M14 Carisma Cars…

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      Avatar photoAaron
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      1/14th scale seems like an interesting choice. Has anyone seen them in the plastic? Looks to me like they’re mainly DTM cars adn they purport to be Digital Proportional control..

      Pricing seems to be about $90 ex japan….

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      Carisma’s 1/14 ready-to-run cars captivate the casual eye with paint quality and detail that is on par with most die-cast models, while at the same time providing a hobby-quality chassis that beginners can easily repair and adjust. The newest body styles include a Vodafone Mercedes CLK-DTM sedan, an AMG Mercedes CLK-DTM sedan and Subaru’s 2003 WRC team car. All feature licensed sponsor decals that have been applied at the factory, scale racing wings, side view mirrors and even air scoops where appropriate. All three also share the same chassis, which features an independent front suspension, T-bar rear suspension, factory set camber and caster, and a bevel gear differential. The chassis rolls on scale-looking wheels and treaded tires complete with manufacturer logos. Perhaps the biggest feature, though, is the ability to adjust wheelbase and width to accommodate bodies from other 1/14 Carisma cars. This not only allows beginners to try different body styles, but it improves the chances that they will remain in the hobby by giving them a taste of the kind of tuning options a hobby-quality car offers.

      The electronics are hobby-quality as well. Each car comes equipped with a 27MHz proportional radio system, an electronic speed control with reverse and a rechargeable battery pack with AC wall charger. Carisma has even thought to include 8 “AA” batteries for the pistol-grip transmitter, so there’s literally nothing left to do but charge the battery pack and go.

      Sounds a bit like a giant Mini-Z or slightly bigger uRS4…

      A.

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