February 21, 2019

Kyosho Turbo Optima 1/10th 4WD buggy kit

First seen at the recent Nuremberg International Toy Fair in Germany, Kyosho have now revealed more information on their forthcoming new re-release Turbo Optima 1/10th scale 4WD vintage buggy. Based on the iconic mid-1980’s Optima buggy, the original Turbo Optima back in the days featured race-proved optionals such as larger diameter tyres, larger volume shock absorbers, front and rear anti-roll bars as well as the 8.4V compatible Le Mans 240S brushed motor. Many of these features now also found their way into the re-release model that in addition sports a full assortment of gold-colour chassis and suspension parts, modern threaded aluminium shock absorbers, a slipper clutch, as well as newly designed  50mm/2.0” block tread tyres for improved traction. The Turbo Optima’s body shell was faithfully recreated and the updates, such as the 48 pitch drivetrain gears and the belt drivetrain, allow to use today’s powerful brushless motors and LiPo battery packs. The buggy is set for a release in March.

Key features:
– Faithful recreation of the original mid-1980’s Turbo Optima
– Capable of utilising modern day brushless motors and LiPo batteries
– Belt-drive drivetrain
– FRP radio plate
– Rear hub carriers with inserts for 0 to 2 degree of toe-in
– Alloy wheel hex hubs
– Metal counter gear
– Full ball bearings
– Polycarbonate with separate driver figure
– Hook and loop battery straps allow to use standard and oval diameter battery packs
– Hex-type screws

Source: Kyosho [kyosho.com]


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