(photos: Tamiya) Tamiya RC Subaru Impreza WRX STi XV-01 Team Arai | US$379.00 | www.tamiya.com
who doesn’t love a race car? however, only a tiny percentage of motorsport fans can actually afford to put together a race team, let alone owning one real deal race-prepped vehicle. for the rest of us who can never fulfill that dream, we can either collection die-cast models that never move or stick to car simulation games or we could grab ourselves a rally-ready radio controlled car like the RC Subaru Impreza WRX STi XV-01 Team Arai from Tamiya. this 1/10th scale RC car kit features a newly-designed XV-01 chassis, a full-time belt drive 4WD system, fully independent double wishbone suspension setup, oil-filled shock absorbers, a 540-brushed motor, and dust covers for protection against debris. as the name implies, the car body is based on the Subaru Impreza WRX STi rally car, fielded in 2011 by Subaru Team Arai and featuring exacting detail race decals. the Tamiya RC Subaru Impreza WRX STi XV-01 Team Arai will be available in its kit-form without electronics and has a MSRP of $379. expect this beautiful scaled racer to hit your favorite hobby stores this July.