History of Kyosho Scorpion

GEN1

This is a picture of the first Generation Scorpion. To my knowledge this was what the very first ones looked like.
Note:
Yellow Radio Tub: Straight Insanely Tall Roll Bar: Good Year Block and 5 Ribbed Tires: White Solid Center Rims: Bare Aluminum Shocks:
Photo Courtesy of Kyosho Inc.

Gen 2

This is a picture of a Second Generation Scorpion. To my Knowledge this is how a second version looked.
Note changes:
Gen 2 and Gen 3 were really one in the same. They both carried some of the same features. Short Straight Roll Bar: Chrome Solid Wheels: Some were seen with the taller bent roll bar on yellow chassis tubs

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Gen 3

This is a picture of a Third Generation Scorpion. To my Knowledge this is how a third version looked.
Note changes:
Gen 2 and Gen 3 were really one in the same. They both carried some of the same features. Radio tub was now being seen in black as well as yellow: Roll bar is taller again with forward bend in it toward top: Some were seen with the shorter straight roll bar on the black chassis tub

Shown is a the Cox version

Gen 4

This is a picture of a Fourth Generation Scorpion. To my Knowledge this is how a fourth version looked.
Note changes:

Started seeing the Tomahawk chrome wheels on this version . Also note that the front tires on the fourth Gen version were now the same 4 rib pattern found on the Tomahawk. Both yellow and black tubs were still being seen.

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Gen 5

This is a picture of a Fifth Generation Scorpion. To my Knowledge this is how a fifth version looked.
Note changes:

Gone from the tire sidewalls was the name Good Year. The tires now said Sand Super on them. The rears were still a block pattern but the fronts were now a 4 narrow but taller rib design. Also gracing the buggy were the now famous red anodized shocks.
Special Note: The Scorpion pictured has a special roll cage roof panel made for it that were not on the original 5th gen version.

Gen 6
First Turbo Version
This is a picture of a sixth Generation Scorpion. To my Knowledge this is how a sixth version looked.
Note changes:

New Body: White Five Hole Tomahawk style wheels: Sand Super Spike Rear tires, and Sand Super Ribbed front tires: Some early ones had Black Radio Tubs to begin with but most of the later had White ones: A new wing mount and wing were also added to this version, it shared these with Kyosho Assault: The Tomahawk’s short front bumper now graced the front of the new Turbo Scorpion: The most noticeable change was the addition of a modified Kyosho Le Mans 360E motor:
Note: The 360E Lemans motor was only found on the Kyosho version of the Turbo Scorpion. A Mabuchi RS540S motors were included on the Cox and Graupner versions
Photo Courtesy of Kyosho Inc.

Gen 7
Final Turbo Version
This is a picture of a seventh Generation Scorpion. To my Knowledge this is how a seventh version looked.
Note changes:

This was the last and final Scorpion version made. It has mostly the same parts as the 6th version but now has an exclusive set of wheels that were only available on this version. They were a 5 spoke star pattern in molded white. Also only available on the seventh Gen version was a new roll cage over the driver that now sported two more off road foe lights. These were the last and final upgrades to the Scorpion line.



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