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1/10 R/C VQS (2020)

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1/10 R/C VQS (2020)

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The Vanquish is a legendary buggy from the Tamiya R/C back catalog. It’s now available again in the form of a re-issue assembly kit renamed the VQS. The kit receives tweaks to the original to bring it into the modern age of R/C fun! We have also saved builders some work too, with a pre-cut and pre-painted body!

In The Box
  • (1) 1/10 R/C VQS (2020) Kit
  • (1) THW 1060 Brushed ESC (2-3S)
  • (1) 540-brushed type motor
  • (1) Body stickers
  • (1) Product manual
Needed to Complete
  • 2-channel radio
  • Steering servo
  • 7.2volt battery pack
  • Compatible charger
1/10 R/C VQS (2020)


  • Lightweight and durable polycarbonate, pre-painted and cut, with body mount holes already pre-drilled.
  • Body stickers are based upon those in the original release, and just require application to complete the body.
  • Bathtub chassis.
  • New Parts: Aluminum front uprights and efficient universal shafts are designs inherited from the 2011 re-issue of the Avante (Item 58489).
  • Planetary gear differential units from the original Avante.
  • Includes 540-Size brushed motor.


This R/C model assembly kit is an updated re-release version of a 1988 buggy from the Tamiya back catalog, which inherited its make-up from the legendary race-oriented Avante. The forward cockpit body design - and the rear wing - are molded in lightweight polycarbonate and pre-painted black, pre-cut with body mount holes pre-made to save on some preparation work. An ABS plastic monocoque frame is employed, with responsive shaft-driven 4WD plus a triple differential setup, four-wheel double wishbone suspension and plenty more - superb off-road driving awaits!

Capable Off-Road Chassis: This model's durable ABS plastic monocoque frame protects vital R/C equipment and boosts suspension performance with its excellent rigidity. A total of three differentials are employed: small front and rear planetary gear differentials, and a center differential with ball thrust bearing; front and rear gearboxes also have maintenance hatches. Universal shafts front and rear ensure smooth, efficient drive and minimal worry about parts coming loose due to bumps and shocks, while the Avante-based 4-wheel double wishbone suspension employs plastic lower arms with threaded shaft upper arms that allow swift adjustment of camber. Front uprights are aluminum, and stabilizers are included for the front and rear.

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Front Suspension
Front Suspension

The front double wishbone suspension employs aluminum uprights, while universal drive shafts are used front and rear.


Tie Rod Setup
Tie Rod Setup

Three-piece steering tie rod setup. The center plate is crafted in 2mm carbon fiber.


Shaft-driven 4WD
Shaft-driven 4WD

Reponsive shaft-driven 4WD is powered by a longitudinally-placed motor, with a ball differential in the drive gear.


Gear Box
Gear Box

Sealed gearboxes front and rear house compact planetary gear differentials which utilize the Avante design.


Rear Suspension
Rear Suspension

The rear suspension setup features long, ball-mounted lower arms. Threaded upper arms (front and rear) allow adjustment of camber.


Bathtub Frame
Bathtub Frame

The monocoque bathtub frame is a lightweight, durable design that protects and allows easy access to R/C equipment.


Battery Compartment
Battery Compartment

Battery changes are made from the underside. The model is compatible with Tamiya 7.2V Racing Pack and LF2200-6.6V battery packs.


Tires and Wheels
Tires and Wheels

Lightweight 6-spoke wheels are paired with pin spike tires. Front wheels are narrow, and rear wheels are wide designs.


Product Specifications

Ball Bearings Includes full ball bearings
Chassis ABS Plastic
Drivetrain 4WD
Product Height 5.9" (150 mm)
Completion Level Kit
Power Type Electric
Motor Type Brushed
Speed Control Included
Wheelbase 10.82" (275 mm)
Battery Sold Separately
Motor Size 540
Product Length 17.12" (435 mm)
Suspension Fully Independent Double Wishbone
Charger Sold Separately
Vehicle Type Buggy
Body Polycarbonate
Scale 1/10
Product Width 9.25" (235 mm)
Radio Sold Separately