Back, and Ready to Take On Modern Day Competition
Tamiya is pleased to welcome back the Egress, successor to the famed Avante. The Avante was originally launched in 1988 and Tamiya took advantage of the experience and know-how garnered by the Tamiya Racing Factory (TRF; founded in 1989) team to make a racing version of the Avante: the Egress. It featured carbon fibre plates made of the material seen on hi-tech racing cars and aircraft, and employed racing parts such as ball diffs, high-capacity oil dampers, and lightweight titanium screws. Now, the shaft-driven Egress receives a makeover to bring it right up to date and unleash a whole new world of potential.
Durable shaft-driven 4WD chassis uses a range of carbon parts
This shaft-driven 4WD chassis features a longitudinally-positioned motor and full ball bearings, while carbon fibre upper and lower decks ensure that the model has superb strength. Re-designed front and rear ball differentials offer excellent reliability and easy maintenance, working in tandem with the built-in centre one-way to provide sure-footed movement. The one-way bearing can be locked. Universal drive shafts feature the same design as those used in the current TRF series parts, in order to maximize power transmission and improve resistance to wear and tear. 4-wheel double wishbone suspension is supported by 4 oil dampers equipped with aluminium cylinders, while the front and rear of the model are fitted with stabilizers. Aluminium front uprights offer excellent reliability, and ball bearings in steering linkage arms combine with 2mm thick carbon fibre plate to offer a linear steering response. The Egress has been truly revamped across the board, and it also features a brushless motor.
A new limited run of this model number was released in August 2018