|Series|| Mechanical Mini 4WD|
Fully Cowled Mini 4WD (VS)
|Chassis(s)|| Mechanical chassis|
VS Chassis (VS)
|Release Date|| January 1999|
December 2002 (VS)
|In fictional media|
|First Appearance||Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! MAX|
|Owner||Nero Stella Borzoi|
It was featured in the manga and anime Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! MAX as Nero Stella Borzoi's machine.
The Diomars-Nero features the open-wheel, low-height body design. The bodyshell consists of the base, the upper cowls, the rear spoiler and the movable head that was connected to the base.
Unique to this car is the ability to switch between Search Mode (サーチモード) and Terminate Mode (ターミネートモード) by rotating the head and moving it to the front and rear and sliding the upper cowl forward and backward. Its mechanical chassis has the unique four-wheel-steering mechanism, which can be switched between the normal steering mode, the parallel steering mode and spin-action steering mode by rotating the dial located underneath the chassis.
Unlike other cars in the Mechanical Mini 4WD lineup, the entire bodyshell can be attached to most (if not all) rear-motor chassis without prior modification.
As the bodyshell of the original Diomars-Nero was molded in clear plastic, it can be painted in any color. The preferred color is metallic blue. It has the deep blue, tiger-stripes asymmetrical body decals with white lines. The VS variant instead has the bodyshell molded in metallic blue.
The VS variant was equipped with the white, small diameter 6-spoke TZ-type wheels paired with the high profile slick tires.
In the manga and anime
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In the manga, it has the Borzonic system implemented and is capable of melting other cars' batteries upon ramming them from the sides. The head can also act as a helicopter rotor to allows the car to have stable landing. There's even a pair of boosters (the nozzles of the bodycatch) to accelerates even faster when used. Unfortunately, due to its high-tech nature, the Diomars-Nero soon become 'fatigue' during the WGP rookie race and eventually leds to its self-destruction by colliding against the fence when Nero have its booster activated despite Gouki and co.'s attempt to stop him.
In the anime, the Diomars-Nero was developed by Dr. Ogami and was given to Nero. It has a device that holds a rare MG Stone which was used to generates gravity. The MG device was later uses to create wider gravitational field that can destroys both the cars and the circuit. Unfortunately, the device puts a lot of stress onto the car when used, which was the main reason why Nero lose to the Ichimonji brothers during the M1 final.
There's also the Mass-produced Diomars (量産型ディオマース) in the anime which belongs to the Borzoi Teams who bursts into any on-going race tournaments (which includes the 2nd world grand prix) and destroys the machines left and right. They sports the car numbers on the body but lacks the MG Stones and MG devices.
Length: 137 mm (Original Search Mode), 140 mm (Original Terminate Mode), 145 mm (VS)
Width: 77 mm (Original), 90 mm(VS)
Height: 41 mm (Original), 42 mm (VS)
Chassis: Mechanical chassis, VS Chassis (VS)
Gear Set(s): 4:1 (VS only)
- Diomars-Nero on Tamiya official website (Japanese)
- Diomars-Nero (VS Chassis) on Tamiya official website (Japanese)
|Mechanical Mini 4WD series|
|1990||Spin Cobra · Proto-Saber Evolution · Buck Blader · Spin-Viper · Vise-Intruder · Diomars-Nero|
|Fully Cowled Mini 4WD series|
|Super-1||Magnum Saber* · Sonic Saber* · Tridagger X* · Black Saber · Spin-Axe · Proto-Saber JB · Victory Magnum* · Vanguard Sonic* · Beak Spider* · Neo-Tridagger ZMC · Fighter Magnum VFX* · Ray Stinger* · Shining Scorpion* · Bergkaiser*|
|Super-FM||Brocken Gigant · Gun Bluster XTO*|
|Super TZ||Cyclone Magnum* · Hurricane Sonic* · Cyclone Magnum TRF · Diospada* · Beat-Magnum* · Buster-Sonic* · Beat-Magnum TRF · Fire Stinger|
|VS||Spin-Viper† · Diomars-Nero†|
|AR||Z Wing Magnum · Great BlastSonic · Beak Stinger G · Proto-Saber Evolution† · Tridagger WX|
|FM-A||Great Magnum R · Cosmosonic|
|* denotes Premium version available; † denotes racing chassis re-release of a Mechanical Mini 4WD car|