Traxxas Funny Car EXCLUSIVE!

Apr 08, 2012 10 Comments by
Exclusive RC Car Action video of the all new Traxxas Funny Car. See it here first. Watch an in depth video on all the details of the Traxxas RC Funny Car at www.rccaraction.com/members. You can also read all about it in the June issue of Radio Control Car Action magazine.

SEE THE ALL NEW VIDEO IN THE PLAYER BELOW!


Cubic-inch for cubic-inch, no motorsport offers as much sheer power and performance as NHRA drag racing. A single funny car produces more horsepower than the first 8 rows of cars in a stock-car race. Drivers pull more than five Gs when they launch, accelerating faster than a fighter jet. Over 300mph is achieved in about the time it takes to read this sentence.

The Traxxas NHRA Funny Car Race Replica brings it all to life the Traxxas way with outrageous horsepower, intense speed, and the unmatched realism and authenticity that only comes from being both fans and dedicated participants in NHRA drag racing. The Traxxas NHRA Funny Car accurately captures the total racing experience with realistic staging action on the start line. After your burnout, shake up your opponent by being the last one to roll into the stage beam. When the lights go green, release the launch control for a perfect reaction time. You’ve already set your wheelie bar and used the multi-function knob on your transmitter to fine-tune the launch for maximum traction and acceleration. From there, it’s up to you to keep it full throttle down the track and across the finish line. See the full video of the Traxxas Funny Car at the top of this post.

Off the track, the realism continues with tilt-up licensed bodies developed from the full size CAD drawings, tube style chassis, super-sticky belted slicks, and accurate detailing. The front latch eliminates body clips for fast access to the battery compartment. The full suspension system is engineered to give the Traxxas NHRA Funny Car the ability to handle the ruts and bumps of real world track surfaces. Combined with the Traxxas DTS-1 drag timing system (sold separately) and the Traxxas Link application on your TQi Docking Base (all sold separately), Traxxas drag racing becomes a full-on simulation with timing so accurate, races are won and lost by a millisecond. Only Traxxas could bring this level of intense racing competition and all-out fun together in such a tightly engineered package.

Realistic “Tube” Chassis
The steel, welded-tube construction of the full-size John Force Racing Funny Cars is replicated by the Traxxas NHRA Funny Car’s gleaming black-chrome chassis. Details including the front-mounted fuel tank (non-functional, of course) and driver’s roll cage give the Funny Car authentic looks to match its realistic performance. The wheelie bar is a functional tuning aid that helps the Funny Car transfer weight to the rear wheels for a perfect launch. See our exclusive in depth video of the Traxxas Funny car on our members site: www.rccaraction.com/members.

 

TQi 2.4GHz Intelligent Transmitter
The World’s Most Advanced Radio System
The Traxxas NHRA Funny Car is equipped with the TQi,™ the world’s most advanced Ready-To-Race® radio system. The radio system is the sole connection between the driver and machine and the all-new Traxxas TQi has been engineered to be precise, comfortable, powerful, and reliable. The TQi radio system arrives with a full complement of tuning features including steering and throttle sensitivity; steering percentage; braking strength; servo end points, and more. The unique 4-channel transmitter allows you to select Burnout, Staging, and Race Modes. When you’re ready to pull the trigger and race, the Launch Control switch lets you hold full throttle and flip the switch to launch. Use the multi-function knob to dial in the ET-3S speed control’s torque settings for the quickest launches. Tune for temperature and track conditions just like the pro’s. The TQi’s long-range, high-output, 2.4GHz signal combines with proven Traxxas reliability for rock-solid performance. It’s so advanced, it doesn’t even need an external antenna.

Over The Top Brushless Horsepower
NHRA Funny Cars are famous for their fire-breathing 8000 horsepower engines that deliver massive thrust and propel them to speeds over 300mph in just 4-seconds. When the light goes green, the new ET-3S brushless power system responds in an instant and unloads a massive blast of Extreme Power that rockets the Traxxas NHRA Funny Car to the finish line. There are no brushes to wear out so you can dial in consistent times and blazing speed, pass after pass. Traxxas’ exclusive staging mode (patent pending) allows the Traxxas NHRA Funny Car to creep into the stage beams of the DTS-1 Timing System (sold separately) allowing you to execute authentic starting line strategy against your opponent. Scroll up to see our full length, in depth video on the Traxxas funny car.

 


DTS-1 Drag Timing System - 
Capture the Total Drag Racing Experience

You’ve never seen anything like this before! Traxxas innovation takes your racing fun to a whole new level with an authentic, portable, and affordable dragrace timing and scoring system. The DTS-1 unfolds and turns any strip of smooth asphalt into your own personal dragstrip. Everything has been scaled to re-create the entire drag racing experience with as much accuracy and realism as possible. The center point is the authentic christmas tree with its super bright LED display and modern stage light configuration.

Dual beams on the starting line allow competitors to pre-stage andstage with laser precise accuracy. Depending onyour quickness and skill, you can select either apro or sportsman tree for the countdown. When the lights go green, the race is on; but don’t jump the start or you’ll be disqualified! At the end of the track, the finish line beams determine the winner with millisecond accuracy. Race up to 330 feet or the equivalent of a 1/4 scale quarter mile.

Want even more detail? Use the TQi Docking base and an iPhone or iPod touch with the Traxxas Link application, (all available separately), and the DTS-1 creates digital time slips with your elapsed time, reaction time, and trap speed to a tenth of a mph. The DTS-1 adds a whole new dimension that takes your drag racing fun to an exciting, full-on simulation of the NHRA Pro Racing experience.


Traxxas DTS-1 Drag Timing System (#6570) sold separately. 

Pro-Level Racing Simulation

  • Laser precise dual-beam staging and speed trap
  • Race up to 330 feet (quarter-scale 1/4 mile)
  • Authentic starting line tree with pre-stage lights
  • Simple pushbutton operation
  • Pro and Sportsman tree
  • High-intensity LEDs
  • Portable, with easy and fast setup
  • Compatible with the Traxxas Link app and TQi Docking Base to show elapsed time, reaction time, and trap speed (sold separately)

 

Accessory TQi Docking Base
The TQi radio system is Docking Base ready so that you can use your iPhone or iPod and Traxxas Link (available on the App Store) to finesse all the nuances of Pro competition. Traxxas Link works with the ET-3s electronic speed control in the Traxxas NHRA Funny Car to fine tune the launch control so you can take the win. Traxxas Link also works with the DTS-1 to fill in your time slip with reaction time, elapsed time, and miles per hour. Keep a run history on each of your models. Share time slips and set up races with your friends–Traxxas Link runs the race and fills in the brackets for you. Any two cars can compete fairly, regardless of their top speeds! Race like the pros, using staging strategy to pressure your opponent. Only Traxxas makes drag racing so easy, accurate, fast, and fun! Video of the Traxxas Funny Car is at the top of this post.



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10 Responses to “Traxxas Funny Car EXCLUSIVE!”

  1. fatsharrry says:

    no Andoid?…no sale.

  2. Jay Natola says:

    any sort of a price suggestion on this?…….It better not be like the XO-1……

  3. Mike says:

    This keeps getting better and better….

  4. matt says:

    Can’t wait to see a video of it in action

  5. michael c edwards says:

    man i would love this thing what a peace of work great job guys hope yea keep me in mind for the win on the give away GO TRAXXAS

  6. Rob says:

    Looks great, but you keep telling me to watch the video in the members area………what video ? Even when I do a search I can’t find anything ?!!!

  7. Jay-Em says:

    Leave it to Traxxas to start a new craze. (Slash? anyone?)

    A lot of nay-saying around, but for scale afficionados it doesn’t get any better than this , except for the omission of a driver-figure, and exhausts. I guess a “scale-package” will follow suit, either by Traxxas, or one of the other brands.

  8. Leonard Harrod says:

    Wow can’t wait to get my hands on one , a brillant move by
    JFR and Traxxas.

  9. larry northey says:

    total awsome

  10. Erica Duvall says:

    What is the name of the song played in the video?

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