This RC assembly kit model recreates the 4th generation of the Mazda MX-5 (also known as the Roadster in Japan and the Miata MX-5 in the U.S.), the iconic car with a heritage dating back to 1989 and total sales in excess of 950,000. The dynamic and lightweight car was made to amplify the thrill of driving, with a punchy 1.5-liter (2.0-liter in North American market cars) inline 4-engine and 6-speed transmission, while including modern must-haves such as advanced safety equipment.
The Tamiya R/C model faithfully captures the fun and maneuverability of the real life subject as it comes on the proven M-05 M-chassis platform. The M-05 is a simple to build FWD (front wheel drive) machine, which allows for plenty of after-market parts to be outfitted as you grow with your skill. The lightweight, narrow semi-monocoque frame offers an optimized weight distribution and a low center of gravity. A ground-hugging 4-wheel independent double wishbone suspension and a 3-piece steering linkage ensure excellent stability during high-speed cornering.
Three wheelbase lengths (210mm, 225mm, 239mm) are possible by simply switching the position of the rear suspension parts, enabling a wide range of body choices available from Tamiya.
Product Specifications (Specifications subject to change)
- Scale 1/10
- Construction type Assembly kit
- Terrain use On-Road
- Drive-train 2WD FWD
- Drive type Gearbox
- Drive line Dog bone
- Differential type Gear
- Suspension Fully independent double wishbone
- Steering mechanism Bell-crank
- Shock damper Friction damper
- Shock damper material Plastic
- Tire type Rubber
- Tire tread Radial
- Body material Polycarbonate
- Chassis material Plastic
- Electronic Speed Control (ESC) Included
- ESC model TBLE-02S
- LED Light buckets No
- LED lights No
- Motor 540-brushed type
- Bearings Plastic bushing
- Adjustable camber Fixed
- Adjustable toe angles Front only
- Adjustable ground clearance Yes
- Adjustable gear ratio Yes
- Adjustable wheelbase Yes
- Adjustable track width Fixed
- Adjustable shock angle Fixed
Special feature 1 The dynamic and compact form of the closed-top MX-5 is accurately recreated in durable polycarbonate.
Special feature 2 Separate plastic parts are included to recreate side mirrors.
Special feature 3 Comes with stickers to recreate Japanese, U.S. and rest-of-the-world market cars.
Special feature 4 The nimble front wheel-drive M-05 chassis features a 225mm (M) wheelbase and has a wide range of option parts available to customize it.
Special feature 5 Includes TBLE-02 ESC and brushed motor.
- Requires A 2-channel radio gear
- Requires B 7.2 battery & charger
- Requires C Polycarbonate paint
• 8 x AA batteries