Let's be honest: 100 miles per hour is fast. Especially for a remote control car. Sure, there are real cars that can easily double than number, and a few baseball pitchers who can throw that fast, but this is a toy we're talking about. Except that it's not.

Helping to keep it out of underage hands is a $1099.99 price tag.

"The XO-1 is not a toy and is intended for use by experts only," says Traxxas, who warns that the XO-1 carries a risk of fire, injury or death! Further suggestions include operating the car only on a closed course, like a real racetrack or drag strip, where the XO-1 should be able to go 0-60 in just 2.3 seconds, on the way to its 100-mile-per-hour-plus top speed.

Controlling this lithium-polymer-battery-powered, all-wheel-drive projectile requires an iPhone or iPod Touch, so you can run the Traxxas Link telemetry app that unlocks the car's top speed. Traxxas suggests you be of legal driving age to operate its 100-mph speedster, and helping to keep it out of underage hands is a $1099.99 price tag.

We've got all the details and two videos after the jump, so click through to see the XO-1 burning it up on the high banks of Texas Motor Speedway.



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The World's Fastest Ready-To-Race® Supercar
0-100mph in under 5 seconds!


100+mph Out of the Box!
NEW Castle Creations Mamba Monster Extreme Speed Control
NEW Traxxas Big Block Brushless Motor, Powered by Castle
NEW TQi 2.4GHz Radio System with Docking Base*
NEW Integrated Speed, RPM, temperature, and voltage Telemetry System*
Factory Equipped with two Traxxas Power Cell 3S 5000mAh LiPo batteries
All Wheel Drive

The Art of Speed

Traxxas® is The Fastest Name in Radio Control®. For over 25 years, we have made it our mission to innovate. To lead. To find the next level of performance and capability. We are driven by a passion for speed and power, and now Traxxas has redefined the meaning of both. State-of-the-art technology. Cutting edge design. A total focus on quality and precision. All have been distilled into one vehicle that could only come from Traxxas. 0-60 in 2.3 seconds. 0-100 in 4.92 seconds. Top speed over 100mph! Simply put, the XO-1 is the world's fastest Ready-To-Race® radio controlled supercar.

Traxxas Muscle, Powered by Castle

When the goal is 100+mph, "off the shelf" is out of the question. Traxxas partnered with Castle Creations to develop the Mamba Monster Extreme power system specifically for the unique power requirements of the XO-1. The proven Mamba Monster Extreme System has been enhanced for higher output when used with 6S LiPo power. From its integrated capacitor bank to the proprietary software created just for XO-1, the Mamba Monster Extreme speed control represents the state-of-the-art in big-volt power delivery. The custom Traxxas Big Block brushless motor invites "cubic inches" to the party for massive acceleration and true supercar performance with the largest brushless motor ever offered in a Ready-To-Race model.

The Next Generation of Traxxas 2.4GHz Control

XO-1 is equipped with the world's most advanced Ready-To-Race® radio system. The all-new Traxxas® TQi™ radio system with Docking Base turns your iPhone® or iPod touch® into a powerful tuning tool. The device display combines with the Traxxas Link™ App to deliver an intuitive, high-definition, full-color graphical user interface that optimizes your radio system for ultimate vehicle control. Automatic model recognition instantly recalls your settings for up to 30 Traxxas Link-enabled models-just switch on and drive. This powerful App gives you complete control over the operation and tuning of XO-1 with an intuitive, high definition graphical user interface. Once you have created the perfect control settings for your model, you can save them as a profile that you can restore later, use on another model, or share with friends. Traxxas Link telemetry sensors transmit real-time data including speed, RPM, temperature, and battery voltage with stunning visuals. Learn more about the new Traxxas TQi Radio System here.

Powerful Traxxas Link Application
Available December 20, 2011 in the App Store.

Traxxas Link makes it easy to learn, understand, and access the powerful tuning options built into every Traxxas TQi radio system. Control your Drive Effects settings such as steering and throttle sensitivity; steering percentage; braking strength; and throttle trim by simply touching and dragging the sliders on the screen, or enabling the Multi-Function knob on the transmitter. Everything happens live, on-the-fly, giving you instant feedback on your changes.

Traxxas Link collects and records real-time telemetry data as you drive. The Traxxas Link dashboard comes to life showing you speed, battery voltage, RPM, and temperature. The application automatically detects and recognizes Traxxas Link sensors for easy set up and configuration. The dashboard is fully customizable with either dial or digital readout gauges. Up to nine gauges can be displayed at once. Set threshold warnings and log maximums, minimums, or averages. Use the recording function to document your dashboard view, with sound, so that you can keep your eyes on your driving and not miss a single apex. If you forget to record, simply touch Instant Replay anytime to capture the previous minute of fun and unexpected triumphs. The recordings can be named, saved, and shared with others.

Once you have created the perfect control settings for your model, you can save them as a profile that you can restore later, use on another model, or share with friends. If the track conditions change, simply re-tune your Drive Effects and save them as new profile. Only Traxxas Link makes pro-level transmitter tuning so fast, convenient, and easy.

Heavy-Duty Drivetrain

High performance must come with high durability. Traxxas delivers with a robust shaft-driven AWD (all-wheel drive) system proven in our most powerful vehicles and enhanced with new features for XO-1. Steel-gear, E-Revo-spec differentials feature reinforcing support bars to increase horsepower handling capability. The extruded aluminum center driveshaft engages the front and rear gearboxes directly, so there are no dogbones or drive cups to wobble or wear. New, telescoping steel-spline (SS) driveshafts with dual CV joints engage the wheels with track-tested, splined 17mm hex hubs. New fine pitch splined steel telescoping driveshafts handle 50% more torque than conventional shafts. Oversized 6X12mm ball bearings spin efficiently at high rpm, run after blistering run.

Patent-Pending Cush Drive™

Developed specifically for the XO-1, the patent pending Cush Drive™ absorbs drivetrain shocks with a custom-shaped elastomer damper housed between the spur gear and the drive hub. Under extreme load (such as hard, high-traction acceleration), the elastomer flexes to dissipate shock without interrupting power flow. The result is instant acceleration with no wasted power.

Computer Optimized Aerodynamics

Developed with advanced modeling techniques, XO-1's stunning form has been shaped by pure function. The front splitter and canards, smooth undertray, rear diffuser and wing work in harmony to harness airflow and convert it to downforce while minimizing drag-critical to achieving 100+mph speeds. XO-1 is the first to deploy a fully developed and functional air-management system in a high-performance radio-control car. The aerodynamic components integrate seamlessly with the XO-1's low-slung, wide-stance body to distill style and speed into a pure expression of radio-control performance.

Ready-To-Race with Included Power Cell LiPos

"100+mph, right out of the box." That was the goal for XO-1, and Traxxas delivers with everything you need to hit triple digits-including a pair of Power Cell 3S LiPo batteries. Built with custom Traxxas cells and engineered specifically for the high power demands of Traxxas vehicles, Power Cell LiPo packs are fully equipped with Traxxas High Current connectors, Maxx Cable 12-gauge wire, and standard JST/XH balance plugs for long cycle life, maximum run time, and track-shredding punch.
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XO-1 QUICK FEATURES
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100+mph Out of the box!
NEW Castle Mamba Monster Extreme Speed Control
NEW Traxxas Big Block Brushless Motor
NEW TQi 2.4GHz Radio System with Docking Base*
NEW Integrated speed, RPM, and voltage Telemetry System*
NEW Patent-pending Cush Drive™
Factory Equipped with Traxxas Power Cell 3S 5000mAh LiPo batteries
Shaft-driven All Wheel Drive
Machined 6061 Aluminum C-Hubs, Steering Knuckles, Axle Carriers, and Shock Towers
Hard-anodized GTR Shocks
Steel Splined (SS) dual-CV Driveshafts

100% Ready-To-Race®

Traxxas backs XO-1 and all of their products with top-notch support that is second to none. A staff of skilled representatives is on-hand to answer your questions via phone, website, or email. Unmatched parts support allows XO-1 to be serviced with parts and support from thousands of hobby dealers worldwide. Your investment is also protected by the Traxxas Lifetime Electronics Warranty. Traxxas goes the extra mile to ensure that your R/C experience is easy and fun (and fast!). Follow the details link above to go in depth on all the XO-1 performance benefits and also be sure to check out the videos page to see XO-1 in action for yourself.

MODEL 6407: XO-1 Fully assembled, Ready-To-Race®, with TQi™ 2.4GHz radio system with Traxxas Link™ model memory, Docking Base, Power Cell 3S 5000mAh LiPo batteries, Castle Mamba Monster Extreme Brushless Power System, and ProGraphix® painted body.

Suggested Selling Price $1099.99

The XO-1 is not a toy and is intended for use by experts only. Be sure to read and understand all warning and precautions that accompany the product.

*Unlock the 100+mph speed only with the Traxxas Link App.

Unlocking 100+mph speed capability requires the Traxxas Link Application (download from the App Store) and an iPhone or iPod touch (sold separately). iPhone and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.


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      SmoothMarx
      • 3 Years Ago
      Get a camera behind the windshield, a head mounted display and a racing sim kit and I'll be the first to preorder it!
      WillieD
      • 3 Years Ago
      Being one who is into RC Cars, this is very cool. The fact that the radio links up with a smartphone is incredibly cool, but the fact that it requires an iPhone is a dealbreaker.
      NightFlight
      • 3 Years Ago
      We've come a long way since my Losi XX.
      Cakeflour
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think this would be better as a FPV (First Person View) car. I.e. it would have a camera on it, allowing the driver to drive it from a cockpit position via a monitor or video glasses, rather than just standing nearby.
        Peter T
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Cakeflour
        well you could, im pretty sure you can install your own personal camera on it. although according to the warnings your camera might set on fire along with the XO-1.
      montegod7ss
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can't wait for the first video of one of these hitting a curb at 100mph! Curbs are the only natural predator of the RC car, and the RC car rarely comes out alive. I have seen my fair share of on road RC cars disassemble themselves right in the street due to hitting a curb at full speed. Good thing I have an Android phone, now I don't have to try to convince the wife I need one of these.
      Shane Gardner
      • 3 Years Ago
      *insert "mother of god" picture here*
        Cakeflour
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Shane Gardner
        I see someone knows their memes! :D
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Shane Gardner
        Looks like I'm not "Forever Alone" in appreciating a good meme on this blog! Oh, and 'Me Gusta' 100 mph RC cars.
          Cakeflour
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Krishan Mistry
          Illustration of myself right now: http://alltheragefaces.com/img/faces/svg/sad-forever-alone-happy.svg
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Dennis Baskov
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's one badass RC, 0 to 60 in 2.3 seconds and 100mph tops sounds insane. The RC I had, would cover barely 5 feet(I assume somewhere around that) in 2.3 seconds.
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      Apparently, it is controlled normally with a controller, but you need the iPhone and app to get full performance. Is that right? What is the top speed and accel #s without the app? And who else feels that they should just go ahead and offer a video camera and a big ramp with that price? For 'experts' only, psh. That price will only stop young kids from doing stupid stuff. Big kids with money can be just as reckless.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Polly Prissy Pants
      • 3 Years Ago
      That is soo cool. Well, except for the iPhone part. That kinda kills the whole thing for me. For $1100 I'd rather not have to buy some proprietary Apple product to use all the features.
        montoym
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Polly Prissy Pants
        Well, to be fair, that's the list price which means it will probably sell for a lot less than that. In my experience, Traxxas vehicles never sell for the list price. For instance, the 1/16 E-Revo VXL I bought earlier this year has a list price of $545, but you can't find t anywhere for that price. Most every place sells it for under $300, even Traxxas directly oddly enough.
      Jim
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Controlling this lithium-polymer-battery-powered, all-wheel-drive projectile requires an iPhone or iPod Touch" The hell with *that*.
        montoym
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jim
        I thought that as well, but in doing more research, the iPod/iPhone is required only for the Traxxas Link app, not for directly controlling the car itself, it's basically a telemetry device. However, you are required to run the Traxxas Link software if you wish to utilize the full 100mph capability of this car. The performance will be decreased if you are not running that app, to what degree I don't know however.
        csgill75
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jim
        They can't make a controller to fit the dozens of different Android phones so they make a controller to fit 1 type of device that has a universal design. People paying 1k for a RC Car should be able to spend a couple extra hundred to get iPod Touch or something to allow them to get the Telemetry app.
          Jim
          • 3 Years Ago
          @csgill75
          I don't exist to give money to Apple.
        Justin B.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jim
        Exactly!
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