• Dec 23, 2010
Traxxas channels its inner 1/16-scale Ken Block – Click above to watch the video after the break

Master of the Gymkhanna (with a minor in marketing) Ken Block has teamed up with Traxxas to create a radio-controlled version of Block's #43 Ford Fiesta. The 1/16-scale Fiesta is fitted with a brushless motor that turns all four wheels and sends the mini-Block car down your driveway at up to 30 miles per hour. If that's not enough juice to play out your dreams of winning a Gymkhana event, you can opt for another setup that features a new pinion gear, second NiMH battery and series connector. The additional hardware raises the top speed to over 50 mph.

The car is currently selling for around $300. No word on whether that price includes replaceable fenders and other body panels... a necessity after the Ken Block RC car inevitably hits a tree. Check out a mini Gymkhanna-style video of the micro car in action after the break... and, answering the last possible remaining question, proof that it will indeed blend.

[Source: Traxxas via Jalopnik]





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      • 4 Years Ago
      I've got one of the Traxxas VXL Rallys (the $299 one) under my tree right now as my own Christmas present. I plan on snagging a Fiesta body as soon as theyre available. These should be great little cars.

      • 4 Years Ago
      So just out of curiosity, how much would a comparable R/C go for? Is this thing marked-up all to hell because it's an official Gymkhana car or is this a reasonable price?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm no expert, but it looks like they have another similar car at tower hobbies for $299.99, and they're selling this thing for $324. Seems like a bit of a markup, but not ridiculous.

        http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXAKLU**&P=0
        • 4 Years Ago
        izaerian,

        What would you recommend as a 1/16 scale electric car that's quite capable in terms of speed/handling, but friendly for beginners? I guess this is probably more than enough for newbies, but maybe there's something that's harder to crash for someone who's new to this.

        Thanks for your answer.
      • 4 Years Ago
      me want
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow wonderful sport car, it seems everything specially launch for Christmas. And it good to celebrated. Vanilla scented candles
      • 4 Years Ago
      I want but only if its 4 wheel drive.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "The 1/16-scale Fiesta is fitted with a brushless motor that turns all four wheels and sends the mini-Block car down your driveway at up to 30 miles per hour."
        • 4 Years Ago
        well you are in luck then... because it is.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hooray for people that don't read the article but comment on the title and picture!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well some are just too cool to read the whole paragraph. That's like...so last week :D
      • 4 Years Ago
      I didn't think it would blend.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Does that picture deceive me or does this toy have wheels the same size as the real thing?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Forget the RC Fiesta, I want the Blendtec. Imagine all the great margaritas I could make with that.
      • 4 Years Ago
      You half to hate it when you run into a curb with one of these things. I bet there is a learning curve to avoiding curbs... Maybe it would be best to create some kind of premeditated plan to avoid hitting curbs. Then you could just post it online in google documents or something and never half to worry about hitting curbs. Life would be so much better if it wasn't for those curbs. We should burn all curbs! jkjk ;)
        • 4 Years Ago
        Matt, you ruined it by posting a reply.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm sorry but what was the point of this comment?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Got a kick out of the Sponsored Links below the blend video: "2010 Ford Liquidation", "All remaining 2010 models..." Har
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ah.. Too bad its RTR and not a build it yourself nitro rc. I have more fun putting those things together than driving them.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I know what you mean, I've had a Traxxas Jato sitting in my back room for 2 years being neglected. I used to take it apart just so I could put it back together again.
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