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Aero Manta Ray

AeroMantaRay

AeroMantaRayWhiteSp

AeroMantaRayJCup2014

AeroMantaRayBlackSP

No. Regular releases
18703
Limited editions
94972 (White Sp)
94989 (Black Metallic)
94991 (Gold Metalllic)
95031 (JC2014 Ltd.)
95295 (White Sp reissue)
95419 (Black Sp)
Series Mini 4WD REV
Chassis(s) AR Chassis
Release Date Regular releases
March 2, 2013
Limited editions
September 28, 2013 (White Sp)
December 21, 2013 (Black Metallic/Gold Metallic)
July 19, 2014 (JC2014 Ltd.)
January 21, 2017 (White Sp reissue)
October 27, 2018 (Black Sp)
The Aero Manta Ray (Japanese: エアロ マンタレイ, Earo Manta Rei) is a Mini 4WD REV car released by Tamiya on March 2, 2013. It is one of the variants of the Manta Ray Jr..

General info Edit

Compare to the Manta Ray, the Aero Manta Ray has some key differences; It has a pair of fins in place of the front damper props, a GT-style rear spoiler instead of the racing buggy one, 2 rows of air intakes (one real and one faux) and finally the smoother body design.

All models were equipped with the large-diameter 5-spoke lightweight narrow wheels paired with arched tires.

Aero Manta Ray Edit

The original Aero Manta Ray has the silver body color with body decals that has 2-tone orange highlights and white stripes. The Tamiya logo decals, the 'AR Chassis' decals and a 'Aero Manta Ray' decal can be found on the bodyshell.

It was equipped with the deep gold wheels and black tires. Both the chassis frame and the A parts were molded in black.

White Special variant Edit

The White Special has the white body color with the body decals that has 2-tone pink highlights and green stripes.

It was equipped with the pink-plated wheels and white tires. The chassis and the A parts were molded in magenta and light pink respectively.

Metallic Special variants Edit

The Metallic Special versions of the kit is mostly the same as the original kit, except those models has plated bodyshells and wheels.

Both the Black Metallic and Gold Metallic were equipped with the red-plated wheels and gold-plated wheels respectively.

Japan Cup 2014 Limited Edition variant Edit

The Japan Cup limited editon featuring the red body color with the body decals that has yellow and white stripes, as well as the flag-styled decals.

It was equipped with the silver wheels that were paired with the tires that has the 'Tamiya J-Cup 2014' printed on the sides of the tires. The chassis and the A parts were molded in dark blue and german gray respectively.

Black Special variant Edit

The Black Special variant features the smoke bodyshell, with the red and white decals on it. The body decals was changed to resembles to that of the original's Black Special variant's.

It was equipped with the fluorescent orange, large diameter 6-spoke low-profile wheels paired with the black super-hard low-profile slick tires. The chassis frame and A parts were molded in black.

Technical info Edit

Variant Body Chassis Wheels Tires Motor Dimensions Gear

Standard
(18703)

Color: SIlver
Material: ABS

Type: AR
Frame: Black, ABS
A parts: Black, POM

Size: Large
Type: Narrow Lightweight
Spoke: 5
Fitment: Squared
Color: Gold
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Large
Type: Arched
Color: Black
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 155
Width: 97
Height: 49

4.2:1

White Special
(94972, 95295)

Color: White
Material: ABS

Type: AR
Frame: Magenta, ABS
A parts: Light Pink, POM

Size: Large
Type: Narrow Lightweight
Spoke: 5
Fitment: Squared
Color: Matte Pink Plated
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Large
Type: Arched
Color: White
Material: Hard-Compound Elastomer

Standard

Length: 155
Width: 97
Height: 49

4.2:1

Black Metallic
(94989)

Color: Black Plated
Material: ABS

Type: AR
Frame: Black, ABS
A parts: Black, POM

Size: Large
Type: Narrow Lightweight
Spoke: 5
Fitment: Squared
Color: Red Plated
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Large
Type: Arched
Color: Black
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 155
Width: 97
Height: 49

4.2:1

Gold Metallic
(94991)

Color: Gold Plated
Material: ABS

Type: AR
Frame: Black, ABS
A parts: Black, POM

Size: Large
Type: Narrow Lightweight
Spoke: 5
Fitment: Squared
Color: Gold Plated
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Large
Type: Arched
Color: Black
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 155
Width: 97
Height: 49

4.2:1

Japan Cup
2014 Limited

(95031)

Color: Red
Material: ABS

Type: AR
Frame: Dark Blue, ABS
A parts: German Gray, POM

Size: Large
Type: Narrow Lightweight
Spoke: 5
Fitment: Squared
Color: Silver
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Large
Type: Arched
Color: Black
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 155
Width: 97
Height: 49

4.2:1

Black Special
(95419)

Color: Smoke
Material: ABS

Type: AR
Frame: Black, Polycarbonated-Mixed ABS
A parts: Black, POM

Size: Large
Type: Low profile 6-spoke
Spoke: 6
Fitment: Squared
Color: Fluorescent Orange
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Large
Type: Low-Profile Slick
Color: Black
Material: Super Hard Elastomer

Standard

Length: 155
Width: 97
Height: 49

4.2:1

Gallery Edit

Boxarts Edit

Images Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Just like the Black Special variant of the Aero Avante, the boxart of the Black Special variant resembles the one for the original Manta Ray Jr. Black Special.

See also Edit

External links Edit

Tamiya Japan Edit

Tamiya America Edit

Mini 4WD REV series
AR Aero Avante · Aero Thunder Shot · Aero Manta Ray · Shadow Shark · Flame Astute
FM-A Rowdy Bull · Night Hunter · Baron Viento · Trairong · Hong Kong Racing Taxi · Razorback · Geo Glider · Copperfang · Mach Frame · Lord Guile · Dyipne
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