Zero Chassis

The Zero Chasssis (ゼロシャーシ) is a Mini 4WD chassis released by Tamiya in 1990 with the release of Dash-0 Horizon.

General info

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.

Technical info

Length/Width/Wheelbase: 131 mm/86 mm/80 mm
Ground clearance: Unknown
Driveshaft's length: 60 mm
Compatible gear set(s): 5:1, 4.2:1, 4:1, 3.5:1
Terminal type: Zero-type terminal
Weight (Chassis frame only): Unknown


  • 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 ground 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.
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
Mini-F series Mini-F
R/C Mini 4WD TR-1
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