Tamiya introduces the PRO-spec version of the 4WD XV-01 chassis. The XV stands for Crossover Vehicle. This chassis is meant to be an all-terrain platform for rally cars, on-road vehicles and pick-up style trucks. It has covers to protect the drivetrain and radio gear. The motor is mounted in the front and is belt driven power to the front/rear gear boxes. The batter slides in from a door on the bottom of the chassis.
This chassis comes as a kit and does not include electronics or tires/wheels, or a body. I really like the wheel well protection. So many rally vehicles I have driven end up with a TON of dirt or rocks inside the chassis, and I hope this helps eliminate that problem.
Tamiya XV-01 Chassis Gallery
Look for them to start shipping in July.
Check for details on the Tamiya USA website.