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The Flame Astute (Japanese: フレイムアスチュート, Fureimu Asuchūto) is a Mini 4WD REV car that was released on March 8, 2014.

It was based on the classic Astute Mini 4WD cars.

General info

The Flame Astute features a open-wheel, long-nosed, short rear body design that was inspired by the IndyCars (a type of open-wheel racing car) in the US, specifically the Dallara DW12 used from 2012 until 2018, when the car's design were changed to remove the rear wheel covers.

Both the original model and the Red Metallic variant features the classic Astute color scheme, with red body color, dark turquoise canopy, blue highlight and white trims. The Red Metallic variant features the semi-gloss red plated bodyshell.

Both were equipped with the small diameter low-profile 5-spoke Saber-type wheels paired with the black low-profile slick tires; The wheels were molded in black on the original model, while they were coated in semi-gloss red plated finish on the Red Metallic model. The chassis frame and A parts were molded in black.

Technical info

Variant Body Chassis Wheels Tires Motor Dimensions Gear

Standard
(18705)

Color: Red
Material: ABS

Type: AR
Frame: Black, ABS
A parts: Black, POM

Size: Small
Type: Low-Profile Saber-Type
Spoke: 5
Fitment: Track-Only Staggered
Color: Black
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Small
Type: Low-Profile Slick
Color: Black
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 155
Width: 97
Height: 41

3.5:1

Red Metallic
(95209)

Color: Semi-Gross Red Plated
Material: ABS

Type: AR
Frame: Black, ABS
A parts: Black, POM

Size: Small
Type: Low-Profile Saber-Type
Spoke: 5
Fitment: Track-Only Staggered
Color: Red Plated
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Small
Type: Low-Profile Slick
Color: Black
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 155
Width: 97
Height: 41

3.5:1

Red Metallic
with
Carbon Wheels

(95292)

Color: Semi-Gloss Red Plated
Material: ABS

Type: AR
Frame: Black, ABS
A parts: Black, POM

Size: Small
Type:
Low-Profile Saber-Type (1st set)
Low-Profile Fin-Type (2nd set)
Spoke:
5 (1st set)
6 (2nd set)
Fitment:
Track-Only Staggered (1st set)
Squared (2nd set)
Color:
Red Plated (1st set)
Carbon (2nd set)
Material:
Polypropylene (1st set)
Carbon-Mixed Nylon (2nd set)

Size: Small
Type: Low-Profile Slick
Color: Black
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 155
Width: 97
Height: 41

3.5:1

Gallery

Boxarts

See also

External links

Tamiya Japan

Tamiya America

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