In addition to body shell alterations, Subaru's machine for the 2003 WRC season featured a newly designed over-sized rear wing with four vertical fins for the realization of superb aerodynamics. The 2003 machine also featured various internal modifications such as improvements in engine and chassis durability to achieve an overall increase in performance over the previous years machine. Subaru's Tommi Mkinen took second place in the second event of the WRC season, the Sweden rally, and expectations remain high for top performances in upcoming events.
Engine: FS-12SS (Engine capacity: 2.11cc, Bore:14mm, Stroke: 13.7mm)
Fuel tank capacity: 65cc
Drive train: shaft driven full time 4WD
Diff gear system: (f/r) three bevel diff.
Steering tie rods: divided in three segments
Dampers (f/r): Friction dampers
Tire width (f/r): both 27mm
Tire diameter (f/r): both 65mm
Tread pattern (f/r): Racing radial pattern (with inner sponge)
Transmitter: Tamiya Expec TTU-01
Receiver: Tamiya TRU-01 *Servo: Tamiya TSU-01 x 2
The TGS chassis employs a resin monocoque frame with aluminium die-cast power train deck. The underside of the power train deck features air intake leading to engine fan for proper air diffusion. ACS (Active Cooling System) is effective in the prevention of engine over-heating. R/C electronics are encased in a special box for protection. The TGS chassis is equipped with a high-performance FS-12SS engine (2.11cc) that boasts superior air-intake and powerful running. The TGS chassis also features 4-wheel double wishbone suspension to realize excellent road-holding. Shaft driven 4WD affords high reliability. Front and rear gear cases are both precision fitted for smooth-running differential gears. With the cutting-edge EXPEC wheel and trigger type transmitter provided, users can expect excellent control.
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All parts according to Tamiya Guide books, Tamiya manuals and Tamiya parts listings.