Tsubasa, it's pit-in time!
— Go Seiba to Tsubasa

The Z Wing Magnum (Japanese: Z ウイングマグナム, Zetto Uingu Magunamu) is a Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya on November 8, 2014. It is the 7th entry in the Magnum series.

It was features in Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! Return Racers! and Let's & Go! Tsubasa: The Next Racers as the race machine for a boy named Tsubasa, who happened to have meet the now grow-up Go Seiba from the original series.

General Info[edit | edit source]

The Z Wing Magnum features the fully-cowled body that covers all the wheels. There's the large rear wings to provide downforce to the rear wheels. On the front, the kanji Tsubasa (翼) is engraved on it.

By cutting out certain pieces of the body of the standard variant and applying the sticker included with CoroCoro Aniki volume 2, the alternate form Wing Magnum that resembles a F1 car can be replicated (coincidentally, Go Seiba is also a F1 racer by the time Return Racer! starts)

Standard variant[edit | edit source]

The standard variant has the body colors that are dominated by blue and silver, with some of the red on it.

It is equipped with the fluorescent green, small diameter 5-spoke Saber-type low-profile wheels paired with the black low-profile slick tires.

Gold Plated Special variant[edit | edit source]

The limited gold-plated version of the car was also included in the limited edition of the first volume of the manga. Both the bodyshell and the wheel are gold-plated, and instead of the normal stickers it came with the special designed clear stickers.

In the manga[edit | edit source]

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Let's & Go! series[edit | edit source]

The Wing Magnum was originally purchased and later tuned by Tsubasa himself (with the original chassis intact). However, the Wing Magnum suffers from stability issue on cornering during the first few races with Peter's Diospada. Motivated by Tsubasa's determination, Go Seiba modified it into Z Wing Magnum by adding the front piece made from the scrapped part of his wrecked F1 car salvaged by Jun. The front cowl acts as a thruster and the 'wings' for the car, allow it to overtaking Peter's Diospada from above.[1]

Later in the series, Its owner Tsubasa, is often seen using his Z Wing Magnum on the open road and unintentionally causes some mischief, including provoking a owner's dog to chase him and his car,[2] as well as having a truck (which happen to driven by Ryo Takaba, with his brother Jiromaru as a passenger) fliped on the road while avoiding his Z Wing Magnum. (Fortunately for Go and Tsubasa, the truck and the Takaba brothers were unharmed.)[3] Go had also borrowed the Z Wing Magnum from Tsubasa once to race against J and his Proto-Saber Evolution.[4]

Tsubasa would continue to use the Z Wing Magnum, and become one of the main machines of the Team Pegasus.[5]

In a 4-way team race against Team Gun-Bluster, Team Super Animals and Team Saint Armors in a real-life Mini 4WD race tournament, however, the Z Wing Magnum was left damaged when it went through the massive amount of shards near the end of the race.[6] Seeing that Tsubasa's machine is badly damaged, Go Seiba gave him the Great Magnum R.[7]

As aforementioned, the hand-made front cowl, made from the front wing of Go's wrecked F1 car, can acts as both a thruster and a gliding wings. The car can perform the Pegasus Driving[8], in which the car gains massive acceleration mid-air, and also the Eagle Gliding Driving where the car use its gravity as a driving force and gliding.

Technical Info[edit | edit source]

Variant Body Chassis Wheels Tires Motor Dimensions Gear

Standard
(19442)

Color: White
Material: ABS

Type: AR
Frame: Black, ABS
A parts: Black, POM

Size: Small
Type: Low-Profile Saber-Type
Spoke: 5
Fitment: Track-Only Stagger
Color: Fluorescent Green
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Small
Type: Low-Profile Slick
Color: Black
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 155
Width: 97
Height: 43

3.5:1

Gold Plated
Special

(92342)

Color: Gloss Gold Plated
Material: ABS

Type: AR
Frame: Black, ABS
A parts: Black, POM

Size: Small
Type: Low-Profile Saber-Type
Spoke: 5
Fitment: Track-Only Stagger
Color: Gloss Gold Plated
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Small
Type: Low-Profile Slick
Color: Black
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 155
Width: 97
Height: 43

3.5:1

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Manga and anime[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Z Wing Magnum is the first Magnum series Mini 4WD car not owned by Go Seiba.

See also[edit | edit source]

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Tamiya Japan[edit | edit source]

Tamiya America[edit | edit source]

Mini 4WD cars from Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! franchise
TRF Victorys
(Protagonists)
Let's & Go! Magnum Saber · Sonic Saber · Tridagger X · Spin-Axe · Proto-Saber JB · Victory Magnum · Vanguard Sonic · Neo-Tridagger ZMC · Spin Cobra · Cyclone Magnum · Hurricane Sonic · Proto-Saber Evolution
WGP Beat-Magnum · Spin-Viper · Buster-Sonic
MAX Rising-Trigger · Lightning-Magnum · Blitzer-Sonic
My First Big BisonMagnum · RodeoSonic · Tridagger XX · Spin-Axe Mk.II
Return Racers! Great BlastSonic · Tridagger WX · Spin-Axe Zero · Proto-Saber Evolution Stage-3 · Great Magnum/Great Magnum Revolver · Cosmosonic
Ichimonji brothers
(Protagonists)
Max Breaker Z-2 · Shadow Breaker Z-3 · Knuckle Breaker Z-1 · Blazing-Max
Team Pegasus
(Protagonists)
Z Wing Magnum · Super Avante RS · Rowdy Bull · Wolfang · Mini 4WD Panda Racer · Infinity Mobius
Ogami Corps
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Borzoi School
(Antagonists)
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Fully Cowled Mini 4WD series
Super-1 Magnum Saber* · Sonic Saber* · Tridagger X* · Black Saber · Spin-Axe · Proto-Saber JB · Victory Magnum* · Vanguard Sonic* · Beak Spider* · Neo-Tridagger ZMC · Fighter Magnum VFX* · Ray Stinger* · Shining Scorpion* · Bergkaiser*
Super-FM Brocken Gigant · Gun Bluster XTO*
Super TZ Cyclone Magnum* · Hurricane Sonic* · Cyclone Magnum TRF · Diospada* · Beat-Magnum* · Buster-Sonic* · Beat-Magnum TRF · Fire Stinger
VS Spin-Viper· Diomars-Nero
Super-II Spin Cobra
AR Z Wing Magnum · Great BlastSonic · Beak Stinger G · Proto-Saber Evolution· Tridagger WX
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