Welcome to a very affordable and highly tunable Tamiya 4wd series. At 1/3 the cost of the normal 1/32 slot cars…they are hard to beat. Don’t look for exact replica’s of the real thing though…this is all about DELTAWING F1 cars.
“Tamiya Mini 4WD cars were first released in 1982. Designed as a cement-free snap together kit, Tamiya Mini 4WD’s are essentially “plastic model kits”. Tamiya’s latest line of Mini 4WD’s is the Pro series, which is built on the MS chassis. This vehicle features a revolutionary double shaft motor for a dramatically lower center of gravity and optimum balance. This PRO series features a twin motor shaft that transmits power directly to both front and rear wheels, which removes the need for a propeller shaft and balancing the motor chassis layout. The MS chassis is designed with a 3-part detachable chassis that can be tuned-up with a wide range of separately available Hop Up parts.
All of the Mini 4WD kits have upgrade parts. For example, using optional ball bearing helps to minimize friction loss and utilize motor power more efficiently. By selecting the right Hop Up parts, you can enhance the performance of your car or the stability in curves during acceleration. “-Tamiya http://www.tamiyausa.com/mini4wd/
Pictured below is KillerK’s first racer: the Pro Sonic Tentative ’07 !!!
Tons of options for these racers, from Hollowed drive shafts to Carbon fiber parts and all sorts of tires. As far as motors, looks like there are 3 types in the PRO line up: REV, ATMOIC and TORQUE —all about strategy.
Now if your looking for a more REALISTIC LOOK, the bodies can all be replaced and they even sell lexan bodies that you have to paint.
**pictured above is a Tom’s SUPRA body on a 4wd pro
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