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Pre-order Schumacher Top Cat Classic 2wd Re-Release Kit K178 With U7600 Upgrade transmission (£50 deposit, full price £229)

The boys and girls at Schumacher have done it again, this time releasing the Top Cat Classic - Pre-order yours now, stock due mid December

Your £50 deposit will secure your kit, full price at PBM is just £229 - your balance payment of £179 will be requested when the stock lands

Please choose store collection as the delivery method to avoid being charged for shipping at this stage, shipping is free to the UK

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Part Number:
K178 and U7600
Our Price: £50.00
(RRP: £254.99)
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The TOP CAT Classic is an authentic replica of the iconic TOP CAT which revolutionised 2WD buggy racing in the late 80’s.

With a couple of small updates for LiPo fitment and durability, the TOP CAT Classic uses many of the original mouldings, and incorporates all of the innovative features such as laydown front shocks with crashback system.

The TOP CAT won the 1989 EFRA European Championships with Jamie Booth, and started a long line of successful Schumacher 2WD buggies, which are still winning races today.

The TOP CAT Classic is perfect for historic buggy racing or as memorabilia from the golden age of electric buggy racing.


  • High quality alloy chassis.
  • Efficient kevlar drive belts.
  • 14 ball, ball differential, invented by Cecil Schumacher in 1978.
  • Unique alloy coil over oil filled laydown front shock absorbers.
  • Front double wishbone suspension with massive travel.
  • Huge steering lock to handle the tightest tracks.
  • Front ‘O’ ring ‘crashback’ system to minimise front end crash damage.
  • Tough polycarbonate bodyshell to keep out the dirt.
  • Original Schumacher tyres included. 
  • Accepts period NiMh batteries or modern shorty LiPos.
  • Accepts brushed or brushless motors. (Maximum 17.5T limit with kit transmission)
  • Transmission upgrade available to handle modern high powered motors, and create a class leading buggy for historic RC racing.

Equipment Needed

2 Channel Radio
Motor (Maximum 17.5T limit with kit transmission, 6.5T with speed secret pro transmission)
Electric Speed Control
Motor Pinion
Battery (2S Shorty LiPo or 7.2v NiMH Stick pack without moulded ends/caps)


Power Source: ELECTRIC
Length: 401mm
Wheelbase: 280mm
Width: 248mm
Top Speed: 40 MPH+

U7600 - Pro Transmission Conversion - TOP CAT

Pro Transmission Conversion - TOP CAT

Pro transmission set for the TOP CAT, enables the use of modern power systems and motors down to 6.5T. Includes slipper clutch, coarser pitched belts and pulleys and alloy washer carriers.