The Shadow Shark (シャドウシャーク) is a Mini 4WD REV car released by Tamiya on October 19, 2013.
The Shadow Shark features the F1-like aerodynamic, open-wheel body design, with the long high-nose and the vertical 'shark fin' that extends backwards from the rear of the canopy. On the front, a pair of bargeboards are covering the front part the chassis and on the rear, there's a F1-styled rear spoiler. The overall body design was inspired by the shark.
All variants features the stripe-styled body decals with various coloring, with the Tamiya logo decals, the 'AR Chasssi' decals and the 'Shadow Shark' decals presented. On the original model and some variants, the decals depicts the shark's 'mouth' can be found on the sides, just behind the bargeboard..
All but the Yellow Special and Italia Special were equipped with the small-diameter 5-spoke Saber-type low-profile wheels with low-profile slick tires.
Shadow Shark and the Steel Metallic
The original Shadow Shark and its Steel Metallic variants features the metallic silver base color (gray plated on the Steel Metallic variant), cyan highlights, black lines, blue canopy.
The original model was equipped with the matte blue silver plated wheels and black tires, while the Steel Metallic variant was equipped with the matte gold plated wheels and black tires.
The limited yellow-colored variant features the yellow body color, with the red, silver and black stripe-styled decals.
It was equipped with the dark silver, small diameter fin-type low profile wheels, paired with the red hard-compound low-profile tires. The chassis subparts were molded in yellow.
The once-Italy-exclusive Italia Special features the Italy red body color, with the green and white stripe-styled decals.
It was equipped with the carbon-mixed nylon, large diameter 3-spoke MS I wheels, paired with the green, hard-compound Avante-type slick tires. It was equipped with white, polycarbonate-mixed ABS chassis frame and white subparts.
The limited red-plated variant features the red plate bodyshell, with the base decals applied.
It was equipped with the matte blue silver plated wheels and black tires. Later, a variant of Red Metallic, which was bundled with the small-diameter carbon-reinforced 5-spoke Saber-type low-profile wheels, was released on October 1, 2016.
Length: 155 mm
Width: 97 mm
Height: 40 mm (Most), 43 mm (Italia SP)
Chassis: AR Chassis
Gear Set(s): 3.5:1 (Most), 4.2:1 (Italia SP)
- Shadow Shark on Tamiya official website
- Shadow Shark Yellow Special on Tamiya official website
- Shadow Shark Italia Special on Tamiya official website
- Shadow Shark Red Metallic (with carbon reinforced wheels) on Tamiya official website (Japanese)
- Shadow Shark on Tamiya America official website
- Shadow Shark Yellow Special on Tamiya America official website
|Mini 4WD REV series|
|AR||Aero Avante · Aero Thunder Shot · Aero Manta Ray · Shadow Shark · Flame Astute|
|FM-A||Rowdy Bull · Night Hunter · Baron Viento · Trairong · Hong Kong Racing Taxi · Razorback · Geo Glider · Copperfang · Mach Frame · Lord Guile · Dyipne · Mini 4WD Koala Racer GT|
|Starter Pack||Mini 4WD Starter Pack AR Speed Spec · Mini 4WD Starter Pack FM-A Balanced Spec|