England 1987 was the scene of the 2nd IFMAR (International Federation of Model Race Cars) electric off-road world championships. In addition to the standard Optima, Team Kyosho entered a midship motor mounted prototype in the 4WD Class. Racing under its ‘Mid Optima’ project name, the prototype stunned the world making up five of the ten cars to qualify through to the A-Main Final, but unfortunately missing out of the top prize in finishing a credible 2nd to demonstrate its outstanding performance potential. The prototype was close to the final product released to the market under its official name ‘Optima Mid’ allowing racers around the world to experience its revolutionary capabilities. Still as popular as the original back in 1980, the Optima Mid joined esteemed company as part of the Kyosho Vintage Series with its revival in 2022. To commemorate Kyosho’s 60th anniversary in 2023, the original World Championship prototype spec Optima Mid will be released as a limited edition. While sharing the same basic configuration as the standard Optima Mid, the World Championship prototype featured several optional parts as standard and a special body, which has been recreated with a new mold and combined with a large polycarbonate rear wing. A dedicated decal is also included to reproduce the original color scheme. Aluminum parts have been changed from the original gold color to a chic gun metallic in combination with special color wheels to create a style unique to the limited edition 60th anniversary model. The World Championship prototype Optima Mid that never made it to market in its original form in 1987 is enhanced with modern racing technology so you can enjoy Kyosho’s anniversary year with dynamic performance using the latest RC systems and power sources.
●Kyosho commemorates its 60th anniversary with this limited edition model of the popular 4WD buggy that made a spectacular world championship debut.
●Recreation of the dynamic model that stunned the world at the 1987 1/10 Electric Buggy World Championships has been enhanced with modern RC system, motor, and battery.
●Reinforced slipper clutch supports the power of modern brushless motors. Settings can be changed by installing the optional UM516 dual slipper sheet (white/RB5/2Pcs).
●Equipped with a new mold reproduction of the Optima Pro body used in the 1987 World Championships featuring cut lines for the mid-chassis.
●A large polycarbonate rear wing combined with large side plates is the same as the World Championship car.
●Various optional parts for the existing Optima Mid are included as standard equipment. Aluminum parts are finished in the Works-spec gunmetal color unique to this limited edition model.
●Equipped with soft-type tires on front and rear as standard that produce high grip and dynamic handling.
●Includes stickers to recreate the World Championship model of Optima series designer Mr. Akira Kogawa, as well as sticker commemorating Kyosho’s 60th anniversary.
●New main gear shaft has been upgraded from conventional steel to lighter and stronger hard anodized 7075 super duralumin. Contributes to improved throttle response.
●The front and rear shocks are finished in gunmetal and the shafts are coated with titanium to improve wear resistance.
Front and rear springs are adopted with fine selection springs.
●Each rod is equipped with a turnbuckle system for easy setting changes.
●The front is equipped with universal swing shaft with high drive efficiency as standard.
●Equipped with optional ball differentials as standard on the front and rear to ensure smooth cornering characteristics.
●The steering links are also equipped with bearings, making it a full bearing specification.
Special Equipment:Optima Pro body / Large polycarbonate rear wing / Special decals / Peppermint green wheels for Ultima / Ball diff.(F&R) / Front universal swing shaft / Carbon main chassis / Carbon upper deck / Carbon shock stay (F&R) / Gunmetalic anodized aluminum parts / HD Deck mount / HD Rear sus holder / HD Servo mount / HD ST plate / High strength sus plate (F&R) / 7075 Duralmin main gear shaft / Aluminum M4 concave washer / Titanium coated shock shaft (F&R) / F&R Fine selection shock spring(MH) / Turnbuckle rods(38&50mm) / Ball bearings for servo saver / Soft compound tires (F&R)
Limited reproduction of the original 1/10 scale 4WD off-road Optima Mid buggy that debuted in 1987 is equipped with specially colored aluminum parts and various optional parts as standard.
Lightweight and highly rigid carbon fiber main chassis and upper deck of the same material combine to deliver moderate flex for exceptional running performance.
60th Anniversary limited edition features gun metallic finished aluminum cylinders on the oil shocks which are equipped with titanium coated shafts that increase wear resistance.
Carbon fiber front and rear shock stays produce reliable shock function.
HD Deck mount,HD Rear sus holder,HD Servo mount and HD ST plate are included as standard equipment. Aluminum parts are finished in the Works-spec gunmetal color.Servo saver incorporating ball bearings for improved steering response.
Ball differentials on both front and rear provide smooth operation and maximum traction with slip action when excessive load is applied for improved driving stability.
Steering linkages and suspension rods use turnbuckles to allow fast and precise adjustment of camber and toe angle.
One-piece wheels are the same shape as the rear wheels on the Ultima and replicate the 1987 World Championship model. Wheels are finished in the signature peppermint green color of the Optima Mid’s designer, Mr. Akira Kogawa.
Front universal swing shafts deliver excellent drive efficiency and minimize vibration during steering for improved control.
- Finished kit shown in photos is for illustrative purposes only. See needed to complete list below for a list of items required to complete the model.
- Painted body shown in the photos is for illustrative purposes only. The product you will receive is clear and unpainted.
- Optima Pro body with JJ Ultima rear wing
- Pepper mint green wheels
- Includes carbon parts
- Aluminum parts with gun metal anodizing
- Titanium coated shock shafts
- Universal front swing shafts
- Front and rear performance ball differentials
- Adjustible turnbuckles throughout
- Servo saver includes ball bearings
- Pre assembled gearbox and shocks
- Retro decal sheet
- Scale: 1/10
- Length: 15.3in (390mm)
- Width: 9.8in (250mm)
- Wheelbase: 10in (255mm)
- Weight: 54.6oz (1550g)
- Tire Width:
- Front: 1.4in(36mm)
- Rear: 1.4in(36mm)
- Drive: Belt Driven 4WD
- Power Source: Electric
- Gear Ratio: 8.28:1
- Assembly Level: Kit
- (1) Kyosho Optima Mid '87 WC Worlds Spec 1/10 4WD Off-Road Buggy Kit
Needed to Complete:
- 2 Channel radio system
- Standard size steering servo
- 540 Motor
- Electronic speed control
- Polycarbonate paint for body
- 7.2V NiMh or 2S LiPo Battey Pack
- Compatible Battery Charger
- Tools for assembly