The Little Car Company is developing, in collaboration with Tamiya, the Wild One MAX for release in 2022. Rather than being 1/10th scale, the Wild One MAX will be an impressive 8/10th scale, and you will not need an RC controller, because it is big enough to drive yourself!
If you grownup in the 1980s you definitely love classics like the Hornet, Lunchbox, Sand Scorcher & Avante. The original Tamiya Wild One (58050) was released in 1985 and became one of the brand’s most iconic models. Such was the popularity of the model it was even re-released in 2012 (58525) to further acclaim.
Yes, that’s right, developed in partnership with the company behind the Bugatti Baby II and Aston Martin DB5 Junior, the Wild One MAX will be a rear-wheel drive, off road electric buggy. At approximately 3.5m long, 1.8m wide and weighing around 250kg, the Wild One MAX will take up a bit more space than the RC kits of the past. But just like the original, you get the opportunity to assemble these models at home.
Pete Binger, CEO, The Hobby Company (Tamiya UK Distributor) declared: “We are massively flattered and thrilled by the launch of the Wild One Max by The Little Car Company under official licence from Tamiya. Tamiya assembly R/C kits, especially our unique buggy range, have captured the imaginations of generations for over 40 years. The prospect of a nearly full-size Tamiya buggy, which can be built and driven, is truly exciting and will be the ultimate vehicle for any Tamiya fan.”
Ben Hedley, CEO, The Little Car Company declared: “As a child of the 80s, developing an almost full-size Tamiya model, which you can actually drive, is a dream come true. We are honoured to be working with the Tamiya team on the project to bring one of their most iconic models to life for a new generation. Because it is still early days in the project, we have the opportunity to include the feedback and feature suggestions from the legions of Tamiya fans out there. We encourage anyone with imaginative ideas and feedback around the engineering of the project to sign up to the newsletter at WildOneMax.com. We can’t wait to get these on, and off, the road in 2022!”
The Tamiya Wild One MAX is expected to cost from €7000 plus local taxes and is planned for global release in 2022. Customers can reserve a build slot from today with a fully refundable deposit. Build slots are allocated on a “first come, first served” basis.