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The HPI ‘Cuda’s engine is based on the
G3.0 used in its off-road trucks, and HPI
rates the T3.0 at 1.5hp (versus 2.2 for
the G). When you factor in the slippery
Vintage rubber, green engine and that
the ’Cuda body is about as aero-friendly
as a barn door, the ‘Cuda’s impressive
54mph top speed becomes an especially
noteworthy achievement. The T3.0’s
aluminum crankcase bolts straight to the
2.5mm chassis plate, with no separate
motor mounts needed. This minimizes
weight, and the chassis surface area
adds some extra heatsink effect. Helping
to keep intake temp in check is a
composite carb beneath a high-flow
two-stage air filter. The engine needed
TOP SPEED 54mph
Distance (in feet) traveled in:
1 sec. ❯❯ 20. 7
2 sec. ❯❯ 71. 3
3 sec. ❯❯ 140. 5
4 sec. ❯❯ 218. 8
0-132 ft. time ❯❯ 2.9 sec.
Time to top speed ❯❯ 3. 7 sec.
Speed at 132 ft. ❯❯ 50. 6 mph