As expected some weeks ago japanese company Tamiya introduced their new TRF418 touring car during this week’s Tokyo Hobby Show. The revised top-of-the-foodchain TC sports a large array of new parts such as a new upper and lower deck as well as a new carbon fibre bumper brace and rear shock tower. On the aluminium side of things the 418 has redesigned front and rear bulkhead parts, new front bulkhead covers, a new motor and layshaft mount and an updated spool body and new 20T pulleys to offer. The new motor and layshaft mount separates the parts from the upper deck allowing for more torsional flex while the steering knuckles make for a more linear steering feeling. Other updated parts include revised front and rear A-arms for the use with ball-type anti-roll bars, new steering knuckles and rear hubs, as well as updated springs and spool outdrives with the latter scrubbing 2g of weight from the drivetrain. We bring you more information on the 418 kit as soon as we get them.
Source: Tamiya [tamiya.com] | Images: Waigo Model Hobbies