RC8 Factory Team

The 1:8 buggy racing world will wonder how they lived without the Factory Team RC8!

From the correctly balanced and optimized weight distribution, silky smooth and reliable shocks featuring 4mm gold shafts, innovative clutch design, to the machined chassis, every inch of the RC8 screams performance and durability. From the proven drive train to the ultimately adjustable wing, you will see why the Factory Team RC8 will be the buggy chosen to dominate the competition.

"You can push it hard and it stays balanced. The harder I drive it, the faster I can go." -- "The King" Richard Saxton

The highly anticipated Associated Factory Team RC8 will raise the performance bar for 1:8 off-road nitro buggies. The RC8 design utilizes proven engineering yet incorporates design ingenuity and industry leading concepts that will confirm Team Associated's number one status which it has held for over 40 years.

Strength, durability, nimble handling and maximum corner speeds were the key design elements Area 51 targeted. Drivers will experience unparalleled and effortless "pop" as they launch from the jumps. Landings will be plush beyond belief due to the enhanced suspension that other buggies only dream of.

The RC8 drives the commonplace out of contention and puts winning back into your vocabulary.

Magazine Review
Point the RC8 in the right direction, stab the throttle and hold on; the RC8 is unsurpassed in the ability to get the power to the ground in a hurry. -- RC Driver, 2007


  • Newly designed high-torque capacity three-shoe aluminum clutch
  • Lightened 43-tooth diff ring-gears make for the absolute minimum rotating-mass
  • Weighing in at 7.4 lbs. makes the RC8 one of the lightest buggies in the class (weight may vary depending on muffler, engine and electronics)
  • Metric hardware throughout
  • Factory Team blue titanium turnbuckles
  • The 4.30:1 ratio gear boxes produce maximum punch allowing the RC8 to accelerate harder out of the corners and up the biggest jumps
  • FFC Free-Float Caliper brake system eliminates the possibility of unwanted brake drag while on throttle