Monday , 19 April 2021

Tamiya TA08 Pro Touring Car | CompetitionX

Tamiya TA08 Pro Touring Car | CompetitionX

Tamiya has announced the TA08 Pro, a predecessor to the amazing TA07 Pro Touring Car. This TC looks much different than previous models, featuring a ‘Stepped-V’ chassis that has both sides of the chassis angled slightly (about 10°) to allow more clearance as the car rolls into the turns. Other unique features is the spur gear in front of the motor, a 2-belt drive system and TRF420 gear differentials. The suspension looks like a offshoot from the recent TC-01 with Camber, Caster and rear Toe adjusted with turnbuckles.

What We Like:
We love that Tamiya doesn’t follow the normal rules of the games – they release something a little different that everyone else and, well, it works. This angled chassis and TC-01ish suspension is certainly different, however we’re excited to see how this thing actually works! As will all Tamiya rides, it will probably allow fitment of just about every body in the collection.

What We’re Not Sure About:
The TA07 was a great car with lots of tuneability right out of the box. Unfortunately, I’m not seeing the same level of car here. Maybe I’m just missing it (this is the only pic available at the moment), but just looking at the shock towers – one mounting point. However, I’m sure Tamiya will come out with option parts to further the tuneability.

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About Tony Phalen

Tony Phalen - As an avid RC enthusiast, Tony has been building, bashing and racing RC Cars for over 25 years. He has raced everything from 1:18th scale trucks to 1:5 scale motorcycles and everything in-between. He's also worked on both sides of the industry fence; working at and with many major manufacturers (as well as being a sponsored driver) to working for a high-profile industry magazine. During this time he has learned many tricks, tips and techniques and has transferred that knowledge to CompetitionX - the most informative RC website on the internet!

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