Next Level Road Racer – Team Associated RC12R6 Factory Team Kit

We didn’t see this one coming, but they did it. The Team Associated Area 51 has obviously been hard at work on it’s competition machines and the latest to receive the “next level” treatment is from their 1/12-scale offering.  What you see here is the next generation 1:12 scale 2WD electric GTP chassis, the Team Associated RC12R6 Factory Team Kit, geared for precision and ultimate performance. The 1:12 scale GTP racing class is one of the longest-lived forms of electric on-road racing, and Team Associated has had a top running chassis throughout the duration. The RC12R6 Factory Team Kit reaches the next level of development, with a design focused strictly on the demands of today’s top-level racing.

Team Associated RC12R6 Factory Team Kit

With speed and traction in the 1:12 scale GTP class at levels higher than ever before, it’s important to factor in the low center of mass, chassis rigidity, and a precise build. The engineers behind the doors of Area 51 made sure the RC12R6 Factory Team Kit remained focused. From front to back, with the precision from arm assembly utilizing graphite lower control arms, symmetric 7075-T6 aluminum chassis and lower pod plate, ultra-smooth center pivot, and optimized graphite rear axle position, no corners were left untouched. At an affordable price point, and with a host of key features, the RC12R6 comes with the pedigree that will to keep you at the front of the grid. With a R.O.A.R. National title win under its belt already, it’s easy to see that the TTeam Associated RC12R6 Factory Team Kit is another “Champion by Design!”

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Manufacturer: Team Associated
Product: RC12R6 Factory Team Kit
Part Number: 4021
Price: $285.99

Team Associated RC12R6 Factory Team Kit

NOTE: The RC12R6 needs extra parts to make it operational, such as motor and battery pack. Due to ongoing R&D, photos may not match final kit. The RC12R6 Factory Team Kit shown on here is equipped with items NOT included in kit: Reedy motor, battery, ESC, servo, receiver, wheels, tires, body, and pinion gear. Assembly and painting required.

Team Associated RC12R6 Factory Team Kit
Team Associated RC12R6 Factory Team Kit
Team Associated RC12R6 Factory Team Kit

Team Associated RC12R6 Factory Team Kit
Features
2.0mm 7075-T6 hard anodized aluminum chassis and lower pod plate
Narrow profile for extra ground clearance during chassis roll
Center FOX(TM) shock with Genuine Kashima Coat
Battery stop allows 3 different transverse battery positions to fine tune mass balance
Raised front bumper plate allows extra ground clearance on front of chassis
New center pivot design for optimized rear pod assembly
Ultra-low center of gravity
Graphite front control arms
Geometry based from IFMAR World Championship winning 12R5 dynamic strut assembly
Updated rear axle and differential assembly
Floating servo mounts to chassis in symmetric positions to maintain equal flex of chassis
Hard coated, polished, front king pin style suspension for smooth operation

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