The Cyclone Magnum (サイクロンマグナム) is a Fully Cowled Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya in 1996. The TRF version, as well as the Premium variant of the car, were also released in 1997 and 2014 respectively.
It was featured in the manga and anime Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! and Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! WGP as Go Seiba's 4th machine, preceded by the Victory Magnum and suceeded by the Beat-Magnum. The TRF version was also appears in various Let's & Go! video games.
For the Cyclone Magnum, the bodyshell was completely redesigned.
The front nose tip of the car became thinner and sharper, with the entire front became more diamond-shaped. The front cowls were separated from the nose and were more square-shaped, with the rear half of it were removed, exposing the half of the front wheels and tires. The rear fenders were became more blocky and were placed at the same height as the black canopy. There's a wider large rear spoiler attached to the bodyshell via 2-point attachement and is extended toward the rear of the car.
The Cyclone Magnum featuring the very same color scheme as its predecessors, with the white base body with blue flame-styled highlight with red trims. Above the 'Go' emblem on the front and on the winglets is the 'C Magnum' decals.
The original variant was equipped with the neon green, small-diameter 6-spoke TZ-type wheels paired with the high profile slick tires, while the Premium variant was equipped with the small-diameter 5-spoke Saber-type low-profile wheels paired with low profile slick tires.
Cyclone Magnum TRF
The TRF version includes the holes in certain parts of the body shell, including the canopy, similar to those used in Fighter Magnum VFX and Beat-Magnum TRF, as well as change in the color of the rims (white instead of green). In addition, the rear wing has been redesigned.
Itis mainly in white, with blue/yellow highlights.
Instead of the normal 14 mm front rollers, it comes with the 16 mm front rollers.
In the manga and anime
In both media, the Cyclone Magnum was made by Go Seiba himself. In the anime, it has the superior downforce, which allows it have most of the grips all the time.
In the manga, shortly after his Victory Magnum was completely crushed by Gen's Brocken Gigant, Go, with the small help from his brother Retsu, rebuilt the car inside Dr. Ogami's underground lab with the ZMC putty and the tools provided by Dr. Tsuchiya.
In the anime, days after the disaster that is having Rei Hijikata's Ray Stinger destroyed his Victory Magnum, Go was brought to Dr. Tsuchiya's lab by Retsu as J found the design of Victory Magnum and intend to rebuilt it using the V-Project building machine. However, as J explained, the Magnum will not be the same Magnum as Go wanted, so he suggest that they should design the new Magnum with the experiential virtual simulator inside the lab.
However, as Go is using the simulator, Kai Okita, one of the Ogami trios, managed to hack into the lab, and find out that there's a on-going simulation race. Although Kai injected the scorpion-like virtual car (visualizing a computer virus) into the simulation race and destroying the data inside the lab's computers, Go managed to reform the car into something new, and overtakes the scorpion car. When the hope seems lost as the design data is gone, Go claimed that he remembered the car design. Go and J continuously refines the Cyclone Magnum design with only one week left before the Grand Japan Cup autumn event. The car was finally completed minutes before the event race began due to Go's mistake.
It was only days after the GJC autumn event (where Go finished at 4th place due to having the front of the bodyshell suddenly open up during the race), it was revealed that despite Cyclone Magnum's superior downforce, the bodyshell's material was not strong enough to holds the intense pressure built inside the bodyshell during running, causing it to breaks. They only managed to fix this problem when Dr. Tsuchiya gives J a special spray that hardens the bodyshell's plastic.
During a race against the Rosso Strada team in WGP, the Cyclone Magnum was temporaily repaired with parts from Go's teammates' cars after it was damaged due to Rosso Strada's dirty battle racing tactics. The Cyclone Magnum was upgraded into Beat-Magnum following that race.
Length: 147 mm (Normal/TRF), 155 mm (Premium)
Width: 90 mm (Normal/TRF), 97 mm (Premium)
Height: 41 mm (Normal/TRF), 40 mm (Premium)
Chassis: Super TZ Chassis (Normal/TRF), Super TZ-X Chassis (21st Century), AR Chassis (Premium)
Gear Set(s): 5:1 and 4:1 (Normal/TRF), 3.5:1 (Premium)
- The original Cyclone Magnum was chosen to be the cover car for the 1996 season of Tamiya Japan Cup.
- Cyclone Magnum on Tamiya official website (Japanese)
- Cyclone Magnum TRF on Tamiya official website (Japanese)
- Cyclone Magnum Special Kit on Tamiya official website
- Cyclone Magnum 21st Century Edition on Charatoru official website (Japanese)
- Cyclone Magnum Premium on Tamiya official website
|Fully Cowled Mini 4WD series|
|Super-1||Magnum Saber* · Sonic Saber* · Tridagger X* · Black Saber · Spin-Axe · Proto-Saber JB · Victory Magnum* · Vanguard Sonic* · Beak Spider* · Neo-Tridagger ZMC · Fighter Magnum VFX* · Ray Stinger* · Shining Scorpion* · Bergkaiser*|
|Super-FM||Brocken Gigant · Gun Bluster XTO*|
|Super TZ||Cyclone Magnum* · Hurricane Sonic* · Cyclone Magnum TRF · Diospada* · Beat-Magnum* · Buster-Sonic* · Beat-Magnum TRF · Fire Stinger|
|VS||Spin-Viper† · Diomars-Nero†|
|AR||Z Wing Magnum · Great BlastSonic · Beak Stinger G · Proto-Saber Evolution† · Tridagger WX|
|FM-A||Great Magnum R · Cosmosonic|
|* denotes Premium version available; † denotes racing chassis re-release of a Mechanical Mini 4WD car|