Nitro Racing Buggy
Winner of many titles, including the 2014-15 IFMAR World Championships, the HB D812 has achieved iconic status in the hands of racers around the world - not just the reigning World Champion, Ty Tessmann!
Designed not just with all-out racing in mind, the HB D812 is the ultimate driver's car, too. It's easy to work on and maintain, made from the highest-quality components and features smart design features that make tuning changes and general upkeep fast and smooth, with real results out on the track. With input from the world's fastest racers, the D812 is the perfect racing car for club drivers and sportsmen, too!
The D812 has only the best features of the latest racing buggies - and includes parts and designs that HB's competitors are scrambling to replicate! From the solid, monocoque design suspension arms that are an identifying feature of D812 to the rubber-booted driveshafts front and rear, the car is loaded with race-oriented features that few other cars can match! Thick 7075-series aluminum forms the chassis, and fitted to this is a one-piece radio tray and one-piece lightweight engine mount for fast maintenance between race runs. The lightweight drivetrain is stopped by twin fiber disc brakes and twin bellcrank steering handles things at the front end.
Suspension duties are taken care of by aluminum shock towers that feature milled-out areas to lower the overall center of gravity, while the stiff monocoque suspension arms and Big Bore 16mm shock absorbers soak up bumps while keeping all four tires on the ground for maximum forward momentum. An aerodynamic body and high-downforce rear wing top off the D812 for top-level performance, to take you to the top of the podium!
Latest top results for the D812:
2014 ROAR Nationals Champion
2014 The Dirt Nitro Challenge Buggy Champion
2014 NEO Champion
2014 Pro-Line Dual Champion
2014 Quebec Classic
PACKED WITH RACE-WINNING DETAILS
The D812 is full of race tuning features that will get you to the front of the pack. The front end features billet aluminum CNC hubs and steering blocks. The hubs have hinge pin inserts for increased durability and easy geometry changes, and the steering blocks have large bearings for smoother running and extra toughness. The steering blocks are fitted with carbon fiber steering arms, which can be swapped for a range of option arms to adjust the Ackermann for pinpoint steering. Lightweight pillow balls are also used throughout the car to make the D812 more responsive than ever. Even the steering servo saver has a dust boot now to reduce maintenance requirements.
The shock towers front and rear are machined from durable aluminum in the ideal suspension geometry, and long-stroke Big Bore 16mm shocks provide the perfect amount of suspension travel for improved grip in the corners. The shocks also feature shaft guards and boots for protection from impacts and more time between rebuilds. The arm mounts feature hinge pin inserts for increased durability and easy geometry changes. The rear hubs are also machined from billet aluminum and feature additional hinge pin inserts. Sway bars front and rear help cornering on high-speed tracks.
Lightweight CNC Shock Towers and Big Bore Shocks
The D812 uses lightweight aluminum shock towers front and rear, milled for a low center of gravity and featuring race-optimized shock mounting positions. The patented HB Big Bore shocks are fitted on all four corners and feature shock shaft covers to reduce wear and tear.
Aluminum Uprights, Knuckles and CF Steering Blocks
The front end of the D812 features billet aluminum CNC hubs and steering blocks. Steering blocks have large bearings for smoother running and extra toughness. The steering blocks are fitted with carbon fiber steering arms, which can be swapped for a range of option arms to adjust the Ackermann for pinpoint steering. Lightweight pillow balls are also used throughout the car to make the car super-responsive for pinpoint precision on the track.
One-Piece Engine Mount
The lightweight, one-piece engine mount allows you to quickly remove and re-mount the engine for maintenance duties. The heavy-duty billet design is ideal for the extra-tough, hour-long finals of big races, making it the ideal choice for racers of all skill levels.
Monocoque Suspension Arms
The solid suspension arms pioneered by HB racing buggies has proven to be extra-tough, allowing racers to drive at ten-tenths, 100% of the time. Durability in long races can mean the difference between winning or going home early, and the D812 has come to be synonymous with extreme toughness. You can also tune the stiffness of the arms and suspension reaction by using the arm inserts provided in the kit.
Aluminum Rear Uprights and CVD Boots
Aluminum rear uprights feature at the rear of the D812, just as with the front, with hinge pin inserts for extra tuning ability. The CVD axles feature rubber boots to extend the maintenance period and give you more useful life from each CVD set.
Hinge Pin Inserts and Tuning Sway Bars Included
The arm mounts feature hinge pin inserts for increased durability and easy geometry changes. The rear hubs are machined from billet aluminum and also feature hinge pin inserts. The kit includes a set of front & rear sway bars so you can dial in your D812 to all track conditions - extra sway bars are available for extra tuning ability.
Many thanks to NeoBuggy for letting us use their excellent video footage of Ty!
- Centralized chassis weight for superior handling
- Monocoque style suspension arms for strength, stiffness, and ease of cleaning
- HB Big Bore threaded aluminium shocks for excellent suspension control
- Race-optimized steering
- Long stroke shocks for long suspension travel
- Lightweight drivetrain gears have less rotational mass for quicker acceleration
- Lightweight aluminium axles
- Graphite steering knuckle arms
- One-piece engine mount for easy engine installation without resetting gear mesh
- Aluminium front and rear shock towers
- CVD boots to retain grease in axles and keep dirt out
- Adjustable hinge pin heights, kickup, and anti-squat angle
- Adjustable rear toe-in (inboard and outboard)
- Steel skid plate in chassis to extend chassis life
- Aluminium front caster blocks
- Aluminium rear hub carriers
- One-piece radio tray
- Fuel clunk for continuous fuel pick-up even when upside down
- Low-profile air filter
- Front and rear anti-roll bars
- Threaded outer hinge pins
- Steel turnbuckles
- 2014-15 IFMAR World Champion
- 2014 NEO Champion
- 2014 ROAR National Champion
- 2014 The Dirt Champion
- 2012 ROAR National Champion
#109428 HB D812
1/8th scale racing buggy kit with no electronics, engine, wheels or tires
Specification may be subject to change