Tamiya R/C 1/10 Porsche 911 GT2 Racing TA02SW 4WD On Road Kit

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Introduced in 1995, two years after the 993 911 had been launched, this sports car was based on the 911 Turbo and built to GT2 class regulations, with Porsche naming it accordingly. 

Although heavily based on the 911 Turbo, the GT2 looked quite radical for the mid-1990s. It was, after all, a road-legal racecar! The 911 Turbo was already menacing by appearance, but the GT2 took things up a notch by means of a more aggressive front bumper with side canards, widened fenders, and a massive rear wing with air scoops in the struts. New, wider wheels were also crafted for the GT2 and shod in fatter tires. The ride height was also dropped, taking the GT2 closer to the ground compared to other 993-gen 911s.

The aerodynamic modifications brought dramatic improvements on the performance front, enabling the GT2 to charge from 0 to 60 mph in under four seconds and reach a top speed of 187 mph, quite a benchmark for 1995.

The GT2's wider fenders were made from lightweight fiberglass to help the sports car lose more weight. Porsche actually cut the Turbo's normal fenders and replaced them with bolt-on plastic pieces. The strategy not only helped ease the repair of damaged to the fenders but also gave the road-going version a distinct racy appearance.

The Tamiya RC car brings this street legal racecar back to hobbyists' hands. It comes back on the chassis platform that enjoyed immense popularity in the early touring car days of R/C, the TA-02. The Porsche 911 GT2 body is specifically mounted on a TA-02 variant. Known as the TA-02SW, this version exhibited a short-wheelbase and has wider track width to accommodate the scale form of the real sports car. It features a tub chassis with 4-wheel, fully independent suspension coupled with a rear ball differential and a front gear type differential. 

FEATURES:

Chassis: TA-02 SW (short wheelbase) molded plastic
Drive: Four wheel shaft drive, dogbone
Motor: Torque-Tuned 540 size brushed
ESC: TBLE-02S with brushed and brushless motor mode, Kyosho type
battery connector
Rear Differential: Ball type
Spur Gear: 74 tooth plastic
Pinion Gear: 21 tooth metal
Suspension: Fully independent double wishbone
Shocks: CVA plastic body oil-filled
Tires: Slick rubber 2.5" (64mm) diameter, front width 1.02" (26mm),
rear width 1.2" (31mm), with foam inserts
Wheels: Two piece plastic bronze color
front width 1.02" (26mm), 1.25" (32mm) rear width, 1.9"
(48mm) diameter
Steering: Bellcrank type
Body: Polycarbonate
Camber: Non-adjustable, camber refers to the angle of the tops of the
tires from vertical when viewed from front or behind vehicle
Caster: Adjustable front only, caster/toe-in refers to the angle of
the front suspension when viewed from the side of the car in
relation to the chassis 

INCLUDES:

TT-02 Porsche 911 GT2 with Brushed Motor, ESC, Body, Tires, Wheels
Foam Inserts, Decals, Shock Oil and Instruction Manual 

REQUIREMENTS:

Radio: 2-ch with steering servo
Battery: 7.2V stick pack with standard connector
Battery Charger: For selected battery pack
Polycarbonate safe spray or brush-on paint
Track and maintenance equipment

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