Pfff. When it comes out it will be lackluster. Call me cynical, and I'm prepared to be wrong, but I have a feeling this will be a total anticlimax, and I bet that's why it's not out yet.
CC for CC, nitromethane makes a LOT more power than pump gas. I just don't see how a usable amount of power can be made from a single cylinder petrol engine
. If it were a twin or something, I could see it, but the torque on one cylinder isn't going to be much better than nitromethane and the top end nowhere even close since gas explosions are many many times slower than nitromethane explosions. So...I think I'll stick with 6S.
HPI, here's a tip. If it isn't going to work and you know it, just stop already, another failure in the current generation could damage your rep for years at a time when you really need to pull a rabbit out of the hat to regain some respect in my eyes.
I just don't understand why they don't produce a racing truggy and buggy, a PROPER one, for $500 for the roller with all the mod cons, spring steel, aircraft alloy, carbon fiber and carbon FRP instead of that Trophy crap made of stuff fished out of Hot Bodies spare parts bin. Or a proper competition short course. Or a 4wd gasser. Or, or, or...in fact, lets face it, what is wrong with HPI lately?