Tamiya will announce their new TRF417 electric touring car at next month’s Plamodel hobby show in Japan. The successor to the double World Champion 416, the new car is more about fine tuning a winning package than huge changes. With the use of LiPo and brushless motors now used exclusively, the changes include a new super rigid motor mount with an updated motor position. Other changes include a new internal ratio, new chassis layout, battery mounting, an updated ball diff design and updated steering system. Expect to get the official word from Tamiya in and around the middle of October.