Tamiya Volkswagen Beetle MF-01X 1/10 4WD Electric Rally Car Kit

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The Tamiya Volkswagen Beetle MF-01X 1/10 4WD Electric Rally Car Kit recreates the classic Volkswagen Beetle in rally racing form. Thanks to its superlative reliability and uncomplicated upkeep, it was a fixture on the global rally circuit from the 1950s through to the 1980s, and this model is inspired by such rallying Beetles. The VW body sits atop Tamiya’s proven shaft-driven 4WD MF-01X chassis, which is at home on a range of surfaces from road to flat dirt.

NOTE: Finished kit shown in photos is for illustrative purposes only. This is a kit that requires assembly. See needed to complete list below for a list of items required to complete the model.


  • 1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit
  • Body is made of polycarbonate
  • Bumpers and side mirrors are recreated using separate metal-plated parts.
  • Front light pods and rally-style stickers included
  • Includes Rally block tires
  • The MF-01X is at home on-road or on flat dirt, thanks to 4-wheel double wishbone suspension
  • Power from the rear mounted motor is transmitted by gear differential to the rear wheels, and via a propeller shaft to the front
  • The chassis can be assembled into S and M wheelbases using separately sold propeller shafts
  • A host of Hop-Up Option parts are available to tune the MF-01X chassis
  • Includes a Hobbywing THW-1060 Brushed ESC

Length: 397mm
Width: 163mm
Wheelbase: 239mm L 
Adjustable Gear Ratio: Yes
Bearings: Plastic bushing
Body Material: Polycarbonate
Body Stickers: Included
Chassis Material: ABS Plastic
Chassis Type: MX-01
Construction Type: Assembly Kit
Differential Type: Gear
Drive Type: 4WD
Electronic Speed Control: Included
Motor: Brushed 540 Type
Scale: 1/10
Shock Damper: Friction type
Suspension: Fully Independent Double Wishbone
Terrain Use: Multi-Purpose 

Needed To Complete:

  • 2-Channel Radio and Receiver
  • Battery Pack
  • Charger
  • Paint
  • AA Batteries
  • Tools

This product was added to our catalog on December 24, 2021

Verified Owner
Wednesday, May 11 2022 (7 months ago)
Tamiya Volkswagen Beetle MF-01X 1/10 4WD Electric Rally Car Kit
I have been a builder/maintainer/modifier for going on 30 years and NEVER have I seen such a PITA as this kit. Build instructions and overall simplicity was well enough, completed the build in under 48 hours. However, I would never call this a hobby-grade kit by any means, plastic bushings do not belong in high-wear areas. Fitment is questionable in other areas and modifications must be made for parts to fit in others despite being part of the same kit. Wheels and tires are not proportional at all to the chassis and/or body.

I do admit the overall quality is OK at least (or best) and I doubt it'll break... but it is severely limited and thus disappointing for this beetle fan. Next time, I'll stick to putting generic baja bodies on scale matching RC chassis.

Probably the worst aspect of the build was the body being defective out of the box despite the box arriving undamaged.