RM stands for Racing Master. Mk. 1 being the first in the line of Tamiya’s Racing Master kits.
Tamiya egineered the Can-Am Lola as a serious competitive 1/12 scale RC race car. The car introduced many “firsts” for Tamiya.
The Can-Am Lola was the first kit to introduce the famous Tamiya Black Motor. This was considered a high performance upgrade to their standard 540 motor.
The Can-Am Lola was also the first to provide infinitely variable front suspension geometry. It was also the first to offer a ball-raced differential. The differential was all metal (i.e. heavy).
More box art shows details of the mechanical speed controller and differential.
A peek inside the box reveals Tamiya typical packaging of their early era: Blister packs and neatly arranged an labeled parts.
Fiberglass chassis is a work of art. Beveled holes are for flush mounted screws. Body is clear polycarbonate. Decals are adhesive backed.
This was a Lola I built up from a kit. The picture on the right is of the Lola chassis (on the left), next to a new-built Datsun 280ZX RM Mk. 2.
Vintage Tamiya Can-Am Lola promotional video here.
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Originally posted 2015-10-15 20:20:23.
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