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Dash-0 Horizon

Dash-0Horizon

Dash-0HorizonPremium

General
No. 18030
94668 (Special Kit)
18073 (Premium)
Series Racing Mini 4WD
Chassis(s) Zero Chassis
Super-II Chassis (Premium)
First Released September 11, 1990
September 27, 2008 (Special Kit)
June 30, 2012 (Premium)
In fictional media
First Appearance Dash! Yonkuro
Owner Genkuro Hiromaru
W-What is this!?
— Yonkuro Hinomaru in Dash! Yonkuro

The Dash-0 Horizon (Japanese: ダッシュ0号・地平(ホライゾン), Dasshu Zero-gō Horaizon) is a Racing Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya on September 11, 1990. It is the first car to use the Zero Chassis, although the bodyshell was originally designed for the Type-3 Chassis which resulted in minor chassis/body compability mismatches.

The car was featured in the manga and anime Dash! Yonkuro, where it was made by Yonkuro Hiromaru's father, Genkuro. It was also the base unit of all the Dash machines.

General info

The Horizon features a similar color scheme to that of Yonkuro's Emperor, but with the canopy colored in deep green. The body shell does have some resemblance to the Emperor, albeit with some cosmetic differences and the rear spoiler being smaller. The front piece of the bodyshell covers the chassis while providing downforce to the front wheels.

While the original Horizon was equipped with the white, middle-diameter 3-hole S-Emperor-type wheels and the black high-profile slick tires, the Premium variant was equipped with the white, large-diameter 6-spoke Manta Ray-type wheels and the black Avante-type slick tires instead.

Prior to the 90's, both the Chassis and A parts of the standard model were molded in gray and dark lamé, in which the latter was replaced by the gray ones. The Premium variant has its chassis and A parts molded in dark green and metallic grey respectively. The included easy locking gear cover was also molded in metallic green.

In the manga and anime

Spoiler alert!

This section of the article may contains details concerning the progression of the plot. If you do not want it to be spoiled for you, skip this section!

In Dash! Yonkuro, the Horizon is created by Yonkuro's father Genkuro. Unlike the succeeding Dash machines, it is controlled by the racer using an infrared remote similar to R/C cars.

Halfway into the Mini 4WD tournement story arc, Yonkuro and the other Dash Warriors found out about the Horizon with the exception of Mr. Sumeragi, who knew about the machine longer than the rest of his team. Later, Jarky Sakata brought the Horizon from Brazil to Japan and gave it to Sumeragi without the remote controller.

Due to its remote control nature, it caused a bit trouble for the Dash Warriors in one of the races when Yonkuro decided to use it after knowing that his Super Emperor was not fast enough against their next opponent after the previous race. Despite the odds, they won the race when they figured out that one of the team's cars (Tankuro's Dash-2 Burning Sun) can reflect and create a bright enough light source similar to infrared and use it as the pointer for the Horizon.

What happened to the original Horizon after that is unknown.

Technical info

Length: 131 mm (Normal), 150 mm (Premium)

Width: 86 mm (Normal), 97 mm (Premium)

Height: 50 mm (Normal)

Chassis: Zero Chassis, Super-II Chassis

Gear Set(s): 5:1 and 4.2:1 (Normal), 4.2:1 (Premium)

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Artworks

Trivia

  • It was chosen to be the cover car for the 1990 season of Tamiya Japan Cup.

See also

External links

Tamiya Japan

Tamiya America

Mini 4WD cars from Dash! Yonkuro franchise
Dash Warriors Mini 4WD Championship arc Boomerang Jr. · Monster Beetle Jr. · Hotshot Jr. · Falcon Jr. · Super Dragon Jr. · Hornet Jr. · Dash-1 Emperor · Dash-2 Burning Sun · Dash-3 Shooting Star · Dash-4 Cannonball · Dash-5 Dancing Doll · Dash-01 Super Emperor · Dash-0 Horizon · Dash-W1 Wild Saurus · Dash-02 Neo Burning Sun · Dash-001 Great Emperor
Black Mistral arc Horizon Boundless · Liberty Emperor
Shin Dash! Yonkuro Dash-CB1 Geo-Emperor · Dash-CB2 Blazing Sun · Dash-03 Super Shooting Star · Dash-04 Cannonball Wail · Dash-05 Dame the Dancing Doll · Dash-CBW Command Saurus
Hyper Dash! Yonkuro Rise-Emperor · Shooting Proud Star · God Burning Sun · Cannon D Ball · Dancing Divine Doll
Mini 4WD Championship participants Fire Dragon Jr. · The Fox Jr. · Thunder Dragon Jr. · Rising Bird · Bigwig Jr. · Avante Jr. · Thunder Shot Jr. · Clod Buster Jr. · Lunch Box Jr.
U Team and U Team 2 Dash-X1 Proto-Emperor · Crusader · Black Chopper · Black Bomber · Black Fighter · Black Attacker · Proto-Emperor ZX · Proto-Emperor Coretank
Team Momotaro Samurai Crimson Glory · Crimson R · Crimson T · Crimson E · Crimson A
Team Ninja Warriors Terra Scorcher Jr. · Dash-X5 Shadow Emperor
Team Heavy Metal Dash-X2 God Emperor · Dash-X3 Hurricane Emperor · Dash-X4 Devil Emperor
Amazon Horizons Sid Horizon · Buzz Horizon · Gal Horizon · Luke Horizon · Coco Horizon
from Black Mistral arc Aero-Solitude · Manta Ray Jr. · Black Mistral
Dark Dominion Night Seek · Night Seek Trigger · Night Seek Shield · Night Seek Rod · Night Seek Edge · Night Seek Saucer · Night Seek G · Over the Horizon · Dancing Bloom Doll
Others Daihatsu Kopen XMZ · Astralster · Abilista · Raikiri · Festa Jaune · Silwolf
Racing Mini 4WD series
Type-1 Hotshot Jr. · Hornet Jr. · The Fox Jr. · Boomerang Jr. · Bigwig Jr. · Falcon Jr. · Super Dragon Jr.* · Thunder Dragon Jr.* · Thunder Shot Jr. · Super Sabre Jr. · Fire Dragon Jr.* · Dash-1 Emperor* · Dash-2 Burning Sun
Type-2 Avante Jr. · Grasshopper II Jr. · Vanquish Jr. · Terra Scorcher Jr.
Type-3 Rising Bird · Dash-3 Shooting Star · Saint Dragon Jr.* · Dash-4 Cannonball* · Dash-5 Dancing Doll* · Winning Bird · Dash-01 Super Emperor* · Nissan Be-1
Type-4 Egress Jr.
Zero Dash-0 Horizon* · Avante 2001 Jr. · Astute Jr. · Manta Ray Jr. · Dash-001 Great Emperor* · Super Astute Jr. · Proto-Emperor ZX · Dyna Storm Jr. ·
FM Crimson Glory · Dash-02 Neo Burning Sun · Aero-Solitude
Type-5 Bear Hawk Jr. · Top-Force Jr. · Terra Conqueror Jr. · Dash-03 Super Shooting Star · Super Avante · Dash-CB1 Geo-Emperor*
Super TZ-X Mad Bull Jr. · Baja King Jr.
VS Dash-X1 Proto-Emperor* · Slash Reaper · Super Sabre Open Top · Top-Force Evolution Open Top · Daihatsu Kopen RMZ and XMZ · Daihatsu Kopen RMZ · Mini 4WD Lupine Racer · Mach-Bullet · Mini 4WD Koala Racer
Super-II Astute Open Top · Terra Conqueror Open Top · Racing Miku 2012 ver. drives Astute Special · Saber drives Super Sabre Special · Mikoto Misaka drives Thunder Shot Special · Daihatsu Kopen XMZ · Mini 4WD Shirokumakko · Mini 4WD Panda Racer · Mini 4WD Kumamon Version · Mini 4WD Merlion Edition - Singapore 50th Anniversary · Mini 4WD Dog Racer · Mini 4WD Hawk Racer · Mini 4WD Owl Racer · Mini 4WD Pig Racer · Mini 4WD Panda Racer 2 · Mini 4WD Cat Racer
Super XX Thunder Shot Open Top
* denotes Premium version available