This Toyota TS050 can almost pass for the real thing

Only a tad bit smaller, though
by | Mar 23, 2019
PHOTO: Top Gear UK

Here's another Toyota RC, this time from Tamiya, and altogether different. This faithful 1/10th scale model of the Le Mans- winning TS050 isn’t all that complicated underneath, but it looks the absolute business. Does require some building, making the inevitable shunts all the more heart-breaking.

It's an RC model assembly kit recreating the 2018 iteration of the TS050 Hybrid, a car developed by Toyota Gazoo Racing. A lightweight and durable polycarbonate body captures the aerodynamically honed form in style, with separate parts included to recreate the nose, headlight cases, canards, rear wing, and shark fin. Stickers are included in the kit to depict not only the numerous sponsor logos, but also parts of the livery red and black sections, and the model can be completed as car No.7 or No.8. The F103GT chassis gives a crisp drive and fuss-free assembly. 

Tamiya is really the leader when it comes to scale realism. Do you want one?

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