It was designed by Takayuki Yamazaki of pdc_designworks.
General info[edit | edit source]
The DCR-02 features the futuristic, low-height open-wheel body design, with long thin front nose, wide rear fenders and the rear multi-flaps spoiler.
Just like the DCR-01, it features the Cross System bodyshell and any of them can be swapped for other color parts. Unlike DCR-01, the canopy is part of the rear cowl, meaning that the recreation of the open-top bodyshell is impossible. Part of the bodyshell components can be combines with any of the DCR series bodyshell parts to create unique body styles.
Despite being a module-like bodyshell, it was designed to be race-ready as it has the front and side air intakes, thus allowing better heat dissipation for the motor and batteries.
Standard variant[edit | edit source]
The standard variant has the yellow body color with white/black stripes, carbon patterns and green canopy.
It was equipped with the gun metal, small diameter low-profile Y-spoke wheels paired with the black low-profile tires. Its chassis frame and A parts were molded in gun metal and yellow respectively.
Fluorescent Green Special[edit | edit source]
The Fluorescent Green Special features the fluorescent green bodyshell with silver canopy.
It was equipped with the silver plated, small diameter low-profile Y-spoke wheels paired with the green hard-compound low-profile tires. Its chassis frame and A parts were molded in white and green respectively.
About the designer and the company[edit | edit source]
Born in 1972 in Nagano Prefecture, Takayuki Yamazaki (Japanese: やまざきたかゆき, Yamazaki Takayuki, formely as 山崎隆之 before leaving Honda R&D) is a designer and the founder of the Japanese design company pdc_designworks. He is also a former Honda employee, also working as a designer from 1995 to 2012.
In 2012, after leaving Honda R&D, Yamazaki founded his own design company, which not only focuses on creating designs for cars and bikes, but also fashion, hobby toys and gadgets.
Yamazaki start designing products for Tamiya, with the first being 1/10 scale R/C buggy Dual Ridge (based upon the TT-02B Chassis and the one the Dual Ridge Jr. is based on), which was released on October 1, 2014. Later, he designed the DCR-01, the first Mini 4WD car he ever designed.
Technical info[edit | edit source]
Length: 156 mm
Width: 97 mm
Height: 42 mm
Chassis: MA Chassis
Gear Set(s): 3.5:1