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Tamiya DF01 Chassis

Tamiya DF01


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  • Introduced: 1990
  • Scale: 1/10
  • Primary use: Offroad
  • Config: MA
  • Driveline: Shaft-drive
  • Body: Polycarbonate
  • Susp. front: Wishbone
  • Susp. rear: Wishbone

Introduced in 1990 as the Manta Ray, the DF01 platform has proven one of the most lasting and versatile in the Tamiya lineup. A number of buggy versions were released, but equally notable was the ABS-bodied Humvee that was much loved by scale enthusiasts. In 2007, the DF01 struck again with the release of the Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia edition in XB form. What's probably most noteworthy about the DF01 is that with a handful of new components, it spawned the TA-01 onroad chassis, which in turn single-handedly birthed the vast universe of "touring cars."

Pros: Versatile, carlike proportions for scale realistic body options, open chassis layout rife for customization Cons: A-arms too short in buggy form, chassis traps dirt

DF01 models

Model # Name Released Prebuilt?
58406 Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia 2007 2008 No
57769 Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia 2007 XB 2007 Yes
57762 M1025 Humvee XB with ESC n/a Yes
57714 M1025 Humvee XB n/a Yes
57711 Neo Top Force XB n/a Yes
57708 Super Manta Ray XB n/a Yes
58204 Blazing Star 1997 No
58160 Dirt Thrasher n/a No
58115 Terra Conqueror n/a No
58107 Top Force Evolution n/a No
58100 Top Force 1991 No
58087 Manta Ray 1990 No