The Kyosho Inferno MP10 1/8 Nitro Buggy Kit builds on the Inferno legacy with optimal weight distribution, superior aerodynamics and many other improvements to create the best performing 1/8 scale buggy in the world.
NOTE: Painted body, tires, electronics and engine shown in photos are for illustrative purposes only and are not included. See needed to complete list below for a full list of items required to complete the model.
Redesigned Chassis Weight distribution has been thoroughly tested and revised to deliver optimum steering hat is highly responsive and predictable, without being overly aggressive.
Layout: Weight distribution maintains effective steering control with firm front grip, whether you are accelerating or not.
Handling Ability: Cornering speed is further increased through an optimized Ackerman ratio. A unique reversible steering plate enables eight different settings to match the specific characteristics of the racing surface and your preferences as a racer.
Tie Rod: The optimized Ackerman delivers an increase in lock to lock steering travel. The design of the reinforced tie rod ends doesn't interfere with the inside of the tire and wheel when steering is at maximum angle.
Details New technology has been incorporated to increase reliability and simplify maintenance.
Radio Plate: The MP10 radio tray features revised servo positions and increased strength with a 3mm plate, increased from 2.5mm on the MP9.
Upper Plate: The upper plate helps to provide improved front traction and steering performance.
Side Guard: By reducing the thickness and height, the side guards are 18 grams lighter and looks good as it narrows from the center of the chassis towards the rear.
Main Chassis: The CNC machined 3mm 7075 chassis is hard anodized to produce a harder surface for strength and durability.
Engine Mount Plate: Using 2017S grade material, the MP10 engine mount increases rigidity, improves pitching characteristics and reduces flex of the chassis through jumps.
Suspension Holder: Suspension geometry can be quickly and easily adjusted with he aluminum suspension holders and offset suspension bushings on the front and rear suspension. Additionally, the wheelbase can be adjusted to long or short to suit course characteristics and your driving style.
Suspension Shaft: Increased durability with 4.5mm inner hinge pins, compared to the 4mm pins used on the MP9.
Rear Suspension Bushing Holder: The rear suspension holder of the MP10 is 5mm longer than the MP9 TKI4. The design allows you to choose toe angles from 2.5, 3.0 and 3.5 degree settings.
Lower Suspension Arm: Front and rear lower suspension arms have been significantly reinforced for greater strength and designed so they dont catch dirt, for easier cleaning and maintenance. The arms are also substantially thicker around the large diameter 4.5mm hing pins to make the arms even stronger.
Big Shock: Shocks from the TKI4 10th anniversary Special Edition delivers exceptional performance on every surface. The shocks are equipped with 1.3x8 hole pistons with aeration caps and hard plated serrated big bore shock bodies that reduce contamination of the silicon oil to deliver smooth movement over extended periods for increased grip and forward drive.
Front Upper I-Arm: I-arm design on the front enables easy adjustment of suspension geometry and improves durability. Kanai says this design improves control and makes the car more consistent.
Shock Stay: Based on the suspension geometry of the MP9 TKI4, the shock and upper arm mounting holes have been optimized. The reinforced rear shock stay delivers increased strength and prevents dirt catching.
Sway Bar Ball End: Previous Inferno models featured adjustable links on both ends of the sway bar, but they were never adjusted after assembly. The MP10 features fixed length, one piece links that are easier to install and lighter. Kanai focused on every detail, which is supported by the statement "I would like to make it easier to maintain the MP10, even by reducing just one screw."
Wheel Nut: Serrated wheel nuts are standard equipment.
Rear Hub: High strength and precision construction of the molded rear hub delivers improved controllability and better handling characteristics than aluminum hubs.
Brake System: Specially selected pad material is secured with epoxy and indexed to the backing plates with two "dowel pins" similar to full size cars. They deliver exceptional braking power, durability and consistency, especially during grueling race conditions.
Redesigned Body Redesigned low profile body generates exceptional downforce. Kanai says the low profile, streamlined body produces excellent running stability and hugs the track tightly. Relentless testing and refinement of prototypes has resulted in a body design that maintains excellent balance.
Stiffening Rib: The body design features a steep angle on the nose section to increase steering response on all track conditions. The addition of ribs minimizes damage from roll overs without impacting style or performance.
Aerodynamics: Airflow is channeled for aerodynamic effect with lines running from a narrowed front to the more narrow side pods of the MP10.
Engine Cooling: The styling of the body around the engine is influenced by "supercars" and channels airflow for better cooling of the engine.
Downforce: A wing on the rear section of both side pods smoothly transitions airflow to the main wing, dramatically increasing rear grip.
Gurney Flap: The rear wing features two vertical fins to enhance stability through jumps. The Gurney flap can be attached to the trailing edge of the wing for three downforce adjustment settings: without flap/5mm/8mm.
Wing Stay: The wing stay on the TKI4 used many parts and a total of 8 screws. The MP10 features a molded one pice design that is more durable and at the same time, reduces weight by 7 grams.
Length: 490mm Width: 307mm Height: 180mm Ground Clearance: 28mm Wheelbase: 328mm (4 settings with rear hub collar position changes) Tread (F/R): 254mm (3 rear settings with bushing changes)
Tires (F/R): Sold separately Gear Ratio: 11.7:1 Weight: 3,360g (approx.) Engine: .21 Class (sold separately)
Needed To Complete:
2ch and 2 servo R/C system for cars
Muffler and manifold
1/8 tires and inserts
Fuel and Fuel bottle
Batteries for R/C system
Air cleaner oil
Paint for body
Sunday, Sep 1 2019 (about a year ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP10 1/8 Nitro Buggy Kit
Pulled the trigger on this kit back in February '19. Having been away from RC and nitro for about ten years I figured the Kyo would be a good place to start.
The build was fine. All the parts were in the bags! Nowadays, that is saying something. Kit comes with wheels which was nice. Manual was typical for a Japanese manufacturer. Followed Kanai on FB who posted manual revisions as they happened.
At the time there wasn't really a box stock set up to run. My first outing I was soft on the shocks. Had shot load of steering, a little unstable going straight. Spent some time perfecting the setup during a test day, and man the buggy has been solid ever since.
Over the course of 4 3 day races and a couple test days I've only managed to bend the rear toe plate as I collided with an immovable object (hello Mr. Fence). Rock solid reliability. The buggy also responds to changes very well, but at the same time it is extremely consistent if you just want to run a setup and leave it.
Things that are improvements over the 9 one piece wing mount, one piece sway links, front upper link, closed suspension arms, larger diameter hinge pins. Some folks don't like the 10 body and run the 9.
Support-Amain is well stocked, no shops in area carry 1/8th so that's hard to say. Online parts support is fine. Setup questions/support from Kyosho team drivers is excellent. Dudes would literally bend over backwards to help, even other Kyo drivers at the races, always willing to chat about setup.
No regrets buying this buggy!
5 customers found this review helpful.
Wednesday, Jan 1 2020 (about a year ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP10 1/8 Nitro Buggy Kit
Build review,the 3 3x10mm flathead screws goin to the shock towers both front and rear,they don't line up on the holes of the bulkhead both front and rear.Handlng and steering,its very good if not excellent,this buggy handles way better than the mp9 which i also have.it also comes with white wheels,how nice is that?Not many kit on the market comes with wheels.the body that comes on this kit is thin,if you want lightweight then its fine.i don't like the looks of it so I'm using an mp9 body.All in all,its worth an upgrade from mp9.Pull the trigger and buy this kit.Its awesome!!!!
2 customers found this review helpful.
Wednesday, Jun 10 2020 (10 months ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP10 1/8 Nitro Buggy Kit
In my honest opinion, if Yuichi Kanai designed this car, what a disappointment. Kyosho has lost its reign at the top as a "Top Quality RC Car Kit."