Racing Mini 4WD Series no.99
Ray Spear (VZ)
Item No: 18099
Length: 158mm. Image shows assembled and painted kit.
A Ray of Light
This assembly kit creates the Ray Spear, a Mini 4WD racer with body designed by Japanese "Hyper Designer" Takayuki Yamazaki. Molded in clear green plastic, the body features a thrusting design and is lightweight and compact, contributing to a low center of gravity for the car; it features a detachable canopy which reveals a jet fighter-esque cockpit interior. Like the body, the VZ chassis is a lightweight and compact design, and here it is paired with dark silver color wheels and super hard low-profile tires.
★This kit features a body with futuristic racecar-inspired design, and comes with metallic stickers for decoration.
★Like its name suggests, the body incorporates a sharp, thrusting design scheme, accented by the compact rear wing.
★Viewed from the side, the model's low profile really comes to the fore; its low center of gravity will help hug the track.
★Lightweight and compact, the body is crafted in ABS plastic and weighs in at a featherweight nine grams, promising great speed.
★As seen here, the design is composed of three sections: body, wing and canopy, and is sure to catch the eye of those watching your race.
★The cockpit shape is reminiscent of those seen on fighter aircraft. Carbon fiber effect and pcd_designworks stickers add to the mood.
★Left: The canopy features detailed molding on the inside of the part. This image shows painted (TS-71 Smoke) and unpainted examples.
★Right: Leaving the canopy part off lets you install figures. Animal figures in particular make a great combination with its coloring.
★Left: The VZ chassis is molded in white, with A Parts (bumpers, gear cover and more) in yellow. The model features a 3.5:1 gear ratio.
★Right: Six spoke-wheels feature a spiral design, and are paired with super hard small-diameter low-profile tires for great performance.
The VZ chassis is a compact and lightweight design that features reinforced designs for bumper, rear stay base and more ensuring that it has the durability and flexibility to withstand racing accidents. It is also a rather adaptable unit that lets its owner make numerous updates to the setup. Low friction 620 plastic bearings are molded in POM and maximize drive efficiency, while the chassis and A parts are molded in ABS. 3.5:1 gears are included.
★Length: 158mm ★Width: 98mm ★Height: 40mm ★Includes motor ★Easy snap-together assembly
Separately Required Items
★R6/AA/UM3 batteries (x2)
Tamiya Color paints for painting the Ray Spear
- Tamiya Color Spray Paint
- TS-71 Smoke Canopy
- X-18 Semi gloss black Body, wing
Takayuki Yamazaki - "Hyper Designer"
Formerly a designer at Honda, in 2012 Yamazaki founded pdc_designworks. Not only a car designer, he is also active in the fields of fashion, modeling and DJing, consulting, and even finds time to take part in education, aiming to put a smile on many faces.
Click here to visit the pdc_designworks homepage. (Link leads to external site.)
Image shows concept design CG.
Information is current as of June 14, 2021. Specifications are subject to change without notice.