The forged suspension parts are like little
works of art.
The Turbo Scorp gets larger-diameter
shocks—12mm up from 10mm—not to
mention a gorgeous red-anodized finish.
Note how the stub axle is installed directly
into the suspension arm—no hub carrier,
no camber link.
;e Turbo Scorp’s trailing-arm suspension design was inspired by the Beetle-based full-size
buggies of the 1970s and ’80s. ;e suspension pieces are beautiful 6061- T6 aluminum forgings
that are tougher than the cast parts used back in the day, and the front suspension is wider
than the standard Scorpion for greater stability.
Degree marks on the front-suspension
shaft make it easy to properly center
and set up the suspension, but pay
close attention to the linkage
lengths as spelled out in the
manual. New 12mm shocks
outfit the car, and although
they look vintage, they’re
thoroughly modern (and
leak-free) thanks to
cartridge seals with dual
action is smooth, but
there’s a lot of bump steer
and camber change due to
the Beetle-style suspension.
Unlike modern 3-gear transmissions, the Scorpion design has a
single internal mesh, with most of the gear reduction happening on
the motor plate. ;e gears are 48 pitch for a smoother, quieter mesh
than the original Scorpion’s 32-pitch gears. And with the exception of
the spur gear, all the gears are metal for full compatibility with modern
brushless power. But unlike the 1985 car, there’s a dual-pad slipper
clutch to protect the drivetrain.
The transmission arrives just like this. The gearbox
is an impressive casting.
Kyosho builds the gear differential for you, and
it’s stout. The ring gear is metal, and there are
four spider gears inside.