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Tamiya Bigwig 2017 Re-release # 47330

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Originally released in July 1986, on the 10th anniversary of Tamiya’s first RC, the Bigwig was a landmark in the development of Tamiya RC racing cars and remains highly prized as a collectors’ car for its unique design. This was the first Tamiya car with a body penned by an outside designer: Japanese full size race car designer and team owner Takuya Yura. This re-release version is based closely upon the original, with some tweaks to bring it up to date. This unique car featured a rack and pinion steering system and distinctive Moon Dish wheels. The body styling was innovative, and as all Tamiya kits were, easy to build and good value for money.

  • This is a 1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit. Length: 390mm, width: 234mm, height: 163mm.
  • Aerodynamic body is lightweight and durable polycarbonate. Engine and exhausts are depicted by chassis parts.
  • Utilizes a sturdy ABS resin bathtub-type chassis.
  • Shaft-driven 4WD drivetrain for excellent stability off-road, with full ball bearings ensuring minimal power loss.
  • 4-wheel double wishbone suspension with CVA oil dampers lets the car tackle bumpy surfaces.
  • Rack and pinion steering (unique to this Tamiya model) gives excellent driving feel. Boots cover the steering tie-rods, and anti-wear grease is included in the kit to seal the mechanism from dirt and gravel.
  • Aerodish 1-piece wheels are combined with oval block pattern tires for superior grip.
  • Stickers have been redesigned while keeping to the overall theme of the original.
  • Includes a GT-Tuned motor (25T) with sticker unique to this model.
  • ESCs 22mm and lower in height can be fitted in the kit standard position.


Ref: 47330 Stock Status: 9 Units in Stock Manufactured by: Tamiya

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5 out of 5 stars Saturday 13 April, 2019 By Paul heath
The tamiya big wig is a great fun build for even the novice of RC vehicle enthusiasts, it has a unique steering rack design, oil shock suspension and superb to drive with great handling for off road fun.
5 out of 5 stars Wednesday 14 March, 2018 By `Brad Atkins - See all my reviews
I originally was going to build the Hotshot but after visiting the shop i settled on the Bigwig. with a need to keep up with the times i elected to go brushless and Lipo. With the kit i purchased the Absima Thrust BL brushless motor and ESC.
As expected with Tamiya the build quality is excellent and i took my time building over a few days to completion. I did not stick to the original colour scheme, instead going for a red and white body which looks really striking.
Power is provided by 4000mah 7.4v 2s 30c Lipo battery. Performance is out of this world. In fact, at full speed it is really difficult to control. It was always my intention to bash this model but after a couple of runs on just tarmac i have decided she is far too pretty and will most likely reside on a shelf and i will revert to my HPI Trophy 3.5 Nitro.
This is a fantastic model regardless of what power train you decide and you will not be disappointed with the results. Highly recommended. Will try and find a way to upload pics.
5 out of 5 stars Tuesday 16 January, 2018 By Jim Savage
This car goes together so well. Its one of the best cars to build from the 1980s in my option. Looks great as well.
5 out of 5 stars Tuesday 24 January, 2017 By Matt
I used to race this car at eden park overlanders back in the late 80s and it was an awesome car. I regretted selling it then so have already ordered one for a shelf queen. Website Design & eCommerce Solutions
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