I'm a proud owner of the HPI SAVAGE XL OCTANE. Thanks to HPI SAVAGE XL OCTANE Review website I'll now get on my neighbor nerves because of this beast. I've already broke it in so now it's full throttle everywhere.
Look what has finally hit our workbench! The HPI Savage Octane
1/8-scale gas powered Monster Truck is hitting hobby shop shelves as
you read this and of course, we’re going to take a closer look at what
this highly anticipated release has to offer.
First up, the box is big, heavy and detailed with HPI’s cool graphics
and features callouts all over the sides. You should have no problem
hunting this down at your local hobby shop, that is, if they have any
left. We popped the box top and found the truck well-packed; not like it
really mattered, because it was just a few hours away from getting
thrashed outdoors. Also in the box, besides the built and decaled truck,
is the 2.4GHz TF-20 radio with “AA” batteries, some tools, a parts bag
and 2-stroke oil. The 5-cell packs for the receiver and ignition with
charger are also included. All you need to pick up, besides this kit, is
a fuel container and gasoline.
The first thing that will grab your attention is the GT15C
2.7hp 15cc engine. It’s huge. No really, it looks massive even in this
XL based 1/8-scale truck. It takes up a large portion of the bed of the GTXL
body and the pipe on the side will make you a grin. Just sitting here,
this truck is a showpiece that people will want to talk about. Other
cool features are the signature HPI graphics, engine cage, forward 300cc
fuel tank, Terra-Pin tires and lots of anodized aluminum. But enough
with the chit-chat, lets look at some detailed photos with our thoughts.