This thoroughbred racing chassis is the successor to the World Champion TRF417 and features a host of newly-designed parts in a drive to add the 2014 IFMAR World Championship crown to TRF's impressive collection of titles. It features an alluring balance of flexibility and rigidity. A whole host of major parts have been redesigned, including carbon upper and lower decks, duralumin front/rear bulkheads and motor mount, suspension arms, uprights and more. With further enhancements such as adjustable stabilizers, large diameter damper springs, a lightweight front direct coupling and joint cups, the TRF418 takes full advantage of Tamiya's racing pedigree and data, and is ready to take on the world!
The TRF418 strikes a fine balance between flexibility and rigidity and achieves optimal roll characteristics. It does so by detaching the centre bulkhead part from the upper-deck, allowing the chassis to fully take advantage of the characteristics of its carbon parts. To optimize performance in today's high-speed racing climate, duralumin A7075 alloy was employed for the front/rear bulkheads and motor mount, while the drivetrain is supported by highly rigid parts. Meanwhile, suspension arms, front/rear uprights and other parts ensure that weight transfer results in less tire wear.