By Tyler Hooks
Press Release from PROTOform:
New Protoform Body Grip Tool:
Tired of ruining your paint job with a fingerprint in the wet paint while trying to hold the edges of race body? Well, struggle no more! This stylish ergonomic PROTOform Body Grip Tool helps painters like you hold the body effortlessly and comfortably. Choose to hold the body like a shifter knob for easy rotation or slide it in between your fingers at the narrow base to palm the body effortlessly like a cell phone. Either way you grip it, you can rest assured that your RC body will no longer be a pain to hold while painting.
New Protoform X15 1/8th IC Body
The last four 1/8th IC On-Road IFMAR Worlds Championship winners have relied on PROTOform to finish on the top step of the podium. In our quest for a 5th straight, we're introducing the all-new PROTOform #X15 race body. The "X-15" name is legendary and carries with it an enduring reputation of innovation, sheer speed and record setting performance.
This new body style has been exhaustively tested by our world-class team of drivers and has proven to be a step forward in predictable handling and lower lap times. Many unique shapes and proportions have been developed during its evolution process including streamlined cockpit and never-before-seen shrouding around the engine area. These features are sure to make the X-15 race body stand out at your track.
For more info: https://www.racepf.com/on-road-1-8/x15-clear-body.asp
New Protoform Turismo 190mm TC Body
Electric touring car racing has undergone yet another evolution since the multi-national championship-winning #Type_S was released in 2017. Catering to the demands of racers needing ultra high-downforce, super low-CG aerodynamic bodyshells, PROTOform is proud to release its latest contender for 190mm touring car racing: the Turismo.
Designed and produced using the latest in 3D CAD and 5-axis milling technology, Turismo is packed with new features for outstanding performance on track and ease-of-mounting while preparing to dominate the competition.
Let’s start with some of the new aerodynamic features:
- Radical high-downforce design with lowered nose and trunk sections
- Cab-forward layout with extended A-pillar ribs for precise turn-in steering
- Extended decklid length with spoiler lip for massive rear grip
- Rear wing posts moved outwards for increased stiffness and anti-tuck protection
- Rear decklid stiffening ribs tied directly into the wing posts to reduce rear body flex
- Sculpted side door panels for increased stiffness and side bite
Along with the extensive aerodynamic upgrades, Turismo also features the easiest mounting of any PROTOform body yet. Returning are our signature Mounting Marks inside the front wheel arches, allowing you to choose your body positions in 2mm increments up to +8mm. Adding to these are a 100mm wide grid with hashmarks on the trunk and 70mm wide markings on the hood to easily line-up your body posts. When used in combination, all three mounting grids will allow for perfect, repeatable mounting every time.
For more info: https://www.racepf.com/touring-car-1…/turismo-clear-body.asp