The Tamiya Avante 2011 HI-PO Race 1/10 4WD Off-Road Electric Buggy Kit is a re-release of a Tamiya classic! In March 1988, Tamiya released an electric R/C 4WD racing buggy called the "Avante" and it has since become a special machine in Tamiya's R/C history. The machine featured a unique shaft-driven 4WD system which was taken from Tamiya's first 4WD R/C buggy, the Hotshot. It also featured a highly sophisticated design including a FRP double-deck chassis layout, longitudinal motor & battery positions, and a formula-type body with chassis fairing. It was equipped with innovative components such as a compact gearbox with 3 small planetary gears, a center diff to increase stability, a fully adjustable suspension, and cam-lock wheel caps. In fact, the Avante was such a distinctive R/C machine, many of its mechanisms have become standard features on modern R/C cars.
In 2011 the Avante made its return to the Tamiya library of R/C car offerings. It has a few updates, such as universal drive-shafts and machined aluminum uprights, to give the 2011 version increased durability and performance over the original.
NOTE: Finished kit shown in photos is for illustrative purposes only. See needed to complete list below for a full list of items required to complete the model.
- 4WD Off road kit
- Many improvements included in the re-release
- Longitudinally-Placed Motor Shaft-Driven Full-Time 4WD
- 3-Piece Steering Tie-Rod
- 4-Wheel Double Wishbone Suspension
- Front & Rear Oil Dampers
- Type 540 Motor (25T) (Requires an Electronic Speed Controller - not included)
Tread F/R: 200mm
Tire Width/Diameter: 38/88mm
Chassis: 2mm Thick Carbon Double Deck
Diff Gear F/R: Planetary, Center: Ball Diff
Gear Ratio: 8.33:1
Needed to Complete:
- 2-channel radio
- 7.2 volt battery & compatible battery charger
- Polycarbonate paint for body