› Tamiya Konghead 6X6 G6-01

One-of-a-kind mon­ster fun in an easyto-build kit

RC Car Action - - CONTENTS - By Peter Vieira

When was the last time you saw a fac­tory 6X6 mon­ster truck, be­sides never? There are a few mil­i­tary 6X6 mod­els and at least one trail truck with an ex­tra axle, but when it comes to mon­ster trucks, the Konghead is the first to wear six chevron tires. The truck is built on Tamiya’s new G6-01 chas­sis, which is a lot like a stretched ver­sion of the GF-01 “wheelie” chas­sis Tamiya uses for the Heavy Dump Truck kit. And like the dump truck, the Konghead is not 1/10 scale—not of­fi­cially, any­way. The chas­sis is com­pa­ra­ble in size to 1/10-scale trucks, but since Tamiya is bas­ing the Konghead’s scale off its Bull­head-style hauler body, they’re call­ing it “1/18 scale.” What­ever—at 16 inches long, it ain’t small. The easyto-build kit of­fers unique con­struc­tion and plenty of hop-up po­ten­tial. And just look at it!—you know it’s go­ing to be fun.

AT A GLANCE TYPE Mon­ster Truck

SCALE 1/18

DRIV­E­TRAIN 6WD

POWER Elec­tric

BUILD Kit

PRICE $180

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