It’s amazing to see the level of scale detail evolve in on-road R/C car bodies. In fact, the last few releases from Tamiya could be mistaken for 1:1 scale cars. Keeping this trend alive, their latest model is no different.
Continuing their rollout of licensed replicas, Tamiya has announced their RC Mazda3 kit which is built on the TT-02 chassis. Capturing the smooth visual lines of the 1:1 Mazda 3 in 1/10-scale format, this radio-controlled model should also mimic the precise handling and performance of the full-scale model as well.
Featuring four-wheel drive and the tried-and-true TT-02 chassis, this car should be a joy to drive or build into a custom showcar. In the looks department, I think Tamiya did an amazing job with replicating the fine details and overall body lines of the Mazda3.
Although this kit includes a clear body, the set includes a detailed decal sheet complete with grille, mirror, and other body accent decals to give your 1/10-scale build a real 1:1 feel.
Tamiya RC Mazda3 TT-02 Kit Specs:
- Length: 436mm
- Width: 187mm
- Height: 137mm
- Wheelbase: 257mm
- Tire width & diameter: 26mm/66mm (front and rear)
- Chassis style: Bathtub
- Drive system: Vertical motor/shaft drive 4WD 4 bevel type
- Steering system = 3 split tie rod type
- Suspension setup: 4 wheels double wishbone
- Shocks: friction
- Gear ratio = kit standard 8.27
- Motor: 540-size, brushed
To complete the build of this kit, you’ll need to supply a 2.4GHz radio, steering servo, ESC, batteries (car and radio transmitter), polycarbonate paint, and assembly tools.
The price for this model should be close to $150.00 with availability to purchase online and through your local Tamiya dealer. Visit tamiya.com to learn more about their Mazda3 TT-02 on-road R/C car.
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