Tamiya Top Force 2017 4WD

The Top Force is coming back again! This state-of-the-art racer for 1990's standards was available in '91, 2005, and now 2017. Let's take a quick look at the aerodynamic Tamiya Top Force!


A Re-Re-Issue With One Minor Change

The Top Force is back in 2017! This 4wd 1/10th scale buggy was originally introduced in 1991 to celebrate Tamiya's 100th rc car. Designed as a racer that doubled as a sporty basher, the Top Force featured a very low center of gravity and a very aerodynamic body. The kit was released again in 2005, and once more in 2017, now with updated tread design on the tires.

The Top Force 2017 comes with ball-diffs both front and rear, and metal bearings throughout. A fiberglass-reinforced plastic chassis and shock towers provide accurate handling. It's available for $193.99 and ships from Tower Hobbies in mid July.

CLICK HERE for more info on the Tamiya Top Force 2017.


  • Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) double-deck chassis.
  • Four-wheel shaft drive.
  • 540-size motor with rear transverse mount.
  • Polystyrene resin body with rear wing, marking decals and driver figure.
  • Plastic oil CVA shocks.
  • Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic shock damper stays.
  • Fully independent double wishbone suspension.
  • Bellcrank steering.
  • Front/rear ball differentials with a rigid propeller shaft.
  • Square spike tires with rubber construction.
  • White nylon wheels.
  • Adjustable toe-in/camber.
  • Shielded ball bearings.

Last edited by Matt Gunn; Jul 13, 2017 at 11:03 AM..
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Jul 13, 2017, 12:10 PM
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Every time I see a Tamiya box art I want to own the car.
Jul 13, 2017, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Lynxman
Every time I see a Tamiya box art I want to own the car.
Yea, that makes two of us!!
Jul 13, 2017, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Lynxman
Every time I see a Tamiya box art I want to own the car.
Originally Posted by Matt Gunn
Yea, that makes two of us!!
Jul 13, 2017, 07:28 PM
My hovercraft is full of eels.


It's really hard to leave the LHS without a new Tamiya in hand. I love building them as much as I love driving them. The kits are almost always affordable and come with motors and / or ESCs and most importantly, they are all fun to drive!
Jul 13, 2017, 08:14 PM
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I can't help it....either
Jul 14, 2017, 09:28 AM
Jul 14, 2017, 10:01 AM
R/C addict...

This is taking all my will power as I just ordered a new 4WD race buggy...

Jul 14, 2017, 03:43 PM
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Eight. Tamiya makes the best kits,

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