New Model " IF18-Ⅲ 1/8 Scale GP Racing Car Chassis Kit (Ver. ZERO) " Advance Sales Announcement
To all who will participate in the IFMAR 1/8 World Championships with INFINITY
Thank you very much for your continued support of INFINITY and SMJ products.
We are pleased to announce that we will be releasing the
"INFINITY IF18-III 1/8th Scale GP Racing Car Chassis Kit(Ver. ZERO)" for the participating racers.
CM-00013X IF18-3 Ver. ZERO is a pre-sale special edition of the IF18-3, which will be officially announced and sold in mid-November.
It is available to all drivers who have entered the World Championship with an INFINITY car.
Please contact the Hobby shop where you normally purchase your INFINITY products to express your interest, leaving full name to place your order.
Hobby shop will pass the IF18-3 Ver.ZERO kit to you once received.
The IF18-3 Ver. ZERO kit will be on sale from October 5 to October 13, 2023.
Expected shipping date: October 6, 2023 (limited to one per customer)
Differences from the official version IF18-3
Muffler-stay and pinion-gear specifications are different from those of the official version / Assembly instruction manual is for Ver. ZERO only / Simplified package (without sleeve)
Main features of IF18-III Ver. ZERO
Driving stability has been greatly improved by refining various parts based on the data accumulated through many big races with the IF18-II.
In particular, the shape of the main chassis and the area around the rear bulk have been changed to increase rigidity of the chassis and provide stronger rear grip.
In addition, the layout of the rear stabilizer has been redesigned. The long reach sway bar, which exhibits relatively mild characteristics, has been laid out in a lower position for a more direct feel. The stabilizer effect can be felt more accurately and a more consistent setup is possible.
The rear shock stays have also been updated. The shock mounting angle and upper arm mounting position can now be adjusted in a wider range.
Around the front, the structure around the lower arm end has been changed and hook-type aluminum spacers have been adopted to increase strength and at the same time make it easier to adjust the width of the vehicle. The wide shock stays, which were previously optional, are now standard equipment to increase response and keep the front tires from losing grip at the end of corners.
In addition, a new carbon battery plate with two fixed points on the front and rear has now been adopted. The chassis flex is now improved to achieve smooth cornering while maintaining the high longitudinal rigidity of the main chassis.
Ventilated brake discs, which are especially important for GP racing cars, are equipped as standard. The disc is larger in diameter than conventional ones to provide stable braking power. The brake pads are made of heat-dissipating aluminum plates and Teflon pads for better control.
The clutch is newly designed with a φ35 lightweight small-diameter flywheel to improve engine pickup. The clutch weight has also been newly designed to increase mass, allowing the driver to feel the throttle feel of fine spring adjustment.