Skip to product information
1 of 12


Kyosho Tomahawk 2015 2WD Buggy 30615

Kyosho Tomahawk 2015 2WD Buggy 30615

Regular price £269.00 GBP
Regular price £317.59 GBP Sale price £269.00 GBP
Sale Sold out
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Kyosho is one of only a few brands that can produce 80s vintage reproduction cars – it’s one of very select group that’s been in the RC car market since the very beginning. In fact, Kyosho is the most prolific, most experienced RC car manufacturers in the world, having introduced its first production RC car in 1970, a full 15 years before the “boom” that really turned up the heat in the market that produced cars like the Scorpion, Beetle and the Tomahawk and many more. The Tomahawk and other vintage releases are built for the purpose of bringing back those years for the many, many enthusiasts who were part of the groundswell back then, and also for new enthusiasts to experience the pride and the sense of satisfaction that goes along with building and completing a kit, which was a much more popular option than the RTRs of the day. Following the original Scorpion and the re-release of the early 80s of the legendary Beetle 2014, Kyosho introduces the third release in the retro line, the Tomahawk.

The Tomahawk, as it was back then, is an evolution of the Scorpion design that includes subtle enhancements to increase its off-road performance. The Tomahawk isn’t an exact replica. Yes, of course it’s faithful to its original design, but it also has some new features that make it a stronger and more reliable car. First and foremost are the looks of this latest release. Like many of the buggies from its time, scale looks were paramount, and the Tomahawk was probably one of the sharpest looking cars on the grid. Similarly, this re-release packs on the scale features, beginning with a body from the exact same mold that was used to make the original body all those years ago. It has the more “modern” side pods, running lights, a true driver cockpit with a driver figure, stylish black insets on the brushed-aluminum looking wheels, and even imprinted tires (new feature on the new buggy). It’s unmistakably scale, which is a critical component to the popularity of any class. It’s what inspires that “reaction” when you first see it on the hobby shop shelf. The Tomahawk is loyal to the scale appearance that inspired so many enthusiasts so many years ago, and it’s certainly unique in today’s market.

The new Tomahawk is designed based on the original Tomahawk released in the early 80s. There are some upgrades to the design to make the car better in some cases, and also to allow use of modern electronics and power systems. Like those before it, the Tomhawk has features that are compatible with the original version, which allows owners of the original cars to repair and upgrade. It’s also capable of handling the added power and performance of brushless motors and Li-Po batteries. An astute observer will notice that the Tomahawk has a unique battery mount compared to the two previous releases, which allow a full size stick pack to be mounted side-to-side. Back when these cars were original available, the popular batteries were 5-cell, 6-cell hump packs, and eventually 6-cell stick packs. In terms of modern batteries, the Tomahawk will accept a full size lipo pack in the transverse mounting location, and a “shorty” pack mounted front to back, or “inline.”

The unique double deck design has been improved with A6061 aluminum lower plate, to which the servo is solidly mounted with screws, where the original car had the servo mounted with two-sided tape. There’s also a new FRP upper deck with molded clamp parts and new durable posts.

The gearbox housing is now a two-piece design made of die-cast aluminum. The original kit did not have a differential, but this new release will include a gear differential, and it’s also compatible with the RB6 ball differential. A slipper clutch is now incorporated, which helps to manage the power of modified brushless motors. The gears are all 48-pitch, inside and out. Sintered alloy gears combine with nylon gears to provide more gearing options, smoother running, and increased durability. The transmission and the rest of the drivetrain are supported by a full set of precision ball bearings.

Please note the tyres no longer come with the Good Year logo


  • Length: 15.7 in. (398mm)
  • Width: 9.3 in. (236mm)
  • Height: 5.7 in (145mm)
  • Wheelbase: 10.4 in. (263mm)
  • Track width (F/R): 7.8/7.7 in (198mm/195mm)
  • Tire Diameter (F/R): 3 in./3.3 in. (?75mm/?85mm)
  • Tire width (F/R) : 0.8 in./1.6 in. (20mm/41mm)
  • Gear Ratios: High-6.9:1 Low-8.3:1
  • Approx. Weight: 50.5 oz. (1430g)

Kit Contents:

  • Pre-assembled gear box and shocks
  • Chassis parts clear body decals
  • Hex wrench
  • Cross wrench
  • Shock tool
  • Grease and silicone oil

Required for operation:

  • 2CH TX/RX set
  • Standard size servo
  • Electronic speed controller
  • 540 size brushed or brushless motor (30T-27T brushed motor recommended for scale performance)
  • 7.2V NiMh Battery or 2S Li-Po pack (ESC needs to be compatible)
  • Charger that is compatible with your choice of battery
View full details