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1/10 Optima 4x4 Off-Road Racing Electric Buggy Kit

Item No. KYO30617C
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1/10 Optima 4x4 Off-Road Racing Electric Buggy Kit

Item No. KYO30617C
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Product Details

Speed has form. The winning formula is the Kyosho Optima.
Key Features
  • Shock Resistant Nylon Double Wishbone Suspension
  • Aluminum Backbone Type Chassis
  • Choose From Two Types Of Drive Systems
  • All Bearings Are Standard Equipped
  • Comes With Pre-Cut Decals
In The Box
  • (1) 1/10 Optima 4WD Buggy Kit
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


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. 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.


  • Impact resistant resin bumper. Comes with two types of bumpers, a large bumper that reproduces those days and a mini bumper that is suitable for racing.
  • High precision front-only (12φ x 18mm) oil shock.
  • Shock resistant nylon double wishbone suspension.
  • Aluminum backbone type chassis. Simple and highly rigid.
  • 12φ x 31mm stroke large capacity rear oil shock.
  • The wheel was changed to a one-piece type while maintaining the stylish design of the time.
  • Taking over the image of the initial model, Optima's exclusive tuck spike tire with a new softer compound for increased grip.
  • FRP mechanical plate that can be equipped with each company's ESC (speed controller).
  • You can choose from two types of drive system: the compartment 4WD chain drive that took the world by storm, and the 4WD belt drive that was released as an option later to minimize drive loss and has gained tremendous trust and is still used today.
  • The battery stay, which can be used with various current batteries, has a hook-and-loop fastener (a battery strap with a KYOSHO logo print is included), making it easy to attach and detach the battery.
  • The gear module has been revised to 48 pitches to reduce drive loss, and each gear and rear differential case are made of durable metal as standard equipment.
  • A slipper clutch has been added to the gearbox to protect the mission while effectively utilizing traction to raise the level even further.
  • All bearings are standard equipped with ball bearings. (Chain specification/16 pcs. Belt specification/18 pcs.)
  • Comes with pre-cut decals that can reproduce the vivid coloring of the package.
  • The screw used for assembly is a hex type that can be securely tightened and has high workability.
Kyosho Optima
Kyosho 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 (caunter sunk)

Drive System
Drive System

Two drive system selections: chain drive or belt drive.


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


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.


Precision 48-pitch gear modules deliver reduced drive loss. Metal rear diff case and metal gears deliver excellent durability.


Glass mixed nylon material used in rigid double wishbone system suspension.


Strong impact-resistant resin bumper. Includes mini bumper suitable for racing and large bumper for sports driving.

Product Specifications

Manufacturer # 30617C
Power Type Electric
Servos Sold Separately
Body Polycarbonate
Scale 1/10
Charger Sold Separately
Receiver Sold Separately
Shock Type Oil Shocks
Product Weight 56.43 oz (1600g)
Vehicle Type Buggy
Rear Track 8.03 (204mm)
Speed Control Sold Separately
Wheelbase 10.23" (260 mm)
Front Track 8.03 (204mm)
Vehicle Size Standard
Product Width 9.44" (240 mm)
Radio Sold Separately
Battery Sold Separately
Gear Ratio 9.24:1
Ground Clearance 1.41" (36mm)
Motor Size 540
Product Length 15.55" (395 mm)
Suspension Independent Suspension
Ball Bearings Full Ball Bearings
Chassis Aluminum Frame
Completion Level Kit
Drivetrain 4WD
Drive Type Forward/Brake/Reverse
Product Height 4.72" (120 mm)