Kyosho 1:8 Inferno GT2 McLaren
F1 GTR On Road RC Car.
The new Inferno GT2 is the latest in a popular series of big 1:8 scale
nitro-powered cars based on the 7-time IFMAR World Champion Inferno line
from Kyosho. The Inferno series has been at the center of the RC racing
universe for over 20 years and is the standard by which all other cars
are judged. Much of the same technology that earned an unprecedented
seven World Championships is incorporated into the design of this new
on-road Inferno. The GT2 builds on the popular features of the original
GT and adds a number of new features that increase value, durability,
user friendliness and speed, not to mention enhancing its unmatched
New features of the GT2
- Long wheelbase chassis
- High performance GXR28SG engine w/ pilot shaft
- New radio with high-torque servos
- New cylinder head – lighter and runs cooler
- Standard engine mounts
- 150cc fuel tank
- Turnbuckle linkages
- Updated high-speed gears in transmission
- New flywheel and clutch bell bearings
- Double disc brakes
- Front chassis brace included
- Stronger shock springs and heavier damping
- Compatible with all popular aftermarket engines
- Newly designed pull-starter handle
Two-speed transmission with high-speed gears
Speed has always been synonymous with the Inferno GT, but the automatic
two-speed transmission and the new gears in the GT2 take speed to a
whole new level. The transmission features a 21/40T second gear
combination, which gives the GT2 a 6.3:1 final drive ratio in second
gear, up from 7.49:1 in the original GT. That translates to an increase
in top speed and less wear and tear on the engine because it doesnΆt
have to rev so fast to achieve a class-leading top-speed. The GT2 is
easily capable of 55 to 60 mph as the car is equipped out of the box,
and upwards of 70 mph or more with modifications.
Long wheelbase chassis
One of the key elements of the new GT2 is the long wheelbase chassis.
ItΆs stretched for performance as well as appearance. The longer
wheelbase adds stability at high speed, and still turns aggressively
when needed. The extra length also makes the proportions more scale than
the original GT, which is evident the stunning looks of the Red Bull
Audi A4 and the Pratt & Miller C6R Corvette.
150cc Fuel Tank
Longer run times are always a plus, and the GT2 includes a big 150cc
fuel tank for run time of up to 15 minutes. The tank features a
quick-fill spring loaded top, so you can refuel while the engine is
running so you can race around until the sun goes down.
Powerful 4.6cc big block engine
Powering the IGT2 is a big 4.6cc (.28 c.i.) pull start engine (GXR28SG).
This new engine features modifications to increase performance and
value. In addition to the standard features offered in the original
GXR28 engine, the “SG” model includes an “SG” or pilot-type crankshaft.
The crankshaft results in better performance because the clutch is
perfectly aligned with the engine. Port timing modifications increase
power output for even better performance, and the new cooling head keeps
temps low and performance high.
Standard engine mounts
Previous versions of the Inferno GT had the engine mounted directly to
the chassis, but the new GT2 features conventional engine mounts. This
allows for a great range of adjustment and easier, less costly
installation of high-performance aftermarket engines.
New, smaller 34mm flywheel and clutch bell bearings
The 34 mm flywheel is 10mm smaller, which allows the engine to be
mounted lower on the chassis for lower center of gravity, and it reduces
rotating mass for much stronger acceleration. Ball bearings in the
clutch bell replace the needle bearings previously featured in the
original GT. Ball bearings last longer and are easier to replace.
New radio and high-torque servos
A new two-channel radio is included with the GT2. The radio features
throttle and steering trim adjustments, dual-rate to simultaneously
increase or reduce left and right steering travel, and servo reversing
switches for both channels. The high-quality transmitter delivers a
strong and consistent signal, and the tuned receiver ensures a solid,
stable control or the GT2.
Double A-arm suspension
The suspension features double A-arms, which is the same type of
suspension used on the worldΆs most sophisticated performance machines.
ItΆs adjustable and durable, so you can tune the suspension for better
performance and have the confidence that itΆs going to hold up even
under extreme conditions. The IGT2 also has the new feature of
turnbuckle linkages on the upper suspension arms and the steering
linkage rods. That means you can adjust toe angle and camber on the
front and rear without removing a single part.
Composite oil shocks with dual O-rings seals and threaded spring pre-load adjusters
Stronger standard springs and heavier damping keep the GT2 rolling flat
and fast through the corners. All the aluminum parts are anodized to
match the rest of the parts on the chassis.
Shaft drive system
The differentials and drive gears (except the two-speed transmission)
are contained with the bulkheads, which protects the drivetrain from
debris. ItΆs a more advanced and durable drive system than belt drive,
which requires less maintenance and produces superior performance.
Double disc Brakes
Two vented steel disc brake rotors provide the extra stopping power
needed for such a high-performance machine. The vented rotors keep the
brakes running cooler and the metal-backed fiber brake pads provide
smooth stopping power.
The suspension and steering linkages feature turnbuckles, which allows
for quick adjustments to the camber and steering toe angles. All thatΆs
needed is a 5.5mm wrench to make any adjustment on the spot – thereΆs no
need to detach or move anything to facilitate an adjustment.
Full factory assembly
The IGT2 is almost completely factory assembled. Trained technicians
build the car from the ground up, so itΆs virtually ready to go right
out of the box – even the body is painted, expertly detailed and the
decals are installed exactly as you see it on box. Simply add fuel and
some alkaline batteries needed to power the transmitter, receiver and
glow igniter and youΆre ready for action.
Length: 20.28 in. (515mm)
Width: 12.2 in. (310mm)
Height: 5.31 in. (135mm)
Wheelbase: 14.17 in. (360mm)
Tread (F/R): 10.31/10.43 in. (262/265mm)
Tire size: 3.82×1.89 in. (97×48mm)
Gear Ratio: 10.14:1/6.3:1 (1st/2nd)
Weight: approx. 8 lbs. 1 oz. (3650g)
Servos: KS-102BK (2)