58497 Tamiya Vajra first details and photos

Seems to be based on extended Avante chassis with Super Levant body and wheels. Considering the fragility and outdated performance of the AV, as wells as the high price and mediocre looks, the team of Tamiyablog is quite disappointed. Also its specs aren’t impressive:

  • Carbon fiber upper and lower decks
  • Durable aluminum front uprights
  • Universal shafts for universal power transfer
  • Specially-designed ball differentials
  • Carbon fiber steering components
  • Includes polycarbonate body
  • GT Tuned 25T motor included
  • Wheelbase 275mm

More information and details will be added as soon as get them.

7 thoughts on “58497 Tamiya Vajra first details and photos

  1. Black Hole Sun

    Hello,

    “Considering the fragility and outdated performance of the AV, as well as the high price and mediocre looks, the team of Tamiyablog is quite disappointed.”

    I copy that (apart from the extra “s” to “as well” :D). Is that meant to be a Super Levante improvment or an Avante disagrace?

  2. GreatDane

    I am with you on this one, guys, it is a great disappointment.

    Is Tamiya lacking innovation and in what direction is Tamiya heading?

    Best Regards

    GreatDane c”,)

  3. Bert

    I understand the disappointment, but I try to look at it from the positive angle…

    It looks like it has most of the components that one would need for a good off-road driving experience.

    The chassis will probably tot be as tough for unexperienced bashing as traxxas, but with nice materials and the big versatile wheels and tires it should handle quite well…

    Pity that they didn’t stimulate brushless from the start by adding a brushless set in the deal, but I have good experience with the GT-tuned too…it is a great motor with good torque and speed…However I wonder if this car isn’t too heavy for it…

    I do like the looks of the car too, but I don’t think the looks match the price-tag…

    Could it be a good basis for a short course conversion kit??? aftermarket producers: GO FOR IT!

    Hope to see more details soon…
    Smooth br

  4. Avante2001

    It looks like Tamiya had to create this part bin special to help level out the component costs of releasing avante. And maybe because trucks are all the craze at the moment.

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