Saturday, 14 November 2009


NSR ABARTH 500 Assetto Corse

NSR is glad to announce ABARTH 500 Assetto Corse.

The NSR Abarth 500 Assetto Corsa (Race Tuned) was created in the streamline of the Mosler GT project which has dominated in the GT top class either in National and International competitions since it was born in 2006.

In according with our NSR philosophy, we have worked to obtain the best performances without any compromise. The NSR Abarth 500 Assetto Corsa has such road holding capability to give you unespected satisfactions despite its reduced dimensions."

NSR POLICY ‘Ready to Run’ is not enough!

NSR's objective is to make a high-quality ‘Ready to Race’ car. It needed to be competitive straight out the box, without any fiddling or modifications required to make it perform properly and we believe that this second car has also achieved this target. Our policy is to offer really a ‘Ready To Win’ car; we never like that people need to buy aluminium wheels to replace plastic wheels, soft rubbers to replace hard rubbers, or a motor to replace slow box stock motor…!

The NSR ABARTH 500 Assetto Corse is an innovative model with high tech components, highly performing on track still respecting the scale modellistic aspect. Manufacturing costs and artisan labor in Italy are however significantly higher than China or East Europe, but NSR is very proud of the fact that all the models are completely and entirely built in Italy, thus allowing NSR to have absolute control over quality and to demonstrate our Country capability. All NSR cars are assembled and tested exclusively into NSR Factory and only by NSR employers, so NSR can offer full warranty about final product.


The "Modellistic" attitude with high attention to details is an aspect which we consider to be fundamental and this has been fully adhered to, in fact the bodyshell is completed in all the particular as the real one. Inside the cockpit there is a four pieces driver, two pieces roll-bar, steering wheel, fire estinguisher, gear shift. Cockpit is good detailed; driver has belt, helmet and gloves hand-painted by our employers of course.

We care about details too, since we added chromed parts such exhaust system, gear shift and others. The body is fixed to the chassis by way of two screws at the front, whilst the rear end is held by way of a protruding tongue sticking out from the bottom of the chassis. Body dimensions are 56 mm width, 120mm lenght, 46 mm high. The wheelbase is 74mm and the distance from center of rear axle to center guide is 86.5mm. The weight of the fully accessoried and painted bodyshell it is 19 gr. whilst the weight of the RTR car it is 69g.


The main chassis is nylon made “flat” design of 1 to 1,5 mm thickness for maximum grip when cornering whilst capable to withstand crashes. Motor support is held in position to main chassis by three screws (one in front and two at the side) which are only crossing it to screw into an independent ring. This allows the motor support to move independently from the chassis and in the desired amount (which can be set by simply unscrewing the screws from underneath).

The motor is of a sidewinder configuration with only 2 degrees from the rear axle.
The chassis comes with a removable traction magnet, located just ahead of the motor; the neodymium magnet is round, 4mm high and 8mm diameter with 3 different mounting positions.
The guide is counter-sunk well inside the chassis to allow desired ground clearance by the use of thin spacers to be placed in between the guide itself and the chassis. The one piece front axle can move vertically for right front clearance. Rear pillow block height, allows the gear to protrude only 1mm under the chassis level thus leaving still 1 mm. gear/track clearance.


The guide is similar to that of current offerings, but it is low-profile (only 1mm thickness); exclusive adjustable height using .005” and/or .010" and/or .020” new spacers, to cater for racing on all types of plastic tracks, as well as wooden tracks with raised, flush or recessed braid/copper tape to optimise the braids contact. The pivoting shaft is 8mm. high for a free vertical movement. The brass connectors used to fix the wires to the guide are newly made, slightly bigger, chosen to guarantee a tough contact with our smallest thickness braids.


Tires have same size in front and rear, as real car. Low profile and soft compound’s rear tires guarantee an exceptional grip on any kind of track surface.


The motor for the NSR ABARTH 500 Assetto Corse is the Shark 20k, fully developed by triple World Champion Salvatore Noviello, made always by the same NSR philosophy: to realize high performance product without compromises! Shark 20k motor has 20000 RPM at 12Volts with an excellent torque value of 164 gr/cm. The motor can is opened from both sides, it has cooling oval holes and the magnets are ceramics.


The components of NSR ABARTH 500 Assetto Corse are made up of the usual high-quality from NSR:

  • NSR3004 20K Shark motor, 20000rpm 164gr-cm
  • NSR4801 precision and very strong 3/32" diameter axles
  • NSR5003 aluminium 17mm. diameter front and rear - NO air system - 4/40 set screw front wheels,
  • NSR5244”Supergrip' rear softer rubbers, low profile 19 x 8mm.
  • NSR5243 ‘No-friction’ hard front rubbers, low profile 19 x 8 mm.
  • NSR4803 Autolubricant & no-friction oilites
  • NSR6911 Extralight & no-friction 11t pinion 6.5mm
  • NSR6032 Extralight & no-friction Sidewinder 32t gear 17.5mm

You can read more about the ABARTH 500 on the NSR Website Here


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