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1/10 Optima 4X4 Off-Road Buggy Kit

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1/10 Optima 4X4 Off-Road Buggy Kit

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Speed has form. The winning formula is … The first OPTIMA model was heralded as a technical masterpiece at its release in 1985 and from then, Kyosho has set the standard in R/C development.
Key Features
  • Narrow Open Frame Chassis
  • Two Drive System Selections
  • Precision 48-Pitch Gear Modules
  • High Impact Nylon Gears
  • Wishbone System Suspension
In The Box
  • (1) 1/10 Optima 4WD Buggy Kit
  • (1) Clear Polycarbonate Body
  • (1) Decal Sheet
  • (1) Instruction Manual
Needed to Complete
  • (1) 2+ Channel Radio System
  • (1) Standard-Size Steering Servo
  • (1) 540-Size Motor
  • (1) Electronic Speed Control
  • (1) 7.2V - 7.4V Battery
  • (1) Battery Charger
1/10 Optima 4X4 Off-Road Buggy Kit


Memories of the OPTIMA are fresh even after 30 years and its stylish form and ruthlessly efficient performance still resonate amongst modern racing machines. Now the new OPTIMA is ready to continue the battle for racing dominance, embodying the latest in technological evolution but with the distinctive OPTIMA style. The narrow backbone shaped chassis provides the platform for optimal geometry with large steering angles and double wishbone suspension with long 35mm suspension stroke. Recreated in the image of the original design, the the 4WD chain system is housed inside a sealed compartment and the gears and gearbox at the center of the drive train are equipped with robust metal counter gear pinion and rear diff case. The drive train also features a slipper clutch and precision 48-pitch gear modules that reduce drive loss and fulfill the potential of modern power sources. Modern features include the choice of chain drive or belt drive as well as big bore shocks on front and rear that have been recreated in the original OPTIMA colors, plus hex screws. As a true racing partner, the OPTIMA is ready to race again with the latest advancements in driving performance.

Kyosho Optima


The Optima
The Optima

The “OPTIMA” name signifies optimal performance. This famous off-road racer is equipped to win in any conditions.


Frame Chassis
Frame Chassis

4WD mechanics are condensed into a narrow open frame chassis 6061T6 aluminum bars.


Drive Systems
Drive Systems

Two drive system selections: chain drive or belt drive.



Gearbox equipped with slipper clutch for transmission protection and effective traction control.


Alloy Gears
Alloy Gears

Precision 48-pitch gear modules. Sintered alloy gears combined with high impact nylon gears and newly added slipper clutch. This durable design allows efficient power delivery and will cope with the current high power motors.


Product Specifications

Differential Gear Diffs
Receiver Sold Separately
Approximate Assembly Time 10-15 Hours
Body Clear Polycarbonate
Scale 1/10
Battery Sold Separately
Gear Ratio 9.24:1
Ground Clearance 36mm
Motor Size 540-Size
Product Length 15.6" (396 mm)
Steering Type 2WS
Completion Level Kit
Drivetrain 4WD
Drive Type Forward/Brake/Reverse
Product Height 4.7" (119 mm)
Vehicle Size Standard
Product Width 9.4" (239 mm)
Radio Sold Separately
Motor Type Brushed
Speed Control Sold Separately
Wheelbase 10.2" (259 mm)
Power Type Electric
Servos Sold Separately
Product Weight 3.5 lbs (1500g) without battery
Tire Tread Spike
Vehicle Type Buggy