mardi 22 juillet 2014

Return of the Scorpion



I guess you all know the great news; finally Akira Kogawa has revealed the project he's been working on for several years:  the ANCESTOR of the Ultima, the return of the famous Scorpion!!!

From Kyosho America:

This is the long awaited release of the retro vintage Scorpion, which was the cornerstone of the Kyosho off-road program during the late 70s and early 80s. Designed by the same designer as the original Scorpion, this new version is very faithful to many of the details that make it virtually identical to the original car, but there are some changes to increase the durability and performance. The shocks are higher quality with much smoother operation, and the spring pre-load collars will not snap like the old ones. ;o) The transmission is upgraded with 48-pitch gears and nearly all metal construction except for the compound counter gear. A sealed gear differential is driven via a modern slipper clutch to smooth out power delivery.

Of course the next step would be to rerelease all the glorious cars from the era, like the Optima, Ultima and Javelin (my favourite), but I guess it's only a limited phenomena... Such a pity.