The Trophy 3.5 is the perfect way to get into nitro 1/8 scale
buggy racing! It's got everything you need for racing fun and
bashing convenience, making it the perfect rallycross buggy for
jumping right on the race track! It has a fully-featured racing
chassis, a rugged competition suspension, all-new racing tyres, the
powerful Nitro Star F3.5 (.21 cubic inch) engine and a reliable HPI
Not only is the Trophy 3.5 ready for the track, it looks amazing, too - with a sleek bodyshell painted with sweet racing assets/images and awesome all-terrain rubber tyres wrapped around slick black chrome wheels, the Trophy looks as great as it performs! The high-downforce wing is all-business, and is covered with cool HPI assets/images to complete the race-ready look. You can be sure that when it comes to bench-racing, the Trophy will be able to take home top honours!
The Trophy is packed with features that make it perfect for anyone wanting to step right into nitro buggy racing at the club level. Grippy tyres, long-travel suspension, pure racing geometry, thick chassis and shock towers, plus of course a race-legal engine make it the ideal choice for new rallycross racers!
The Trophy chassis uses a full racing suspension that can be adjusted and refined for any type of terrain, any type of driver. It's fully adjustable and equipped with turnbuckles, optional suspension mounts, ride height clips, multiple shock mount locations, camber link options, sway bars and more. You'll be knocking out fast laps times quick and easy!
Bringing everything to a fast and controlled stop are a pair of vented steel disc brakes. You've got to control the power of the monster Nitro Star F3.5 engine, and separate front and rear disc brakes are perfect for controlling the car in the tight and twisty areas of the track. With independent adjustments you can set the car to brake harder on the front or rear, as well as adjust the overall 'bite' of the brakes.
Supreme handling comes from many sources, but one of the most important is having an extremely low Centre of Gravity, or 'CG' as it's known in racing. A low CG means you can corner harder, going faster through the turns than the next guy. The CG of the Trophy 3.5 is as low as we could get it, making it fast and reactive when cornering, allowing you to cut to the inside and steal victory!
With many racers, it's not just about on-track performance, it's also about looking great in the pits, and the Trophy 3.5 is the best-looking buggy we've seen in ages. A sweet tribal flame job combines with eye-catching colours to make other racers turn their heads when the Trophy races past. Awesome 'Proto' racing tyres are wrapped about sleek 7-spoke black chrome wheels and secured with purple wheel nuts for a look just says performance.
- 2.5 horsepower on tap
- Race-legal .21 engine size
- True ABC construction for long life
- Composite carb confstruction
- Huge CNC aluminium heatsink
- Tough pullstarter fitted standard
RC guys and girls who like to 'bash' around love their huge engines and big air, but when it comes to organized racing just about every club has a maximum engine size: .21 cubic inches or 3.5 cubic centimeters (3.5cc). This is where the awesome F3.5 engine comes into play! The Nitro Star F3.5 has 2.5 horsepower waiting for you at the pull of the trigger! It's the perfect match for the Trophy package, with its subdued black CNC-machined heatsink head, finned aluminium case, composite-body slide carburettor and full range of tuning adjustments to let you tune it for all weather and track conditions.
On the inside, the F3.5 has true ABC construction, with a chrome-plated brass piston and cylinder surrounded by the lightweight aluminium case. To get you going quickly, the F3.5 uses a pullstarter system, and a large opening on the underside of the chassis allows you to utilise a starter box for even faster engine starting. If you want to upgrade to easier engine starting, just install the #87130 HPI Roto Start 2 engine starting system for push-button engine starting!
The Trophy 3.5 is the best way to get off-road racing in a hurry! With a long list of standard features, easy upgradability to hyper-powerful engines and different tyres, it's fast moving fun at a great price!
HPI makes it as easy as possible for beginners to get into nitro buggies. The Trophy 3.5 is completely pre-built and ready to go right out of the box! Everything is assembled and tuned for you by professionals - engine connections, shocks and more are perfect before you even open the kit so you don't have to do a thing to get going fast! HPI Ready-To-Run models bring you the same high performance and quality that you'd expect from a high end model car kit but with the added convenience of being factory pre-assembled to the highest standards - giving you a high performance RC car straight from the box! HPI RTR cars are 98% factory assembled - they come Ready-To-Run and equipped with all the radio gear required. Just a few steps are needed to get your car up and running, such as adding the batteries to the transmitter and receiver and if you have a nitro powered car, running in the engine - which is now even easier with our comprehensive manual and HPI RC cars DVD which are both included in every box.
As with all HPI cars and trucks, you get a full, in depth instruction manual with step by step instructions that allow you to easily disassemble and reassemble your buggy for maintenance and easy servicing. The information on the HPI RC Cars DVD provides a complete and detailed introduction to the fascinating world of HPI RC model cars and trucks. This DVD will show you step by step how to start and run in a nitro engine, plus how to get the best performance from your HPI RC car. The HPI RC Car DVD is your personal RC car expert in a box!
The reliable and sturdy HPI TF-1 radio controls the Trophy, giving you ultimate control in a realistically designed radio! The steering wheel design makes you feel as if you’re actually driving the car, and the trigger-style throttle and brake controls provide you with finger-sensitive action when accelerating and stopping! The radio transmitter features interchangeable frequency crystals, servo reverse switches, a retractable aerial with sliding cover, easy access to radio adjustments and simple battery replacement. To run your Trophy at the same time as other cars, interchangeable crystals make switching frequencies a breeze!