The Raikiri (ライキリ) is a Mini 4WD PRO car released by Tamiya in 2015. It is designed by car designer Kota Nezu of Znug Design.
It was featured in the on-going manga Hyper Dash! Yonkuro as one of the street Mini 4WD racers' machines.
The Raikiri features a 2x2 sports car body design, designed by Znug Design (Kota Nezu). Inspired by a Japanese sword of the same name in Japanese mythology, the Raikiri has sharp and crisp edges that can be found over its bodyshell. It has the sharp headlights and the signal lights with the style inspired by sports cars, specifically the 2016 revival of the Honda/Acura NSX.
The underneath of the bodyshell was designed to allows smooth and twister-like airflows.
It is mainly in black, with pink trims on it.
It is equipped with the newly-designed, small-diameter low-profile wheels that are molded in black. They are paired with the low-profile slick tires.
In the manga
The Raikiri, along with Astralster and Ablista, are racing machines belongs to the street Mini 4WD participants. They were however, unfortunately got rammed out of the circuit by Tankuro's Burning Sun.
Length: 156 mm
Width: 97 mm
Height: 43 mm
Chassis: MA Chassis
Gear set(s): 3.5:1'
- Raikiri would later get a radio control counterpart in the form of Raikiri GT, designed as a racing version (implying that the Mini 4WD version is the road car model). Originally, Raikiri GT was designed for nitro-engine (TG-10-Mk.2 FZ) chassis, but an electric version (with white bodyshell and TT-02 chassis) was later released.