Do they still call them pink slips with remote-controlled cars?
The Texas-based company Traxxas builds some of the fastest, most detailed, and downright coolest RC cars on the market. A few weeks ago, the company unveiled an incredible RC version of the new Ford Bronco, complete with portal axles, shocks, and remote locking differentials so you can go on miniature off-road adventures.
If you prefer drag-racing RC trucks, Traxxas has revealed a new 1/10 scale drag-racing RC called the Drag Slash, with a body based on a classic 1967 Chevrolet C10 pickup truck. Featuring molded parts for the grille, headlights, and rear wing, the Drag Slash sports a level of detail you would expect to find on replica display models.
This isn't your standard RC toy car. Impressively, the Drag Slash has an assortment of gear(s) you would expect to find on a real drag racer. To handle massive amounts of torque, the drag truck features a Magnum 272R transmission with an aluminum motor plate, gears, and a sealed silicone-filled, four-gear differential tuned specifically for drag racing with 500K heavy-weight diff fluid.
A Velineon 3500kV brushless motor sends power to genuine miniature ultra-wide Mickey Thompson drag slicks. A stability management system helps keep the powerful drag truck in a straight line at high speed and improves braking performance to prevent spin outs after crossing the line.
A "trans brake" also lets you set the throttle at the starting line and release it for quicker launches. Traxxas hasn't said how fast the Drag Slash will go, but it's powerful enough to let you pop a wheelie as you can see in a video showing it in action.
The RC pickup is available in stores now for $499 and comes with a radio control and a set of tools, but you'll also need a battery pack, battery charger, and AA batteries before you can take it drag racing. If you want to customize it, Traxxas also offers a range of accessories including LED lighting kits, aluminum components, color-molded parts, and other fluids.