The first model to feature the newly-designed XV-01 chassis is the Subaru Impreza WRX STi rally car which was fielded in 2011 by the Subaru Team Arai. Led by Toshihiro Arai, the championship-winning driver of the 2005 and 2007 Production Car World Rally Championship (PWRC) seasons, the team entered the Impreza in the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) series. The team also raced at Rd.5 Rally Hokkaido in the 2011 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), where Arai impressively drove the car to victory. The Tamiya R/C assembly kit precisely replicates the Subaru Impreza in every detail for Rally R/C enthusiasts looking for the next level in a performance and realism.
This 1/10 scale R/C assembly kit reproduces the Subaru Impreza WRX STI Team Arai which took victory at Rd.5 Rally Hokkaido during the 2011 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship. The sporty form of the Impreza has been realistically reproduced by the polycarbonate body and the roof intake and square-shaped side mirrors are depicted with separate parts for a sharp finish. The distinctive markings of the race car can be easily depicted with the included stickers. In addition, rally block tires with inner sponges are matched with 16-spoke wheels to allow you to experience dynamic R/C rally driving.
Rally-Ready XV-01 Chassis
The XV-01 chassis offers exciting R/C driving action on both tarmac and gravel surfaces. It features a front-motor, belt-driven 4WD layout with the gearboxes, drive belt, battery, and R/C unit areas protected by covers against dirt and debris. Holes in the bottom of the chassis further help remove any debris which manages to get onboard to ensure unhindered off-road performance. In addition, detachable wheel well liners help prevent mud and gravel intrusion. Gear differential units enable customization with different viscosities of differential oils.
Front double wishbone suspension with CVA shock units and long tie-rod steering system.
Front and rear wheels can be fitted with the included well liners to protect against dirt and debris.
Rear double wishbone suspension features reversible-type arms and separate front suspension mounts.
R/C units are installed on the right side of the chassis, and their covers are detachable.
A hatch on the underside of the chassis enables quick access to the battery and R/C unit connectors.
Box-like main frame incorporates covers to provide protection against dirt and debris.
Construction type: assembly kit
Terrain use: multi-purpose
Drive type: multi
Drive line: dog bone
Differential type: gear
Suspension: fully independent double wishbone
Steering mechanism: bell-crank
Shock damper: oil-filled damper
Shock damper material: plastic
Tire type: rubber
Tire tread: rally block
Body material: Clear Polycarbonate
ESC: not included
Motor type: 540-brushed type
Bearings: shielded ball bearing
Dust covers for debris protection for radio gear
Gear Ratio: 8.04:1
Requires: Radio Control System with 1 Servo, Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) 7.2v Battery & Charger, Polycarbonate Paint for the Bodyshell.