The machine featured a unique shaft-driven 4WD system which was taken from Tamiya"s first 4WD R/C buggy, the Hotshot. It also featured a highly sophisticated design including a FRP double-deck chassis layout, longitudinal motor & battery positions, and a formula-type body with chassis fairing. It was equipped with innovative components such as a compact gearbox with 3 small planetary gears, a center diff to increase stability, a fully adjustable suspension, and cam-lock wheel caps.
In 2011 the Avante made its return to the Tamiya library of R/C car offerings. It has a few updates, such as universal drive-shafts and machined aluminum uprights, to give the 2011 version increased durability and performance over the original. The Avante was such a distinctive R/C machine, many of its mechanisms have become standard features on modern R/C cars.
●Length: 420mm, Width: 240mm, Height: 140mm ●Wheelbase: 260mm ●Tread F/R: 200mm ●Tire Width/Diameter: 38/88mm ●Chassis: 2mm Thick Carbon Double Deck ●Longitudinally-Placed Motor Shaft-Driven Full-Time 4WD ●Diff Gear F/R: Planetary, Center: Ball Diff ●3-Piece Steering Tie-Rod ●4-Wheel Double Wishbone Suspension ●Front & Rear Oil Dampers ●Gear Ratio＝8.33:1 ●Type 540 Motor (25T) ●Requires an Electronic Speed Controller (sold separately)
Requires: 2-channel radio, servo, ESC, 7.2 volt battery & compatible battery charger, and Tamiya PS polycarbonate paint