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DCR-01

DCR-01

DCR01PurpleSP

General
No. Regular releases
18646
Limited editions
95372 (Purple SP)
Series Mini 4WD PRO
Chassis(s) MA Chassis
First Released Regular releases
April 2017 (Oversea release)
May 27, 2017 (Japan release)
Limited editions
January 13, 2018 (Purple SP)

The DCR-01 (Japanese: DCR(デクロス)-01, Dekurosu Zero-wan, pronounced as 'Decross Zero One') is a Mini 4WD PRO car released by Tamiya in April 2017 in oversea regions and on May 27, 2017 in Japan.

It was designed by Takayuki Yamazaki of pdc_designworks.

General info

The DCR-01 features the futuristic, low-height open-wheel body design.

What set it apart from most Mini 4WD cars is that it has the special Cross System bodyshell. It consists of three parts: the front cowl, the rear cowl and the canopy, and any of them can be swapped for other color parts. Alternatively, racer can even assemble the bodyshell without the canopy parts, making it a open top bodyshell. Additional benefit with the Cross System bodyshell is that it makes the painting the bodyshell much easier. Part of the bodyshell components can be combines with any of the DCR series bodyshell parts to create unique body styles.

Despite being a module-like bodyshell, it was designed to be race-ready as it has the front and side air intakes, thus allowing better heat dissipation for the motor and batteries.

All variants were equipped with the newly designed, large diameter 6-spoke low-profile wheels, paired with the low-profile slick tires.

DCR-01

The regular DCR-01 has the pearl red body color, with black and white stripes, carbon patterns and blue canopy.

It was equipped with wheels and tires molded in gun metal gray and black respectively. Both the chassis frame and the A parts were molded in white.

Purple Special

The limited edition Purple Special variant has the pearl white body color, with with black and pink stripes, carbon patterns and gold canopy.

It was equipped with the silver plated wheels and the purple hard-compound low-profile tires. The chassis frame and A parts were molded in light gray and purple respectively.

About the designer and the company

Born in 1972 in Nagano Prefecture, Takayuki Yamazaki (Japanese: やまざきたかゆき, Yamazaki Takayuki, formely as 山崎隆之 before leaving Honda R&D) is a designer and the founder of the Japanese design company pdc_designworks. He is also a former Honda employee, also working as a designer from 1995 to 2012.

In 2012, after leaving Honda R&D, Yamazaki founded his own design company, which not only focuses on creating designs for cars and bikes, but also fashion, hobby toys and gadgets.

Although the aforementioned DCR-01 is the first Mini 4WD car designed by Yamazaki, this is not the first Tamiya product he had designed; He had previously designed the body of Tamiya's 1/10 scale R/C buggy Dual Ridge (based upon the TT-02B Chassis), which was released on October 1, 2014.[1]

Technical info

Length: 156 mm

Width: 97 mm

Height: 36 mm

Chassis: MA Chassis

Gear Set(s): 4:1

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See also

Related

References

  1. 1/10 scale R/C buggy Dual Ridge (TT-02B) on Tamiya official website

External links

Tamiya Japan

Tamiya America

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