Want to drive Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s championship-winning drifter? While that's a dream that isn't likely to happen, you can mimic the thrills with this 1/10-scale recreation: the HPI Monster Energy/Falken Tire 2011 Ford Mustang E10 Drift RTR.
A detailed reproduction of the original, this ready-to-run model features a finished body with full Monster Energy/Falken Tire graphics, HRE wheels and Falken Zenis T-Drift tires, all officially licensed from the original manufacturers. While specifically designed for drifting, a few tweaks on existing parts (no additions needed) will let you easily convert it into a street touring machine, effectively extending the enjoyment you can get out of it (you'll need to move the motor and radio equipment to optimize weight balance, though).
The HPI Monster Energy/Falken Tire 2011 Ford Mustang E10 Drift RTR features a full-time 4WD, independent suspension and a large foam bumper to aid in your drifting adventures across paved parking lot surfaces. Providing muscle is a Saturn 27T electric motor, paired with a SC-15WP electronic speed control. The pre-assembled chassis and frame uses standard mounting points, so you can also replace the included Ford Mustang body with different shells currently available from HPI Racing -- an excellent option if you're thinking of using the ride as a touring machine at some point.
All in all, the HPI Monster Energy/Falken Tire 2011 Ford Mustang E10 Drift RTR offers one of the easiest ways to get into the drifting scene. You literally just pop it out of the box, charge and hit the pavement. Price sounds sweet, too, at $349.
Length: 14.8" (375mm)
Width: Adjustable 7.32", 7.56", 7.80" (186, 192, 198mm)
Wheelbase: 10" (255mm)
Weight: 2.8lbs. w/o body (1280g)
Drive System: Shaft Drive 4WD
Drive Ratio: 7.48:1
The Nismo Festival has always attracted the best vehicles from all over the world. That's why it's no surprise when RC manufacturers sift through the ranks to find inspiration, such as what Tamiya did when they produced the Nismo Coppermix Silvia. Popularized in television and movies, this model is the closest you can get to own this classy rendering of a mean drifting machine.
To realistically mimic the refined look of its full-scale counterpart, Tamiya's 1/10th scale comes with a stylish polycarbonate body kit and a full set of decorative parts. Built for Tamiya's drift-spec TT-01 assembly kit, it features separately-molded side mirrors and rear wings, apart from a host of eye-catching options (such as front and rear LED lights, all black wheels and more).
Boosting both the vehicle's looks and performance, the provided 4WD shaft driven TT-01 bathtub frame chassis mounts both the battery and the motor close to the ground. The result is a lower center of gravity that allows for uncanny balance and superb handling while hitting difficult drifts. You don't have to be a pro to look like a pro and this car sure goes a long way at helping you on that end.
It features a powerful 540 Sport-Tuned motor and TEU-101BK ESC, providing top drifting speeds without losing much control even during unusual transitions. There's a wide variety of tune-up parts, too, in case you're going after an even more faithful mirror of the street-legal drifter's performance.
Like its real-life counterpart, the Tamiya Nismo Coppermix Silvia is a heck of a car. It looks amazing, drives great and will leave your friends drooling with envy without even trying.
540 sport tuned motor
Front and rear sealed differentials
Aluminium heat sink
Special suspension tuning
Full ball bearings
CVA mini shock dampers and short springs
TEU-101BK forwards and reverse Electronic Speed Control (ESC)
Kit includes 4 LED lights to depict head and tail lights, (white headlights x 2, red tail-lights x 2)
Add the TLU-02 Light Control Unit (53937) for greater control of light operations
The Tamiya BMW E30 M3 Sport Evo is one of the most good-looking model street cars we've seen from the Japanese manufacturer. Designed to take on the exciting drifting scene, it marries the M3's classic looks with up-to-date modern technology.
According to Tamiya, a seemingly incessant craving among BMW fans prompted the company to bring the beloved vehicle (which saw production between 1986 to 1992) into a drifting-focused RC kit. The set comes with a clear body shell that you can finish according to your liking, allowing you to keep it in the same classy form or decked out in a funky, modern design. To achieve an even more realistic look, Tamiya put in two working 4mm white LED lights.
Built on the same platform as the E30, the M3 features a TT-01D drift spec Type E-chassis to keep your model ride stable through sharp spins and abrupt maneuvers. BBS silver wheels and strong Super Driftech tires (made from a long-lasting resin and rubber compound) should see you through extended drifting action.
The RS-540 sport-tuned motor, with TEU-104BK ESC and aluminium heat sink, will ably feed you big bursts of power as you push the model to the edges of its abilities. Tamiya also enlisted a specially-tuned suspension, adjustable upper arms and CVA mini-shock dampers to help deliver the handling prowess you'll require.
You'll need to complete the required radio system, battery pack, and charger to hit the tracks on the Tamiya BMW E30 M3 Sport Evo. Beyond that, though, this gorgeous scale should be ready to burn the road as soon as you finish assembly. It's definitely one ride that everyone, from hardcore enthusiasts to dabbling collectors, can appreciate.