Model Number: 58007
2WD. Gearbox with inline motor and option of 3 ratios
Torsion bars on double wishbones
front:Semipneumatic rubber tire exclusive to Cheetah
Rear:Semi pneumatic tire exclusive to Cheetah
Obvious differences are the body - however there was an 'upgrade' to this car. The 2-step speed control was changed to a more variable speed one with brake - much the same as we see on the Sand Rover.
The wheels and tyres were also different. Chassis is the same, but assembled with slightly shorter wheelbase than the XR311.
Torsion bar suspension was very fragile - as was basically the whole car. Steering was to say the least 'indirect'. As a result of this the car was very instable and hard to control.
The saving grace, as with just about all tamiya cars, was the tremendous realism incorporated into the styling of the body - and the general look of the car.
A nice one to have in the collection if you can find one ! (Original description by Retro R/C)