Many of the models gained widespread popularity in off-road RC racing. Uses an aluminum ladder frame Javelin uses the same frame, but was equipped with a frame-like body. Some parts, including the damper stay, became optional parts Gold Optima this limited model was released after the ,th Optima was sold. The name comes from the gold colored anodic coating used on many of its parts. Turbo Optima sections were strengthened to allow an 8. The motor was sold separately, resulting in a cheaper overall cost Optima Pro 4WD the last Optima to use a chain drive system.
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This can enable starting hobbyist to have what was once world championship winning technology for a relatively low price. Optional parts are also more readily available and cheaper than those for its Burns and Inferno predecessors. The MP6 Sports did not have a good reputation due to its relatively high price and low performance  and is typically only sought after by enthusiasts looking to complete a collection.
As with the Inferno DX prices for these in good, original condition are relatively high as owners typically discarded the original, low cost parts. Inferno MP7. The ". As with the later Kanai competition versions, the selection of the radio gear, motor and muffler were left to the buyer and were not included in the kit. It was setup to be easy to drive, with a wide power band and with a price tag of under US Dollars it was aimed at casual and novice drivers.
As there was no entry level model for the MP which succeeded the MP7. His name was used for the editions of the car that were released with a selection of the modifications he developed during the race seasons. Quad center disc brakes, special chassis and arms and a special rear wing were a few of the modifications.
The Kanai editions were aimed to be competition ready cars for experienced, competitive drivers. This car relied less on completely re-designed parts but instead on slight modifications to existing parts to improve the setup and reliability of the car. In its original condition, the Kanai 3 can be recognized through its milled out chassis and titanium screws. Due to the volumes that Kyosho produced it and the fact that there were no special, limited editions of the car, they are also of limited interest to collectors.
They do however provide an excellent platform for brushless electric conversion with Kyosho  and many 3rd party suppliers providing conversion kits.
This makes the 7. The main focus of the MP was increased durability, better fine tuning options, and improved handling characteristics by moving the center of gravity. MP, item no. The durability was improved through additional components such as a muffler guard to prevent damage from lateral hits, guarded front hubs, and a newly designed "dish type" wheel to prevent dirt from getting in the axels on muddy tracks. MP WC, item no. Therefore, most are of limited interest to collectors.
They do, however, provide an excellent platform for brushless electric conversions with Kyosho,  and many third-party suppliers provide conversion kits.
Despite being redesigned from the ground up, the process apparently only took 6 months. The MP9 has been less successful over its lifetime that the other Inferno models with only one win in by US driver Cody King  , however there is also now considerably more competition as the cost of engineering and production of the vehicles has decreased over time. Nevertheless, it has won many other competitions and also earned a respectable second place at the IFMAR in This would start to change from the TKI2 model onward.
Different from the MP6 and MP7. Instead it was simply known as number As with previous entry level cars, the focus lay on keeping the overall characteristics and functionality of the car the same, with the main cost savings being in the materials and level of finish applied to the individual components. MP9TKI2, item no. This was also noticeable in the marketing material for later models. These changes started a shift away from the traditional drawn out, rounded lines that started with the Turbo Burns back in the late s.
The TKI2 started with a semi-assembled  and a regular un-assembled kit. The cars were released to celebrate the 8th IFMAR victory and featured the same engine as the championship winning car.
It had item number  followed by a semi-assembled "Spec A" version of the same car with item number . This was the final release for the TKI2 range of cars. MP9TKI3, item no. This was the first indication of a true commercialization for the Kyosho Inferno brand. MP9TKI4, item no. This can be seen from the parts available in the TKI3 upgrade pack provided by Kyosho. This was the first electric off-road buggy that Kyosho had released from the factory and showed the company embracing an entirely different type of technology which not only brings drastic changes to the way a car handles and performs but also requires entirely new parts and a different layout to maintain similar handling characteristics.
This edition also includes many optional parts in the standard kit and is the highest-spec.
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