Kyosho GP Landmax 4WD 1/8th scale

January 1 by Jaap Dienaar

The Kyosho Landmax 4WD chassis is based on a proven four wheel, shaft driven system, taken from Kyosho’s 1:8 competition off-road buggies. Features include three gear differentials, four long stroke oil filled shockdampers and four wheel independent suspension. Power is provided by an included GS-21R pullstart engine, which is pre-fitted to the partially assembled chassis. A fan assembly helps to reduce engine running temperature for improved power output. Precision ball bearings are included in the main transmission to help reduce friction and wear.

Technical Data
Length 550mm
Width 250mm
Height 190mm
Wheelbase 325mm
Track (F, R) 210mm
Ground Clearance 30mm
Gear Ratio 9.7:1
Tyres (F, R) 94 x 37 mm
Weight approx.3200g
Engine GS21R (Inc)

Full part list as PDF-file: PDF – Kyosho Landmax Part list (Click to open)

The Landmax chassis offers the ultimate in driving fun. The car featured here in the pictures is based on the Kyosho Inferno DX chassis with the rare Mercedes Benz CLK DTM (D2) “Esprit GP-20” body.

The Kyosho 1/8th scale Rally cars story began as below:

1) in 1991 Kyosho offered a 1/8th Porsche 959 which was based on a chassis from a car or buggy called Pirate from Hobao, Kyosho made the body and wheels only.

2) in 1992 Kyosho re-released the Porsche 959 but this time based on Kyosho Inferno DX chassis, they also made Calsonic Skyline GTR R32 and an Audi version of it.

3) in the mid 90’s Kyosho re introduced the cars mentioned in No.2 above on the same Inferno DX chassis with a shorter suspension arms and more bodies verities and called it “Super Eight GP LANDMAX 4WD”, (the same chassis of the model featured here) the offered bodies includes:

A- Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV WRC
B- Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC
C- Subaru Impreza WRX/555 WRC
D- Volvo S40
E- Alfa Romeo 156
F- Toyota Corolla WRC
G- Ford F-150 Landmax ST
H- Nissan Skyline GTR R34
I- Lancia Stratos HF


4) In 2001 the Landmax 2 was released based on the Inferno MP7.5 chassis and many bodies varieties since it shares the same Landmax 1 bodies plus:

A- Subaru Impreza WRX WRC
B- Peugeot 206 WRC
C- Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII WRC

5) In 2006 the Inferno GT was released using the Inferno MP7.5 chassis with extended sus. arms and bigger body
6) In 2008 the Inferno GT2 was released using the Inferno MP7.5 extended chassis (Inferno ST US Sports chassis)


Appendix bodies:

SuperEight, The wide cars, the “one-offs” :
GT-10/PS-73 Body set, Porsche 959
GT-11 Body set, Audi Quattro V8
GT-14 Body set, Calsonic Skyline GTR R32

Esprit GP-20 bodies, long discontinued, very rare:
KYOC2430 39481 Mercedes Benz CLK DTM (D2)
KYOC2431 39482 Alfa Romeo 155 DTM
KYOC2423 39483 Nissan Skyline GTR R32 (Zexel and Calsonic decals)

Landmax bodies, both versions:
KYOC2397 39765 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV WRC
KYOC2100 39766 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC
KYOC2525 39767 99 Subaru Impreza WRX/555 WRC
KYOC2552 39855 Volvo S40
KYOC2541 39856 Alfa Romeo 156
KYOC2504 39981 Toyota Corolla WRC
KYOC2506 39982 Ford F-150 Landmax ST
KYOC2470 39983 Nissan Skyline GTR R34 (Altia decals)
KYOC2393 39984 Lancia Stratos WRC
KYOC2407 39161 01 Subaru Impreza WRX WRC [7.5]
KYOC2439 39162 01 Peugeot 206 WRC [7.5]
39291 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII WRC [7.5]

Kyosho Landmax Part list < ---- click to open the PDF file with the full Landmax part list

Kyosho Landmax Subaru WRC GP < ---- click to open the article from a magazine as PDF-File