Traxxas 1/10 Rally- RC Car Action Magazine Sneak Peek-First Drive

Oct 22, 2012 1 Comment by

Traxxas Rally

When I was first assigned the review of the new Rally I didn’t even know what it was—I was told that the big brown truck would be dropping a new Traxxas vehicle for me to test, and that’s it; the fact that I didn’t have a clue made it that much more exciting. When I got a vague hint during a phone call that it may be a rally car, I even considered camping out under the mailbox waiting for its arrival. I started to envision my own miniature World Rally Championship career in my dreams, picturing a line of brave spectators sprayed by dirt and gravel while I drifted by with the steering wheel locked in the opposite direction, focused straight down the course by staring through the driver’s side window. Sebastian Loeb, eat your heart out.
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Once you remove its large shell (there’s a lot of Lexan here), it’s quite apparent that the Rally shares more than a last name with the Truck of the Year—and Readers’ Choice—award-winning Slash 4X4. Sealed diff s at both ends of the driveshaft provide full-time 4WD without risk of damage or debris, a bulletproof system proven to shrug off the stresses of the Velineon brushless system that will propel this car to 60+ mph on 3S power—would you have expected less? I found the adaptation of the beloved race truck’s suspension even more impressive; diff erent mounting positions for the oil-fi lled shocks are among the relatively few tweaks needed to eliminate the body roll of the short course truck and recreate the handling prowess of a small European hot hatch (wait until you drive it—they nailed it).

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One Response to “Traxxas 1/10 Rally- RC Car Action Magazine Sneak Peek-First Drive”

  1. victor cifuentes jr says:

    That thing is awesome, when i saw the review i knew i had to have one and bought it, and since it’s basically a short course
    car/truck i didn’t have to buy a stampede 4 x 4 and like i wrote
    before, it is awesome!!! Thank you Traxxas for bringing a car
    like this and not a converted 4 tec

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