The Little Car Company - the Bicester Heritage based company which specialises in producing exceptional junior cars in partnership with the most elite car manufacturers like the Bugatti Baby II and Aston Martin DB5 Junior - have announced that the radio-controlled car Wild One will make its return a decade later, only this time, with a difference.
The Little Car Company are developing the Wild One MAX for release in 2022 under licence from Tamiya. But rather than being 1/10th scale, the Wild One MAX will be an impressive 8/10th scale, and you will not need a radio controller, because it is big enough to drive in person.
The Wild One MAX will be a rear-wheel drive, off-road electric buggy. At approximately 3.5m long (137.8”),1.8m (70.8”) wide and weighing around 250kg (551lbs), the Wild One MAX will take up a bit more space than the R/C kits of the past. But just like the original, you get the opportunity to assemble these models at home.
Ben Hedley, CEO, The Little Car Company, said: “As a child of the 80s, developing an almost full-size Tamiya model, which you can actually drive, is a dream come true. We are honoured to be working with the Tamiya team on the project to bring one of their most iconic models to life for a new generation.
“Because it is still early days in the project, we have the opportunity to include the feedback and feature suggestions from the legions of Tamiya fans out there. We encourage anyone with imaginative ideas and feedback around the engineering of the project to sign up to the newsletter at WildOneMax.com. We can’t wait to get these on, and off, the road in 2022!”
The Tamiya Wild One MAX is expected to cost from £6,000 plus local taxes and is planned for global release in 2022. Customers can reserve a build slot from today at WildOneMax.com with a £100 fully refundable deposit. Build slots are allocated on a “first come, first served” basis.