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Tamiya F201 Chassis

tamiya f201

Summary

  • Galleries: View
  • Introduced: 2002
  • Scale: 1/10
  • Primary use: Onroad
  • Config:MA
  • Driveline: Shaft
  • Body: Polycarbonate
  • Susp. front: Wishbone
  • Susp. rear: Wishbone

The F201 was Tamiya's first try at a 4WD formula one car, and it was very short-lived. Outwardly it was a boon to scale enthusiasts, but a badly delayed initial release and host of out-of-the-box issues limited its commercial success, and it was relegated to niche status. While the 2WD series Formula 1 cars have enjoyed several comebacks, interest in the F201 has only continued to wane.

Pros: Fantastic scale appearance, 4WD gives excellent forward traction Cons: Uses only shotgun-style batteries, poor motor cooling, limited gearing options, poor durability, flexible upper chassis, limited room for electronics

F201 models

Model # Name Released Prebuilt?
58288 Ferrari F2001 2002 No
58294 F201 Chassis w/Orig Body 2002 No
58303 F1 BMW FW24 2002 No
49336 F201 Tuned Chassis Kit n/a No