Dash-01 Super Emperor




No. 18028 (Type-3)
94667 (Special Kit)
18632 (MS)
18070 (Premium)
Series Racinig Mini 4WD (Type-3/Special Kit/Premium)
Mini 4WD PRO (MS)
Chassis(s) Type-3 Chassis
MS Chassis
Super-II Chassis (Premium)
Release Date 1990 (Type-3)
2008 (Special Kit)
2009 (MS)
2012 (Premium)
In fictional media
First Appearance Dash! Yonkuro
Owner Yonkuro Hinomaru
The Dash-01 Super Emperor (ダッシュ01号 超皇帝スーパーエンペラー) is a Racing Mini 4WD (and later Mini 4WD PRO) car released by Tamiya in 1990.

It is 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 3-spoke mid-diameter wheels with slick tires, while both the MS variant and Premium variant were comes with the large-diameter wheels paired with slick tires. (The MS variant has the white 4-spoke wheels while the Premium has the red 6-spoke wheels)

The MS variant is equipped with the N-02 and T-01 units. The sub-parts of the chassis for the Premium variant are molded in orange.

In the manga and anime

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.

For some reason, Yonkuro switch back to his first minicar and gave the Super Emperor to Musashi before the semi-final race, who in turns uses its chassis for his Wild Zaurus. What happens to the Super Emperor after that is unknown as Yonkuro switched to Great Emperor for the final and Musashi exchange his Wild Zaurus for Tankuro's Neo Burning Sun after the tournament.

It is 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 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


  1. Dash-01 Super Emperor Special Kit on Tamiya official English website

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
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