Kyosho Optima 1/10 4WD Electric RC Buggy (Unassembled Kit) - 30617

Pre-Order Kyosho Optima 1/10 4WD Electric RC Buggy (Unassembled Kit) - 30617

Kyosho Optima 1/10 4WD Electric RC Buggy (Unassembled Kit)

The Kyosho Optima 1/10 4WD Buggy was originally released in 1985, and was a technical masterpiece that set a new standard for RC performance. 30 years later, the original Optima has become the white buffalo of vintage enthusiasts and collectors around the world. With a blend of vintage style and modern technology, the Optima is once again ready to lead the charge in a battle for on track dominance.

The Vintage Series Optima features the same narrow backbone shaped chassis that provides the platform for optimal geometry with large steering angles, long 35mm suspension stroke and double wishbone suspension. Recreated in the image of the original design, the 4WD chain drive system is housed inside a sealed compartment and the gears and gearbox at the centre of the drive train are equipped with a robust metal counter gear pinion and rear diff case. The drive train also features a slipper clutch and precision 48-pitch gear modules that reduce drive loss and fulfil the potential of modern power sources.

Modern features have been added that include the choice of chain drive or belt drive as well as big bore shocks on front and rear that have been recreated in the original Optima colours. The rear hubs feature inserts that allow you to tune the amount of outboard toe in. The battery compartment allows the use of standard NiMh packs, as well as standard and shorty type LiPo. The distinctive Optima Spike Tyre pattern has been recreated with softer, high grip rubber compound. Plus, the kit includes a complete set of hex screws and ball bearings. These features combined create a car that looks like the original, with performance that far exceeds anything the original car was capable of.


  • Chassis: All plates and the main chassis bars are now 6061T6 aluminium (counter sunk). Aluminium chassis bars are slightly thicker for more durability.
  • Drive train: Kit includes both chain and belt drive trains allowing use of more powerful motors. Diff gears now have ball bearings installed.
  • Gears: Now in 48 pitch gears. Sintered alloy gears combined with high impact nylon gears and newly added slipper clutch will cope with the current power plants.
  • Shocks: 10mm diameter aluminium cylinder with SUS shaft allows improved damping.
  • Tyres/Wheels: Slightly modified tread designs and softer compound for superior grip and handling. Rear tyres include inner sponge. 1 piece wheel design.
  • Bumpers: 2 Types of bumpers included (Wide and Narrow)
  • Motor Guard: Aluminium motor guard
  • Geometry: Updated geometry and servo fixture
  • Hardware: All Hex
  • Driver: Moulded helmet design.
  • Option Parts: We will release various option parts.
  • Electronics compatibility: The 2014 Scorpion is compatible with the current standard servos, receiver units, ESC's, motors and battery packs.
  • Packaging: Similar to the original with blister pack showing some of the parts included. Some parts will be preassembled and parts will be bagged in steps following the instruction manual for easy assembly.

Length - 395mm
Width - 240mm
Height - 120mm
Ground Clearance - 36mm
Wheelbase - 260mm
Tread (F/R) - 204mm / 204mm
Tyre (F/R) - 86f x 40mm / 86f x 40mm
Gear Ratio - 9.24:1
Weight - 1,600g (approx.)

In the Box
Kyosho Optima 1/10 4WD Electric RC Buggy (Unassembled Kit)
Decal Sheet
Hexagonal Wrench
Cross Wrench
Shock Wrench
Shock Oil and Grease

Required to Complete
2-Channel Transmitter and Receiver
Standard Size Steering Servo
1/10 Brushed ESC (electronic speed controller)
540 Brushed Motor to Suit ESC
AA Batteries for Transmitter
7.2v NiMh Stick Battery Pack
NiMh Battery Charger
Spray Paint for Polycarbonate Body
Tool set for assembly

Please Note: Complete vehicle shown in photos are for illustrative purposes only. This model is a kit requiring assembly and additional items. See Required to Complete list above for full list of items required to complete the model.

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    Brand: Kyosho
  • Product Code: 30617
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  • £319.00

Tags: 1/10, 30617, 4wd, electric, kyosho, optima, rc buggy, unassembled kit