This R/C assembly kit model recreates the 4th generation model of Mazda’s worldwide hit car, known as the Mazda2 around the world and the Demio in Japan. This compact car has a body incorporating design themes from Mazda’s “Soul of Motion (Kodo)” concept, such as the front section with its striking headlights stylized like the eyes of wild animals, linked by the “signature wing” skirting the front grille. It won the 2014-2015 Car of the Year Japan award for Mazda.
The Tamiya R/C model faithfully captures the fun and maneuverability of the real life subject as it comes on the proven M-05 L-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
An Elegant Compact Car
This is an R/C model assembly kit of the 4th-generation Mazda2 (marketed as the Demio in Japan), which was named the 2014-2015 Car of the Year Japan among numerous other awards. The model uses a lightweight and durable polycarbonate body to capture the elegant Mazda2 form, which incorporates design themes from Mazda’s “Soul of Motion (Kodo)” concept. Side mirrors are molded as separate parts, while stickers are included to recreate details such are lights, optional body-side graphics and more.
|M-05: Low Center of Gravity, High Performance!
The front wheel drive M-05 chassis features a lightweight, narrow, durable, and easy-assembly semi-monocoque resin frame. Gearbox, motor, battery pack, receiver, servo and ESC are positioned for optimum weight distribution and a low center of gravity. Ground-hugging 4-wheel independent double wishbone suspension and the 3-piece steering linkage provide stable high-speed cornering. Silver color 5-spoke wheels are matched with tread-patterned radial tires and feature tire inserts.
★The body elegantly captures the Mazda2 form which embodies the Mazda ‘kodo’: soul of motion design concept.
★The timeless M-05 chassis design is centered around a lightweight, slimline semi-monocoque for great durability.
★3-piece steering tie-rod setup ensures that the model provides crisp, true handling, making it a fun drive.
★Ground-hugging 4-wheel double wishbone suspension and M-Chassis 60D radial tires give a smooth ride.
★A transponder stay is included in the kit for users who would like to test their skills in R/C races.
★A comprehensive sticker sheet recreates markings like Mazda logos. Window masking stickers included.
●Length: 377mm, Width: 167mm, Height: 136mm ●Wheelbase: 239mm ●Tread (Front & Rear): 138mm ●Tire Width/Diameter (Front & Rear): 25/59mm ●Monocoque Frame ●3-Bevel Differential Gear ●Front-Wheel 2WD ●3-Piece Steering Tie-Rod ●4-Wheel Double Wishbone Suspension ●Front & Rear Friction Dampers ●Gear Ratio = 5.8:1 ●Type 540 Motor ●Requires an Electronic Speed Controller (sold separately)