Tamiya 1999 Subaru Impreza STI Monte-Carlo 1/10 4WD Electric Rally Car Kit (TT-02)

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Iconic Boxer Powered Subaru Rally Performance

The 1999 iteration of the Subaru Impreza rally car, known for its balanced performance, featured a 4-cylinder turbocharged all-aluminum boxer engine, drive-by-wire throttle, and a semi-automatic 6-speed transmission. This RC assembly kit faithfully reproduces the Monte-Carlo rally version, capturing its distinctive form in durable polycarbonate. Separate parts are utilized for the rear wing and side mirrors, and the multitude of team and sponsor logos are recreated with included stickers. Operating on the versatile TT-02 chassis, this model excels on both road and flat dirt surfaces.

About the Subaru Impreza Monte-Carlo

Clear Body

The Clear and untrimmed body design of the 1999 Subaru Impreza rally car, showcased in the Monte-Carlo rally, is a testament to its dynamic and aerodynamic prowess. Crafted in durable polycarbonate, the body features an aerodynamically tuned silhouette, capturing the essence of rally performance. Distinctive elements include the rear wing and side mirrors, meticulously replicated with separate parts for enhanced authenticity. The kit includes an array of team and sponsor logos, brought to life by included stickers. This rally car's design seamlessly blends functionality with striking aesthetics, reflecting its remarkable balance and performance on the rally stage.

Performance Chassis

The TT-02 chassis, with its adaptable and balanced shaft-driven 4WD system, ensures excellent stability through a longitudinal layout featuring the battery on the left and the motor on the right. Its design incorporates identical left and right suspension arms and uprights for straightforward assembly, along with easily maintainable gearboxes. The chassis offers versatility with two wheelbases, two ground clearance settings, two tread setups, and a selection of ten gear ratios. Not only functional, it boasts aesthetic appeal with brake disc-shaped wheel hubs, stylish front bumper supports, gun metal color 10-spoke wheels, and sleek slick tires, delivering a sporty appearance.

Included Electronics

This chassis Kit includes both a torque tuned brushed motor and Hobbywing 1060 ESC. these components combine to deliver a performance enhanced on-road racing experience. The compact ESC boasts extreme performance, complemented by a built-in capacitor module for efficient power delivery. With exceptional current endurance capability, easily configurable parameters using ESC jumpers, and automatic throttle range calibration for user-friendly setup, the Quicrun 1060 stands out. Its impressive built-in BEC output capacity, built-in capacitor, and IP-67 waterproof rating further elevate its reliability, making it a top-tier choice for enthusiasts seeking optimal performance in their RC adventures. The RS-540 Torque-Tuned motor offers higher top speeds and increased acceleration.


  • Super smooth shaft-driven 4WD TT-02 chassis
  • Stickers and window masking for use in the body painting process
  • Sleek racing wheels to match the iconic body
  • The body is made of lightweight and rigid polycarbonate
  • Fully independent double wishbone suspension
  • Low maintenance Friction style shocks
  • Reliable Hobbywing THW 1060 Brushed ESC
  • Strong Torque tuned Mabuchi RS-540 brushed motor
  • High strength chassis constructed from ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
  • Buttery smooth grease filled differentials

Connector Information

When upgrading to a high current LiPo battery, it is recommended to also upgrade your battery connector. We recommend using an XT60 or T-Style connector for this application. Please check out the video below to learn how to solder on a T-Style connector.


  • (1) Tamiya Subaru Impreza STI Monte-Carlo Kit
  • (1) Hobbywing 1060 ESC with Tamiya Connector
  • (1) Torque tuned 540 brushed motor
  • Manual

Needed To Complete:

  • 2 channel radio system
  • (1) Standard or Low-profile Steering servo
  • Polycarbonate paint for body
  • (1) 7.2V NiMh battery with Tamiya Connector
  • Compatible Charger

Recommended to Complete:


Scale 1/10
Length 16.02in (407mm)
Width 7.32in (186mm)
Height 6.25in (159mm)
Wheelbase 10.11in (257mm)
Drive 4WD
Input Voltage 7.2V
Assembly Level Kit*

*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.


User Manual

This product was added to our catalog on December 17, 2021

Eric Tucker
Verified Owner
Friday, Jan 14 2022 (about 2 years ago)
Tamiya 1999 Subaru Impreza STI Monte-Carlo 1/10 4WD Electric Rally Car Kit
First I have got to say this car is a great value. TT02 chassis has a ton of range from entry level semi-basher to full on race mode depending on upgrades. I opted to go with all metal bearings as my first upgrade and installed them during the build. I also purchased a Tamiya to Deans battery adapter so I wouldn't have to purchase any new batteries. I may end up just cutting the ends and soldering the wires together to eliminate some excess wire, but for now just going to let it be.

The build was, as is every Tamiya kit I've done, very smooth and easy. Just pay attention to the directions, they are very thorough, detailed, and show you everything you need to know. Also look at the instructions for the body before jumping to assembly or you might miss some alternate optional changes like the ride height which for this model is set to high ground clearance instead of standard (width is standard, and wheelbase is 257mm).

Doing the body is a labor of love. Painting was the easy part when it comes to the body, and man it looks so nice in that metallic blue. The stickers though... this is where you test some patience and have to spend extra time to get everything nice and lined up without too many imperfections. Just take your time, take breaks, don't rush and do it all at once. This was like my reward after work, I did the front one day, the back another day, and the sides on the last day. I only wish I could attach a photo of the final product. One of my best looking RCs.

As another reviewer said the HobbyWing ESC is a very nice addition to this kit and I can run my 2S and my 3S lipos here. The 3S is a bit larger and it would be nice if it came with two battery hold downs so I could fit larger batteries. I've been running almost exclusively 2S for a more scale speed experience. I think I might cry if I get too reckless and crash it after all that hard work on the body.
Damon Schlegel
Verified Owner
Monday, Jan 3 2022 (about 2 years ago)
Tamiya 1999 Subaru Impreza STI Monte-Carlo 1/10 4WD Electric Rally Car Kit
Fairly easy chassis build with typical top-notch Tamiya parts quality. Body and wheels are excellent as always though putting on the decals and finishing the body takes way longer than actually building the car. The Hobbywing ESC is a fantastic inclusion.
Ty Campbell
Verified Owner
Monday, Oct 3 2022 (about a year ago)
Tamiya 1999 Subaru Impreza STI Monte-Carlo 1/10 4WD Electric Rally Car Kit
Honest review here; It's a basic Tamiya kit, don't expect much in stock form. It looks awesome, but leaves a lot of room for improvements if you actually plan to drive it much, especially off-road. I know it's a on-road chassis, but it has potential if you want to start adding upgrades. Build it right with bearings, CVAs, real shocks and oil diffs and you've got a decent runner. Also, I don't know why the huge step backwards in the steering design from the TT-01 chassis, you'll want to throw those shoulder screws out and put some real hardware in or it won't last very long.

Overall, killer looking car and I have driven it on scale trails a bit with a huge smile on my face! Tekin 13.5T setup has plenty of power for drifts and scale jumps.
Michael Taylor
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Apr 19 2022 (about 2 years ago)
Tamiya 1999 Subaru Impreza STI Monte-Carlo 1/10 4WD Electric Rally Car Kit
Great starter car for rally and drifting. Easy to build great instructions.
Christien Hadden
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Mar 8 2022 (about 2 years ago)
Tamiya 1999 Subaru Impreza STI Monte-Carlo 1/10 4WD Electric Rally Car Kit
Its a TT-02 Chassis that youre paying for. I have a 3660 3300kv sensorless motor in mine but i blew up my esc. (not from the kit) :( Had it running pretty solidly with a top speed about 45mph with the stock plastic? bushing bearing things. Put an O ring or two in with the steering system and all slop is gone. Thanks again Amain. About 2-3 week shipping to western Canada.
Tyler Zdanowicz
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Jan 12 2022 (about 2 years ago)
Tamiya 1999 Subaru Impreza STI Monte-Carlo 1/10 4WD Electric Rally Car Kit
This is a great kit if it's your first one. It was a blast to assemble the whole model and paint the body and apply decals! My only advice is to pay attention to the size of the plastic bearings. The big plastic ones go on the center shaft!
Mike Helms
Verified Owner
Wednesday, May 15 2024 (2 months ago)
Tamiya 1999 Subaru Impreza STI Monte-Carlo 1/10 4WD Electric Rally Car Kit
Like all the TT02 variants, this kit assembled easily. I did add a couple upgrades like bearings and CVA oil filled shocks. Have not actually driven it yet, but I suspect it will perform like my other TT02 car. Body and graphics look great and the gold wheels set it
Tyler Biebl
Verified Owner
Friday, Mar 8 2024 (5 months ago)
Tamiya 1999 Subaru Impreza STI Monte-Carlo 1/10 4WD Electric Rally Car Kit
Very nice kit! Quick shipping too. Will definitely buy again.
Brandon Her
Verified Owner
Sunday, Mar 3 2024 (5 months ago)
Tamiya 1999 Subaru Impreza STI Monte-Carlo 1/10 4WD Electric Rally Car Kit
I got nothing to say bad about the kit. A very easy kit to work on and quite fun to drive around. Planning to built it as a rally off road since I never experience the rally version of the TT-02 so this be the first I would work on. The only reason why I wanted this specific chassis is because I just wanted the body it comes with and put it on my TT-02 SRX chassis that built last year. That body fits well on that chassis with out having any issues adjusting it. Definitely recommend this chassis to everyone to work on and the great experience on how to built kits.
David K
Verified Owner
Saturday, Dec 31 2022 (about a year ago)
Tamiya 1999 Subaru Impreza STI Monte-Carlo 1/10 4WD Electric Rally Car Kit
Really pleasant build, and with a few key upgrades the kit feels similar in poise to other more modern options. Minus 1 star to Tamiya- it’s 2023 my friends. Time to include bearings and oil dampers in your kits. The joy of building a Tamiya IS tough to beat. Considering one? If you have the budget for bearings and shocks too, absolutely! Or, if you have access to a box-stock class that Might work too. Just don’t expect blistering performance. This is a great way to get started with building kits and becoming a better mechanic. Or to revive the joy of building after becoming accustomed to the RTR life.
Luis Diaz Torres
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Nov 8 2022 (about a year ago)
Tamiya 1999 Subaru Impreza STI Monte-Carlo 1/10 4WD Electric Rally Car Kit
Kit was fun to build, obviously it’s a Tamiya product and it’s of good quality! I purchased it Friday morning and it came on Sunday morning, so thanks Amain for the kick shipping!