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1988 Tyco Porsche 911 Turbo

BRANDYEARMODELPOWERSPEEDDRIVEAVAILABLEMINT VALUE*RATINGCOMMENT
tyco logo very small19882420-499.6VTurbo8xAA Vsml 25km/h
16mph
2WD
Used:
Occasional

NIB:
Rare
value200 300
4.1 out of 5
A legendary sportscar and great looking model with 9.6V Turbo performance. Still reasonably priced if you can find one!
Rating
4.1
out of 5
Review CommentA legendary sportscar and great looking model with 9.6V Turbo performance. Still reasonably priced if you can find one!

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SPECIFICATIONS

ScaleDiff.Made inMotor
1/18NoneSingaporeTBC
SteeringSuspensionGearBoxFreq.
ActiveLimited2-SpeedGunMetal(27Mhz), Red(49Mhz)

MODEL REVIEW

The Tyco Porsche 911 Turbo (or Tyco Turbo Porsche 911) is a radio control car manufactured by Taiyo (Japan) and released into the US, UK, and other markets worldwide in 1988.

It is an updated version of the 1987 Taiyo Turbo Porsche Cabriolet., with active steering and the incredible Tyco packaging and illustrations by Ken Smith.


Opening the box of the Tyco Porsche 911 Turbo
Opening the box of the Tyco Porsche 911 Turbo

The Turbo 911 logo above the windsheild just adds that extra touch of realism making this 'the' Taiyo/Tyco Porsche to own.
The Turbo 911 logo above the windsheild just adds that extra touch of realism making this ‘the’ Taiyo/Tyco Porsche to own.

Features and Performance

Three ingredients make this a naturally great RC car.

  • The Beautiful Porsche 911 Cabriolet / Soft Top body
  • Taiyo’s 9.6v 8xAA ‘Turbo’ battery power (12V with Alkaline)
  • Small, solid and lightweight chassis
  • Stiff suspension
  • Slick tires

Based upon the actual Porsche 911 Cabriolet, this was always always going to be a great model…


The 1988 Tyco Turbo Porsche 911 Cabriolet.
The 1988 Tyco Turbo Porsche 911 Cabriolet. The perfect RC car candidate!

The performance, size, and overall setup appears very similar to the Tyco 9.6V Turbo Ferrari F-40, which is one of my all time most fun RC cars to own. Why? It’s an absolute blast to drive indoors, like a modern RC drift car. 


Tyco Porsche 911 Catalog
Tyco Porsche 911 from a 90s catalog

Recommendation

We cannot speak from experience as this model isn’t (yet) in our collection, however based on the specifications and the F-40 we do own, and what we’ve been told by others, this is an excellent model.

It has all the ingredients of a winner, and we’d be surprised if its anything but brilliant.

Do you own a Tyco Porsche 911?
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    VALUE / PRICE HISTORY

    Average Price

    $100.90

    Highest Price

    $228.00

    This average price is based on 9 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    DatePriceConditionTypeTitle
    12 Nov 2023$59.99UsedBuyTyco taiyo rc car porsche 911 turbo red
    14 Oct 2023$149.99UsedBuyVintage tyco taiyo rc car porsche 911 turbo red w box does not work rare
    14 Oct 2023$149.99UsedBuyVintage tyco taiyo rc car porsche 911 turbo red w box does not work rare
    01 Apr 2023$37.49UsedBuy It NowVtg tyco 49 mhz turbo porsche 911 rc car with remote 1988 works read
    20 Feb 2023$29.99UsedBest offer acceptedVtg tyco 49 mhz turbo porsche 911 rc car with remote 1988 works read
    15 Jan 2023$127.5UsedAuction
    09 Jan 2023$50UsedBest offer accepted
    17 Nov 2022$75UsedBest offer accepted
    29 Oct 2022$228Usedor Best Offer
    Prices in USD. NIB = New In box, MIB = Mint in Box, EC = Excellent Condition, VGC = Very Good Condition, GC+ = Good condition plus, GC = Good condition, PC = Poor Condition. With Controller = Car with controller. With Box = Box, Car, and Controller. We make all efforts to ensure data is accurate, but cannot guarantee it is.

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