Phat Bass

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  • Unique foldername chibibass
  • Skin for
  • Track Mod for
  • Based on DreamKaster’s Wacky R/Cs
  • Release date 2023-09-11
  • Version from 2023-09-10
  • Version 1.0
  • RVW-ID 38028
  • Category
  • Score
    97/100 (6 votes)
  • Unconventional car?
  • Construction Original
  • Engine Electric
  • Transmission 4WD
  • Top speed 32.5 mph
  • Total weight 2.2 kg
  • Acceleration 1.77 m/s²
  • Construction
  • Track difficulty
  • Track length m
  • Reverse version available?
  • Time trial times available?
  • Practice mode star available?
  • Online multiplayer compatible?

    Part of the SD02 line that succeeded the original Starfire GT.

    In 2007, Toy-Volt released Phat Bass in response to the rising popularity of MP3 player accessories. Unlike many speaker toys of the era, Phat Bass was complete media player in itself, equiped with a CD player on the roof as well as 3.5mm line input and output. The dual 2 inch woofers and micro tweeters were not exactly Hi-Fi, but they were still more than adequate for the novelty toy. Unfortunately, the product never found a market, being too expensive for a mere music accessory and a poor performer as an RC car due to all the extra weight up on the roof. After a short 2 year product run, Phat Bass was quietly discontinued. Lately, the model has seen a new rise in popularity among collectors for the quirkiness and rarity.

    Because of all the extra stuff crammed into the body shell, Phat Bass is the heaviest chibi produced, at a whopping 2.2kg for its dimunitive size. While it is far from nimble, Phat Bass is more resiliant than other chibis and has good top speed - if you have a long enough straight to reach it.

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    Tips:

    • Phat Bass has poor acceleration and handling. However, it has great top speed.
    • The car is a bit top heavy, which negatively affects handling stability and also makes it easier to roll over.
    • The soft suspension makes it pretty compliant over bumps and jumps.

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    Misc:

    • Phat Bass is based off of a cutsomized second generation Cadillac Escalade. The name
    • "Phat Bass" is a reference to the slang term for heavily distorted bass i.e. fat 808s. The license plate reads "PHAT909" in reference of the kick drum from a Roland TR-909, a drum machine popularized in Electronic and Hip Hop genres.
    • The CD spins; the default blue skin has a dreamcast disc of Re-Volt. The alternate red skin uses a red PC disc. Since Re-Volt uses the Red Book format, you can actually play the soundtrack using these game discs.
    • The custom horn is a short clip from the soundtrack.

4 comments on “Phat Bass

  1. In general I’m not that big fan of chibi styled cars, so I did not put that much attention to your SD02 releases so far. But this one made me really curious. What a crazy idea to build an audio system / CD player in a RC-car! Respect for this idea. The execution is fantastic. I adore the small details like the digital display, the cinch in/outputs, the honk, and – for sure – the rotating Re-Volt CD’s. Just awesome. Can’t say much about the car itself tho, but who cares when having the chance to drive a fuggin’ ghettoblaster round’ da hood! :)

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  2. Hype Boooys Hype Boooys
    Everything is about me now

    Now out of the 14 chili cars I think this one might take the cake home I really love the polish and concept of the car it really does feel like a real mp3

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