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Tamiya Group C (Gr.C) Chassis

Tamiya Group C (gr.c)

Summary

  • Galleries: View
  • Introduced: 1990
  • Scale: 1/10
  • Primary use: Onroad
  • Config: MR
  • Driveline: Direct drive
  • Body: Polycarbonate
  • Susp. front: Coil spring
  • Susp. rear: T-bar

The Tamiya Group C chassis was introduced to pay homage to the legendary like-named FIA racing class of the 1980's and early 90's. It borrowed the simple & reliable, low-slung suspension design from their open-wheel chassis, featuring rigid front arms with tiny coil springs on the kingpins, and a rear pod with a flexible chassis segment and single longitudinal shock. Sadly full-scale Gr.C racing ceased by 1993, as did Tamiya's production of the scale replicas.

Pros: Light weight, simple construction, very high performance for a sport-level 2WD Cons: Battery compartment only accepts 6-cell shotgun-configured NiCd/NiMH batteries, somewhat limited tuning options

Gr.C models

Model # Name Released Prebuilt? Galleries    
58088 Mercedes-Benz C11 1990 No      
58091 Nissan 300ZX IMSA GTO 1990 No      
58092 Jaguar XJR-12 Daytona Winner 1991 No      
58094 Honda NSX 1991 No      
58098 Ferrari F40 1991 No    
58102 Mazda 787B 1991 Le Mans Winner 1992 No      
58109 Nissan R91 CP 1992 No      
58153 Daytona Thunder n/a No      
58174 Street Devil n/a No    
58351 Mercedes-Benz C11 (limited re-release) 2005 No      
58352 Jaguar XJR-12 Daytona Winner Finished Body (limited re-release) 2005 No gallery    
58356 Ferrari F40 Finished Body (limited re-release) 2005 No gallery    
58357 Mazda 787B 1991 Le Mans Winner (limited re-release) 2005 No