Losi Racing has taken the most innovative, revolutionary 1/8-scale buggy design in racing history and made it even better, with newly engineered features and design elements that surpass every other buggy on the market. Then, they equipped it with the latest cutting-edge Xcelorin brushless power system for unbelievable electric race performance.
Once you’re on the track, you’ll be dominating with features like a Losi Racing exclusive Tuned Flex Technology chassis design, lightened shock towers, updated suspension geometry and much more.
And Losi Racing has gone one step further, offering this innovative new race chassis with the most user friendly setup imaginable. Using track-tested tuning setups from top racers, the 8IGHT-E 2.0™ Race Roller® is professionally dialed and assembled in a track-ready configuration.
All you have to add is the radio system of your choice and battery, then take the track by storm. The 8IGHT-E 2.0 brings the latest high-tech electronics and prolevel race parts to the buggy class, complete with a long list of features that are only available as options on other buggies.
- The included 2100Kv Xcelorin Brushless Motor and ESC provide ample power and torque to deliver the needed power for 1/8-scale off-road racing
- The 8IGHT 2.0 chassis with Tuned Flex Technology (TFT) grants huge performance gains on the track, by providing superior grip and handling balance
- An enhanced radio tray design optimizes the position of the steering servo for better response, while positioning the weight of the other electronics in a balanced location
- The servo saver provides increased consistency due to the enhanced surface geometry
- A pressed steel busing in the Ackermann brace provides increased movement, thus increasing steering precision
- Lightened shock tours reduce the overall weight of the vehicle for faster speeds and quicker lap times, while their optimized design offers increased strength and durability
- The heavy duty dogbones and outdrives are designed for increased durability and to withstand the demands of 1/8-scale off-road racing
Type: Electric Competition Buggy Race Roller
Length: 19.56 inches (497mm)
Width: 12.13 inches (308mm)
Wheelbase: 12.71 - 12.87 inches (323-327mm)
Weight: 6 Lb 12 oz (3062g) - without battery
Chassis: Tuned Flex Technology (TFT)
Drive Train: 4WD
Motor or Engine: 1/8-scale 2100Kv Xcelorin Brushless Motor
Speed Control: 1/8-scale Xcelorin Electronic Speed Control
Kit/RTR: Race Roller
Body: Clear Polycarbonate Buggy
Needed to Complete
3-, 4- or 5-cell LiPo Battery
Compatible LiPo Battery Charger
2-Channel Radio System with High-Toque Servo
Paint for Polycarbonate Body
2) The ESC and motor started cogging the minute I switched it on.
3) Motor braking is not that good.
4) The car needs some shims on the wheel hexs.
5) Also the steering needs some shims.
Overall, I would say its a $350 chassis (without the ESC and Motor), thus Team Losi would do better if they sell it without the ESC and motor.
This was not nearly as big a disappointment as the ESC (which stopped working on the first race day). The 2100kV motor in which is included is a bit much on my local tracks but could be tuned down. The ESC is being reported as having issues.
Once I get the brushless system back from repair I can comment on car's handling characteristics.
I would go with a Castle setup if you want to go brushless, they just make superior stuff. -//- I have the 1.0 version of this; the buggy is awesome however the ESC and Motor turned out to be garbage. I now run a Castle combo "2200KV" motor and it’s a sweet combo.
I believe Hobbywing makes the ESC & Motor and they are just not up to par with the Castle stuff. If you buy this I would recommend you sell the ESC/Motor and put the money towards a Castle combo.