Traxxas Ford Raptor SVT

Sep 23, 2011 5 Comments by

Traxxas has officially announced its latest offering, the RTR F-150 Raptor SVT.  The Raptor is a “Ready-To-Race” replica model exclusively from Traxxas and is based on the award-winning Traxxas Slash and molded in black for a tough new look.  Features include waterproof electronics, long-travel oil-filled shocks, and a powerful Titan 550 motor that delivers 30+mph top speeds.  Read the press release below for more info:

Purpose-built by the Ford Specialty Vehicle Team for unprecedented all-terrain performance, the F-150 SVT Raptor is an off-road powerhouse that can go from the dealership to the desert as quickly as you can drive it off the lot. The Raptor’s 6.2L V8 pumps out 411 horses to shred any terrain. Massive 35″ tires grip the earth as the Raptor’s competition-bred Fox Racing shocks absorb off-road abuse. Fast, powerful, and tough, the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is now available as a high-performance Ready-To-Race® replica model exclusively from Traxxas. Based on the award-winning Traxxas Slash and molded in black for a tough new look, the Ford Raptor model features waterproof electronics for all-weather off-road adventure, rugged independent suspension with long-travel oil-filled shocks, and a powerful Titan 550 motor that delivers 30+mph top speeds. Rubber-sealed ball bearings, heavy-duty steel transmission gears, and high-strength materials assure your Raptor model is “Built Ford Tough” for exciting R/C performance run after run.
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The Traxxas SVT Raptor replica is equipped with the latest Traxxas TQ 2.4GHz radio system for unbeatable “no channels, no crystals” convenience with the proven ergonomics of the TQ design—but that’s just the beginning. The new TQ 2.4GHz radio is fully adjustable, enabling you to fine-tune the performance of your car right from the transmitter. The steering and throttle end points can be set precisely, and the Multi-Function knob can be programmed to control Steering Sensitivity (Expo), Throttle Sensitivity (Expo), Steering Percentage (Dual Rate), Braking Percentage (Dual Rate), or Throttle Trim. And with Direct Sequence Spread-Spectrum (DSSS) 2.4GHz technology, you never have to worry about channels or frequencies—just switch on and drive.

All-Terrain Excitement

Just like the full-size SVT Raptor, the Traxxas replica is well-equipped to tackle all of your off-track driving adventures. The long travel suspension and oil-filled shocks easily absorb jumps and rough terrain. The unique chassis design provides huge center ground clearance to drive over deep ruts, rocks, and other obstacles that leave ordinary R/C trucks stuck. The officially-licensed BFGoodrich® Mud-Terrain™T/A® tires provide incredible grip off-road with enough versatility to also perform well on concrete and asphalt. The fenders cover the tires so you bang against your driving buddies without getting tangled up.

The patent pending Revo-spec Torque-Control™ slipper clutch design delivers smooth operation, precise adjustment, and consistent traction control. The bellcrank steering system virtually eliminates bump steer for precise handling and control. A digital steering servo delivers lightning fast response.

Sealed Electronics Extend Your Driving Fun

Traxxas shocked enthusiasts with the release of our exclusive watertight, sealed electronics in the E-Maxx that provided the freedom to drive where you want to drive through water, mud, snow, and other wet-running conditions that wouldn’t have been possible before. Now a feature of nearly all electric Traxxas models, the SVT Raptor is the latest to offer the incredible versatility of waterproof electronics. The proven XL-5 electronic speed control and the mini receiver are sealed against the elements, giving you the freedom go places you might not have thought possible. It opens up a whole new world of adventure and fun. Wet, muddy tracks are no problem! The battery compartment makes it easy to install the included NiMH battery and the clever design makes it quickly adaptable for both flat and “hump” packs, as well as or our new Power Cell LiPo packs.

Modified Muscle

The Titan 12T 550 modified motor is designed for incredible mod-motor power output with virtually maintenance-free operation, and long-lasting performance. The Titan 12T 550 motor’s integrated cooling fan pulls cool air through the motor to keep temperatures down. Airflow is routed through vent tunnels molded in the motor plate. A cooler running motor equates to faster speeds, longer runtime, and extended motor life. The XL-5 Electronic Speed Control offers high current handling, EZ-Set® one-button setup, and smooth high-frequency control. Three drive profiles, thermal shutdown protection, gold-plated connectors, and incredibly low resistance are all features you might expect to only be available on an expensive replacement ESC. As today’s batteries store more and more energy inside their cells, traditional battery connectors could no longer keep up. The included Traxxas High-Current Connector opens the door for unrestricted current flow.

Training Mode™

Traxxas’ exclusive patent-pending Training Mode let’s everyone get in on the racing action. Just press a button to limit full-throttle power to 50%. This allows young or new drivers to safely develop their control skills before unlocking full power to the mighty Titan 12T motor. The SVT Raptor replica is perfect for drivers at all experience levels. Training mode even makes it easy to hand the transmitter over to your friends who have never driven a radio controlled truck before.

Brushless Ready

The full-size SVT Raptor is built for extreme horsepower–so is the Traxxas model! Velineon™ brushless horsepower (sold separately) simply bolts in to boost speed to 40+mph. Add 11.1V Traxxas Power Cell LiPo batteries and you have the potential to double your speed–over 60mph! Bigger roosts and longer hang-time are right at your fingertips. The included steel transmission gears, full ball bearings, and high-quality metal turnbuckle links are the winning setup for brushless durability. The factory-installed planetary differential is Traxxas-tough with hardened steel gears that never need adjusting! Perfect for long-lasting, all-day fun. Accessory battery hold downs are available for use with large capacity LiPo battery packs that can extend speed and run time. Compare the durability and features to others and you’ll see that only Traxxas makes them truly brushless ready.

100% Fully Assembled and Ready-To-Race®

The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor (model #5806) comes fully-assembled and Ready-To-Race® with the TQ 2.4GHz radio system installed and adjusted, XL-5 power system, Power Cell 7-cell NiHM battery, wall charger, a painted and decaled body, pre-glued tires, and detailed instructions. Traxxas backs the SVT Raptor and all of our 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 e-mail. Unmatched parts support allows the Ford Raptor 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 Ford Raptor performance benefits.
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QUICK FEATURES ON THE FORD F-150 SVT RAPTOR REPLICA (#5806)
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■ Officially licensed paint and graphics, Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Replica body
■Titan® 12-Turn 550 modified motor
■XL-5 waterproof electronic speed control
■Water-sealed receiver box and steering servo
■Metal gear Magnum 272™ transmission
■Revo®-spec torque-control™ slipper clutch
■Adjustable steel turnbuckles with captured rod ends
■Scale ProGraphix® truck body
■The tires are mounted on satin-finish 2.2″ Slash wheels
■Powder coated progressive rate white springs
■The ESC and receiver mounted directly to chassis
■Included optional 23-tooth pinion gear

MODEL 5806: Fully assembled, Ready-To-Race®, with TQ™ 2.4GHz radio, XL-5 Waterproof Electronic Speed Control, Power Cell 7-cell NiHM battery, and ProGraphix® painted body.

* With included 7-cell battery and included, optional 23-tooth pinion gear

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5 Responses to “Traxxas Ford Raptor SVT”

  1. Christopher Oswald says:

    This ladies, and gentleman is the official release of the Slash FORD F-150 SVT RAPTOR REPLICA (#5806).
    (props to Trevor)

    Not your typical short course body, but Traxxas didn’t want you to think it was a short course truck. We know they aren’t really fooling anyone, but you have to hand it to them for trying a different angle. Traxxas’s 2WD drive-train has been proven for years, and ever since I started racing Traxxas series trucks years ago while battling the losi’s and Associated drivers. The Traxxas trucks have never let me down. The bullet proof Metal gear Magnum 272™ transmission is the best upgrade since the Rustler and Stampede debuted. The Traxxas Slash is award winning, and started the SCT craze. This new addition to the Traxxas lineup (however named and marketed) will be a good starter kit for all ages, but even better it too like the Slash and others will be upgradeable and modified to fit anyone’s taste. I give em two thumbs up!

  2. sono says:

    new slash wanted…not a new body

  3. stuffke says:

    Need LCG in stock and better suspension like ProTrac, it would be able to race against SC-10 and Blitz without mods.

  4. formula one says:

    excellent blog I’m a big F1 viewer from canada excited for the 2012 season

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