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designed by Yuichi Kanai, the most ingenious designer of 1/8th
Just like all the previous MP series of Infernos, the Inferno MP9 has been designed by Yuichi Kanai, the most ingenious designer of 1/8th scale 4wd buggies in the world as demonstrated by the racing results over the years in RC.
The MP9 is designed to be an compromised competition 1/8th scale buggy. Here is some of the design criteria Yuuichi Kanai used for the MP9′s development:
- He started with lowering the overall mass of the drive train and chassis. Weight reduction on the drive train alone has resulted in 200g of reduced rotating mass over the MP777 WC. This has enhanced the acceleration, lowered the Center of Gravity as well as improved overall handling for the buggy.
- Centering and redistributing the mass on the chassis to improve on the MP777 series of cars. The result has been improved dynamic handling over the MP777 series of buggies which translates into more aggressive and responsive handling characteristics. Cornering speed has also been improved by the changes. The engine has been moved forward 15mm and moved toward the center by 4mm.
- The completely new suspension geometry work hand in hand with the improved mass distribution, weight reduction, lower C.G. and improved chassis dynamics creating a better accelerating, jumping and turning buggy.
Improving the aerodynamics was also high on the priority list. A new body and wing were designed using a wind tunnel. This has resulted in a body and wing combination that provides optimum aerodynamics when airborne and efficiency when flying down high speed straightaways. Improving the stability of the car is yet another achievement for the aerodynamic design.