The Hurricane Sonic (Japanese: ハリケーンソニック, Harikēn Sonikku) is a Fully Cowled Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya in December 1996.

It was featured in the manga and anime Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! and Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! WGP as Retsu Seiba's 4th machine, preceded by the Vanguard Sonic and succeeded by the Buster-Sonic.

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]

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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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Mini 4WD cars from Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! franchise
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(Protagonists)
Let's & Go! Magnum Saber · Sonic Saber · Tridagger X · Spin-Axe · Proto-Saber JB · Victory Magnum · Vanguard Sonic · Neo-Tridagger ZMC · Spin Cobra · Cyclone Magnum · Hurricane Sonic · Proto-Saber Evolution
WGP Beat-Magnum · Spin-Viper · Buster-Sonic
MAX Rising-Trigger · Lightning-Magnum · Blitzer-Sonic
My First Big BisonMagnum · RodeoSonic · Tridagger XX · Spin-Axe Mk.II
Return Racers! Great BlastSonic · Tridagger WX · Spin-Axe Zero · Proto-Saber Evolution Stage-3 · Great Magnum/Great Magnum Revolver · Cosmosonic
Ichimonji brothers
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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
Super-II Spin Cobra
AR Z Wing Magnum · Great BlastSonic · Beak Stinger G · Proto-Saber Evolution· Tridagger WX
FM-A Great Magnum R · Cosmosonic
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