Mini 4WD Wiki
Mini 4WD Wiki

The Original Mini 4WD (Japanese: ミニ四駆, Mini Yonku) series, simply known as Mini 4WD, Comical Mini 4WD and RV Mini 4WD by Shogakukan's magazines, is the first Mini 4WD car line-up introduced by Tamiya on July 13, 1982.

Unlike the rest of the Mini 4WD series, the mini cars in the Original Mini 4WD line-up wasn't designed for racing as they uses the combination of worm gears and spur gears. All the mini cars in this line-up are licensed real-life vehicles. Featuring in this line-up is the long-wheelbase Origin Chassis and Origin-2 Chassis, the short-wheelbase Comical Chassis, the temporary Cruiser Chassis and the final RV Chassis.

The first four of the Origin Chassis vehicles were also released under the name of Sand Scorchers in the United States, distributed by Model Rectifier Corporation (which also distributed early Racing Mini 4WD cars).

List of Mini 4WD cars


Mini 4WD series
1980 Original Mini 4WD · RacingMini4WDlogo.png · WildMini4WDLogo.png
1990 TruckinMini4WDLogo.png · MiniFLogo.png · SuperMini4WDlogo.png · FullyCowledMini4WDLogo.png · MechanicalMini4WDLogo.png · AeroMini4WDLogo.png · MightyMini4WDlogo.png
2000 RCMini4WDLogo.png · Mini4WDPROLogo.png
2010 Mini4WDRevLogo.png
2020 LaserMini4WDLogoA.png
Original Mini 4WD series
Origin Ford Ranger 4x4 Pickup · Chevrolet Pickup 4x4 · Toyota Hilux 4x4 · Nissan Safari · Range Rover
Comical Honda City Turbo · Mitsubishi Pajero Wagon 2000 Turbo XL · Mercedes-Benz 280 GE · Mercedes-Benz Unimog · Wild Willy Jr. · Suzuki Jimny
Cruiser Toyota Land Cruiser (Team ACP)
RV Mitsubishi Pajero Metaltop Wide · Toyota Rav4 · Isuzu MU · Toyota Hilux Surf SSR-G · Toyota Ipsum L-Selection EX · Toyota Land Cruiser Prado RZ · Isuzu VehiCROSS · Toyota Land Cruiser 100 Wagon · Suzuki Jimny Wide · Mitsubishi Pajero V6 3500