Check out a toy buggy that’s legal to drive on general roads
British toy maker Little Car and Japanese company Tamiya have teamed up to reveal Wild One Max, an $8,250 toy construction set that you can put together to get a road-worthy electric buggy.
The model draws inspiration from a Japan-made RC car named Wild One (watch the video). The set adds a ‘Max’ suffix to its name and essentially turns a remotely controlled toy into a RWD electric buggy you can drive from the driver’s seat. At 3.5 meters (11.48 ft.) long and 1.8 meters (5.91 ft.) wide, it can accommodate a single adult person up to 195 cm (6’4”) tall.
The Max features a space-frame construction, per-wheel suspension 15-inch wheels, Brembo brakes, and a single composite seat with a safety belt. Sports suspension and off-road tires are available as paid options.
If you want your buggy to be road-legal in the United States and select countries in Europe, you will need to purchase an additional package with turn blinkers, side mirrors and brake lights. Once installed, these should enable you to register it as a quad bike.
A 5.5-hp (4.0-kW) electric motor under the hood maxes out at 50 km/h (31 mph), while a 2-kWh traction battery runs dry after 40 kilometers (24.8 miles).
Sales start in 2022. All cars will be shipped as DIY kits, rather than pre-assembled units.
Editor Andrew Raspopov