The Super GT series is a grand touring car racing series that began in 1993. The series is based in Japan and it is recognized by the FIA. The Petronas sponsored TOM’S (Toyota’s tuning house) RC F is a white and green-liveried car entered in the GT500 class of the 2015 Super GT racing series. Harnessing the power from the 550hp-plus 2-liter inline-4 turbocharged engine, drivers Daisuke Ito and James Rossiter took 3rd place in Round 2 at the Fuji round of the series.
Tamiya has faithfully reproduced this sleek racing machine in 1/10 scale on the TT-02 entry level touring car chassis. The TT-02 chassis platform is the successor to the TT-01 as it incorporates many new features to make it even easier for the new R/C kit builder to assemble and learn from. The TT-02 chassis performs well as cornering and overall speed has been enhanced to take advantage of new electronics available on the market. In addition to the TT-02 being an ideal platform to start from, R/C hobbyists can expand its potential by adding many of the Ho-Up-Options available to increase the cars speed and performance.
|Mean White and Green Machine!
The Petronas TOM’s RC F is an eye-catching car in more ways than one, its performance in the 2015 Super GT series GT500 class living up to the bright livery with an excellent 3rd position in Round 2 at Fuji. This R/C model assembly kit accurately recreates the form of the car, complete with distinctive spindle grille and side panel detailing on the polycarbonate body. Separate parts are packaged in the kit to recreate the unique side mirrors. Included marking stickers recreate sponsor logos, numbers and the striking emerald green detailing.
|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 give 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. Gun metal color 12-spoke wheels provide a racy finish.
●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 (10 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.