Dash-2 Burning Sun




No. Regular releases
18015 (Type-1)
18026 (Type-3)
18628 (MS)
Limited editions
94675 (MS Finished Model)
94819 (Type-1 Green Plated)
92343 (Helios Red)
92344 (Helios SIlver)
92345 (Helios White)
92346 (Helios Black)
Series Racing Mini 4WD (Type-1/Type-3)
Mini 4WD PRO (MS/MS Finished model)
Chassis(s) Type-1 Chassis (Type-1)
Type-3 Chassis (Type-3)
MS Chassis (MS/MS Finished Model)
Super-1 Chassis (Helios)
First Released Regular releases
February 22, 1989 (Type-1)
February 15, 1990 (Type-3)
November 1, 2008 (MS)
Limited editions
January 25, 2009 (MS Finished model)
April 30, 2011 (Type-1 Green Plated)
March 2016 (Helios)
In fictional media
First Appearance Dash! Yonkuro
Owner Dankuro 'Tankuro' Toda
Dash-2 Burning Sun (Japanese: ダッシュ2号・太陽(バーニングサン), Dasshu Ni-gō Bāningu San) is a Racing Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya on February 22, 1989.

It was featured in manga and anime Dash! Yonkuro as Dankuro 'Tankuro' Toda's machine, which was then upgraded into Dash-02 Neo Burning Sun later in the story. It was also featured in the on-going manga Hyper Dash! Yonkuro.

General info

The Burning Sun features the blocky body design that was inspired by the designs of the war tanks. It has a pair of vertical fins, places on the side of the 3-window canopy.

The '2' decals, the 'Tank!' decal and the CoroCoro Dragon decals were presented on the bodyshell.

Type-1 and Type-3

The original Type-1 and Type-3 variants features the green body color, with the red and yellow color scheme mixed onto it. they has the black-colored canopy.

Both Type-1 and Type-3 variants came equipped with the middle-diameter 4-spoke Hotshot-type wheels, with the black high-profile spike tires for the former and the black slick tires for the latter. Both models has their chassis molded in black.

In additions, the Type-1 variant comes with the turbo-end bodycatch and the battery clip (which are what the other Type-1 Chassis machines lacks), while the Type-3 variant comes with the optional rear wing that can be attached to the bodyshell.

MS variant

The MS variant features the same body color as the original Type-1 and Type-3 variants. The bodyshell has been modified to be fitted onto the midship-motor chassis and it has the pseudo-sideguards on the sides.

It was equipped with the white, large diameter 4-spoke MS-type II wheels paired with the black low-profile spike tires. It comes with the N-02 nose unit and the standard, light gray 16 mm lightweight plastic rollers. The nose, center, tail unit and the A parts were molded in black.


The limited, Charatoru-exclusive Helios variants features the body decal's coloring being in the 3-tone camouflage pattern consists of green, leaf green and light green. It has four color variants: Red, silver, white and black.

It was equipped with the black plated, large diameter 3-spoke MS-type I wheels that were paired with the Avante-type slick tires with the choice of green and red depends on the models. The red and white models has the leaf green chassis frame, white A parts and leaf green sideguards, while the silver and black models has the black chassis frame, black sideguards and yellow A parts. All models comes with the V-machine-type sideguards.

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!


Dash-2 Burning Sun, as seen in Hyper Dash! Yonkuro.

In Dash! Yonkuro, Tankuro received the Burning Sun from Mr. Sumeragi after the Dash Warriors was formed. The Burning Sun is heavier and tougher than the other initial Dash machines at that time.

Like the rest of the Dash machines, it is equipped with the special chassis with carbon-made chassis and polytetrafluoroethylene-made gears. Tankuro's car has one unique feature: the hotswapping module-type gearbox, which allows him to changes the gear set of the car without removing the bodyshell first hand and also reduces gear changing time.

Later in the Mini 4WD tournament arc, in order to find out the secrets behind Momotaro's Crimson Glory's superior performance, Tankuro modified his Burning Sun into the FM machine, the Neo Burning Sun, but at the cost of losing the Horizon lineage (The rear-motor-layout) the Dash machines has.[1]

The Burning Sun was once again Tankuro's machine in Hyper Dash! Yonkuro, where he uses it on the street Mini 4WD races.[2] It was eventually replaced by the God Burning Sun.[3] What happened to the original Burning Sun is unknown.

Technical info

Length: 127 mm (Type-1/Type-3), 152 mm (MS)

Width: 81 mm (Type-1), 86 mm (Type-3), 92 mm (MS)

Height: 43 mm (Type-1/Type-3), 46 mm (Type-3, with wing attached)

Chassis: Type-1 Chassis, Type-3 Chassis, MS Chassis, Super-1 Chassis

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






  • The Burning Sun is the first and only Type-1 Chassis car that comes with the 5:1 gear set, which is one of the common gear sets for the Type-3 Chassis car kits.
    • It is also the very first car to comes with the optional parts, namely the turbo-end bodycatch and the battery clip for the Type-1 variant and the rear wing for the Type-3 variant.
  • In Dash! Yonkuro, the Burning Sun has the original, bolt-styled wheel design.


  1. Dash! Yonkuro
  2. PHASE 1 of Hyper Dash! Yonkuro.
  3. PHASE 4 of Hyper Dash! Yonkuro.

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
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
* 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 TKC Version · 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 · Over the Horizon
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