Just announced from Tamiya comes a new body/chassis set for the Tamiya TA-06 4WD chassis. We have been using our TA-06 for a few months now and continue to increase the CS ratio it continues to perform. This chassis is impressive and with upgrades can become an excellent RC Drift chassis. The new body is the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Petronas Syntium GT3 car. Unfortunately it does not come with light buckets but does offer some great detailed lines and decals. This body will also be available separately and in a kit with the Tamiya TT-01 Chassis. We are expecting this to be released this month and has a MSRP of $392 USD so stay tuned!
As more and more manufacturers like Overdose & Eagle Racing are developing option parts for the TA-06; it is gaining ground as a legitimate drift chassis. Tamiya just released this new kit version that comes with one of the hottest Mercedes around. This is the 6th generation Tamiya 4WD touring chassis. This new generation 4WD machine was also created using input from the World Championship TRF team. The battery pack and motor are positioned along the center line of the slim monocoque frame and the Dual-Drive system features belt-driven front and gear-driven rear wheels to provide efficient, yet sharp power transfer.
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 is a racing machine based on the production SLS AMG, which debuted in September 2009. Its long-nose, bobtail body design features gull-wing doors and a front-mounted 6.2-liter V8 engine. This particular racing car was entered into the 2012 Japan Super Taikyu Series of endurance races by the Petronas Syntium Racing Team. The team impressively took five consecutive wins at the start of the season on its way to claiming the championship title. The TA-06 serves as the advanced chassis platform for this particular kit. Compared to the TT-01 Type E chassis, which the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3 is also available, the TA-06 has a dual drive train, advanced suspension geometry and various setting options that will enable the user to achieve higher performance both on and off the track.
The front suspension can be assembled as an IFS setup with inboard dampers and rocker arms optimized for short reversible suspension arms or a standard outboard damper set up. By using the IFS layout in the front you are able to use Tamiya sports car and touring car body sets with low slung noses. With front and rear gear differential units also included, this chassis offers more customization possibilities and an extended maintenance cycle.
Source: Tamiya USA