General info[edit | edit source]
The Hurricane Sonic shares the similar design with the Cyclone Magnum, except with key differences.
The front cowls' design is more smooth than the Magnum's and a additional front spoiler was attached in between them. There's the large, wide rear spoiler with 3-step flaps on the sides.
Hurricane Sonic and Premium variant[edit | edit source]
Both the original Hurricane Sonic and its Premium variant featuring the very same color scheme as its predecessors, with the racing white body color (pure white on Premium variant) with the same smooth stripes body decals that has red and green highlights. Above the 'Retsu' emblem on the front nose is the 'H Sonic' decals.
The original variant was equipped with the neon yellow, small diameter 6-spoke TZ-type wheels paired with the high profile slick tires, while the Premium variant was equipped with the yellow small diameter 5-spoke Saber-type low-profile wheels paired with low profile slick tires. The subparts of the chassis for the Premium variant were molded in red. Only the Premium variant comes with a standard motor.
21st Century Edition[edit | edit source]
The Charatoru-exclusive 21st Century Edition models are consists of four color models: White, pink, clear red and black. The body decals works best with the white model.
Depends on the models, it comes in either the white chassis frame, pink A parts and white tires or gray chassis, white A parts and gray tires. All models shares the red-plated wheels.
In the manga and anime[edit | edit source]
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 the manga, shortly after losing to Brett Astaire and his Buck Blader in a race long before the 1st World Grand Prix opening, Retsu created the Hurricane Sonic, taking the hints from Jun's bicycle and the Paraglider.
In the anime, the machine was developed and created by Retsu, using the equipments from Dr. Ogami's lab. Like the Cyclone Magnum, the Hurricane Sonic is also a super-downforce machine in a different way; Rather than using speed to create downforces, the Hurricane Sonic's body can create downforces using the ground effects.
The Hurricane Sonic was eventually replaced by Buster-Sonic later in the manga and the WGP anime.
Technical info[edit | edit source]
Length: 147 mm (Normal/21st), 155 mm (Premium)
Width: 90 mm (Normal/21st), 97 mm (Premium)
Height: 40 mm (Normal/21st/Premium)
Chassis: Super TZ Chassis (Normal), Super TZ-X Chassis (21st), AR Chassis (Premium)
Gear Set(s): 5:1 and 4:1 (Normal), 3.5:1 (Premium)
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Hurricane Sonic is one of Mini 4WD cars that was later made as a 1/12 Quick Drive R/C car by Tamiya, the others being Dash-0 Horizon, Dash-1 Emperor, and Cyclone Magnum (the former two are 1/14 scale).
See also[edit | edit source]
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Tamiya Japan[edit | edit source]
Tamiya America[edit | edit source]
Charatoru[edit | edit source]
|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|