Kyosho Optima Pro 1/10 4WD Retro Electric Off-Road Buggy Kit

Kyosho Optima Pro 1/10 4WD Retro Electric Off-Road Buggy Kit
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Pivotal Vintage 80's R/C Racing Buggy Reproduction

Prepare to relive the glory days of RC racing with the long-awaited return of the Kyosho Optima Pro! As the 15th model in the Kyosho Vintage Series, this legendary rear-motor 4WD buggy makes a triumphant comeback, blending timeless design with modern technology for an unbeatable racing experience. With its sleek aerodynamic body, belt-type 4WD system, and meticulously engineered drivetrain and suspension, the Optima Pro promises to reignite the thrill of vintage racing and capture the hearts of all enthusiasts.

About the Optima Pro 1/10 4WD Buggy Kit

History & Legacy

The Kyosho Optima, since its debut in 1985, has been an iconic name in the world of RC racing, known for its innovation and performance. The Optima Pro, released in 1987, marked the pinnacle of its evolution, boasting a rear-motor layout with a ladder frame and a chain drive to the front wheels, setting higher standards for competition models. Despite a short sales period initially, its revival as the 15th model of the Kyosho Vintage Series after 37 years signifies its enduring legacy and timeless appeal. With modern updates that match each component to contemporary R/C systems and power sources, the Optima Pro continues to captivate enthusiasts, offering a perfect blend of nostalgia and cutting-edge technology. Its comeback promises to reignite the excitement of rear-motor powered Optima racing for years to come.

Chassis & Body Design

The Kyosho Optima Pro's design pays homage to its legendary predecessor while incorporating modern features for enhanced performance. The stylish and aerodynamic body and underbody faithfully capture the look and spirit of the original, with cut lines molded into the body for attaching the Javelin wing. The belt-type 4WD system, which can be changed to chain-drive with a separate upgrade, ensures excellent drive efficiency and reliability. Equipped with a slipper clutch and utilizing current standard pinion and spur gear sizes, the Optima Pro delivers both power and durability. Its resin-molded radio plate optimizes the position of the battery and steering servo for improved handling, while high-rigidity suspension arms and long front swing shafts ensure stability and reliability even during intense driving. Finished with gunmetal color accents and hex screws for improved efficiency and appearance, the Optima Pro's design reflects both its heritage and modern performance standards.

Drivetrain & Suspension

The Optima Pro's drivetrain and suspension are engineered to deliver exceptional performance on the track. The threaded ride height adjustment, inspired by 1980s pressure shocks, allows for precise tuning, while the resin-molded front shock tower and high-strength duralumin rear shock stay provide stability and crash resistance. The belt drive, with a low-friction drive belt, ensures greater efficiency, while the option to switch to chain-drive recreates the style of the original model. With ball bearings throughout and a specially designed injection-molded resin radio plate, the Optima Pro's drivetrain and suspension offer both reliability and versatility for enthusiasts seeking the ultimate racing experience.


  • Reproduction of the legendary rear-motor 4WD buggy
  • Equipped with the original body, wing, wheels and tires
  • Stylish and aerodynamic body and underbody faithfully capture the look and spirit of the original
  • Compatible with various optional parts for the Vintage Series
  • Cut lines for attaching the Javelin wing are molded into the body
  • Belt-type 4WD system produces excellent drive efficiency and reliability
  • Uses modern standard 48-pitch pinion and spur gear
  • Equipped with a slipper clutch to support high output motors
  • Molded resin radio plate
  • Suitable for modern battery sizes


  • (1) Optima Pro 1/10 4WD Off-Road Electric Buggy Kit
  • Clear Body with decals
  • Wing
  • Wheels
  • Tires
  • Grease, shock oil and thread-locker
  • Misc. Tools
  • Manual

Needed To Complete:

  • (1) Steering Servo
  • (1) 1/10 ESC & 540-Motor
  • (1) 2-Channel Transmitter/Receiver System
  • (1) 2S (7.4V) LiPo Battery w/T-Style connector
  • (1) Compatible Charger
  • (4) (AA) Batteries for Transmitter
  • Paint for body
  • Tools for Assembly


Scale 1:10
Drive 4WD
Power Source 2S LiPo
Length 15.55in (395mm)
Wheelbase 10.24in (260mm)
Width 9.61 (244mm)
Height 4.72in (120mm)
Weight 56.44oz (1600g)
Assembly Level Kit

*Tech Note: RC Kits are an unassembled Remote Control Model that require assembly, racer selected electronics, and other racer provided items. Photos of assembled kit are for illustrative purposes only. For a complete list of needed items to drive this kit please see the list above.


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This product was added to our catalog on May 15, 2024