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Old 06-21-2012, 12:11 AM   #1
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If there where some shells that were similiar to the Lemans LMP1 Toyota and Audi car would there be a big enough market.

If so what chassis would you like to see them one. Touring car, 200mm pan car or 235 pan car.
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Right now I would think (in Germany) there is no or only a really small market for these shells, because there is no class to run these in. For the non competition market there maybe is a market, but most manufacturer have to change or redesign their china chassis to fit such a low shell.

I would really welcome a Le mans-class and can imagine a slow, but continious growth. Maybe a fast one if for the 200mm Pancars the bondage to run stretched Alfa bodies is abandoned. Would be really nice to see endurance rc races with scale Le mans shells!
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:38 AM   #3
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I was thinking of a 200mm chassis or even the 235mm pan cars. figured it would make a fun class or even an open class run.
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Tamiya made an Audi LMP and a Toyota GT1 in 200mm
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:46 AM   #5
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Tamiya made an Audi LMP and a Toyota GT1 in 200mm
Hi, Here is my Toyota TS-020 by tamiya on a CRC GENX-10LE 200mm
pan car. A lot of fun to drive. Would certainly buy the latest Audi and
Toyota LMP-1 bodies but they would only fit a pan car. Regards
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If there where some shells that were similiar to the Lemans LMP1 Toyota and Audi car would there be a big enough market.

If so what chassis would you like to see them one. Touring car, 200mm pan car or 235 pan car.
I would buy 10 if they were in 1/12th scale,and looked like real cars. There is a market for them here in Japan,but Tamiya might make the Toyota soon in 1/12th.
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Hi, Here is my Toyota TS-020 by tamiya on a CRC GENX-10LE 200mm
pan car. A lot of fun to drive. Would certainly buy the latest Audi and
Toyota LMP-1 bodies but they would only fit a pan car. Regards
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in my opinion, this is exactly what could revive pancar racing. That GenXLE with the Toyota livery is just awesome!!
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:19 AM   #8
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Hi, Here is my Toyota TS-020 by tamiya on a CRC GENX-10LE 200mm
pan car. A lot of fun to drive. Would certainly buy the latest Audi and
Toyota LMP-1 bodies but they would only fit a pan car. Regards
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That looks fantastic, great job!

About a million times better looking than all modern TC shells.
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With the Advent of the AUDI R18 Hybrid (Quattro i believe it was/is) that competed at LeMans i think it'd be only appropriate that a replica be made for the 4WD sedan chassis.. LMP1 class also runs the same size tire on all four corners.. Only issue i forsee is the low nose.. Tamiya fans (such as myself) are coo-coo over scale appearance on a body that works.. and Tamiya has an assortment of IFS chassis (Inboard Front Suspension).. I hope TAMIYA is watching this thread.
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If someone made an Audi R18 body, I don't care what car it would fit. I'd buy a car to put under it! A more scale accurate size would be preferred though.
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Well i have contacted Protoform, they thinks the 1/12 scale pan car and 200, and 235mm pan car will be the best. Touring cars with the front diff so close will be a little challenge, but i think if you lose the front foam or trim it down to make the nose work i think it will be able to be on tc chassis too. We talked about the rear upright and top wing as to how to form it or make it a plastic wing and keep the dorsal fin lexan.
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The Tamiya Toyota TS020 also fit's the Asso 10R5

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Well i have contacted Protoform, they thinks the 1/12 scale pan car and 200, and 235mm pan car will be the best. ...

i hope it doesnt look like a 'door stop' like all the other bodies they make for these chassis'.. "be the best" usually means "will sell the best"... which translates to MaximumTractionWedgedWonders..
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Whatever Protoform puts out won't be scale due to licensing issues. The best chance for a scale lid that is properly licensed would be Tamiya.
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Well, I thought there was already 2 classes that run LMP1 b'shells, 1/12th and Pro 10!!

Seriously though, the problem you will have with 'scale' b'shells for pan cars is that they won't fit all the differant chassis's properly and also, they won't offer the right amount of downforce for the average guy to have fun with at a track.

That is why most of the 12th b'shells that offer a resemblance to the full-size car, don't really look like them that much because of the constraints of the b'shell to fit the chassis below it, plus have a 'full' rear end to the b'shell that sweeps up to offer the downforce needed.

Hope that makes sense but I do agree that the modern LMP1 really is a thing of beauty, don't you think?

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