Report from Dazmeister who was there (many thanks for allowing us to publish them here):
“When I went on the Tamiya factory tour on Monday I saw the development guys working on a lexan Countach but was not allowed to take photos. Another car I saw was a Wild Willy style Tamtech gear with battery in the rear with a poorly fitting Jeep Wrangler shell, I think this was a development mule for a GB01 Wild Willy. Sometimes these things do not make it into production but this had perfect scaled down Willy/Blazer tyres so it must be a very strong possibility.
The Countach body I saw was the same dimensions as the ABS original so will be a 1/12th scale on the same chassis as the Porsche 934. When comparing the original 934 to the new Tamtech 934 by eye they look exactly the same dimensions.
When I went to the Tamiya HQ on Monday I saw a Tamtech Gear with scaled down original Willy/Blazer tyres in the development office. The chassis was GB01 with the battery pack at the pack like a Willy 2 but topped with a poorly fitting Jeep Wrangler shell. The wheels looked like scaled down Willy 1 wheels too so this must be a future 2007 release as they wouldnt make the tooling for nothing.”
At that time, the fact that I speed am present tremendously by the racing car of 1/8 was done. However, sound being large, in order to be able to send, because the wide place it was necessary, when the RC car is made by electromotion, that with your own hobby, proposed desired ones to the company whether it is not to be possible at the various place. Exactly, because plan of 1/12 Porsche scale model was the under way, the president this that to be a story which you say whether it cannot make the RC car, could do the RC car that as an opportunity, it is.
The point which Q.2 development anecdote suffers hardship
Because we like this work, there is no hardship, is, but because that time when it developed there was no private motor of the RC car, some motor is good from the motor for industry which is marketed? With the test machine was made in order to select the fact that you say. In a manner of speaking, it is the measurement equipment. The data was taken in various ways with that. At that time, various technical basic research was done in addition to extent and the motor where the data becomes thick. From among such, being original, it had making the RC car private motor, it is.
As a funny episode, Porsche of the actual car met to the company in order this to make the scale model it is, but riding that, it went to the demonstration where the various manufacturer of Nagoya RC gets together. So, [huruchiyun] doing this RC Porsche, when it can send the electric battery and the motor at all in the different thing, it was faster than the engine car. The person of the manufacturer of the engine car which that is “just a little demonstration you stopped and” with, there was also a kind of thing which is said.
Q.3 [tamiya] RC future view
Because it became that this Porsche anniversary model appears, when you say that smell of oil does returning to starting point once more in opportunity, interest of the RC that car, as a car, perhaps, difficult to understand, but, we would like to make the kind of model which smell of such genuine car does, when is, we would like to keep making the kind of model to which dream keeps spreading from the model.
Online translation from Tamiya’s Japanese homepage where also the videos can be found
Following the announcement of the Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934 as Limited Edition R/C and Collector�s Club releases, Tamiya now presents this car as an R/C assembly kit in the TamTech- Gear series on a brand new chassis. This newest vehicle is in the same scale and coloring scheme as the original R/C car from 30 years ago and marks a departure from the buggy and truck styles of previous TamTech-Gear releases.
- Compact-sized R/C assembly kit of the Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934.
- The GT-01 is a new lightweight chassis with low center of gravity, efficient type 370 motor, and rear wheel drive for optimum racing performance.
- Four wheel independent double wishbone suspension features special horizontally-mounted front dampers.
- Transmission features ball differential/slipper clutch, universal shaft with full ball bearings for optimum efficiency.
- Durable polycarbonate body attaches to chassis using reverse body mount to maintain clean body lines.
- Includes driver figure and two types of front bumpers.
- Classic Kremer racing livery can be depicted using PS-54 Cobalt Green (sold separately).
- ESC, receiver, servo, transmitter, battery and charger are also available separately.
- Full range of option parts and spare parts available for customization.
Source: Tamiya Inc.
Released with changes as the re-released Frog. Probably as with the rerelease body set there will be no metal core in the roll bar. So it seems the re-release wave is not over yet!
Online translation from Tamiya, INC.
★ [tamutetsukugia] 1/12 Porsche turbo RSR934 racing (kit)
★ X peck SP [tamutetsukugiadoraibusetsuto]
★ [tamutetsukugia] GB-01 chassis kit
★TRF 415 MSXX
★RCC Mazda RX-7 (TT-01)
★ (Temporary) Volkswagen Beetle (M-04L)
★XBG border phone AMG [merusedesu] C class DTM2006 (TNS-FD)
★XB M1025 Humvee
★GE.79 [tamiyahandeisutata] (single item)
★GE.80 [tamiyahandeisutatadoribungiyayunitsuto] C
★ [tamutetsukugiasupeapatsu] 15 kind
★ [tamutetsukugiaopushiyonpatsu] 7 kind
★Mobil 1 SC lightweight spare body set (RC limitation)
The part 2 kind for ★TGM-04
The option part 4 kind for ★DF-03
★1/12 Konica Minolta HONDA RC211V’ 06 (scale limitation)
★1/24 SC430 Photo-Etched Parts
★1/24 Repsol HONDA RC211V’05 No.3 (finished product)
★1/24 [chimumobisuta] HONDA RC211 2006 V’05 No.15 (finished product)
★1/24 Konica Minolta HONDA RC211V’05 No.6 (finished product) 14107
★1/24 team HONDA bitter-orange juice RC211V’05 No.4 (finished product)
★1/24 OPEN INTERFACE SC430 24293
★1/48 F-16CJ Fighting Falcon 61098
★1/48MM English cruise tank Crusader Mk.I/II 32541
★1/48MM Soviet Field Car GAZ-67B 32542
★1/20 McLaren HONDA MP4/4 (spot production)
★1/20 McLaren MP4/5 HONDA (spot production)
★1/20 McLaren Mercedes MP4/13 (spot production)
★1/12 McLaren MP4/6 HONDA (spot production)
★1/6 BMW R75/5 (spot production)
★1/6 BMW R90S (spot production)
Mini- four running-related commodities
★ Neo Falcon 18617
★ Poseidon X black special
★ Avante Mk.II blue plating body set
★ New Year 2007 Dangun Racer Boar 94591
★ Mini- F completion car (red) 94586
★ Mini- F completion car (blue) 94587
★ Mini- F completion car (white) 94588
★ Mini- F completion car (yellow) 94589
In addition commodity
★ Cross for [tamiya] compound (3 color sets)
★ (Temporary) [tamiya] instantaneous adhesive agent jelly type