In conjunction with the Tamiya Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2015 event, Tamiya has commissioned the construction of a life-size, fully functioning model of its Aero Avante – one of its most popular mini 4WD models.
While a toy mini 4WD is powered by two AA batteries, this life-size Aero Avante is powered by a 1.6-litre air-cooled engine paired to a 4-speed manual transmission. It has a top speed of 180 km/h.
This tubular frame chassis life-size Aero Avante measures 4,650 mm long, 2,800 mm wide and 1,440 mm tall.
The single-seater car will be demonstrated at the Toyota Mega Web centre, a showroom cum automotive theme park in Odaiba, Tokyo.
Some of you may also remember there was a cartoon series that revolves around Tamiya's mini 4WD.