Team Durango

Team Durango was a manufacturer and distributor of radio-controlled cars and accessories.

Team Durango Ltd
TypePrivate Limited Company (Ltd.)
IndustryRacing
Founded2008-2017
Key people
Gerd Strenge
Michael Vollmer
ProductsRadio-controlled Cars
OwnerHobbico
Websitewww.team-durango.com/

HistoryEdit

The original Durango was developed by Serpent Racing from the Netherlands who teamed up with Gerd Strenge to develop a Serpent-Branded 4WD electric buggy based upon prototype cars designs and built by German racer Gerd Strenge, calling the car the S500. The car was a radical departure from the slab-sided hand-machined prototypes when it first saw the light of day at Nuremberg 2008 however the economic climate meant the car never went into production. Fortunately Gerd Strenge and his designer Michael Vollmer formed at the end of 2008 the brand ‘Team Durango’, launching a redesigned S500 called the DEX410 and making it available to the mass market since September 2009. For many years before then prototype cars designed and built by Gerd had noticeable success against the larger commercial builders on the European racing scene.[1][2]

The then owners Hobbico discontinued the product in 2017.[3]

RacingEdit

Podiums at World ChampionshipsEdit

Position Year Title Driver Model
1st 2009 IFMAR 4WD Offroad World Championship   Martin Achter (GER) DEX410
2nd 2011 IFMAR 4WD Offroad World Championship   Jörn Neumann (GER) DEX410

Podiums at National ChampionshipsEdit

Position Year Title Driver Model
1st 2010 Finnish 4WD Offroad National Championship DEX410
1st 2010 French 4WD Offroad National Championship DEX410
1st 2010 Italian 4WD Offroad National Championship DEX410
1st 2010 South African 4WD Offroad National Championship DEX410

ProductsEdit

 
Gerd Strenge with Jörn Neumann's DNX8, 2013 EFRA European 1/8 Off-Road Championship.

1/10 Scale 4WD Electric Onroad Competition Touring CarEdit

Date Name Details Kit #
2015- DETC410v2 #TD102035
2013-2015 DETC410 #TD102023

1/10 Scale 2WD Electric Offroad Competition BuggyEdit

Date Name Details Kit #
DEX210v3 #TD102042
DEX210v2 #TD102028
DEX210 #TD102006

DEX210F

1/10 Scale 4WD Electric Offroad Competition BuggyEdit

Date Name Details Kit #
2010s - 2017 DEX410v5 TD102036
2010s DEX410v4 TD102030
2010s DEX410Rv3 TD102012
2010s DEX410v3 TD102011
2010–2011 DEX410R The 'R' is essentially the same car as the original DEX410 but with less of the expensive alloy parts. TD102003
2009 Sept - 2011 DEX410 TD102001

1/10 Scale 4WD Electric Offroad TruckEdit

Date Name Details Kit #
DESC410R TD102005

1/8 Scale 4WD Electric Offroad Competition BuggyEdit

Date Name Details Kit #
DEX408 TD102007

1/8 Scale 4WD Nitro Offroad Competition BuggyEdit

Date Name Details Kit #
DNX408 TD102002

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Team Durango history". Red RC. 2009-10-02. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  2. ^ "Team Durango founded -NeoBuggy.net – Offroad RC Car News". Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  3. ^ LiveRaceMedia. "BREAKING: Hobbico officially pulled the plug on Team Durango". www.liverc.com. Retrieved 2021-04-21.

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