Porsche 911 GT2 Racing
Model Number: 47321
Fully independent double wishbone
Introduced in 1995, two years after the 993 911 had been launched, this sports car was based on the 911 Turbo and built to GT2 class regulations, with Porsche naming it accordingly.
Although heavily based on the 911 Turbo, the GT2 looked quite radical for the mid-1990s.
It was, after all, a road-legal racecar!
The 911 Turbo was already menacing by appearance, but the GT2 took things up a notch by means of a more aggressive front bumper with side canards, widened fenders, and a massive rear wing with air scoops in the struts.
New, wider wheels were also crafted for the GT2 and shod in fatter tires. The ride height was also dropped, taking the GT2 closer to the ground compared to other 993-gen 911s.
The aerodynamic modifications brought dramatic improvements on the performance front, enabling the GT2 to charge from 0 to 60 mph in under four seconds and reach a top speed of 187 mph, quite a benchmark for 1995.
The GT2's wider fenders were made from lightweight fiberglass to help the sports car lose more weight.
Porsche actually cut the Turbo's normal fenders and replaced them with bolt-on plastic pieces.
The strategy not only helped ease the repair of damaged to the fenders, but also gave the road-going version a distinct racy appearance.
The Tamiya RC car brings this street legal racecar back to hobbyists' hands. It comes back on the chassis platform that enjoyed immense popularity in the early touring car days of R/C, the TA-02. The Porsche 911 GT2 body is specifically mounted on a TA-02 variant. Known as the TA-02SW, this version exhibited a short-wheelbase and has wider track width to accommodate the scale form of the real sports car. It features a tub chassis with 4-wheel, fully independent suspension coupled with a rear ball differential and a front gear type differential.
Terrain use: On-Road
Drive type: Shaft
Drive line: Dog bone
Differential type: Ball diff rear/gear diff front
Suspension: Fully independent double wishbone
Steering mechanism: Bell-crank
Shock damper: Oil-filled damper
Shock damper material: Plastic
Tire type: Rubber
Tire tread: Slick
Body material: Polycarbonate
Chassis material: Plastic
Electronic Speed Control: TBLE-02S
LED Light buckets: No
LED lights: No
Motor: 540-brushed type
Bearings: Plastic bushing
Adjustable camber: Fixed
Adjustable toe angles: Front only
Adjustable ground clearance: Yes
Adjustable gear ratio: Yes
Adjustable wheelbase: Fixed
Adjustable track width: Fixed
Adjustable shock angle: Fixed
Separate parts are included to recreate the rear wing/engine hood unit, plus door mirrors.
4-wheel double wishbone suspension is fitted with CVA oil dampers.
Enclosed front and rear gear cases have built-in diff gears. The rear is fitted with a ball differential.
Comes with 2-piece wheels, tires and inner sponges. The rear of the model uses wide wheels and tires.
Tamiya TBLE-02S ESC included with brushed and brushless motor mode.
Requires: 2-channel radio gear, 7.2v battery & charger