Team Losi

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Team Losi
Type Public
Industry Racing
Founded circa 1980
Headquarters Ontario, California
Key people Bill Jeric, Jukka Steenari, Adam Drake, Mike Truhe, Richard Trujillo, Todd Hodge, Dakota Phend
Products Radio-controlled Cars
Website www.losi.com

Team Losi (also referred to as Losi, Team Losi Racing or TLR) is a USA based radio-controlled car manufacturer founded by Gil Losi in the late-1980s and is owned by Horizon Hobby.

History of Losi[edit]

Team Losi's first vehicle, the JRX2, was a 1/10 Scale 2wd Off-Road racing buggy. When it was released to the public in 1988, the JRx-2 featured many innovations that were unheard of at the time, from its unique 5-link rear suspension arms, carbon-graphite chassis, and all-natural rubber racing tires, the JRX2 set the stage for technological advancement and innovation. Team Losi, along with Team Associated, have helped shape the R/C industry into what it is today. The JRx-T was the first "purpose built" electric stadium trucks that didn't require racers to modify an existing buggy. The JRx-Pro SE was the first competition buggy to come standard with a molded composite chassis in an era where stamped aluminum and graphite plates were the standard. The Street Weapon was not only Team Losi's first on-road Sedan, but also the first IFMAR IWC Touring Car Championship Chassis.

Company Information[edit]

In the late 1990s, Ernie Provetti's company (Trinity) bought a 50% stake in Losi. Most (if not all) Losi Factory Drivers were using Trinity motors or batteries at the time. However, the partnership lasted only a few months before the two companies split.

Gil Losi Sr. of Team Losi sold the Team Losi brand to Horizon Hobby in 2001. Losi continues to operate in Southern California alongside Horizon Hobby.

Other, unusual items produced or endorsed by Losi include the PlayStation video game "Team Losi: R/C Racer" and a Team Losi line of high-performance yo-yos designed by Steve Brown. These were the 'Cherry Bomb', 'Da Bomb' and the 'Grim Sleeper', both using Losi race-specification ball bearings.

In March 2007, Gil Losi, Jr., co-founder of Losi, left Losi for Kyosho America.

Team Losi Vehicle Line-Up[edit]

This includes ONLY TLR vehicles.

  • Electric Buggies and Trucks
    • 8IGHT-E 3.0 Buggy
    • TEN-SCTE 2.0 Truck
    • 22SCT 2wd Short Course Truck
    • 22SCT RTC Short Course Truck
    • 22T 2wd Stadium Truck
    • 22 2wd Buggy
    • 22 2.0 2wd Buggy
    • 22-4 4wd Buggy
    • 8IGHT-E 2.0 4wd Buggy
    • Mini 8ight 1/14 Scale Buggy
  • Nitro Buggies, Truggies, and Late Models
    • 8IGHT 3.0 Truggy
    • 8IGHT 3.0 Buggy
    • 8IGHT 2.0 4WD European Spec Buggy
    • 8IGHT 2.0 4WD Buggy
    • 8IGHT-T 2.0 4WD Truggy
    • TEN-SCT Nitro Short Course Truck
  • Electric Competition Crawlers
    • 1/18 Mini Rock Crawler Pro
    • 1/10 Competition Crawler

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