The original green colour (Cobalt Green) is no longer available for hard plastic bodies.
The rims are shared with the 58006 model
The 934 is the only model by Tamiya to use the double MSC
The 934 is the only model to use the RS360 motor
Top speed for the 58001 in original condition is 11 miles pr hour
The 934 RSR body was chosen for the first RC because the static kit 934 model had been unsuccessfull and Tamiya needed to get their money back for the expensive development
The 58001 kit got celebrated after reaching 100.000 sold kits, by releasing the "Black Porsche"; an exclusive kit, with black moulded 934 body, and black chassis. This Black Porsche is probably the most sought after Tamiya Kit.
The "Black Porsche" does not have it's own kit number.
The first few batches of the 58001 kit came with the static kit's white hard plastic body. Later Tamiya changed to the green plastic.
Also, the first few batches had white battery boxes, later they were black.
Most early 58001 kits (white body/battery box) were for the Japanes market, but some were also exported.
Tamiya also made a spare part body set with a red/dark orange plastic adapted to the Jägermeister livery.
The Porsche 934 RC kit was actually never labeled kit number "58001". The kit number format of the time was "RA1201"
The battery box for the dry batteries is shared with the 58003 kit.
The chassis plates are shared with the 58002 kit
Written by Larbut