In times of climate change, the automotive industry is constantly pushing the development of electric vehicles. The manufacturers gain many important insights into this from motor sports. Formula E has now established itself as a major global racing series and from 2020 has achieved official FIA world champion status. The series exclusively uses electric cars and is therefore an ideal topic for Tamiya, which as a well-known manufacturer has been relying almost exclusively on electric R/C models for decades.
We are happy to present the championship version of the Gen2 car design as used in this series this and last season. The basis for this model is the exciting, all-new TC-01 chassis, which features an extremely flat design to achieve the maximum effect of this and other formula car bodies.
Information about the model
This is a kit for a 1/10 scale R/C model, length: 430 mm, width: 188 mm, height: 99 mm.
The stylish, slim Formula E Gen2 body with covered wheels is precisely and elegantly reproduced in Polycarbonate. Separate add-on components reproduce further details such as rear wings and side panels.
Halo and mirror components are cast in white ABS. Decals are included to replicate the paint scheme of the championship car.
The new TC-01 chassis is an extremely adaptable, flat design.
Detailed information about the TC-01 chassis
In addition to the unique Formula E Gen2 body, this chassis is compatible with standard touring car bodies. The wheelbase is 257 mm.
A hybrid combination of monocoque and upper frame reminds of the TA07 and other modern Tamiya chassis. It offers superior stiffness and the potential for a whole range of bodywork.
The completely new front and rear internal suspension uses identical long left and right wishbones and spars for optimum leverage and efficient maintenance.
Embedded centrally in the monocoque area is the drive engine with internal front and rear suspension.
The oil-pressure dampers are operated by push rods and rocker arms. The use of different spacers allows the camber, caster and toe angles to be changed for maximum adjustment freedom.
Change the bumper and body mounts to choose between formula and touring car layouts.
The shaft-driven 4WD layout uses oil-filled TB-05 design transmission differentials for smooth, efficient drive.
Compatible with IFMAR battery packs with standard dimensions.
Many hop-up parts are planned in the near future to spice up the chassis even more!
Some upcoming hop up and spare parts
42357 Cross Joints LF Assembly Universal Shafts
47449 TC-01 Titanium Screw Set
51659 C-Shaped 10-Spoke Wheel, black (4)
51661 TC-01 A-Parts (Body Mounts) (2)
51662 TC-01 B-Parts (Bumper)
51663 TC-01 C/D-Parts (Suspension)(2)
54955 TC-01 Aluminum Rocker Arms (2)
54956 TC-01 Stabilizer Set
54967 TT-02S Steel Adj.Suspension Mount (rear)
54975 TC-01 Universal Propeller Shaft (1Set)