I have to admit -- I prefer my RCs big, rather than small. There's just something more exciting about controlling a 1/6-scale nitro-boosted monster hurling down the tracks, compared to smaller racers. Still, there's something fun about driving a smaller vehicle, especially when it involves jumps, short drifts and a bit of fancy riding. And those are exactly what the HPI Coyote Desert Buggy aims to deliver.
Measuring a minuscule 1/12th in scale dimensions, the vehicle features a narrow 314mm wheelbase. Don't let the size fool you, though, as HPI claims this bad boy packs huge performance potential.
The HPI Coyote DB borrows its looks from Baja 1000 racers, making for a realistic desert buggy design that's both rugged and sporty. Because of the size, it ditches performance aero parts like wings and spoilers, allowing you to drive the thing sideways with a good amount of power. With its Shaft 4WD system, double-wishbone front suspension, trailing arm and angled upper wishbone suspension, threaded shocks, and Yokohama Geolandar tires, HPI claims it can drive through bumpy terrain at top speeds.
For more realistic appearance, the buggy comes with a pair of scale drivers in the cabin, matte chrome beadlock-style wheels and replica spare tires mounted on the back. There's no motor included, but the aluminum mount is ready to take a brushless machine as soon as you're up to hitting the ground.
No pricing or release details yet.