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The Optima Mid is remembered for its brilliant debut at the 2nd World Electric Off-Road Car Championships in England, 1987, where the prototype occupied 5 out of the 10 qualifiers in the A-Main final and finished in second place. Optima’s chassis layout with mid-motor position and undercarriage grew in popularity and became the foundation for modern racing buggies. It is this Optima Mid that will be reproduced as the 10th model in the Kyosho vintage series. The main chassis is made from 6016T6 aluminium alloy that guarantees high rigidity. Each component of the car has been updated to match a modern power system, such as the 48-pitch gear for improved efficiency and precision gear ratio setting. The recreated Optima Mid also features adjustable belt tension using a tensioner not available at the time, ultimately achieving a smooth drive with minimal loss. Furthermore, equipment from the Turbo Optima Mid such as the FRP front and rear shock stays, and countersunk main chassis have also been incorporated into this model. The racy form of the original Optima Mid body design is faithfully reproduced in line with the popular vintage series. Experience the driving spirit of the Optima Mid, incorporating the state-of-the-art mechanics from the past that cannot be matched by anything today.

The basic design follows the 1987 Optima Mid. As the name suggests, the layout allows for the mid-ship motor mount. Driving performance is optimised by centrally locating heavy components on the chassis.

The 6061-T6 aluminium alloy main chassis achieves an excellent balance between rigidity and crash resistance. Incorporating hex screws with countersunk holes for a flat underside of the chassis.

The front and rear shock stays have been updated from the original aluminium to FRP, similar to the Turbo Optima Mid-specs.

Equipped with gold anodised oil-filled shocks resembling the pressure shocks that dominated the era. Dial adjustment allows easy vehicle height tuning for precision chassis settings.

Stabiliser end mounting holes have been added to the front suspension arms. The quality of the material has been optimised for increased strength and driving stability.Stabiliser end mounting holes have been added to the front suspension arms. The quality of the material has been optimised for increased strength and driving stability.

Kyosho 1/10 Optima Mid 4WD Electric Off Road RC Buggy Kit

SKU: KYO-30622
AU$636.36Price
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