Iconic Japanese R/C specialist Tamiya has announced a few new additions to their 2022 remote control lineup. Tamiya Previewing this week, enthusiasts can expect several faithfully recreated R/C car models this year, including a modified Toyota Land Cruiser, a six-wheeled F1 car and a new Ford Bronco, to name a few. cite just a few.
The first is Tamiya’s new Ford Bronco, essentially a replica of the Bronco First Edition model. “Our designers have captured the essence of the First Edition Bronco in every way possible,” Tamiya said, and it shows. The two-door Bronco R/C car features black 12-spoke wheels wrapped in semi-pneumatic tires, a PC-ABS roof rack and a faithfully recreated full-size spare tire cover.
Instead of having a 2.7-litre Ecoboost V6 petrol engine under the hood, Tamiya’s R/C Bronco features an electric motor and all-wheel drive, making it the first all-electric Bronco SUV. – although, in scale model form, it is .
Those wanting something more extreme will likely look to the Tamiya Toyota Land Cruiser 40 Quadtrack pickup truck. Yes, it has tank tracks instead of wheels (and you have four too) combined with the brand’s GF-01FT 4WD chassis with a square layout.
Other neat elements include a wheel bar, unibody frame, mid-mounted electric motor and front/rear differential gears. Additionally, Tamiya offers two types of track links for this particular Land Cruiser Quadtrack: standard flat and toothed tracks.
Another vehicle unveiled this week is Tamiya’s Tyrrell P34 Six-Wheeler F1, designed for a much “flatter” land experience – designed for smooth tarmac. Featuring a vintage livery first seen at the 1977 Argentine Grand Prix, the 1/10 scale model features six wheels (of course) and a “full hood body design”. We suspect it’s Tamiya’s favorite since the brand has a full-size P34 F1 car, currently on display at Tamiya’s headquarters in Shizuoka, Japan.
The company also unveiled a vintage vehicle: a 1/10 replica of the 1973 Alpine A110 Jägermeister. This car won the Monte Carlo Rally in 1971 and became the first World Rally Champion in 1973. Ascent on Tamiya’s M-06 chassis, the car wears a distinctive Jägermeister orange livery with authentic racing livery to seal the deal.
You can expect a dazzling array of new Tamiya R/C cars and static models arriving in retail stores and online from February 2022.