The widely anticipated Tamiya Wild One MAX Launch Edition by The Little Car Company is set to hit the stage this summer, reigniting the passion of off-road enthusiasts worldwide. Building on the original Tamiya Wild One radio-controlled car legacy, first launched in 1985, this full-scale vehicle revamp marks an exciting chapter in the Tamiya lineage.

Limited to 100 examples, the Launch Edition reflects a fusion of past nostalgia and modern advancements. The project, led by Bicester-based The Little Car Company, included several enhancements based on community feedback, delivering an upgraded vehicle with increased performance and usability despite industry-wide supply delays.

The Tamiya Wild One MAX Launch Edition boasts top-of-the-line features, including Cobra bucket seats with 4-point harnesses, a marine-spec 5” digital screen, Brembo disc brakes, Bilstein dampers with Eibach springs, and 14” Maxxis off-road tyres. The cockpit has been widened for greater comfort, accommodating two occupants, a key request from the community. Modifications to the front suspension turrets and an upgrade from a ‘trailing arm’ design to a double wishbone have increased visibility and pedestrian safety. The Launch Edition has also grown in size, catering to the ever-evolving needs of off-road devotees.

Powered by eight removable battery packs, this vehicle promises a top speed of approximately 60 mph, with a curb weight around 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds). The Little Car Company is developing a road-legal pack, satisfying 95% of deposit holders’ desire for a road-legal option. The Tamiya Wild One MAX Launch Edition, scheduled for production in early 2024, will redefine off-road adventure. Stay tuned for the public unveiling and confirmed performance figures, range, and pricing this summer.