Kyosho Ultima

Loosely based on the successful Optima, the Ultima was Kyosho’s next-gen 2WD competition racer. By sweeping the top 3 spots at the 1987 World Championships, the Ultima became one of the all time classic RC buggies. The Ultima was Akira Kogawa’s last rear wheel drive car for Kyosho, but the Ultima DNA was brought with him, and some of his later creations, like the HPI Baja 5B and the Vaterra Glamis Uno bears striking resemblances to the Ultima, even if they are different scales. Not to be confused with the modern era Kyosho Ultima racing buggies, that shares nothing with the classic Ultima, but the name. The Ultima platform was also basis for some other models, like the Sideways sprint car, but those are not covered here. Later batches of Ultimas came with a World Champion sticker on the box, as well as a bonus package with decals, plaque and a medallion.

Model number: 3115
Model name: Kyosho Ultima
Released: November 1986
Type: Model kit
Chassis design: Akira Kogawa
Body design: Akira Kogawa
Design house: Auto Model
Instr. manual: English
Market: World
Made in: Japan
Related models: Ultima – Turbo Ultima – Ultima Pro – Ultima II – Ultima Pro XL – Turbo Ultima II

Kyosho Ultima 2019

Beautiful re-release of the original Ultima, that captures the spirit of the original, while prepared for modern power systems.

Re-release
Model number: 30625
Model name: Kyosho Ultima 2019
Released: October 2019 (Confirmed August 28th 2019)
Type: Model kit
Chassis design: Akira Kogawa
Body design: Akira Kogawa
Design house: Akira Design
Instr. manual: Missing
Market: World
Made in: Taiwan

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