Drifting Excitement Comes to Your Driveway!
No need to look for sponsorship and spend your life savings building a competitive drift Mustang, just head down to your favorite hobby shop and pick up one of these two new HPI Racing E10 Mustangs featuring Vaughn Gittin and Justin Pawlak official livery. And if you get tired of drifting, the E10 can be reconfigured as a regular touring car and just add your favorite Ford body from HPI's extensive lineup. Check out the full details in the blog today.
VAUGHN GITTIN JR.
Vaughn Gittin Jr. has become one of drifting’s most iconic figures and his machine, the Monster Energy/Falken Tire Ford Racing Mustang, one of the sport’s most identifiable cars. Vaughn is known best by his aggressive, foot to the floor, big smoke driving style. Being such a fierce competitor, Vaughn is known as the only American to win a D1 Grand Prix event, not once – but twice. In 2005 Vaughn stunned the world when he won the D1GP USA vs. Japan. In 2007, he brought America home the gold once more by winning the D1GP World Championship. He has achieved three wins and multiple podiums throughout his Formula Drift career. Now in 2010, Vaughn earned his first Formula Drift Championship, becoming the second-ever Champion with a strictly-drifting background.
The now SoCal local and owner of Hotline Performance, Justin Pawlak (often referred to as JTP) is the other component in the Falken Tire factory drift effort. JTP sits behind the wheel of a 2011 Ford Mustang with factory RTR goodies that pumps out an astonishing 845 horsepower and 632 foot pounds of torque, while dressed in the trademarked Falken Tire livery. Justin has been drifting since the mid 2000's, and has competed in numerous series', including D1GP, JustDrift, and now has all of his attention on the Formula Drift Series that he has been competing in since 2008. He has numerous wins and podiums under his belt, with his most recent win being the 2011 Formula Drift season opener in Long Beach, California, where he beat out the best of the best! Keep your eyes on Justin, as he has his sights set on taking home the gold in 2011.
OFFICIALLY LICENSED MONSTER ENERGY/FALKEN TIRE DRIFTING EXCITEMENT!
HPI Racing is proud to announce the new, officially licensed, Monster Energy/Falken Tire 2011 Ford Mustang E10 Drift RTR. There is no detail spared in the mimicking of pro drifting champion Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s ride, as it takes the realism to another level. Every detail of his 1:1 scale drifting machine has been scaled down to this 1/10-scale version, while the drifting itself is as exciting as the real thing. This E10 Drift is now 2.4GHz equipped, rolls on officially licensed HRE wheels, Falken RT-615 drift tires, and also includes a Plazma battery pack, Plazma AA's, and an AC wall charger for instant drifting excitement!
The new Monster Energy/Falken Tire 2011 Ford Mustang E10 Drift RTR is equipped with a high quality HPI 2.4GHz radio system. 2.4GHz technology provides you with the best possible vehicle operation and control, without the need of crystals, just turn on your radio and drive. Drifting in large groups is possible without running into ant frequency conflicts.
Also included are all of the accessories necessary to get you up and drifting in no time! A rechargeable 7.2V Plazma battery pack, Plazma AA batteries for the transmitter, and even an AC wall charger are all included to help get you sideways as soon as you open the box.
READY-TO-RUN ELECTRIC DRIFT MACHINE!
The RTR E10 Drift from HPI Racing is an entry level 1/10th scale electric drift car designed for fun driving with realistic looks and performance, all at a low price. The E10 was designed so anyone can take the wheel and give drifting a try! Arriving right out of the box in ready-to-run (RTR) form with a fully painted body and a preassembled chassis, it's a simple matter of 'charge and go' for hours of fun.
The E10 uses true full-time 4WD and independent suspension and specially designed Falken Azenis RT-615 drift tires, making it easy to drift on paved parking lot surfaces. The slick and hard T-Drift tires make drifting easy, holding a smooth line and maximum drift angle just like full size drift cars. An enclosed drivetrain keeps dirt and dust out of the gears for low maintenance and reliability. A large foam bumper protects the car from crash damage, and the chassis and suspension have been strategically engineered for entry level performance and durability.
The RTR E10 includes a high-performance SC-15WP electronic speed control that has throttle, brakes and reverse, allowing it to drive and maneuver just like real cars. Providing the horsepower is a powerful Saturn 27T electric motor for reliable power and performance with low maintenance.
The E10 uses standard body mounting points so owners can fit a wide variety of HPI Racing bodies to customize the look of their car. Most popular wheel and tires bolt right on for extra tuning and styling options. It's super-easy to choose from an extensive range of touring car, muscle car and drift car accessories to customize the E10!
For extra excitement, the E10 is designed so that it can be easily converted from drift driving to street/touring without adding any new parts. The motor and radio equipment can be moved to optimize the weight balance for smooth drifting or high grip cornering. Complete instructions are included in the box for owners looking for a change of pace in driving styles.
Features... looks... performance... price... the RTR E10 Drift is one of the easiest ways ever to experience the fun and excitement of driving an RC drift car!
Officially Licensed Monster Energy/Falken Tire 2011 Ford Mustang body
Officially Licensed Falken Azenis RT-615 T-Drift tires
Officially licensed HRE Wheels
SC-15WP Electronic Speed Control with Reverse
2.4GHz Radio system
7.2V rechargeable Plazma Battery
Plazma AA Batteries for Transmitter
AC wall Charger
Adjustable Body Mounts
Quick Change Battery Holder
Shaft Drive 4WD System
Shock Absorbing Foam Bumper
High Torque Saturn 27T 540 Motor
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
Pick one up at your favorite hobby retailer today or find out more at www.hpiracing.com. Now practice those drifts and lets see some video!