The chassis has lower center of gravity due to its lower height, and it is lighter compared to other chassis at the time. The side-guard has now become optional (through tune-up parts), the gear cover was now attaches to motor case instead of the main chassis, and has the hard-point for the rear stay for further tuning.
Unfortunately, it suffers one problem: due to massive weight reduction, the chassis structure is weak and its front bumper, as a result, could break easily. Tamiya would release the FRP front bumper plates to fix this problem.
The design was later reused on Super-1 Chassis.
|Ground Clearance||5 mm (With large-diameter wheels)|
|Driveshaft Length||60 mm|
|Compatible Gear Set(s)||5:1|
3.5:1 (Special Ratio Gearing only)
|Roller Down Thrust Angle||0 (Earlier mold)|
5 (Current revision)
|Ease of Maintenance||3|
- It is the first chassis to be equipped with the 1.4 mm propeller shaft.
- It is also the first chassis to have the newly designed, pink-colored helical crown gears.
- Oddly, the Dash-0 Horizon bodyshell was originally designed for Type-3 Chassis, but for some reason Tamiya switched to Zero Chassis. This results in some inconsistant gap between the body and chassis.
- Earlier Zero Chassis car batches has the subparts molded in different color (light warm gray) than the main chassis frame. This practice was dropped in later batches.
|Original series||Origin · Comical · Wild · Cruiser · RV|
| Type series|
|Type-1 · Type-2 · Type-3 · Type-4 · Zero · FM · Truckin' · Type-5|
| Super series|
(Super/Mighty, Fully Cowled/Aero)
|Super-1 · Super-FM · Super TZ · Super X · VS · Super TZ-X · Super XX · Super-II|
|R/C Mini 4WD||TR-1|
|PRO/REV||MS · AR · MA · FM-A · VZ|