Tamiya 1/12 Newman Joest Racing Porsche (RM-01) TAM58521


Item # TAM58521
$312.00 $199.99
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Status: Out of stock
Build Type:
Unassembled Kit
Power Type:
Electric Power
Skill Level:
Skill Level 4
Vehicle Type:
On-Road Car
Tamiya 1/12 Newman Joest Racing Porsche (RM-01) TAM58521

More information about Tamiya 1/12 Newman Joest Racing Porsche (RM-01) TAM58521

This is the Tamiya 1/12 Newman Joest Racing Porsche (RM-01).

The Newman Porsche 956 from the Joest Racing Team, which won the 1984 Le Mans 24 Hours of endurance race, is now available on the Tamiya RM-01 chassis (Racing Master). The RM-01 assembly kit is easy to build, tune and is also ideal for racing enthusiasts to begin their 1/12 scale racing activities.

Includes: New Man Joest Racing Porsche 956 On-Road Race Car Kit, Tires, Wheels, Body, Decals 14T Pinion Gear and Instruction Manual


  • Radio: 2-channel with standard size steering servo
  • Battery: 2S 7.4V LiPo (#55105 6.6V LiFe battery recommended by Tamiya not available in USA)
  • ESC: Compatible with included motor
  • Battery Charger: LiPo compatible
  • Polycarbonate safe spray or brush on paint
  • Building and track equipment
  • 1/12 scale ready to assemble electric powered R/C model racing kit.
  • Features a 2.5mm thick black-colored FRP lower deck, a height-adjustable resin gear case with type 380 motor. (540 motor may be used when removing stock motor plate)
  • 380 motor included.
  • Pivot-Ball Link Rear (PBLR) suspension system features a center pivot ball, a pitch damper to temper chassis pitch, and a roll damper and side links to control chassis roll. Roll springs can be additionally installed to the side link pivots for more advanced suspension settings.
  • Aluminum diff housing allows ball differential adjustment without detaching rear wheel.
  • Steel rear axle.
  • Attachment of both hex-hub-secured and 3-screw-secured wheels are possible with the RM-01 chassis.
  • Front independent suspension features optimized kingpin trail.
  • Use Item 55105 Tamiya LF Battery LF1100-6.6V Racing Pack (M-Size) as the power source. (NOT AVAILABLE IN THE USA MARKET) Installation of square-shaped battery packs is also possible using glass tape (sold separately). Example: 1S hard case battery packs.
  • Included Polycarbonate body faithfully reproduces the Porsche 956.
  • Stiker sheet to depict the livery and a driver torso included.


Wheelbase: 7.9" (201mm)


Length: 14.5" (368mm)

Width: 6.5" (165mm)

Height: 2.8" (71mm)