The Savanna Leo (Japanese: サバンナ レオ, Saban'na Reo) is a Mini 4WD PRO car released by Tamiya on December 8, 2007. It was based on a winner minicar design entry of the same name by Hidemasa Komatsu in the special design contest that was held in 2007.

It was featured in the manga Mini 4WD Racer Kakeru as Short's machine.

General info[edit | edit source]

The Savanna Leo featuring the long-nose, open-wheel design that is similar to the Lotus Seven.

Part of the front nose are colored in carbon highlight, with one large air-intake on the front a pair of small air-intakes on the bonnet. The front and rear fenders were partially covers the wheels, with the headlamps and taillamps being placed onto them or the frame that holds the fenders and a pair of air-intakes on the rear fenders. There's a small, blue colored canopy, with a rear spoiler placed behind it.

It is mainly in yellow, with two tone brown highlights and carbon highlight.

It was equipped with the gun-metal gray, large-diameter 4-spoke MS-type II wheels paired with the black Avante-type slick tires. It has the N-02 and T-01 units for its MS Chassis. The nose, center, tail unit and the A parts were molded in black.

Black Specials[edit | edit source]

Unique to the Savanna Leo is that it has two different Black Special versions. Both models were equipped with the large-diameter 5-spoke lightweight narrow wheels paired with arched tires.

The first Black Special version has the mechanical-like decals all over the bodyshell. It has black wheels and deep blue tires.

The Version II has different decals and color scheme than the first version. It has silver-plated wheels and white tires.

Techincal info[edit | edit source]

Length: 152 mm

Width: 92 mm

Height: N/A

Chassis: MS Chassis

Gear Set(s): 4:1

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External links[edit | edit source]

Tamiya Japan[edit | edit source]

Tamiya America[edit | edit source]

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