- Xceed Zytec 1/12 scale body
- Top quality lexan
- Very low body with superb downforce
- Fits like a glove over the 1/12 chassis
- Fits all 1/12 scale cars
Team Durango’s Japanese distributor Tresrey sent us this report from their support driver audition race held last weekend at the TRS circuit. The event was held on January 24, 2010 at TRS circuit, Matsusaka-city. 47 racers joined the race making it the best-attended race that the TRS circuit ever had for an off-road event. 37 cars raced in the 2WD class and 38 cars raced in the 4WD class, including 10 DEX410s. Takashi Nobuhara got TQ and best lap for both 2WD and 4WD classes.
In 2WD class, Takashi Nobuhara won the race by pole-to-finish, Akihiro Yasuda as 2nd with Hideki Nakajima 3rd. Team Durango/Speed Passion Japan team driver Minoru Utsugi was 8th in qualifying and finished 10th in the final. There were 10 DEX410s in 4WD class, and 3 of them made the final A-main. Kyoji Minagawa, started from 2nd position, and eventually won the race ahead of Akihiro Yasuda, with Shinichi Kurotani in 3rd with his DEX410. (Minoru Utsugi finished 6th and Echigoya finished 7th, both driving DEX 410’s).
Unfortunately, none of the drivers were chosen as “Team Durango Support Driver” this time, because no-one qualified within the target time. However, Tresrey have decided to choose a kind of “Local support driver” soon.
Thanks to the warm support from everybody who attended the race. Even though it was the first time Tresrey had organised an off-road race, everything went perfectly and everyone had a great time. After the award ceremony, Tresrey held a “Big Draw”; prizes included a DEX410 kit and Speed Passion ESCs.
The DNX408 has the lowest bodyshell around – this has many benefits, like low centre of gravity, minimal frontal area to punch through the air (perhaps giving more run time or speed?) more air flow over the rear wing etc (so that too can be lower), but it also helps with heat management.
The engine head in a DNX408 gets the most direct clean airflow of any car, plus the body is designed to direct as much air as possible over the bodyshell at the engine head, rather than through the body. The central engine and low bodyshell mean that all shock bodies are also in clean airflow.
The DNX408s body is long and slim at the rear which encloses the exhaust header and insulates the left rear shock, while it is trimmed to help direct/suck hot air away from either rear shock.
Rear wing – it is as close to the rear wheels as possible, thanks to the forward shock position, this drives the down-force directly to the rear wheels. Too many wings on 1/8 buggies are way out back which means more wheelies than down-force.