Safari 911s are very much in vogue right now. Of course, 911s behave rather well on loose surfaces, so it’s only appropriate. Matt Farah is having one built by Leh Keen, who has built more than a few of them. This 964 Carrera 4-based Safari build is among the wildest we’ve seen so far. Now, Instagram user Trialpsycho_RC is bringing us the smallest Safari 911 we’ve seen to date. Much like the full-size Safari builds, the RC car is based on an on-road architecture. In this case, Tamiya’s TT01R platform. The TT01R is popular with indoor and outdoor RC racers, but is typically seen at a much lower height than Trialpsycho’s car.
Everywhere you look, the car is laden with wonderful details. A set of custom metal bumpers and bash guards afford extra protection for the thin plastic bodywork. Hopefully they are as functional as they are handsome, because this car is intended for the builder’s kids. Lifted and painted, the car looks glorious. The level of detail is quite high, and the graphics are pretty convincing overall. Like the bumpers, the roof rack appears to be brazed metal, and a pair of metal exhaust tips can be seen under the rear bumper. The roof rack is also fitted with a quartet of freeform driving lights, which will hopefully be made functional at some point.
Details on the chassis modifications are rather scant, and we are certainly curious what sort of suspension and gear ratios he used to make this TT01R-based car work. The TT01R comes with fairly tall gearing stock, as it is optimized for circuit racing rather than rock crawling and playing in the dirt.
Hopefully Tamiya is listening. As wonderful as their 934 and other road-oriented 911s are, RC cars like this are a versatile treat, just like the real thing.