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Old 04-20-2020, 07:35 PM
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This video just popped up on the Tamiya youtube channel

It's a shaft driven 4wd, and looks to be modelled after Formula E
Here's a still from the video:
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Old 04-21-2020, 01:29 AM
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Colour me interested very curious to see both the body and the chassis.
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Maybe I'm wrong but I have something in my mind that there has been already a kind of 4x4 Formula1 chassis from Tamiya in the past?
​​​​​​... Found it, chassis F201. Maybe TC-01 is a successor of the old one?
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TA01/02/03/04/05/06/07
Touring “A” - shaft to 02 (circa 1993) then belt since

TB01/02/03/04/05
Touring “B” - Shaft from day one (circa 2000)

TC01
shaft and brand new chassis form, hence gets the “C” designation. Stretch to call it Touring “C” though when you see a FormulaE body! But not like Tamiya have ever stuck to logic with nomenclature.

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I'm excited about the chassis, of course, but that body is atrocious. Anything Formula E is cringe worthy.
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Interesting. I wonder what the chassis will look like
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Looks like an F-E. But when you hear or read the abbreviation "TC", Touring Car comes to mind first. So If it ain't a touring car chassis, they should re-name it to something else like "TE" or "TF".
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. Stretch to call it Touring “C” though when you see a FormulaE body! But not like Tamiya have ever stuck to logic with nomenclature.
Maybe "T" means tarmac, buggies with Dx nomenclature (dirt) would make sense then.
It's interesting that Tamiya didn't choose Fxx nomenclature - maybe chassis is meant for wider range of bodies? And C could also be hint to Group C chassis.
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I was thinking about “crossover”, but maybe grouo c and open wheel are better guess.
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Do you think it is the same car as used in this promo shoot from last year?

https://tamiyablog.com/2019/03/abb-f...n-tamiya-f104/

On the making of video you can see the body forming process.
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I caused this car to phase into existence by buying a TB-05 last week. You're welcome, everybody
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i wonder if this will be the "class of the year"? haha.
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Originally Posted by Ice_nl View Post
Do you think it is the same car as used in this promo shoot from last year?

https://tamiyablog.com/2019/03/abb-f...n-tamiya-f104/

On the making of video you can see the body forming process.
Probably not, that body was not optimised for mass production and needed work to get it off of mould.
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All this talk of why "C"?
Probably just because we had the TA and TB range.
logically TC would follow.
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Originally Posted by bd581 View Post
All this talk of why "C"?
Probably just because we had the TA and TB range.
logically TC would follow.
Exactly. As easy as ABC!
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