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The Dash-01 Super Emperor (Japanese: ダッシュ01号 超皇帝スーパーエンペラー, Dasshu Zero-ichi-gō Sūpā Enperā) is a Racing Mini 4WD (and later Mini 4WD PRO) car released by Tamiya on June 27, 1990.

It was featured in the manga and anime Dash! Yonkuro as Yonkuro Hinomaru's machine.

General info

The Super Emperor featuring the more refined form of that of Emperor.

The cone-headlights are removed and in its places are the pairs of integrated headlight built into the bodyshell. The mono-shock prop was changed to the pair of dampers on front and the rear spoiler was attached under the bodyshell.

Instead of the orange/red trims, it only has the red trims. The '496' and 'Dash-01' decal are presented on the bodyshell.

The original Super Emperor comes with the white middle-diameter 3-hole S-Emperor-type wheels with the black high-profile slick tires, while both the MS variant and Premium variant were comes with the large-diameter wheels paired with the black slick tires. (The MS variant has the white 4-spoke MS-type II wheels, while the Premium has the red 6-spoke Manta Ray-type wheels.)

The MS variant was equipped with the N-02 and T-01 units and the standard, light gray 16 mm lightweight plastic rollers. For the Premium variant, the chassis frame was molded in metallic gray. while the A parts and the easy locking gear cover were molded in orange.

In the manga and anime

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!

In Dash! Yonkuro, Mr. Sumeragi made the new machine (without the decals) a while after Yonkuro's Emperor got busted in the previous race due to being struck by lightning.

In order to decide who will get the new machine, Yonkuro challenge Mr. Sumeragi in a race with his (partially repaired) Emperor. Ultimately, Yonkuro won, making him a worthly owner of the new machine. Yonkuro was then modified the car and installed the Super-V System (a type of CVT-like gearbox) and named it the Dash-01 Super Emperor.

This machine lead to the ultimate victory for the Dash Warriors in the regional tournament.

Before the national tournament began, the Super Emperor's gearbox got busted, but was later fixed by Team U's Jin Kidouin.

In the race against Team Heavy Hetal, both the Emperor and Super Emperor are the only ones that can be used as the other cars' conditions were degrades greatly due to lacks to maintenances. Because of this, the Super Emperor was given to Musashi temporarily while Yonkuro use the Emperor in this race.

Before the championship final, Yonkuro had switched to the Great Emperor and gave the Super Emperor to Genta, who in turns uses its chassis for his Wild Saurus. What happens to the Super Emperor after the race is unknown.

It was later revealed that Sumeragi actually made not one, but two Super Emperors; one was given to Yonkuro and one was sent to Yonkuro's father Genkuro who is still participating into the Hell rally race. Genkuro eventually modified his own Super Emperor into the Great Emperor and sent it back to Sumeragi who later give it to Yonkuro.

The Super Emperor was a well-balanced Mini 4WD car as it has the lower center-of-gravity of the Burning Sun, the high acceleration of the Cannonball and the high speed of the Shooting Star. Yonkuro managed to enhances the machine further by installing the Super-V System.

Technical info

Length: 127 mm (Type-3), 152 mm (MS), 150 mm (Premium)

Width: 86 mm (Type-3), 92 mm (MS), 97 mm (Premium)

Height: 47 mm (Type-3)

Chassis: Type-3 Chassis, MS Chassis, Super-II Chassis

Gear Set(s): 6.4:1 and 5:1 (Type-3), 4:1 (MS), 4.2:1 (Premium)





  • The bodyshell of the MS variant has the different mold in order to fit the midship motor chassis.
  • Currently, the Dash-01 Super Emperor Special Kit was listed on the English version of Tamiya official website as a Mini 4WD PRO limited edition item, rather than a Mini 4WD limited edition item. Additionally, informations for the MS Chassis variant was used on the same webpage.[1]

See also


External links

Tamiya Japan

Tamiya America

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
Mini 4WD PRO series
MS Nitro Thunder · Nitro Force · Torcruiser · Veldaga · Rayvolf · Exflowly · TRF-Racer Jr. · Avante Mk.II · Manta Ray Mk.II · Avante X · Neo Falcon · Keen Hawk Jr. · Nitrage Jr. · Thunder Shot Mk.II · BisonMagnum · RodeoSonic · Savanna Leo · Hotshot Jr.* · Dash-1 Emperor* · Avante Mk.III · Dash-2 Burning Sun* · Tridagger XX · Dash-3 Shooting Star* · Spin-Axe Mk.II · Dash-01 Super Emperor* · Rising Edge · Slash Reaper Red Special · Astralster
MA Blast Arrow · Heat Edge · Festa Jaune · Tri Gale · Abilista · Raikiri · Shooting Proud Star · Spark Rouge · Rise-Emperor · Kumamon Mini 4WD - Supporting Kumamoto · God Burning Sun · Silwolf · Mini 4WD Shirokumakko GT · Mini 4WD Panda Racer GT · Mini 4WD Kumamon Version GT · DCR-01 · Hyundai Avante Sport · Cannon D Ball · Mad Laser · Mini 4WD Lupine Racer GT · Mini 4WD Dog Racer GT · Mini 4WD Hawk Racer GT · Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 Hybrid · Mini 4WD Owl Racer GT · Dancing Divine Doll · DCR-02 · Hexagonite · Mini 4WD Pig Racer GT · Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT/Yaris WRC · Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC · Toyota GR Supra · Roborace DevBot 2.0 · Ignicion
Starter Pack Avante Mk.III Race-Ready Set · Mini 4WD Starter Pack MA Power Spec
* denotes Mini 4WD PRO chassis re-release of a Racing Mini 4WD car