Tamiya #18100 - Tamiya Eleglitter (VZ Chassis) [18100]

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Racing Mini 4WD Series no.100
Eleglitter (VZ Chassis)
Item No: 18100

Length: 158mm.

Futuristic form
This assembly kit creates a brand new Mini 4WD model - the Eleglitter - designed by Kota Nezu who has produced the Astralster and Raikiri. Its eye-catching, wide body with a low center of gravity is inspired by futuristic open-top formula racers. The front and rear fenders are removable if you want to lighten the car, and a driver figure is also included. This model is based on the lightweight and compact VZ chassis and is suited to competing in Mini 4WD races. The small diameter low-profile wheels are 12-spoke and feature detachable aero discs to change the model's mood, and the color scheme of light blue and gray emphasizes the futuristic image. This cutting-edge design with its distinctive silhouette will raise excitement levels at Mini 4WD races.

★The rear view emphasizes the wide form with a low center of gravity, and the tail light at the center gives more realism. ★The VZ chassis is molded in black ABS resin and its gear ratio is 3.5:1 for high speed.★The front/rear fenders, driver figure and aero discs can be detached to give a lightweight body inspired by formula cars of yesteryear.★Wheels completely change their impression according to the setup with or without aero discs. The combination of simple body and mechanical details is eye-catching.    ★Detaching fenders offers a variety of setups such as attachment of large diameter tires. Image shows a model with the tires and wheels of Shooting Proud Star Clear Blue Special (MA).    ★Hexagonal headlight motifs juxtaposed with the curved body lines add a powerful image to the front.★Left: Body parts feature a matte effect finish to really pump up the stylish form.★Right: A helmeted driver figure matches the body and gives a futuristic image.★Left: Metallic stickers are included to depict blue body lines adracing numbers.★Right: Examples of parts attachment (sold separately)
・HG Carbon Wide Front Plate (1.5mm)
・13mm Aluminum Ball-Race Rollers (Ringless)
・HG 19mm Aluminum Ball-Race Rollers (Ringless)

VZ Chassis
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-48 Gunship Grey    Body, front/rear fenders
Tamiya Color Spray Paint    TS-42 Light Gun Metal    Front suspension arms, helmet
Tamiya Color    X-18 Semi-gloss black    Driver figure

Kota Nezu - Designer/Creative Communicator
Following a spell at renowned manufacturer Toyota, Mr. Nezu founded znug design in 2005. He produces and designs not only automobiles but also various industrial products, and has received the Good Design Award (Japan) and the iF Design Award (Germany), etc. The word“znug” means a connection between people and manufactures in Japanese.
Click here to visit the znug design homepage. (Link leads to external site.)

Information is current as of June 15, 2021. Specifications are subject to change without notice.