The 1980s were a golden age for radio-controlled cars, which saw more sophisticated sets of models make their way to the public. Fast forward to today and the unbridled joy of racing miniature bikes lives on through serious hobbyists and has even been rethought in games, especially in Rocket League and Nintendo Mario Kart Live: Home scheme. Now a British company is picking things up by creating a life-size RC car that you can actually drive.
The upcoming “Wild One Max” is an 8/10 replica of the 1985 model, built by The Little Car Company in partnership with its original manufacturer, Tamiya. According to autoblog, the buggy is about 138 inches long and 71 inches wide, which is approximately as big as the Fiat 500 and as wide as the Volkswagen Golf. In terms of design, it features a polycarbonate bathtub chassis and a metal roller suspended by coilovers and oil-filled shock absorbers and a rear suspension on the rear arm. The Buggy also has 15-inch wheels and Brembo hydraulic disc brakes on every corner.
The almost full-size replica has a top speed of 30 mph, with a modular battery that lasts about 25 miles in range and can be recharged by regenerative braking. Although hardly burnt out, the Wild One Max will come with a set of bouncing parts that can improve speed, suspension and brakes. The goal is to reclaim the experience of upgrading RC cars with the help of additional components. Little Car also promises three packages that will make the road legal in the United States and Europe. They will be available with brake lights, turn signals, reflectors and rear-view mirrors.
The Wild One Max will cost about $ 8,250, tax-free, and is available for pre-order now. Sold in 2022.
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