Along with Tamiya and Team Associated, it looks like Kyosho is also getting into the re-release game. Today they announced the re-release of the vintage Kyosho Scorpion! The new version of the Scorpion remains faithful to the original with its metal chassis and suspension components, ABS plastic body and two piece die cast aluminum gearbox. However, the Scorpion 2014 has been updated to improve durability and performance. Updates include better shocks, new 48 pitch gears and a slipper clutch. Check out the pics and the press release below.
The legendary Kyosho Scorpion is credited with taking the racing buggy category into the realm of pure motorsports. Even after 30 years since it was first released in 1982, the indelible mark of the Scorpion still exists with its many fans around the world. Kyosho is proud to renew this machine to all its former glory! While maintaining the wild and free spirit of the original baja buggy style and chassis layout, the 2014 version features the latest in performance technology and sacrifices nothing in speed and endurance on modern buggy racing tracks.
Externally it may look like the original Scorpion with its semi-trailing suspension arms, but the advanced 6061T6 forged aluminum material delivers futuristic levels of strength, rigidity and durability. Following the original design, the Scorpion 2014 features a new two-piece die-cast aluminum gearbox with differential gears. In addition, the included slipper clutch protects the transmission as well as delivers efficient traction that takes the Scorpion’s control feel and durability to a new higher level. Precision 48 pitch gears reduce traction pulsation for direct driving control characteristics while the flat under surface of the countersunk chassis has no protruding screw heads for minimal contact resistance and scraping, resulting in higher durability. Stainless shafts combine with aluminum cylinders in the oil shocks for smooth stroke from top to bottom and running performance worthy of a true racing buggy.
Like the original Scorpion, the 2014 version is packaged as an unassembled kit, but nearly all tapping screws and nuts have been replaced with the improved lightweight and security a hex screws. From expert racers who knew the magic of the original Scorpion to modern-day racers, discover for yourself why the Scorpion 2014 commands such respect!
Front and rear suspension arms are made from 6061T6 forged aluminum. There is no higher level of precision, rigidity, durability and lightness. Wide front tread delivers increase driving stability.
Includes two-piece diecast aluminum gearbox with built-in diff gears. Slipper clutch included can be set according to various surface type conditions.
Sintered alloy and nylon combine in 48 pitch gears to deliver superior efficiency. Includes two gears for high-speed and low-speed settings. The Kyosho RB6 ball differential can also be added as an optional upgrade!
Main frame, front & rear shock stays and sub frame plate are made from 6061T6 aluminum. Underside of chassis is countersunk for a flat finish.
Aluminum cylinders and stainless shafts of the oil shocks produce effective damping and are finished in the original Scorpion’s signature color caps.
Wheels and Tires
Original style combines with a new pattern on the included high grip tires. Rear tires are equipped with inner sponges. Realistic molded wheels feature a satin chrome finish.
- Length: 398mm
- Width: 236mm
- Height: 145mm
- Wheelbase: 263mm
- Release Date: May 2014
- Part: 30613B
- Price: $220