Originally Posted by slowmotion36
I'm new and trying to understand all the chassis that Tamiya has in their line up but it is a little confusing. What are the major differences between the 416,417 and the TAO5, TA06 etc. Would all these models be suitable for vta or touring or are some of these model just for drifting?
I'm no expert but I think the way the tamiya cars are thought of:
416 last gen "Pro" car
417 current gen "Pro" car
TA05 last gen "Club Spec" car
TA06 current gen "Club Spec" car
Also, there's the shaft driven cars:
TT-01 current "Beginner" car / basher
TT-01D current drift version of the TT-01
TB-03 current shaft car but slowly getting phased out it seems
Not to say that u can't race a 416 or 417 in club-spec races but it seems like overkill. Mostly because the cost of the 4xx series versus the TA 0x series. Also, there's a drift version of the TA05 called the TA05VDF or TA05VDFII.