I'm surprised no-one has spotted this already!
I Wonder when Tamiya will start to release proper prototype pics..
From tamiya's site:
"Introducing the next generation of the shaft driven, high performance TB Evolution R/C racing car. In-depth analysis of the TB Evo IV’s racing performance and other driver feedback has enabled TRF designers to fully redesign chassis components to optimize center of gravity and weight balance.
- Steering unit has been located in even lower position, and totally redesigned to incorporate Ackerman steering geometry, realizing sharp and precise linear steering feel.
- Lower bulkhead has been redesigned for more compact, lighter design. New upper and lower bulkheads offer combined weight savings of 11.5g.
- Durable and high precision aluminum diff joint guarantees smooth diff effect under even the toughest conditions. Plastic swing shaft protector reduces friction with diff housing.
- Suspension system utilizes reversible type short span arms to greatly improve responsiveness.
Normal reversible suspension can be used, greatly increasing setting choices.
Chassis length: 364mm, Width: 188mm, Wheelbase: 257mm, Tread: Front & Rear 160mm
Minimum Clearance: 5mm.
Lower 2.5mm, upper 2.0mm carbon couble deck frame.
All-new parts include aluminum upper & lower bulkheads, diff joint, steering arm, steering bridge, propeller shaft, center cup, motor heat sink, and heat sink motor mount.
F/R carbon damper stays have been redesigned.
Includes one-piece front one-way and rear ball differential.
Small-size bumper for narrower chassis front.
Full ball bearings and TRF Super low friction dampers."