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HPI Racing is an American manufacturer of radio-controlled cars. The company was founded by Tatsuro Watanabe (us) in South California, USA, in 1986 as Hobby Products International.

HPI's initial product range included car accessories like graphite parts for existing race cars, wheels for off-road and on-road vehicles and motors. HPI Racing's Uno motors won a World Championship title in 1987, demonstrating the company's skills and know-how could allow it to compete with top RC competitors. Early success allowed HPI to grow its product range and eventually release the first car kit designed by HPI: the Super F1.

HPI Racing 1/8 Buggy

History

Building on its early success HPI rapidly shifted its focus from being an accessories company to being a prolific RC company. From the initial electric-powered car kits, HPI product line expanded into fuel-powered RC with products such as the Nitro RS4, off-road with the RS4 MT, small-scale RC with the Micro RS4 and eventually into larger kits such as the Savage monster truck and Baja 1/5th scale buggy and truck series of vehicles.

HPI car designs have been used as the basis for the HB brand of pure racing cars which led to the brand's first World Championship win in 2006 in the ISTC on-road racing category. In off-road racing, the D8 buggy won its first World Championship in 2008, and further commitment to racing development saw many more off-road championship wins around the world, including multiple US National wins and 2 more buggy World Championship wins.

In 2016 (30th anniversary of HPI Racing), HPI and HB brands splitted as HPI Racing came under the ownership of Ripmax, the largest RC distributor in the United Kingdom and the largest Futaba distributor in Europe.

In 2019, the HPI Racing brand changed ownership again and the major shareholders became Scandinavian based Vestergaard Group. Vestergaard has 50+ years of expertise and investment in the hobby industry as a major distributor in the Scandinavian region.

RC products

HPI has released both electric and nitro RC cars with the most notable being:

  • RS4 series - One of the very first electric touring car racers
  • Nitro RS4 - Kickstarted the nitro touring car movement
  • Micro RS4 - Created the 1/18th scale car category
  • Savage - Popularized the 1/8th scale monster truck category
  • Baja 5B – The first popular large scale 1/5th scale off-road RC vehicle
  • HB Cyclone - IFMAR World Champion Touring Car (2006, Andy Moore, Italy)
  • HB D8 - IFMAR World Champion 1/8th buggy (2008, Atsushi Hara, USA)
  • Savage XS - The fastest Mini Monster Truck in the world (65+mph/105 km/h)
  • HB D812 - IFMAR World Champion 1/8th buggy (2012, Ty Tessmann, Sicily)
  • Baja Q32 - The first micro-scale car with Real Steer control

List of on-road electric vehicles

HPI is a key player in the electric on-road car market specializing in producing cars with replica bodies of famous cars from the automotive industry.

Strength and weaknesses

This section is incomplete. Help us by adding to it.

1/10th scale

  • 120094 - Sport 3 Drift 2015 Ford Mustang Spec 5
  • 160334 - E10 TOURING MICHELE ABBATE GRRRACING TOURING CAR
  • 160202 - Sport 3 FLUX Audi e-tron Vision GT
  • 120103 - RS4 SPORT 3 1987 WARSTEINER BMW E30
  • 120097 - RS4 Sport 3 Drift Team Worthouse
  • 120096 - RS4 Sport 3 Drift Dai Yoshihara Subaru BRZ
  • 120098 - RS4 SPORT 3 FLUX FORD GT HERITAGE EDITION
  • 120091 - E10 DRIFT FAIL CREW NISSAN SKYLINE R34 GT-R
  • 120090 - E10 TOURING MICHELE ABBATE GRRRACING TOURING CAR
  • 118000 - RS4 SPORT 3 Creator Edition
  • 120102 - RS4 SPORT 3 1969 FORD MUSTANG RTR-X
  • 115984 - RS4 Sport 3 Drift 2015 Ford Mustang Spec 5
HPI Racing RS4 Sport 3 Mustang
HPI Racing RS4 Sport 3 Mustang Vaughn Gittin JR Spec 5
Discontinued 1/10th scale
  • 115990 - RS4 SPORT 3 RTR KEN BLOCK 1965 FORD MUSTANG HOONICORN RTR
  • 115126 - RS4 Sport 3 2015 Ford Mustang Spec 5
  • 114356 - RS4 Sport 3 Drift Subaru BRZ
  • 114350 - RS4 Sport 3 Flux Falken Porsche 911
  • 114343 - RS4 Sport 3 BMW M3 E30
  • 112862 - Sprint 2 Flux BMW M3 GTS
  • 112710 - Sprint 2 Flux Ford Mustang GT-R
  • 111277 - E10 Drift Falken Tire 2013 Ford Mustang
  • 106154 - Sprint 2 Drift Nissan 350Z
  • 106133 - Sprint 2 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
  • 106130 - Sprint 2 Nissan GT-R R35
  • 109494 - E10 2014 Ford Mustang
  • 111664 - E10 Drift VGJR Ford Mustang Monster/Nitto
  • 105979 - E10 Drift Falken Mustang GT RTR
  • 109291 - E10 Drift Nissan S13 Discount Tire
  • 109299 - Sprint 2 1969 Ford Mustang RTR-X
  • 108765 - Sprint 2 Flux 2010 Chevrolet Camaro
  • 108220 - Sprint 2 Falken Porsche 911
  • 106168 - Sprint 2 Flux BMW M3 GT2
  • 106165 - RTR Sprint 2 Flux w/ Porsche 911 GT3 RS
  • 106144 - RTR Sprint 2 Sport
  • 106149 - Sprint 2 Drift 2010 Chevrolet Camaro
  • 101263 - RTR E10 with Porsche 911 Turbo
  • 104821 - RTR Sprint 2 Drift Sport
  • 104671 - Sprint 2 Sport w/ 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
  • 101553 - Sprint 2 Sport w/ Porsche 911 GT3 RS
  • 101556 - Sprint 2 Flux w/ Porsche 911 GT3 RS
  • 102852 - Formula Ten
  • 10786 - E10 RTR Ford GT LM Race Car Spec II designed by Gran Turismo (200mm)
  • 100424 - RTR SPRINT 2 FLUX WITH 1966 FORD MUSTANG GT BODY
  • 762 - RTR Sprint 2 Drift Sport
  • 719 - RTR SPRINT 2 SPORT W/ 2006 HPI IMPREZA BODY(200mm)
  • 10726 - RTR E10 with Ford Mustang GT-R
  • 10724 - RTR E10 with Lamborghini Murcielago
  • 10722 - E10 DRIFT with Mazda RX-7 FD3S 190mm
  • 751 - Sprint 2 Drift RTR
  • 187 - Pro 4 (Hara Edition)
  • 30402 - SPRINT 2 STADE D MAZDA RX8
  • 185 - Pro 4
  • 178 - RS4 Pro 3
  • 105978 - RTR E10 Drift Falken Mustang GT RTR
  • 105945 - MONSTER ENERGY/FALKEN TIRE 2011 FORD MUSTANG E10 DRIFT

1/18th scale

  • 120101 - Micro RS4 Drift Fail Crew Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R
  • 112468 - Micro RS4 1969 Ford Mustang RTR-X
Discontinued 1/18th scale
  • 115387 - MICRO RS4 KEN BLOCK 2015 FORD
  • 114192 - MICRO RS4 KEN BLOCK 2014 FORD
  • 112856 - MICRO RS4 DRIFT NISSAN S13
  • 112466 - MICRO RS4 SUBARU WRX STI GRC
  • 112465 - MICRO RS4 SUBARU WRX STI GRC
  • 111230 - FALKEN 2013 FORD MUSTANG MICRO
  • 111224 - KEN BLOCK 2013 GRC MICRO RS4
  • 619 - MICRO RS4 SPORT/LAMBORGHINI
  • 617 - MICRO RS4 DRIFT WITH MAZDA RX-7

Mini scale

  • 120093 - Savage XS Flux Chevrolet El Camino SS
  • 115967 - SAVAGE XS FLUX VGJR
Discontinued mini-scale
  • 101559 - CUP RACER 1M KIT W/ BMW 2002
  • 101580 - RTR SWITCH W/ ABARTH
  • 102075 - CUP RACER 1M KIT W/ PORSCHE
  • 100597 - CUP RACER

Discontinued 1/32th scale

  • 120000 - Q32 TROPHY TRUGGY
  • 116710 - FORMULA Q32 RED
  • 116706 - FORMULA Q32 BLUE
  • 114060 - Q32 BAJA BUGGY

List of off-road electric vehicles

HPI most famous off-road RC car is the Vorza Flux which remains one of the most sought after RC buggy.

Strength and weaknesses

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1/8th scale

  • 160179 - Vorza S Flux Buggy
  • 160178 - Vorza Flux Buggy
  • 160182 - Vorza S Flux
  • 160181 - Vorza Flux
  • 160103 - SAVAGE XL FLUX V2
  • 160217 - WR8 FLUX 2001 WRC Subaru Impreza RTR
  • 160101 - SAVAGE X FLUX V2
  • 160095 - Savage XL Flux GTXL-1
  • 101850 - Vorza Flux
  • 107018 - Trophy Truggy Flux
  • 107016 - Trophy Buggy Flux

1/10th scale

  • 160268 - JUMPSHOT SC Flux
  • 160267 - JUMPSHOT SC V2.0
  • 160032 - Jumpshot ST Flux
  • 160031 - JUMPSHOT SC Flux
  • 160030 - JUMPSHOT MT Flux
  • 120081 - JUMPSHOT SC V2.0
  • 120082 - JUMPSHOT ST V2.0
  • 120080 - JUMPSHOT MT V2.0
  • 117255 - VENTURE Scale Builder Kit
  • 110663 - Bullet MT Flux
  • 110662 - Bullet ST Flux
  • 115118 - Crawler King Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
HPI Racing Crawler King Ford F150
HPI Racing Crawler King Ford F150 SVT Raptor

List of on-Road engine vehicles

As of today, nitro on-road cars are a thing of the past forr HPI Racing.

Strength and weaknesses

This section is incomplete. Help us by adding to it.

List of discontinued 1/10th scale

  • 112587 - NITRO 3 DRIFT RTR WITH
  • 112619 - NITRO RS4 3 EVO+ 1969 FORD
  • 105944 - NITRO RS4 3 EVO+ 2.4GHZ W/ BMW
  • 105942 - NITRO RS4 3 EVO+ 2.4GHZ W/
  • 101550 - NITRO RS4 RTR 3 EVO+ W/
  • 10073 - NITRO RS4 3 DRIFT WITH NISSAN
  • 10066 - NITRO RS4 3 18SS+ KIT WITH 1968
  • 10058 - RTR NITRO RS4 3 EVO+ EVO2 WITH
  • 10057 - RTR NITRO RS4 3 EVO+ WITH '66
  • 10056 - RTR NITRO RS4 3 EVO+ WITH
  • 10069 - NITRO 3 18SS +
  • 10059 - RTR NITRO RS4 3 EVO+ WITH 1967
  • 10055 - NITRO RS4 3 EVO+ WITH NSX BODY
  • 817 - R40 HARA EDITION
  • 10257 - NITRO RS4 3 18SS KIT WITH
  • 10256 - NITRO RS4 3 18SS KIT FORD GT
  • 10006 - NITRO 3 EVO
  • 822 - R40
  • 105936 - RTR NITRO RS4 3 EVO+ 2.4GHZ W/

List of discontinued 1/5th scale

  • 115123 - BAJA 5R 1970 FORD MUSTANG BOSS

List of off-road engine vehicles

HPI first nitro cars were the nitro RS4. The company expanded its nitro product line and is still offering nitro RC cars until today.

Strength and weaknesses

This section is incomplete. Help us by adding to it.

Discontinued 1/5th scale

  • 115485 - BAJA 5B TSK-B CLASS 1
  • 115484 - BAJA 5B SIDEWINDER X5
  • 113141 - BAJA 5B D-BOX 2
  • 112457 - BAJA 5B SS KIT
  • 110190 - RTR BAJA 5B
  • 110185 - BAJA 5T
  • 109964 - BAJA 5SC
  • 105734 - BAJA 5SC SS KIT
  • 105235 - RTR BAJA 5SC
  • 103857 - RTR BAJA 5T W/ 2.4GHZ & 5T-1
  • 103851 - BAJA 5T WITH 2.4GHZ RADIO
  • 103860 - BAJA 2.0 5B WITH 2.4GHZ RADIO
  • 10630 - BAJA 5B 2.0
  • 10621 - BAJA 5T
  • 10611 - BAJA 5B SS
  • 10601 - BAJA 5B RTR
  • 10610 - BAJA 5B SS
  • 105231 - RTR BAJA 5SC
  • 30108 - RTR SAVAGE 5T

1/8th scale

  • 160177 - Vorza Nitro Buggy
  • 160180 - Vorza Nitro Truggy
  • 160211 - WR8 3.0 2001 WRC Subaru Impreza RTR
  • 160100 - SAVAGE X 4.6 GT-6
  • 109083 - Savage X 4.6
  • 107014 - Trophy Truggy 4.6
  • 107012 - Trophy Buggy 3.5
    HPI racing trophy 3.5 nitro
    HPI racing trophy 3.5 nitro buggy 4WD
Discontinued 1/8th scale
  • 109073 - SAVAGE XL OCTAN
  • 120037 - WR8 3.0 KEN BLOCK GYMKHANA
  • 115458 - WR8 3.0 KEN BLOCK 2015 FORD
  • 114187 - WR8 3.0 KEN BLOCK FORD FIESTA
  • 112868 - KEN BLOCK 2013 GRC WR8 3.0
  • 112601 - SAVAGE XL 5.9
  • 101736 - SPECIAL EDITION SAVAGE X 4.6
  • 106950 - WR8 3.0 FORD FIESTA ABU DHABI
  • 106118 - D8S
  • 107020 - PULSE BUGGY 4.6
  • 105645 - RTR SAVAGE 4.6 2.4GHZ
  • 104248 - SAVAGE XL 2.4GHZ
  • 104266 - SAVAGE X 4.6 RTR 2.4GHZ
  • 101323 - PULSE 4.6 RTR
  • 101153 - TROPHY TRUGGY 4.6
  • 10508 - TROPHY 3.5
  • 873 - SAVAGE X 4.6 REVERSE RTR
  • 10516 - SAVAGE XL
  • 876 - SAVAGE X SS KIT WITH NITRO GT-2
  • 868 - SAVAGE X 4.6 RTR
  • 861 - SAVAGE X 4.6 SS KIT
  • 10505 - HELLFIRE SS
  • 859 - SAVAGE X 4.1 RTR
  • 856 - SAVAGE ATV KAWASAKI KFX700
  • 10501 - HELLFIRE RTR
  • 882 - SAVAGE 3.5 TRUCK WITH NITRO GT-1
  • 874 - SAVAGE SS 4.6 KIT
  • 835 - RTR SAVAGE 25
  • 845 - SAVAGE SS
  • 831 - SAVAGE 21TRUCK WITH NITRO GT-1
  • 106949 - RTR WR8 3.0 FORD FIESTA ABU
  • 105644 - RTR SAVAGE 4.6 2.4GHZ
  • 104246 - SAVAGE XL 2.4GHZ

1/10th scale

  • 110661 - Bullet MT 3.0
  • 110660 - Bullet ST 3.0
Discontinued 1/10th scale
  • 107006 - BULLET MT 3.0 W/ 2.4GHZ
  • 107004 - BULLET ST 3.0 W/ 2.4GHZ
  • 105866 - FIRESTORM 10T 3.0
  • 101401 - BULLET MT 3.0
  • 101400 - BULLET ST 3.0
  • 10411 - NITRO MT2 G3.0
  • 10446 - NITRO RS4 MT 2 18SS+ KIT WITH
  • 10511 - FIRESTORM 10T
  • 10442 - NITRO MT 2 18SS
  • 562 - NITRO RUSH EVO
  • 10402 - NITRO RS4 MT 2

Discontinued 1/12th scale

  • 10861 - NITRO MONSTER KING

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