The Aero Mini 4WD (Japanese: エアロミニ四駆, Earo Mini Yonku) series is a line-up of Mini 4WD cars introduced by Tamiya in December 1997. It was, unfortunately, introduced during the declines of 2nd Mini 4WD boom.
The Aero Mini 4WD series featuring the low-drag, open-wheel body design. In additions, all cars were equipped with the X type small-diameter wheels which are smaller than other small diameter wheels of the other series, allowing the cars to have even lower center-of-gravity. Featuring in the line-up is the Super X Chassis, VS Chassis and the Super XX Chassis.
The manga and anime series Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! MAX featuring the cars from this line-up. All Mini 4WD cars featured in this line-up were designed by Tetsuhiro Koshita, the manga author of the Let's & Go! series.
List of Mini 4WD cars[edit | edit source]
- Max Breaker Z-2 (Normal, TRF, Black Special, CX09, XX-13) (Super X Chassis, Super XX Chassis) (Released in December 1997)
- Shadow Breaker Z-3 (Normal, Super XX Special) (Super X Chassis, Super XX Chassis) (Released in January 1998)
- Phantom-Blade (Normal, Black Special) (Super X Chassis, Super XX Chassis) (Released in May 1998)
- Knuckle Breaker Z-1 (Normal, Black Special, Blue Special) (Super X Chassis, Super XX Chassis) (Released in September 1998)
- Storm-Cruiser (Super X Chassis) (Released in October 1998)
- Rising-Trigger (Normal, White Special) (Super X Chassis, Super XX Chassis) (Released in November 1998)
- Blazing-Max (Normal, Prism Blue Special) (VS Chassis) (Released in February 1999)
- Vanishing-Gazer (Super TZ-X Chassis) (Released in April 1999)
- Desert-Golem (Normal, GPA) (VS Chassis) (Released in May 1999)
- Lightning-Magnum (Normal, LM Breaker) (VS Chassis) (Released in September 1999)
- Blitzer-Sonic (Normal, Black Special) (VS Chassis) (Released in January 2000)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Super TZ-X Chassis, which was introduced with Vanishing-Gazer, was the updated version of Super TZ Chassis that was introduced in the Fully Cowled Mini 4WD series. This making the chassis a odd choice for a car in the line-up.
|Mini 4WD series|
|1980||Original Mini 4WD · ·|
|1990||· · · · · ·|
|Aero Mini 4WD series|
|Super X||Max Breaker Z-2* · Shadow Breaker Z-3* · Phantom-Blade* · Knuckle Breaker Z-1* · Storm-Cruiser · Rising-Trigger* · Max Breaker TRF*|
|VS||Blazing-Max · Desert-Golem · Lightning-Magnum · Blitzer-Sonic|
|* denotes Super XX Chassis version available|