Traxxas XO-1

Dec 18, 2011 8 Comments by

Traxxas unveiled their 100mph super car, the Traxxas XO-1, and WE HAVE THE EXCLUSIVE FIRST DRIVE! As to expect, Radio Control Car Action is the first to get an inside look at this modern marvel.

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
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.

XO-1 QUICK FEATURES
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.

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Joe Arthur is Air Age Media's multimedia guru. In addition to the weekly production of The Radio Control Show, his credits also include the Aerobatics Made Easy and Advanced Aerobatics Made Easy DVDs, countless action, how-to, and on-site coverage videos, the Flight Journal podcast with Budd Davisson, and photography for all of Air Age Media's radio control and diecast magazines. Joe also has experience in Flash programming, motion graphics, web design, and advanced photo retouching.

8 Responses to “Traxxas XO-1”

  1. Marvin says:

    Hi My name is Marvin RC Race Coordinator and Racetrack owner URC Vally Raceway web page: http://web.me.com/urcsport1 I just want to thank you for the cool new RC video demo. I love it and would like to have a Race class of Traxxas XO-1 in my Racetrack some time soon, but before I help to promote, I would like to see how well is it thruoughout the corners. It’s a GT, so I hope it pass the test. Great Job, I am happy to see that RC Sport is moving forward to a new level. I like the chassis alot.

  2. jim Alderson says:

    I cant wait to get one of these cars for our show and tell toys at our hobby store.

  3. Antonio j pinheiro says:

    when can buy this “monster”?
    i want one this, !…. please

  4. glowplug says:

    WoW Wee !!!

  5. nitroheadjones says:

    How long can the XO-1 run at 100mph on a fully charged traxxas XO-1 battery pack??

  6. jason @ car servicing says:

    There’s a dog next door just waiting for this little beauty to chase him around the estate.

  7. Dan says:

    Joe has any after market co. said they will be making some cool tire, rims, and body’s for the XO-1

  8. David says:

    Where are they going to race these? Will the marshalls gear up like baseball umpires? :-)

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