Proto-Emperor ZX



No. 18038
95335 (Premium)
Series Racing Mini 4WD
Chassis(s) Zero Chassis
Super-II Chassis (Premium)
First Released February 18, 1992
July 15, 2017 (Premium)
In fictional media
First Appearance Dash! Yonkuro
Owner Jin Kidouin
The Proto-Emperor ZX (Japanese: 原始大帝(プロトエンペラー)ZX, Puroto Enperā Zu~īkurosu, 'ZX' pronounced as 'zeecross') is a Racing Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya on February 18, 1992. The limited edition Premium variant was released on July 15, 2017.

It was featured in the manga Dash! Yonkuro as Jin Kidouin's machine, upgraded from the Dash-X1 Proto-Emperor.

General info

Compare to its predecessor, the ZX's bodyshell has been redesigned to have the low-drag body style, with low-height body design (but that was offset by its rather large wheels). The canopy has been moved toward the front and additional front fender was added to the front bumper. Side fenders were redesigned to allow smoother airflows.

The coloring is the same as its predecessor, with purple base body with black hightlight and silver and red trims.

The original Proto-Emperor ZX was equipped with the white large-diameter 6-spoke Manta Ray-type wheels paired with the black Avante-type slick tires, while the Premium variant was equipped with the purple, large diameter 5-spoke narrow lightweight wheels with the white, hard compound arched tires.

The original Proto-Emperor has its chassis and A parts molded in gray, while the Premium variant has its chassis frame and the easy locking gear cover molded in purple and its A parts molded in white.

In the manga

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Following the devastating defeat at the hands of the Black Mistral that busted his Proto-Emperor, Jin has repaired and upgraded his car into the ZX. It was first used in a street race against the Black Mistral members, saving Genta's Neo Burning Sun from falling off of the cliff by pulling it using the slipstream.

It is unknown what modifications Jin has made to the minicar.

Technical info

Length: 131 mm (Original), 150 mm (Premium)

Width: 86 mm (Original), 97 mm (Premium)

Height: 48 mm (Original)

Chassis: Zero Chassis, Super-II Chassis

Gear Set(s): 5:1, 4.2:1 (Original), 4.2:1 (Premium)



Manga and anime


See also

External link

Tamiya Japan

Tamiya America

Mini 4WD cars from Dash! Yonkuro franchise
Dash Warriors Mini 4WD Championship arc Boomerang Jr. · Monster Beetle Jr. · Hotshot Jr. · Falcon Jr. · Super Dragon Jr. · Hornet Jr. · Dash-1 Emperor · Dash-2 Burning Sun · Dash-3 Shooting Star · Dash-4 Cannonball · Dash-5 Dancing Doll · Dash-01 Super Emperor · Dash-0 Horizon · Dash-W1 Wild Saurus · Dash-02 Neo Burning Sun · Dash-001 Great Emperor
Black Mistral arc Horizon Boundless · Liberty Emperor
Shin Dash! Yonkuro Dash-CB1 Geo-Emperor · Dash-CB2 Blazing Sun · Dash-03 Super Shooting Star · Dash-04 Cannonball Wail · Dash-05 Dame the Dancing Doll · Dash-CBW Command Saurus
Hyper Dash! Yonkuro Rise-Emperor · Shooting Proud Star · God Burning Sun · Cannon D Ball · Dancing Divine Doll
Mini 4WD Championship participants Fire Dragon Jr. · The Fox Jr. · Thunder Dragon Jr. · Rising Bird · Bigwig Jr. · Avante Jr. · Thunder Shot Jr. · Clod Buster Jr. · Lunch Box Jr.
U Team and U Team 2 Dash-X1 Proto-Emperor · Crusader · Black Chopper · Black Bomber · Black Fighter · Black Attacker · Proto-Emperor ZX · Proto-Emperor Coretank
Team Momotaro Samurai Crimson Glory · Crimson R · Crimson T · Crimson E · Crimson A
Team Ninja Warriors Terra Scorcher Jr. · Dash-X5 Shadow Emperor
Team Heavy Metal Dash-X2 God Emperor · Dash-X3 Hurricane Emperor · Dash-X4 Devil Emperor
Amazon Horizons Sid Horizon · Buzz Horizon · Gal Horizon · Luke Horizon · Coco Horizon
from Black Mistral arc Aero-Solitude · Manta Ray Jr. · Black Mistral
Dark Dominion Night Seek · Night Seek Trigger · Night Seek Shield · Night Seek Rod · Night Seek Edge · Night Seek Saucer · Night Seek G · Over the Horizon · Dancing Bloom Doll
Others Daihatsu Kopen XMZ · Astralster · Abilista · Raikiri · Festa Jaune · Silwolf
Racing Mini 4WD series
Type-1 Hotshot Jr. · Hornet Jr. · The Fox Jr. · Boomerang Jr. · Bigwig Jr. · Falcon Jr. · Super Dragon Jr.* · Thunder Dragon Jr.* · Thunder Shot Jr. · Super Sabre Jr. · Fire Dragon Jr.* · Dash-1 Emperor* · Dash-2 Burning Sun
Type-2 Avante Jr. · Grasshopper II Jr. · Vanquish Jr. · Terra Scorcher Jr.
Type-3 Rising Bird · Dash-3 Shooting Star · Saint Dragon Jr.* · Dash-4 Cannonball* · Dash-5 Dancing Doll* · Winning Bird · Dash-01 Super Emperor* · Nissan Be-1
Type-4 Egress Jr.
Zero Dash-0 Horizon* · Avante 2001 Jr. · Astute Jr. · Manta Ray Jr. · Dash-001 Great Emperor* · Super Astute Jr. · Proto-Emperor ZX · Dyna Storm Jr. ·
FM Crimson Glory · Dash-02 Neo Burning Sun · Aero-Solitude
Type-5 Bear Hawk Jr. · Top-Force Jr. · Terra Conqueror Jr. · Dash-03 Super Shooting Star · Super Avante · Dash-CB1 Geo-Emperor*
Super TZ-X Mad Bull Jr. · Baja King Jr.
VS Dash-X1 Proto-Emperor* · Slash Reaper · Super Sabre Open Top · Top-Force Evolution Open Top · Daihatsu Kopen RMZ and XMZ · Daihatsu Kopen RMZ · Mini 4WD Lupine Racer · Mach-Bullet · Mini 4WD Koala Racer
Super-II Astute Open Top · Terra Conqueror Open Top · Racing Miku 2012 ver. drives Astute Special · Saber drives Super Sabre Special · Mikoto Misaka drives Thunder Shot Special · Daihatsu Kopen XMZ · Mini 4WD Shirokumakko · Mini 4WD Panda Racer · Mini 4WD Kumamon Version · Mini 4WD Merlion Edition - Singapore 50th Anniversary · Mini 4WD Dog Racer · Mini 4WD Hawk Racer · Mini 4WD Owl Racer · Mini 4WD Pig Racer · Mini 4WD Panda Racer 2 · Mini 4WD Cat Racer
Super XX Thunder Shot Open Top
* denotes Premium version available