January 30, 2019

2019 Nuremberg Toyfair – Kyosho

The 2019 edition of the Nuremberg International Toyfair is kicking this Wednesday. Having lost most of its former glory during the recent years, with more and more brands opting for a no-show because of the high costs and other reasons, this year’s event makes no exception, however it makes the return of Kyosho to the show. For the competition racer, the highlight of the booth might be the recently introduced Inferno MP10 1/8th nitro buggy, however the vintage racer might adore the return of the mighty Turbo Optima, Kyosho’s must-have mid-1980’s competition buggy. The 2019 re-release however might not please everybody as the buggy features updated gold shock absorbers with threaded big bore shock bodies, something the purist might not like as the original standard bore shocks were of a clamping design with plain bodies. Other updates may be found underneath, however we currently lack body-off shots. Noticeable beside the larger shocks are the 1.97″ (50mm) wheels and tyres. These are original low profile Kyosho Option House wheels. The tyre pattern is similar to original pattern but modified for modern track surfaces. No news for now on a release date but we keep you posted. Update: In the meantime more images became available highlighting golden anodised chassis parts, a belt-driven drivetrain front and rear anti-roll bars, as well as more details of the new big bore shock absorbers.

Images: Kyosho [kyoshoeurope.com] & Tamico [tamico.de]


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