driven by heavy duty gear differentials at the front and rear, just like a real car. The extra traction gives you increased acceleration and cornering control for maximum confidence and fun. 

Sealed Shaft Drivetrain

The drivetrain of all the RS4 Sport 3 Drift models features the motor mounted longitudinally in the molded chassis, next to the long driveshaft that goes down the center of the car. The entire drivetrain, including the central driveshaft and gear diffs, is completely sealed to prevent dirt, rocks and debris from damaging or binding the drivetrain. The driveshaft, diffs and axles spin on ball bearings to maximize drivetrain efficiency.

Bottom-Access Driveshaft

The central driveshaft that connects the front and rear differentials is easily accessed from underneath the chassis. This allows the drivetrain to be completely sealed to protect it from rocks and debris no matter where you may want to drive your car. 

Tough Front End Suspension

The RS4 Sport 3 Drift front end uses the strong C-hub style suspension seen on the latest RC touring cars, with a vertical ball stud camber mount that lets you change the front end roll center - which is a critical racing adjustment that allows the RS4 Sport 3 Drift to be a step above other sport-level RC touring cars. The suspension arm also features multiple shock mounting holes for easy shock angle adjustment.

Tunable Rear Suspension

The rear hub is fitted with a vertical ball stud style adjustment that allows easy adjustment of the rear roll center. Moving the ball stud up or down with the optional spacers changes the traction characteristics of the rear end as the car goes through the turns. The suspension arm also features 3 different shock mounting holes for easy shock angle adjustment.

Rear End Chassis Diffuser

The built in rear end chassis diffuser element smooths out the air flow underneath the chassis for maximum aero efficiency.

Rubber-Sealed Ball Bearings

The RS4 Sport 3 Drift is fully fitted with a set of rubber-sealed ball bearings for maximum efficiency. The rubber seals keeps the dust away from the internals while the smooth precision bearings provides for optimum power delivery from the power source out into the driveline.

Rugged Front Bumper

To protect the front suspension, chassis and body from impacts big and small, an extra thick foam bumper is securely fastened to the front of the RS4 Sport 3 Drift.

Customize Your Look

A huge variety of option bodies, wheels and tires from HPI lets you fully customize the style of your RS4 Sport 3 to suit your style.

Body Choices

You can fit any 1/10th scale touring car body from HPI Racing onto the RS4 Sport 3, from hot hatches to supercars, pick-up trucks to supertouring racers. All you need to do is adjust the body mounts front and rear to allow the wheels to fit underneath the body properly. A simple system using body pins hold the mounts in place, and you can fine-tune the fit to get the exact ride height you want. 

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HPI RS4 Sport 3 -Vaughn Gitten Jr Fun Haver Specifications:

Length: 431mm (17")
Height: 127mm (5")
Width: 200mm (7.9")
Wheelbase: 254mm (10")

HPI RS4 Sport 3 -Vaughn Gitten Jr Fun Haver Includes:

4 AA batteries
7.2v 2000 mAh NiMH battery with standard plug
Wall battery charger

  • Brand: HPI
  • Part No: HPI-115984
  • Scale: 1:10
  • Build Level: Assembled (RTR)
  • Power Source: Electric - Brushed
  • Surface Type: On Road
  • Vehicle Type: Touring / Rally Car

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How fast does it go (mph)
Asked by Jacob Beech on 25th December 2017

On 2S LiPo we'd estimate around 40 mph

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

Will this run on a 3s lipo?
Asked by Stav on 6th April 2018

 

2S is the recommended max. The ESC will handle 3S, but bear in mind it is a brushed car so 3S would cause excessive wear. You would also need to keep an eye on motor / ESC temperatures and adjust driving style and gearing accordingly.

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

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