Originally Posted by Jpelosi
Back in the day the big rivalry was Kyosho / Associated. Funny how history repeats itself.
This is revisionist history if I have ever heard it.
The only Kyosho car that ever won anything at the Worlds was the Ultima and that was 20 years ago.
Kyosho likes to brag about that.... Except it wasn't even an Ultima anymore.
It has a custom made MIP transmission (which turned out to be similar to the one they named the stealth and put on the RC10), a custom made carbon fiber (they called it graphite then) chassis, and custom made suspension arms and shocks.
The only thing stock about it was the body. It was driven by Joel "Magic" Johnson, and that was the only time Kyosho ever won the Worlds with an electric car.
Don't forget that , with the exception of the Burns and the Inferno, Kyosho cars have been second rate for the whole time the company has existed.
The Ultima was never the equal of the RC10, and the Optima was never the equal of the Yokomo YZ10, and anyone who disagrees only needs to look at the history books to see the actual race results.