Kyosho Inferno MP10e 1/8 Electric 4WD Off-Road Buggy Kit

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"Just got this kit. Last Kyosho was the MP 7.5 and I am really excited to leave all the other buggies in the dust at my local track in FL." - Larry - Verified Owner

The Kyosho Inferno MP10e 1/8 Electric 4WD Off-Road Buggy Kit features optimized weight distribution to enhance performance. Boasting the performance and reliability of the MP10’s proven suspension and drive system, the MP10e features a specially designed main chassis developed for a 2x 2S saddle pack battery configuration that provides optimal chassis flex and sure-footed grip. The aerodynamic body was designed to deliver easy handling at high-speed. For the sharpest racing edge, the MP10e is an ideal weapon choice when you are heading in to battle.

About the Inferno MP10e


Chassis Design

One of the main features to the chassis layout of the MP10e is the dual battery holders found on either side of the chassis. This allows for the use of two 2S shorty LiPo batteries while also making the car more stable by distrobuting the weight evenly thoughout the chassis. Using two 2S packs also helps to lower the center of gravity by keeping the weight low within the chassis. Each point of the chassis has been well thoughtout to give you a buggy ready to dominate the track.

Suspension Geometry

Kyosho took special care in updating the suspension to ensure that the well balanced chassis would rip through the corners and jump/land with ease. Large, big bore aluminum shock bodies are used for better shock fluid volume and to help dissipate heat. The shock caps use a convenient bleader screw allow you to expertly bleed shocks with little hassle. Beefy swaybars are used front and rear to aid you in stability. Fully adjustable linkages also allows you to fine tune the chassis to both your driving style and track surface.

Drivetrain

Getting the power to the ground is very important in all racing. Kyosho used beefy metal gear differentials to accurately provide power to the front and rear of the chassis. The center driveshafts are steel and use a dogbone to universal joint. The out drives are also steel and ensure proper enguagement to the dogbone. Fully bearing supported, the divetrain is designed to be simple and yet highly effecient to get you to the finish line!

Features

  • Dual battery trays for better weight distrobution
  • Forward motor mount shifts weight to the front for added stability
  • Durable and reliable suspension design
  • Oil filled shocks provide supurb dampening over rougher tracks
  • Hard anodized aluminum chassis
  • Center bulkhead features an integrated sliding motor mount
  • ESC dedicated mounting plate for easier access
  • Body designed for optimal performance and superior aerodynamics

Includes:

  • (1) Kyosho MP10e Buggy Kit
  • Manual

Needed to Complete

  • 2-Channel Radio System
  • (1) Steering Servo
  • 1/8 Scale Electronic Speed Control
  • 1/8 Scale Brushless Motor
  • (2) 2S LiPo Battery Pack (Not compatible with 4S LiPo Battery Pack)
  • Compatible Battery Charger
  • Wheels, Tires, Inserts & Tire Glue
  • Diff Oil
  • Shock Oil
  • Polycarbonate Paint (for body)

Specifications:

Scale Size 1:8
Terrain Off-Road
Body Style Buggy
Drive 4WD
Length 19.29in (490mm)
Width 12.08in (307mm)
Wheelbase 12.79in (325mm)
Weight Varies
Power Source Electric
Assembly Level Kit*

*NOTE: RC Kits are an unassembled Remote Control Model that require assembly, racer selected electronics, and other racer provided items. Photos of assembled kit are for illustrative purposes only. For a complete list of needed items to drive this kit please see the list above.

This product was added to our catalog on July 23, 2020

Moe Agha
Wednesday, Sep 30 2020 (about 3 years ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP10e 1/8 Electric 4WD Off-Road Buggy Kit
9/10 - Highly Recommend...

Build Experience:
Zero mistakes in manual. Outside of the Xray manuals, Kyosho manuals and build experience is really good. Like I said, zero mistakes or weird room for interpretation steps (cough cough AE, AGAMA, LOSI, Tekno etc.) I built one without power tools (12 hours) and one with power tools (6 hours). Minimum parts on dreaded parts trees from the 1990s. Plastics are softer than Tekno/Xray/AE/SWorkz. The metals are nicely finished/engraved and feel of quality is on par if not better than the LOSI/Serpent/Agama/Mugen.

Handling/Driving:
I honestly thought this would be like the TKI3/4 in terms of an easy to drive, pushy, lazy car. However I was surprised when even with box stock setup it handled very neutral and jumped like NO OTHER car out there. I literally have built/driven/race every brand outside of Castor Racing and JQ Racing. I assure you - it's almost like cheating, you are making solid ground while mid air. It's almost if there is some science to the madness with motor direction and differential direction. Almost feels like a gyroscopic downwards effect. You can FEEL and more importantly visibly SEE it jump lower. Handling wise, on box stock setup I did feel a slight push (high grip, dirt/clay mixted track at 80-90% humidity and 90-100 deg weather). I ended up with a setup that feels really good which was basically 4k-6k-3k in diffs and slight toe out in front and 3 deg toe in pills in rear. Height, camber and droop will vary for your track so I'll leave those out but let me tell you this no fluff car at 102mm/118mm droop drives, jumps/lands and races better than my crazy high Tekno EB48 2.0 at 115mm/130mm droop lol.

Again - no other car drives similar and that popular saying from experienced folk: "You can make any Buggy handle/drive like any other buggy?" Well shit. Doubt they'll make a LOSI XE or Tekno EB48 2.0 (or insert any other Buggy) handle like a Kyosho MP10E. The whole motor/diff combo with dual 2S shorties is truly a home run.

To put it further in perspective and comparing box stock to box stock, if on the far left you find the sketchy, tail happy cars like the Tekno EB48.3/.4 and AE RC8B3.1e and if on the far right you find the lazy, push happy hooked cars like the Kyosho MP9e TKI3/4. Well then in the middle of optimum you will find this one - the Kyosho MP10E, to it's nearest RIGHT you will find the newest LOSI XE Elite, to it's nearest LEFT you will find the Tekno EB48 2.0. Hope that helps paint a picture.

Maintenance wise:
Not a big fan of it. It's a little annoying than the HB E819 cars to work on. No quick access diff. If you are coming from a friendly to maintain car like the Tekno - you will absolutely hate this part of the Kyosho. This is a huge part for the average club racer. Maintenance.

Damage wise:
Some mfgs go with harder metals and customers go thru arms and hinge pins. Some mfgs go with harder plastics and customers will go with marring metals or turnbuckles and shock shafts. Well the Kyosho is definitely on the former. I have gone thru the SOFT stock arms on both my eBuggies. The optional HARD arms are a MUST have for racers with tracks that have serious jumps.

Upgrades?
I love hearing from AE/Mugen/TEKNO guys - but my kit only cost me ($550). Your Kyosho is a whole ($130 more). Yea but I did'nt have to do a single upgrade. Ask your local AE/Mugen/Tekno guy what upgrades they are running, from stupid expensive front/rear shock towers or after market pistons, or sway bars, springs and titanium turnbuckles, it all adds up to be more than $130. The Kyosho MP10E like the Xray is at a higher price point - true, but it requires nothing! I appreciate what Serpent and LOSI are doing as well, giving 'tuning kits/options parts' from factory.

Conclusion?
Get it. If you like going fast. This is'nt the old LAZY handling Kyosho eBuggy. This is totally something new. The Dual 2S forward position mixed with the downforce generated from center diff/motor is truly something new...

PS: No, not sponsored... just an avid enthusiast who plays with all brands.
Charles Wooten
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Jun 15 2021 (about 3 years ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP10e 1/8 Electric 4WD Off-Road Buggy Kit
I have only had this car for about 2ish weeks now, but already compared to the Tekno EB48 2.0 it is a more solid, well running car. With the batteries on both sides of the car it hits the jumps better and also lands better. I have also not had any screws strip out like I did with the Tekno. All around this is a better car.
Dave B
Verified Owner
Thursday, Sep 23 2021 (about 2 years ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP10e 1/8 Electric 4WD Off-Road Buggy Kit
What can I say? This kit is awesome!

I guess I'll start at the beginning and finish with my thoughts on the performance.

The instructions were detailed and I didn't have an issue following them. The only thing I noticed it didn't give you was a base set-up for shock oil. It did for the diffs though.
I ended up going with 550 front oil, 450 rear, 4/6/3 in the diffs as per the instructions. With everything else as indicated in the manual.

The parts fitment is spot on. No filing is required to make parts fit. Just install and it's good.
The plastics are usual Kyosho high quality and the aluminium is top notch. Went together seamlessly.

I ended up installing a PowerHD S35 servo, Hobbywing XR8 pro g2 with 4268 1900kV motor.
and the optional fan kit Kyo IFW502. Running Proline M3 blockades.

First time I had this car out was also the first time I had driven on my local 1/8th track. Which is hard pack clay with dust on the line.They do water it now and then to get some moisture into the surface.
The car amazed me at how balanced and accurate it was.
I trialled the car with full length packs, shorties mounted forward and shorties mounted to the rear.
With the full length packs the car was balanced and planted. It rotated well, and was easy to get the power down. Quite neutral handling but easy to control in a slide and soaked up the bumps well. And jumping! Low and fast! It makes time where other cars seem to hang more.
With shorties to the front, the car was front heavy and great in the tight corners but less stable on the sweeping bends. The car had steering for days. But the rear had a tendency to unload and get loose. Set-up would help here.
With shorties to the rear, the car had a little less steering but more rear grip predictably.
I would suggest full packs for a rougher track, and shorties for a smoother track. Position the batteries forward for technical tracks and rearward for more open and sweeping designs.

I ended up placing second in the B main on my first race day with the car. And my best lap was less than a second from the days hot lap. Avg (29-31 seconds a lap)
I will work on the set up and my consistency and I'm certain this car will let me get up to the pointy end.

I have also now installed the option aluminium rear hubs, front 17.5° c blocks and aluminium 18.5mm servo horn. Which are awesome quality and add extra durability to the car. Not cheap though.

Overall, I am extremely happy with my car and can't wait to get more track time to fine tune it.

10/10 from Kyosho
Kevin Jensen
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Feb 24 2021 (about 3 years ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP10e 1/8 Electric 4WD Off-Road Buggy Kit
Awesome. If you’re thinking about getting this kit- just get it!
Kyosho’s quality of the race kits is top notch, you will not be disappointed. The layout is perfect, balance of this car is spot on. Fit and finish is excellent.
Driving this car is smooth! The smoothest car I’ve ever driven. It’s unbelievable how well it drives jumps and turns!
Would highly recommend to anyone looking to get an e-buggy, very pleased with everything about this kit.
Jaspal Dhanoa
Verified Owner
Monday, Dec 28 2020 (about 3 years ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP10e 1/8 Electric 4WD Off-Road Buggy Kit
Great buggy and build. I am actually surprised as to why other companies don’t use a split battery set up. The split battery design allows the buggy to be perfectly balanced compared. You will not find a buggy that jumps better than the MP10E because of this. Turing is good too, at the end of the day all buggies are good and the only two factors you should look at are 1. C Hub vs Pillow ball and 2. Quality and parts price. Kyosho parts are a bit more expensive than other brands but I’ve also never really broken a lot of parts on a Kyosho. Honestly if you want a good C Hub car and are willing to spend a bit more on parts down the road you can’t go wrong with this kit.
Christopher Burkett
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Oct 14 2020 (about 3 years ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP10e 1/8 Electric 4WD Off-Road Buggy Kit
Great kit, goes together easy, some of the best part fit I've seen. I love the balance of the 2s shorty battery's. This car jumps like no other, low and long. Now if Kyosho would do a truggy version of this car. The only downfall on the MP10 platform is that the front arms are on the weak side, Carry a couple of extra sets and your good to go.
Randy Novak
Verified Owner
Saturday, May 22 2021 (about 3 years ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP10e 1/8 Electric 4WD Off-Road Buggy Kit
I was looking for something different from all that was running at the track I visited for my off-road racing... I went with Kyosho based on my reviews of how often the other manufacturers came out with "NEW and IMPROVED" kits... it was getting to be about every 8-10 months, and then the local tracks parts inventory diminished, it had too in this market. Kyosho seemed to be on a 18 month or more "NEW KIT" schedule. This proved to be the best RC racing decision I have made as far as which manufacturer to go wit... as the Buggy (and the Truggy) perform better than ANY other Buggy or Truggy (or any vehicle) I have ever ran on off-road. My son and I now run Kyosho exclusively. I even went Kyosho GT3 for my on-road racing and that too prooved to be a great decision. I stomped my local competition with the new GT3 and it felt perfect!
Nan MU
Verified Owner
Monday, Nov 30 2020 (about 3 years ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP10e 1/8 Electric 4WD Off-Road Buggy Kit
Really nice car with high quality, easy to assemble. Some parts need to upgrade, but it's a Japanese MADE kit, highly recommend.
Larry Jones
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Sep 15 2020 (about 3 years ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP10e 1/8 Electric 4WD Off-Road Buggy Kit
Just got this kit. Last Kyosho was the MP 7.5 and I am really excited to leave all the other buggies in the dust at my local track in FL. Will give an update when I am finished building.
Christophe Lahaeye
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Dec 15 2020 (about 3 years ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP10e 1/8 Electric 4WD Off-Road Buggy Kit
Mp10e partie en France, super modèle la meilleure avec laquelle j’ai pu roulé
Philip Molnar
Verified Owner
Friday, Nov 20 2020 (about 3 years ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP10e 1/8 Electric 4WD Off-Road Buggy Kit
Well I ordered the Mp10 e buggy before they became back ordered due to the corona virus and the increased demand for toys to play with amidst social distancing. The only problem I had was that when the box arrived, the box was opened! ( the tape on both sides was cut ). However, I checked all the packages inside and all looks good!
I have had wonderful experiences with A Main hobbies!
Looking forward to a fun build!

Phil
Eric Meyer
Verified Owner
Saturday, Jan 28 2023 (about a year ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP10e 1/8 Electric 4WD Off-Road Buggy Kit
Truly the best 8scale I have ever owned right out of the box. Seems Kyosho got it right this time
Horace Adomako
Thursday, Dec 1 2022 (about a year ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP10e 1/8 Electric 4WD Off-Road Buggy Kit
This is the smoothest riding buggy i've had so far, and it's fast...I'm impressed!