Hemistorm has just released the first Losi 5ive aftermarket body, the Hemistorm Penta! The Hemistorm Penta is made from 2mm lexan to withstand any style of racing or bashing. The Hemistorm Penta body is broken into five parts; a front section, roof, two doors, and a rear panel.
The front section, doors and rear section have all been detailed with louvre-styled “airscoops”. The front section encloses a part of the rollcage, emphasizing the open cage structure of the vehicle. The doors close all the way up to the rock guard, and together with the closed off front section the amount of debris entering the chassis will be kept to an absolute minimum. The roof section is reinforced with 8 barsections to ensure your paintjobs will keep unscratched as long as possible in case of a rollover.
In addition to the five body parts, the Penta kit is also supplied with 4 extra lexan panels. The two larger more square ones are to be mounted on the side of the cage, the other two can be used as a deflector on the rear quarters. Hemistorm does advise to take these off or trim these down for hardcore racers, as they are vulnerable to damage, at least until the HemiStorm spare wheel mount is released. Hemistorm included these panels as an extra, because they felt they complete the overall look Hemistorm desired to create when developing, the ultimate 5th scale vehicle.
Also shown in the pictures you see a roofrack which allows for mounting 3 sets of front lights. The bumper is a direct replacement for the stock one, enabling you to simply remove the lights from your stock bumper and reinstall them on ours. The HemiStorm Penta bumper is narrow, has aggressive angles while not making any compromises towards functionality. These two items complete the HemiStorm Penta look, turning your 5ive in a 5th scale car that is as close to a desert racer as it will ever get. Both pieces can also be used in combination with the stock Losi 5ive body. Pricing for both items are $69.00.