HPI – Savage XL


The Savage XL – Extra Large Size and Mega Power!

Check out the new macho addition to the Savage line-up! The Savage XL is the super-large, extra-tough and supremely powerful bigger brother to the Savage monster trucks. With a longer wheelbase, wider stance and huge 5.9cc (.36 cubic inch) engine, the Savage XL is ready to rock and roll right out of the box!

We were looking to expand the Savage range of monster trucks and had to consider what would capture the imagination and hearts of legions of HPI Savage fans. HPI designers settled on a larger, fun-oriented version of the Savage with massive great tyres, a giant chunky bodyshell and powered by the biggest engine ever offered in a production Savage monster truck. The end result is the Savage XL!


Awesome XL Looks!

The Savage XL definitely looks the part of the massive monster truck! The extended wheelbase is the perfect evolution of the Savage design, and the extended chassis and larger tyres are a perfect match for the new, bigger ‘Gigante’ bodyshell!

The wide front grille and huge headlights of the XL bodyshell merge with the flared wheel arches front and rear for a huge ‘wow factor’, adding to the impression of huge size and strength! The tall, wide Terra Pin tyres fit the bodyshell perfectly for a fantastic scale look that’s sure to intimidate the opposition at your local bashing arena! Finally, while the new 8-hole wheels look huge, they use a standard 17mm hex hub so it’s easy to change the look and style of the XL as often as you like!

The Savage XL isn’t all just looking great, but we went all-out to make sure it looks as impressive as it performs!savagexl02.jpg

Size does matter…

Bigger in every dimension than the Savage X trucks that stand next to it, the XL is taller, longer and wider, with a longer wheelbase, more ground clearance and tyres nearly 7 inches across! It’s based on the practically indestructible Savage X chassis but features even more durability upgrades like 3mm TVP plates and engine mount, machine-cut differential ring and pinion bevel gears, steel spur gear, heavy duty clutchbell, extra heavy-duty dogbones, new larger diff outdrives and axles, machined brake hub, dual fibre disk brakes and much more!

Read on to find out more about the Savage XL! It will absolutely blow you away!



Extra-Long Alloy Chassis

To get the long wheelbase of the Savage XL, HPI designers settled on using an all-new extended TVP (Twin Vertical Plate) chassis that is made from 3mm thick 6061 aluminium. 6061-series aluminium is light and strong and provides the strength for stretching the Savage platform to its limits! The chassis features the cool Savage ‘X’ styling, plus a few extra design features etched into the chassis to really make it stand out! The engine is fitted to a one-piece engine mount which is then firmly attached to a 3mm extra thick engine mounting plate that is mounted between the TVP chassis. These are the thickest standard TVP and engine plate parts ever used on a Savage monster truck, and can easily withstand the torque of the massive Nitro Star K5.9 engine, plus anything else you can throw at the truck.

XL Features :

  •  Tall All-Terrain Tyres
  • 3 speed Transmission Installed
  • Wider Stance & 17mm Hex Hubs
  • New Tougher Suspension Uprights
  • Reinforced All-Metal Differentials
  • Larger Diff Outdrives
  • Thicker Dogbones
  • Machined Steel Spur Gear
  • Aluminium Three-Shoe Clutch
  • High Torque Metal Gear Steering Servo
  • 6V NiMH Receiver Pack and Charger

At the heart of the Savage XL is the all-new, monstrous Nitro Star K5.9 engine! This 5.9cc (.36 cubic inch) powerplant gives the XL loads of torque for turning the giant tyres, giving the truck the muscle to power over obstacles and through the toughest terrain and conditions.

The K5.9 engine delivers the muscle and grunt that you’ll want for powering the Savage XL over any type of terrain and through any obstacle! The low powerband supplies the torque for getting the XL up to speed fast, and the curved manifold and aluminium tuned pipe get the most power out of the engine. The K5.9 is also fitted with a Roto-Start 2 for easy starting, a vented heavy-duty clutchbell and aluminium 3-shoe clutch for tough and reliable power transfer and a giant heatsink head so you won’t have to worry about overheating!
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