The impact of the ULTIMA’s dominant 1,2,3 finish in the
2WD class at the 2nd Electric Off Road World Championship in England in
1987 was felt across the RC car scene. Now Kyosho’s famous ULTIMA turns
back the clock with its return as the 8th model in the Kyosho Vintage
Series! First released in 1986, the 2WD ULTIMA channeled racing tech
from the OPTIMA into an electric racing buggy whirlwind that swept
across the world. Consistent with the Vintage Series, the 2019 ULTIMA
version has evolved in design and build to satisfy performance standards
for modern R/C racing circuits and power sources. For example, the
monocoque frame is made from aircraft grade A60601T6 aluminum alloy and
multi-pin block pattern rear tires deliver optimal performance on modern
off-road tracks. Full ball bearing specs minimize drive loss and
combine with high-durability sintered alloy metal gears, slipper clutch
and motor guard to protect the drive system while crash-resistant resin
rear wing is also included. Relive the nostalgia of the ULTIMA’s
glory with the 2019 version that has evolved into a modern-day racing
machine that lets you drive like a world champion.
- ULTIMA has been faithfully recreated, with component upgrades for compatibility with modern power sources.
- Polycarbonate body with driver cockpit recreates the style and atmosphere of the original ULTIMA.
- Full ball bearing specifications (14)
- Equipped with battery guard that prevents battery short circuit during a crash.
- Front and rear double wishbone suspension
adopts the proven OPTIMA design. Similar front-rear geometry ensures
handling stability at all speed ranges. Impact-resistant nylon lower arm
combines with metal rod upper arm to enable camber adjustment. Upgrade
with optional titanium adjust rod 38mm (No.92413) for both front and
- Optimized geometry with aluminum steering
link and metal bushings in combination with the servo saver
incorporating aluminum tube and metal spring design used in current
racing buggies, delivers stable and precise steering feel. Upgrade with
optional ball bearings and titanium adjust rod 50mm (No.92416).
- Toe angle settings on the rear hub
carriers can be set to 1.0°, 2.0°, 2.5°by replacing resin bushings.
Detailed settings can be adjusted according to the specific racing
- Gear module has been changed to 48-pitch
from the original model’s 8-pitch to deliver reduced drive loss. In
addition to the newly designed 46 nylon 57T 1st gear, all other gears
are upgraded to the sintered metal gears from the OPTIMA. Upgrade with
optional diff OTW101 to improve driving feel.
- Included motor guard (was only available
as optional upgrade on the original ULTIMA) is made from A6061T6
material and delivers increased durability. Resin wing mount provides
choice of 2 height settings and angle can be set between 3°- 6° with
shims. Previously made from polycarbonate, the resin wing delivers
improved crash resistance. In addition to white, there are 5 color
options to add extra style to your machine.
- Rear tires feature optimized multi-pin
pattern to produce stable grip on a wide variety of surfaces and have
been recreated in the image of the original hard block tires. Upgrade
with optional OTT244S (Soft) and OTT244H (hard) tires. High rigidity
one-piece wheels replace the 50mm three-piece wheels of the original
Ultima. In addition to white, there are 3 color options to choose from.
- Gearbox is equipped with slipper clutch to
protect the gearbox and drive system from sudden load changes such as
jump landings. Easy to adjust and adaptable to various racing
conditions. Upgrade with optional slipper pad (SCW021 HD) for
compatibility with higher power and hard driving.
- Semi pre-assembled kit (gear box is pre-assembled)
- Polycarbonate clear body
- Chassis parts
- Cross wrench
- Shock wrench