Carisma 1/8 M48S 1997 Subaru Impreza WRC Rally Car

Carisma 1/8 M48S 1997 Subaru Impreza WRC Rally Car

Carisma has some big news for rally car fans. Taking their love of scale detail to another level, they’ve announced the release of their 1/8-scale M48S 1997 Subaru WRC Rally Car (#87368).

Larger than their typical 1/24 and 1/10-scale releases, the M48S captures the styling of the 1:1 1997 Subaru Impreza WRC driven by the late-great Colin McRae. With molded body features from bumper to bumper, the blue paint, replica decals, and gold, multi-spoke wheels make this a wonderful conversation piece, whether on display or in motion.

Under the hood (or body), the M48S features a brushless motor and brushless ESC capable of handling 2S LiPo power. A 3-diff setup helps to ensure all of that power is well-utilized by the car’s four-wheel-drive drivetrain.

Carisma 1/8 M48S 1997 Subaru Impreza WRC Rally Car Specs:

  • Wheelbase: 319mm
  • Width: 231mm.
  • Chassis: LWB with Lightweight G10 Chassis Plates.
  • Stock Gearing Spur Gear 44T M1, Motor Pinion 12T M1, Internal Ratio: 15/39.
  • Driveline: Fully Ball-raced, Dedicated 4WD, Front & Rear Metal Gear Diffs, Center Gear Diff to maximize Grip & Power.
  • Motive Power: 540 Can Brushless Power with efficient XT60 Connector, Brushless ESC is 2S (7.4v) Compatible.
  • Suspension & Handling: Oil Filled Coil-Over Shocks & Anti-Roll Bar Front & Rear.
  • Wheels: Iconic Multi-spoke Gold Coloured Rally Wheels.
  • Tyres: Tarmac Spec Racing Tires.
  • Radio: Full Sized, Full Function, 2.4Ghz F.H.S.S CTX-8000 Steer-wheel Radio System.

Priced at $369.99, the M48S 1997 Subaru Impreza WRC Rally Car is available through Carisma and its dealers. Visit to learn more about this 1/8-scale R/C rally car.

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