• Apr 9, 2012
Traxxas has done a smart job of establishing itself as a toymaker for grownups. With radio-controlled iterations of Ken Block's Ford Fiesta gymkhana car and Vaughn Gittin Jr's Ford Mustang drift machine, the company has something for everyone.

Or at least it does now. Traxxas is now producing R/C funny cars for straight-line antics. The cars are capable of over 70 miles per hour, come with an adjustable wheelie bar and a TQi 2.4GHz controller with all sorts of fun modes. Launch control, race, burnout and staging modes are all part of the programming. A 1/8th scale Christmas tree is also available.

So far, there are only four funny car models. Buyers may choose between Courtney Force's Ford Mustang, John Force's Castrol GTX Ford Mustang, Mike Neff's Castrol GTX Ford Mustang or Robert Hight's AAA Auto Club Ford Mustang. Scroll down to see a quick video of the cars in action.


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      DonutsMeankind
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Vaughn Gittin Jr's Ford Mustang Drift car is made by HPI. Traxxas created the Ken Block Gymkhana Fiesta for that market. Traxxas is not big into the On-road scene, but do have the XO-1 which is a 100+ mph 1/7 scale on road super car
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DonutsMeankind
        The idea of a scale RC car capable of getting a hefty speeding ticket on any highway while being able to pull quicker 0-60s than a Bugatti Veyron is pretty terrifying. I forsee a lot of people with amputated ankles and shins.
          Rob
          • 2 Years Ago
          @k_m94
          @AP1_S2K 70 mph is it's real speed not scale speed.
          montoym
          • 2 Years Ago
          @k_m94
          @ AP1_S2K: Believe me and everyone else, it's real speed. I own a 1/16 E-Revo VXL and it'll do 35mph out of the box and upwards of 50mph with different gearing (included with the kit), a 2nd battery and series battery connector. It's absolutely real. There are also lots of videos of people geting upwards of 80mph out of the same vehicles. It's a blast for sure and well worth the cost IMO. Not bad for a 1/16 scale vehicle, this dragster is 1/8 scale by comparison and the 100mph XO-1 is a 1/7 scale car. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP17Bg40cso
          Rob
          • 2 Years Ago
          @k_m94
          Large scale RC drag cars and events have been around for years.
          pakit
          • 2 Years Ago
          @k_m94
          scale speed? the thing really does go 70+mph and the xo-1 really does go 100+mph which is pretty fast from what i can tell
          k_m94
          • 2 Years Ago
          @k_m94
          You think a $500 drag racing RC would top out at 10mph? That's ridiculous.
          k_m94
          • 2 Years Ago
          @k_m94
          70mph real speed. Scale speed would be almost supersonic.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      budwsr25
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cool! But not $500.00 worth of cool.
      ryanandrewmartin
      • 2 Years Ago
      This seems rad as hell...until you launch the $500 b1tch into a wall at 70mph.
        Dean
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ryanandrewmartin
        Not to be the dork of the forum, but r/c cars don't have the mass (proportional to their size - as compared to a real car) that would cause it to catastrophically break apart upon impact. You might break some parts, but really, it won't be that bad...god I'm glad I got back into r/c cars...it's so much more fun when you can afford it!
          montoym
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dean
          I've wrecked my Revo several times and so far have only broken a few relatively cheap parts. First was an A-arm on the front suspension from when my friend ran straight into a curb accidently. That was about a $10 part. 2nd was recently when I managed to blown out a rear driveshaft and turned my car into FWD only. That again, was about a $10 part as well. I bought some other cosmetic items at that time as well though because a year of jumping at skate parks and BMX tracks and cartwheeling down the road have taken their toll. It still screams for more though, it's incredibly well-built if you ask me. Worst part is having to wait on shipping because most local hoby shops don't stock the majority of parts I end up needing. Most expensive parts are electronic parts so as long as you keep the motor, ESC and batteries happy, you should be ok.
          ryanandrewmartin
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dean
          I raced 1/10th(I think) scale nitro rc touring cars a few years back and the echoes of people bemoaning $100 this repairs and $100 that repairs every time seemingly minor wall contact happened still ring clear in my ears. Not sure if the construction of these is much if any different than what I was racing. I got out of it because of that. It's not necessarily a cheap hobby to get into.
      HAAS599
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love RC cars but these are just dumb.
      Jared Guynes
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Ken Block car was made by HPI, not Traxxas. Might want to correct your story...
      Jared Guynes
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Ken Block car was made by HPI, not Traxxas. Might want to correct your story...
      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      At first, I thought: Oh boy, an RC car that doest turn. How boring. But then, after seeing it will hit 70mph, pull wheelies and has a mode specifically for burnouts, it's actually a pretty nifty toy. I'd love to set a couple off down a deserted supermarket aisle, let's see if it can do a scale 1/4 mile in under 5 seconds like the 8000hp real deal.
        Rob
        • 2 Years Ago
        @k_m94
        Special burnout mode? Did you not see the persons fingers holding the wheelie bars? Any 2WD RC car with decent power whether it be electric or nitro can do a burnout. As for wheelies, my modded 16 year old Tamiya Super Blackfoot monster truck would kill these things in the wheelie department.
          Monty Totten
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Rob
          "Launch control, race, burnout and staging mode are all part of the programming. A 1/8th scale Christmas tree is also available." Maybe the aforementioned burnout mode includes holding the wheelie bar but i doubt it. At least read the article before jumping to conclusions on the video and what other commenters are saying.
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      rc_car_nut
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow I'm an RC car nut and need one of these. I have a huge collection of rc cars. Stadium trucks, Sedan cars, Rock Crawlers, Short course truck, several pan cars, Monster trucks, and more.... I need one of these also... I've been into RC cars since 1996 and they just keep getting better and better all the time. With the new brushless motors and battery technology these things are getting upwards of 40-70 MPH and traxxas also has one the will do 100MPH. Yes these are expensive toys but no more expensive than say musical instruments, guns, motorcycles, video game systems etc.... It's all what you like to do.... What I like about these RC cars with real adjustable suspension, springs, caster, camber, toe, different tires etc. It is an awesome learning tool for understanding the dynamics of suspension. Keeps me busy for hours..... and out of the house....
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