The R/C Mini 4WD (ラジ四駆 Raji Yonku) is a Mini 4WD line-up introduced by Tamiya in 2002.
The unique of this line-up is that racer can control the car's acceleration through the R/C system, in a way that it can be described as 'a slot car with no wire and has four-wheel-drive'. Most of the cars in the line-up are licensed real-life road cars and race cars.
Sadly, the line-up was discontinued a year after its introduction, following the lack of interest as well as parts incompatibility between the earlier GUP and R/C Mini 4WD cars. Sports car bodied Mini 4WD cars (introduced in this line) would be later re-introduced with the Mini 4WD PRO series two years later.
Because the line was originally marketed as a spin-off rather than part of main Mini 4WD line, most official literature and history charts often never mentions R/C Mini 4WD. However, the TR-1 Chassis associated with the line can be used on official Tamiya races as long as alkaline batteries are used and (obviously) the radio control system is not installed.
List of Mini 4WD cars
- Subaru Impreza WRC 2002 (Pre-assembled with R/C system)
- Peugeot 206 WRC (Pre-assembled with R/C system)
- Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII WRC (Pre-assembled with R/C system)
- ZENT Tom's Supra (Pre-assembled with R/C system, assembly kit)
- Calsonic Skyline GTR-2002 (Pre-assembled with R/C system, assembly kit)
- Raybrig NSX 2002 (Pre-assembled with R/C system, assembly kit)
- Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe Flatnose (Assembly kit)
- Beams Integra (Assembly kit)
- Nissan 350Z (Assembly kit)
- Lindwurm-Rider (Assembly kit)
- Cobalt-Gunner (Assembly kit)