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The Dash-001 Great Emperor (ダッシュ001号大帝グレートエンペラー) is a Racing Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya in September 1991.

It was featured in manga Dash! Yonkuro as Yonkuro Hinomaru's 4th machine in the series.

General info

The Great Emperor featuring some design changes from the Super Emperor; The rear spoiler was changed to the one that was seen on the Horizon and the additional front spoiler was added to the front (in which covers the front bumper). Color scheme was changed to the more traditional Emperor-style color scheme.

The normal default form with front spoiler, rear spoiler and rear cowl attached was called Super Aero Formation (スーパーエアロフォーメーション). By removing the rear spoiler, the rear cowl and the front spoiler, the Naked Formation (ネイキッドフォーメーション) can be recreated. Since the front spoiler is covering the front bumper, it has to be removed if user wishes to install any Grade-Up Parts on the front bumper.

The original Great Emperor comes with the white mid-diameter 5-spoke G-Emperor-type wheels paired with high-profile slick tires, while the Premium variant comes with the gold small-diameter 3-spoke Fully Cowled-type wheel paired with treaded tires. The sub-parts and the easy locking gear cover for the chassis of the Premium variant were molded in red.

In the Manga

Spoiler alert!

This section of the article may contains details concerning the progression of the plot. If you do not want it to be spoiled for you, skip this section!

The Great Emperor was made by Genkuro Hinomaru (Yonkuro's father), created from his own Dash-01 Super Emperor. Genkuro return to Japan before the tournament final and give the Great Emperor to his best friend Mr. Sumeragi, who then later give it to Yonkuro without him and the rest of the team knowing the car's origin. It was first used it in the national tournament's final.

It is everything superior to Super Emperor, to the point where Yonkuro's teammate Shinkuro was unable to catch it. During the beginning of the tournament's final, it get the headstart, but starts to slow down due to strong downforce and the air pressure being building inside the bodyshell!

Genkuro, who is watching the race alongside Mr. Sumeragi, decided to have Mr. Sumeragi to tell Yonkuro that the Great Emperor's origin and the other secret it has: The Great Emperor has two faces. Eventually, Yonkuro was able to figure it out by removing the front spoiler, the rear spoiler and the rear cowl, in which reduces the downforce and allows the Great Emperor to regains its superior performance. The Dash Warriors eventually won the national tournament.

During the Black Mistral arc, Yonkuro participates into the Hell Caravan rally with his Great Emperor, but during the first race, its front bumper and front spoiler got damaged. This forced Yonkuro to switch to Emperor and later Liberty Emperor.

Technical info

Length: 131 mm (Zero/Special Kit), 150 mm (Premium)

Width: 86 mm (Zero/Special Kit), 97 mm (Premium)

Height: 50 mm (Zero), 41 mm (Special Kit)

Chassis: Zero Chassis, Super-II Chassis

Gear Set(s): 4.2:1 and 5:1 (Zero/Special Kit), 3.5:1 (Premium)




  • The Great Emperor was chosen to be the cover car for the 1991's Tamiya Japan Cup.

See also

External links

Mini 4WD cars from Dash! Yonkuro franchise
Dash Warriors Mini 4WD Championship arc Boomerang Jr. · Monster Beetle Jr. · Hotshot Jr. · Falcon Jr. · Super Dragon Jr. · Hornet Jr. · Dash-1 Emperor · Dash-2 Burning Sun · Dash-3 Shooting Star · Dash-4 Cannonball · Dash-5 Dancing Doll · Dash-01 Super Emperor · Dash-0 Horizon · Dash-W1 Wild Saurus · Dash-02 Neo Burning Sun · Dash-001 Great Emperor
Black Mistral arc Horizon Boundless · Liberty Emperor
Shin Dash! Yonkuro Dash-CB1 Geo-Emperor · Dash-CB2 Blazing Sun · Dash-03 Super Shooting Star · Dash-04 Cannonball Wail · Dash-05 Dame the Dancing Doll · Dash-CBW Command Saurus
Hyper Dash! Yonkuro Rise-Emperor · Shooting Proud Star · God Burning Sun · Cannon D Ball · Dancing Divine Doll
Mini 4WD Championship participants Fire Dragon Jr. · The Fox Jr. · Thunder Dragon Jr. · Rising Bird · Bigwig Jr. · Avante Jr. · Thunder Shot Jr. · Clod Buster Jr. · Lunch Box Jr.
U Team and U Team 2 Dash-X1 Proto-Emperor · Crusader · Black Chopper · Black Bomber · Black Fighter · Black Attacker · Proto-Emperor ZX · Proto-Emperor Coretank
Team Momotaro Samurai Crimson Glory · Crimson R · Crimson T · Crimson E · Crimson A
Team Ninja Warriors Terra Scorcher Jr. · Dash-X5 Shadow Emperor
Team Heavy Metal Dash-X2 God Emperor · Dash-X3 Hurricane Emperor · Dash-X4 Devil Emperor
Amazon Horizons Sid Horizon · Buzz Horizon · Gal Horizon · Luke Horizon · Coco Horizon
from Black Mistral arc Aero-Solitude · Manta Ray Jr. · Black Mistral
Dark Dominion Night Seek · Night Seek Trigger · Night Seek Shield · Night Seek Rod · Night Seek Edge · Night Seek Saucer · Night Seek G · Over the Horizon · Dancing Bloom Doll · Beast Emperor · Big Burning Sun · Shooting Billion Star · Cannon Bad Ball
Others Daihatsu Kopen XMZ · Astralster · Abilista · Raikiri · Festa Jaune · Silwolf
Racing Mini 4WD series
Type-1 Hotshot Jr. · Hornet Jr. · The Fox Jr. · Boomerang Jr. · Bigwig Jr. · Falcon Jr. · Super Dragon Jr.* · Thunder Dragon Jr.* · Thunder Shot Jr. · Super Sabre Jr. · Fire Dragon Jr.* · Dash-1 Emperor* · Dash-2 Burning Sun
Type-2 Avante Jr. · Grasshopper II Jr. · Vanquish Jr. · Terra Scorcher Jr.
Type-3 Rising Bird · Dash-3 Shooting Star · Saint Dragon Jr.* · Dash-4 Cannonball* · Dash-5 Dancing Doll* · Winning Bird · Dash-01 Super Emperor* · Nissan Be-1
Type-4 Egress Jr.
Zero Dash-0 Horizon* · Avante 2001 Jr. · Astute Jr. · Manta Ray Jr. · Dash-001 Great Emperor* · Super Astute Jr. · Proto-Emperor ZX · Dyna Storm Jr. ·
FM Crimson Glory · Dash-02 Neo Burning Sun · Aero-Solitude
Type-5 Bear Hawk Jr. · Top-Force Jr. · Terra Conqueror Jr. · Dash-03 Super Shooting Star · Super Avante · Dash-CB1 Geo-Emperor*
Super TZ-X Mad Bull Jr. · Baja King Jr.
VS Dash-X1 Proto-Emperor* · Slash Reaper · Super Sabre Open Top · Top-Force Evolution Open Top · Daihatsu Kopen RMZ and XMZ · Daihatsu Kopen RMZ · Mini 4WD Lupine Racer · Mach-Bullet · Mini 4WD Koala Racer
Super-II Astute Open Top · Terra Conqueror Open Top · Racing Miku 2012 ver. drives Astute Special · Saber drives Super Sabre Special · Mikoto Misaka drives Thunder Shot Special · Daihatsu Kopen XMZ · Mini 4WD Shirokumakko · Mini 4WD Panda Racer · Mini 4WD Kumamon Version · Mini 4WD Merlion Edition - Singapore 50th Anniversary · Mini 4WD Dog Racer · Mini 4WD Hawk Racer · Mini 4WD Owl Racer · Mini 4WD Pig Racer · Mini 4WD Panda Racer 2 · Mini 4WD Cat Racer
Super XX Thunder Shot Open Top
VZ Neo-VQS · Dual Ridge Jr. · Toyota GR Yaris · Honda e · Iron Beak · Ray Spear · Mini 4WD Elephant Racer · Mini 4WD Penguin Racer · Eleglitter
Starter Pack Zenquish Progress · Azente Progress · Neo-VQS Advanced Pack
* denotes Premium version available