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Tamiya: Ford Zakspeed Turbo Capri Würth / Re-Release

Tamiya announced the re-release of their Ford Zakspeed Turbo Capri Würth RC car on TT02 chassis.  In the late 1970s, Zakspeed was the official Ford team in the German Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft (DRM) series, a predecessor of the current DTM. The company constructed and entered an FIA Group 2 Escort and the Group 5 Capri, based on the MKIII production model.

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In august 1983, a mere six months after its debut, a new Kyosho machine blew its more established rivals away at the 5th JMRCA 1/12 Electric Racing Car Japan Nationals, held at a specially built track at Nakayama Racecourse Chiba Prefecture. RC on-road racing was changed for a generation by the 1/8 FANTOM 20 EXP 4WD engine racing car, and its bloodlines ran strong in the FANTOM EP 4WD.

To celebrate the re-realese of the FANTOM EP 4WD (9th addition to the Vintage Series) Kyosho posted the original promotional video from the 80s!

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akira kogawa

The 59th All Japan Model & Hobby Show just started and our friend Akira Kogawa is at the Kyosho booth to preset his very own 1980’s Ultima 2WD vintage buggy kit.

The core of the buggy (like its unique U-shaped alloy chassis) is unchanged from the original but, to ensure better performances and durability, Akira choose to add few improvements like the updated red body alloy shock absorbers, reinforced suspension components, front and rear composite shock towers, reinforced gearbox internals and a new wing mount.

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Tamiya Super Astute

Tamiya is going to bring back to hobby stores the classic 1/10th scale buggies: Super Astute 2WD and Avante Black Special 4WD. The original Super Astute, released for the first time in 1991, is one of Tamiya’s most sought-after vintage buggies by collectors around the World.

No official information is available for now but I’m sure the Astute will be upgraded to give it a little bit more performance compared to the original model released in the early 90s.

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