Toyota Corolla WRC
Model Number: 58218

Released

TBA

Drive

4WD (1 belt, F&R gearboxes)

Suspension

Four wheel independant double wishbone

Chassis Description

TA03FS (swb ABS monocoque tub)

Body Type

Lexan polycarbonate, ABS rear wing

Motor

RS-540SH

Similar

TA03

Width

185mm

Length

415mm

Wheel Base

237mm

Tread Front

157mm

Tread Rear

157mm

Weight

1090g (chassis)

Scale

1/10 Touring Car

Tires

front:26mm radials
Rear:26mm radials

WRC Corolla is on a unique short wheelbase front motor TA03. This TA03FS has a shorter chassis tub and drivebelt; body is shorter than standard touring cars. [by WillyChang]



This car has already had a successful season to date, winning the Monte Carlo heat in the 1998 season. The World Rally Championships have concluded, and Toyota has proved itself by remaining in the top three with Mitsubishi and Subaru. [from Tamiya]

Reviews

SubaruBrattJunkie

1/23/2005 11:42:13 PM

This car is built as pointed out in the spec section on the TA03FS chassis. This car I built on the Tamiya FRP chassis with the carbon fiber battery holder set. I used all Tamiya hop-up's on it to take it beyond TRF specs. It has a lot of alloy parts because I like them. It is, like all Tamiya chassis a pretty easy build, even with all the extra parts. I collected all the parts for this project from several different auctions, shassis plates kit, gear boxes, alloy parts, body kit and the wheels and tires both from different auctions. I kind of like doing it that way as I don't end up with a box of stuff I will never use anyway. It also allows you the freedom to get the best deal on the components by being patient and waiting until you get what you want for the price you want. This is of course an older design, but I wanted it to complete the TA set. The really tricky part of this is the stickers and the paint. Even though it is a one color body, the window masks are a little short. If you are not dead on installing them, the window trim will not cover the edges. Mine came dangerously close to missing. The other problem is all the compound curves and the size of several of the stickers. I use heat and patience to place them, I haven't tried the water method as the one time I did it didn't stick at all. I am finding that there is a way they will lay down and doing it any different than that will not work and you need to try them without laying them down hard to find out. Once they are down flat, a blast of hot air will smooth them up and make them hug the grooves and contours better. I really like the WRC body styles I have seen and am going to do the Repsol next. In the mean time, I would recommend tis car. It is a handful to drive with the front motor, but a blast when you get it set up right and get used to its quirks. 8 out of 10


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