No. 19204
Series Mighty Mini 4WD
Chassis(s) VS Chassis
Release Date July 1999
In fictional media
First Appearance Future Racer V-Twin
Owner Bui 'V' Tendou
The Variatron (バリアトロン) is a Mighty Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya in July 1999. It is the first Mighty Mini 4WD car to be equipped with VS Chassis.

It was featured in the manga Future Racer V-Twin as Bui 'V' Tendou's machine, upgraded and repaired from the damaged Vtron in the series.

General info

The Variatron features a futuristic, mechanical body design. Compare to the Vtron, only the body color and the canopy design were changed. It retains most features of the Vtron, such as the pair of movable wings on the rear and the Brain Core on the front. There is a rear diffuser which was attached to the center rear hardpoint underneath its VS Chassis.

It is mainly in blue, with silver highlights and red and yellow trims on it.

It is equipped with the white large-diameter moonface-type wheels paired with Avante-type slick tires.

In the manga

A moment after V's Vtron crossed the finish line in a race against the owner of the VT-5 by an big jump, the car was damaged, unable to withstand the landing impact. The VT-5 pulls the damaged car to Professor Kubota, who then repair the mini car. This lead to the birth of the Variatron.

Since it is a repaired and upgraded form of Vtron, the Brain Core from the original car was remain untouched. Similar to other VT machines, it has its own consciousness within its AI and is often interacts with its owner.

Technical info

Length: 145 mm

Width: 90 mm

Height: 39 mm

Chassis: VS Chassis

Gear Set(s): 5:1 and 4:1




  • The Variatron, along with other cars from the manga, were designed by Zaurus Tokuda rather than the series creator Kouichi Mitaka.

External links

Mighty Mini 4WD series
Super X Dyna-Hawk GX* · Cross-Tiger VR* · Laser-Gill*
VS Variatron · Synchro-Master Z9
* denotes Super XX Chassis version available
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