This is a re-release of the famous and classic Martini liveried Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI (originally released on the TA-03F chassis). The actual car took part in the International Touring Car Series (ITC) in 1995 and 1996. The ITC was a series contested by the triumvirate of Mercedes-Benz, Alfa Romeo and Opel, and the Martini-sponsored Alfa of Alessandro Nannini and Nicola Larini contributed to Alfa Romeo’s second place in the 1996 Manufacturers’ Championship standings, Nannini also securing third in the Drivers’ points race.
Tamiya has faithfully reproduced this sleek racing machine in 1/10 scale on the TT-02 entry level touring car chassis. The TT-02 chassis platform is the successor to the TT-01 as it incorporates many new features to make it even easier for the new R/C kit builder to assemble and learn from. The TT-02 chassis performs well as cornering and overall speed has been enhanced to take advantage of new electronics available on the market. In addition to the TT-02 being an ideal platform to start from, R/C hobbyists can expand its potential by adding many of the Ho-Up-Options available to increase the cars speed and performance.