The 80s were a golden era for radio-controlled cars that saw more intricate model packages making their way to the public. Fast forward to today, and the unbridled joy of driving miniature engines lives on through serious hobbyists and has even been re-studied in games, especially in Rocket League and Nintendo Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. Now a UK company is taking things up by creating a life-size RC car that you can actually drive.
The upcoming “Wild One Max” is an 8/10 scale replica of the 1985 model built by The Little Car Company in partnership with its original producer, Tamiya. According to autoblog, the buggy measures approx. 138 inches long and 71 inches wide, which is about as long as a Fiat 500 and as wide as a Volkswagen Golf. In terms of design, it has a polycarbonate tub chassis and a metal roller cage suspended by coilovers and oil-filled shocks and a rear suspension at the rear. The buggy also includes 15-inch wheels and hydraulic Brembo disc brakes in each corner.
The almost full-size replica has a top speed of 30 km / h with a modular battery pack that lasts about 25 miles within range and can be recharged by regenerative braking. While hardly a burner, the Wild One Max will come with a number of hop-up parts that can improve speed, suspension and brakes. The goal is to recreate the experience of upgrading RC cars using additional components. The Little Car Company also promises three packages that will make the road legal in the United States and Europe. These come with brake lights, turn signals, reflectors and rearview mirrors.
Wild One Max will cost around $ 8,250, excluding tax, and is available for pre-order now. It will be sold in 2022.
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