Tamiya Hornet 1/10 Off-Road 2WD Buggy Kit

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Tamiya Hornet 1/10 Off-Road 2WD Buggy Kit
Price: $141.99
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The Tamiya Hornet is back and is more fun than ever before! Originally released in 1984, the Hornet stands as one of Tamiya's most popular models, and is credited for helping to launch the 2WD buggy boom worldwide. Just like the original, this re-release features an easy to assemble chassis and drive train consisting of a durable but lightweight ABS resin bathtub frame, a sealed gear diff loaded gearbox, oil filled rear dampers, powerful RS 540 motor and high performance suspension system. The Hornet is perfect for enthusiasts looking to re-live their childhood, or for those that want to build up their vintage collection with a revolutionary buggy that has earned its place in R/C history.


  • Independent swing axle front suspension with friction dampers
  • Rolling rigid axle rear suspension with oil filled dampers
  • Sealed rear gearbox to protect diff gear during off-road running
  • Original 3-piece assembly wheels compatible with optional ball bearings (sold separately)
  • Straight ribbed racing front tires Spiked buggy rear tires
  • Durable shock absorbent polycarbonate body shell
  • Reinforced resin bumper

Width: 230mm
Height: 150mm
Weight: 874g 

Needed To Complete:

  • 2-Channel Radio
  • Steering Servo
  • 6 Cell Stick Pack Battery w/Tamiya Connector
  • Battery Charger
  • AA Batteries for Transmitter
  • Tools for Assembly
  • Polycarbonate Paint for Body

This product was added to our catalog on May 3, 2016

Verified Owner
Thursday, Sep 5 2019 (about 2 years ago)
Tamiya Hornet 1/10 Off-Road 2WD Buggy Kit
I had a hornet when I was about 12 years old and now that I'm 44, I felt the need to get one again when I realized Tamiya reissued all the old cars. I know, I'm 10 years late on that but I was busy. Anyway, turned out to be a great decision. Building and painting it was super fun, it brought back so many memories. Even having to get Fast Eddie's ball bearings, I totally forgot about that! Driving it is super fun too (in a retro way). To be honest, it handles terribly, bounces all over the place, hard to even keep it in a straight line. But it's still awesome and I'm so glad I have it. There's no reason to upgrade anything other than the bearings and maybe a battery with 3000+ mAh for really long run times, it's a handful as-is and fast as it needs to be. I jump it off crazy stuff at my local skate park and haven't broken anything yet as well.
Friday, Jul 28 2017 (about 4 years ago)
Tamiya Hornet 1/10 Off-Road 2WD Buggy Kit
Pretty much the ultimate indoor clay track race car for 2017. Mount up some slicks and dominate.
Verified Owner
Monday, Jun 14 2021 (11 months ago)
Tamiya Hornet 1/10 Off-Road 2WD Buggy Kit
Excellent kit. Fun to build and paint it. I put Traxxas VXL combo brushless system in it! Epic!