A well-oiled machine|
2014 marked the debut of the Lexus RC F in the GT500 class of the Japanese Super GT racing series. This R/C model assembly kit recreates one entry featuring the car in a bright livery with the engine oil brand SUSTINA from the Japanese service station ENEOS as the centerpiece sponsor. Early results for the race car were encouraging, as it secured creditable 2nd and 3rd podium places in the first two races of the season. The model recreates the car's stirring form in polycarbonate, capturing details such as the German Touring Car Championship (DTM)-esque fender-top ridges and Lexus' trademark "spindle grille". Separate parts recreate the car's unique door mirrors and wing. The vibrant orange so prominent in the livery can be created using Tamiya's new PS-62 Pure Orange spray paint color, while decals are included to depict the numerous markings. The model is based upon the shaft-driven 4WD TT-02 chassis, and comes with 10-spoke silver color wheels plus racing slick tires.
Adaptable TT-02 Chassis offers balanced shaft driven 4WD |
The shaft-driven 4WD TT-02 chassis employs a longitudinal layout with the battery on the left and the motor on the right, to offer excellent stability. In addition, it features identical left and right suspension arms and uprights for ease of assembly, plus easy-to-maintain gearboxes. It is a highly adaptable chassis, as it offers 2 different wheelbases, 2 ground clearance settings and 2 tread set-ups in addition to a range of 10 possible gear ratios. It is not short on looks either, with brake disc-shaped wheel hubs and stylish front bumper supports.
●Length: 480mm, Width: 190mm, Height: 123mm ●Wheelbase: 257mm ●Tire Width/Diameter: 27/67mm (Front & Rear) ●Bathtub-type Frame ●Shaft-Driven 4WD ●Front/Rear 4-Bevel Resin Differentials ●3-Piece Steering Tie-Rod ●4-Wheel Double Wishbone Suspension ●Front/Rear Friction Dampers ●Gear Ratio = 8.27:1 (9 further ratios from 11.38:1 to 7.28:1 possible with use of separately-sold pinions) ●Type 540 Motor ●Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) is sold separately.
Separately Required Items|
●2-Channel R/C Unit with ESC ●Battery Pack & Charger ●R6/AA/UM3 batteries for transmitter.