Racing buggies is fun. Racing large-scale, high-speed buggies, though, absolutely nukes any fun out of those smaller-scale cars. And that's exactly what you can enjoy with the HP Baja 5B Flux RTR, a gorgeous 1/5-scale electric desert buggy that's straight-up built for racing.
Details are scarce for the meantime, but one look at that picture and you know it's one seriously hot ride. If you've never been a fan of buggies because of the generally unimpressive appearance of most RCs in the category, this 1/5-scale beauty's smooth flowing lines should definitely change your mind.
Powering the HPI Baja 5B Flux RTR is a 2028-780Kv electric motor, paired with a Castle Creations Mamba XL2 ESC. Set up with 8S LiPo batteries, the 2WD vehicle pumps out close to 10 hp, allowing it to clear speeds of up to 60 mph. The vehicle features a total reworking of all the aluminum parts of the original Baja buggy, which now sport a gunmetal anodized finish to give the car an even more aggressive racing stance. Other details include VVC/HD shock absorbers (the same ones installed on the Baja SS and the Baja 5T), gunmetal anodizing, an SFL-11MG servo, an adjustable motor mount, a 5SC drivetrain and a Castle Creations running gear.
No word yet on when the HPI Baja 5B Flux RTR will drop. MSRP is $2499.