› Clas­sic Plas­tic/kyosho Turbo Scor­pion

A stronger sting for Kyosho’s clas­sic mid-’80s ma­chine

RC Car Action - - CONTENTS - By Peter Vieira

Reg­u­lar read­ers will re­call that we tested Kyosho’s rere­lease of the 1982 Scor­pion back in the Oc­to­ber 2014 is­sue, and the Big K has done plenty with the plat­form since then. The VW bug–bod­ied Bee­tle Off-road Racer hit shelves at the same time as the Scor­pion, and the hot-look­ing Tom­a­hawk that orig­i­nally hit stores in 1983 landed in our Fe­bru­ary 2016 is­sue. Now we’ve got the fourth model to put Kyosho’s clas­sic 2WD rail-chas­sis plat­form back to work: the 1985 Turbo Scor­pion. Turbo touches in­clude a longer wheel­base, wider track, big­ger shocks, and a molded wing mount in place of bent wire. But it’s the 2.2-inch wheels; mod­ern rub­ber; roof-mounted lights; and red, white, and blue graph­ics that most catch the eye and make the new-old Turbo Scor­pion one of the best-look­ing bug­gies of any era. Like Kyosho’s other Scor­pion-based mod­els, the Turbo is also built for real per­for­mance, with a brush­less-ready driv­e­train and re­tooled parts that are far more durable than the Rea­gan-era hard­ware. The Turbo Scor­pion will look great on the shelf, but there’s no rea­son for it to stay there.

Vin­tage box art re­veals equally era-cor­rect pack­ag­ing with plas­tic blis­ters show­ing off all the good­ies. Beau­ti­ful stuff. Item no.: 30616B Price: $250 Length: 16.1 in. (408mm) Width: 10.1 in. (256mm) Height: 5.57 in. (145mm) Wheel­base: 10.7 in. (273mm) Re­quires: Trans­mit­ter & re­ceiver, servo, speed con­trol, mo­tor, bat­tery, and charger

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