The Max Turbo Blaster 2 Motor is a special edition of a popular radio controlled car manufactured by Taiyo Japan specifically for Giochi Preziosi (Italy) for the Italian market in 1989.
Collectors familar with the Turbo Blaster will immediately sense somethings amiss with this model. What is it? Wait, shock towers at the front? Twin Turbo! How could it be!
Taiyo Japan was known to do special orders and unique designs for regional distributors to ensure the success of their models in local markets, and in this case Giochi Preziosi (Italian distributor of Taiyo) has requested something very special indeed.
Features and Performance
Based on the performance of its Aero Jet Fighter chassis, this will be one of Taiyo’s most powerful models, packing 2 x Mabuchi 280 motors feeding into a single drive train, driven by 8xAA batteries providing 9.6V with original Ni-Cd or 12V using Alkalines.
Although the box says 25km/h we suspect this may have been due to local regulations, as it’s known the Aero Jet Fighter is capable of up to 31km/h (16mph), and really feels much closer to a hobby grade RC when you’ve giving it full throttle. It’s violent!
Full specifications as follows:
- 8x AA Batteries (9.6V Ni-Cd, 12V Alkaline)
- 2x Mabuchi 280 motors
- 2 Speed Gearbox
- All Around Shock Absorbers
- Rubber off road tires
- Power LED and charge indicator
If you’re looking for this (until now) relatively unknown version of the Turbo Blaster you’re going to have a challenge finding one. The only reason we knew this existed was when it appeared on eBay (link below).