Tamiya New Man Porsche 956 RM MK 7

This car is a Tamiya New Man Porsche 956 RM MK 7, released in 1985. As other cars of the Racing Master series the MK 7 was designed for competition use, but Tamiya went with a new design. The radio tray was extended to the front end blocks so the main chassis was more stiff and the RM 7´s suspension could work better. Long radio tray like this was not very common with most other 1/12 cars, but some as the AYK Cyclone or some Mugen cars were using this also. The lightweight fibreglass chassis was cutted for flex below the battery, assisted by a ride heighter adjuster above the motor. The front end was using springs now, the bumper was a lightweight version as the hollow front body posts. For the rear Tamiya went with aluminium rear axle blocks again, also with a gear type diff. Motor was an other version of their famous Black Mabuchi motors, the speed control was a new lightweight version looking similar to those used at cars of American manufacturers. For completing the MK 7, a very nice looking Porsche 956 body with New Man style stickers was provided with this car.

new-956_1Racing Master MK 7 with New Man Porsche 956 body

new-956_3double deck chassis type

new-956_4bottom view of chassis, cutted for flex below the battery

new-956_5rear end with Black Mabuchi motor and ride height adjuster


new lightweight speed control