Calandra Racing Concepts introduces the Carpet Knife™ Twenty5. The 2018 version of our World Championship winning line of 1/12th scale road racing cars. We are excited to mark our 25th year in the R/C model car racing industry. Yes, 25 years of making products, meeting people, enjoying this great hobby and of course, racing. We have met many racers and have won countless Regional, National and World Championships in all these years. This new release, the Carpet Knife Twenty5 or “CK25”, marks a great milestone within the organization, 25 years. Our first car released was the original Carpet Knife™ and now with 25 years of company history, we bring you the CK25.
Looking back...we have built the company by going to races large and small, meeting racers all over the world. Getting in the pits, rubbing elbows with hobbyists, racers and our customers. When CRC started, the internet didn't exist. Setups and product information was passed along by magazines and word of mouth at R/C race events across the country. CRC was there then and is there now supporting our customers and enjoying the hobby.
All of us at CRC are devoted to bringing you top performing products at a great price and value. All CRC staff members take part in the design, building, racing and maintaining of the CRC products we use on a daily basis. Manufacturing and packaging the car is done right here in the U.S.A. We know exactly how the product works and performs in the racing environment as we all enjoy this great hobby just like you.
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Building on the World Championship winning heritage of the CRC Xti-WC, the CK25 takes all the race winning features and adds changes and improvements to adapt to current racing conditions. The new CK25 now features CRC's LCG (low center of gravity) Slider Rear Pod; the only rear axle housing that allows you to make infinite ride height adjustment WITHOUT molded plastic inserts or pucks. No fiddling with inserts. No 1mm "steps" to deal with, pure infinite adjustment. You want to add .3mm of ride height, you can do it with the slider pod. With inserts you are limited to .5mm or 1mm steps. This LCG slider pod allows very small tires and lowers the center of gravity almost 20% over our earlier pod. You want to make ride height on bare rims? You can with the CK25, this car makes the 3mm ride height minimum with bare rims on the car
The new CK25 features some changes to the front end to respond to the changes in modern racing, small tweaks to better handle extreme high-grip and also low-grip, bumpy conditions. The front body mounts have been moved to a raised bumper/body mount plate. The bumper/body mount plate protects the chassis. Because it sits on the chassis, it allows for more chassis movement without touching the ground. The chassis has been substantially shortened to limit the front overhang past the tires and reduce the chances of the chassis touching the racing surface during high speed racing.