HPI 5b wheelbase and specs!


  • Over all Length 817mm
  • Height: 255mm 1G (280mm with 0G)
  • Width: Front 460mm / Rear 480mm
  • Tyre Track: Front 395mm / Rear 400mm
  • Wheelbase: 570mm
  • Right height: 76mm
  • Suspension travel: Front 95mm / Rear 100mm

Starting look back at building those 1/6 bodies!

18.8976378 inches rear tire width to EDGE

22.440945 inch wheelbase from CENTER of rear to CENTER of front tire.

15.5512 inches front tire width to EDGE


8 comments on “HPI 5b wheelbase and specs!

    • nope the Audi QUATTRO is completed! I just need a working 1/5 servo for my BAJA……apparently the original doesnt work anymore?—i’ll have to isolate the problem.-f4x4

    • ok, figured out the TRUE name of this car—-it is manufactured by LADA, and is called the VFTS! Here is some info from wikipedia:
      The most important factor during the creation of a Lada VFTS was to reduce total weight. To achieve weight of 920–950 kg different materials are used such as plexi glass or polycarbonate instead of glass. As this car was designed for races there were many changes comparing to the Lada 2105 that gives its brakes and bodywork to the complete racecar. Many parts of the VFTS are strengthened in order to improve driving stability, cornering, grip and handling.[2]

      Lada VFTS is a rear-wheel drive car. However, during its development many things were changed in it the brake system remained the same that was used in the Soviet factory. Disk brake is used on the front axle while drum brake is used on the rear.

      The engine is different from the original one. There’s a high-efficiency engine in it that has higher petrol consumption. 100 octane fuel is used in these race cars. Many things are transferred or removed from the engine compartment to make it easier to repair and to get rid of the unnecessary elements such as the air filter. The structural and electronical changes in Lada VFTS cars results 160-180 HP that was only 75 HP in the model 2105.[4] The body is also strengthened in order to make the car suitable for the race adversities. The axle housing was heavily fortified. A single-row gearshift that is different from the usual one is used in this car that produces the characteristic sound of these cars. Due to the modifications there were changes in the places of each gear also that is the result of the lack of space. The cabin is also converted. Roll over protection bars are inserted. There are only two bucket seats with 4-point seat belts. The dashboard is also reorganized to make the contingent repairs easier and faster.

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