Horizon Hobby Launches Vaterra Brand

Jan 30, 2013 No Comments by

Adventure Driven – the first four releases in Horizon Hobby’s new Vaterra line of RC cars are ready to recreate the excitement of some the most thrilling outdoor motorsports events in the world. Impeccably modeled after their full-size counterparts, the Vaterra vehicles have plenty of “go” to match up with the show – featuring Dynamite power systems (including batteries, except in the case of the Glamis Uno, a charger!) and Spektrum radio equipment – that promise hours of open-air entertainment. From shift-on-the-fly transmission of the solid-axle Twin Hammers rock racer to the LiPo-powered brushless system of the sandblasting Glamis Uno dune buggy, the Vaterra line is packed full of exciting features sure to make each vehicle a hit in deserts (and backyards) everywhere.

Twin Hammers™ 1/10-Scale 4WD Rock Racer                  $399.99

RTR: VTR03000

Every year, hundreds of rock racers descend on California’s Johnson Valley to take on the world’s most grueling trails. The two toughest trails, the Jackhammer and Sledgehammer, are known as the Twin Hammers. Now you too can rock crawl and race across the desert with a single vehicle. The Twin Hammers™ rock racer lets you take on the rocks and speed across the terrain without skipping a beat. Based on a full-scale rock racer, the Twin Hammers rock racer looks and performs just like the real thing.

 

KEY FEATURES

  • Completely assembled and ready-to-run
  • Numerous scale details
  • Waterproof electronics
  • 4-link suspension
  • Solid live axle
  • Adjustable oil-filled shocks
  • Beadlock wheels
  • Race Claw 1.9 scale tires with usable spare
  • Shift-on-the-fly, two-speed transmission
  • Dual position battery tray
  • Driver figure

 

Includes Dynamite® Tazer™ 12T brushed  motor

Includes Spektrum™ DX3E 2.4GHz transmitter

Includes Dynamite 2S 7.4V 2000mAh Li-Po battery

Includes Dynamite 1.8A AC Li-Po wall charger

 

Glamis Uno™ 1/8-Scale 2WD Buggy                  $439.99

RTR: VTR04000

Each year thousands of off-road extremists celebrate sun, sand and the glory of horsepower in a remote corner of southern California’s sand dunes known as Glamis. This 1/8-scale buggy is inspired by the monstrously overpowered sand rails that run there and is equipped to handle all kinds of terrain. At the center of its design is a VTV™ (viscous torque vectoring) differential. This prevents wheel spin on loose surfaces when you’re cornering hard or hammering the throttle. The Glamis Uno™ buggy is tough too. From the extruded aluminum chassis and oil-filled shocks to the waterproof electronics, it has everything you need for off-road fun in the real world.

 

KEY FEATURES

  • Completely assembled and ready-to-run
  • Numerous scale details
  • Waterproof electronics
  • Tough, extruded aluminum chassis
  • Speeds of up to 55+ mph with optional Li-Po battery
  • Realistic sand rail body with roll cage
  • VTV (viscous torque vectoring) differential
  • Shock-absorbing slipper clutch
  • Adjustable oil-filled shocks
  • Beadlock wheels and high-traction Tetrapod tires
  • Easy-access, bottom-load battery tray

 

Includes Dynamite® 3300Kv brushless motor

Includes Spektrum™ DX2L 2.4GHz transmitter

Includes Dynamite 2S 7.4V 3000mAh Li-Po battery

 

Kemora™ 1/14-Scale 4WD Rallycross Car                  $289.99

RTR: VTR01000

Near the top of the world, outside Veteli, Finland, lies Kemora—1.7 miles of serpentine track coiled into one of Scandanavia’s most challenging rallycross courses. The Kemora™ rallycross car is a remarkably detailed 1/14-scale reproduction of the 600+ horsepower cars that run there and one of the most authentic RC rallycross experience of its size. Its brushless power, four-wheel drive and independent suspension allow you to race, drift and jump across all types of terrain. Just grab the wheel and go for it!

 

KEY FEATURES

  • Completely assembled and ready-to-run
  • Numerous scale details
  • Waterproof electronics
  • Speeds of up to 45+ mph with optional Li-Po battery
  • Tough 4WD chassis with dust cover
  • Independent suspension with oil-filled shocks
  • Durable metal gear transmission
  • Shock-absorbing slipper clutch
  • Gravel spec tires
  • Dust cover with integrated driver figure

 

Includes Dynamite® 4500Kv brushless motor

Includes Spektrum™ DX2L 2.4GHz transmitter

Includes Dynamite 6-cell 7.2V 1200mAh Ni-MH battery

Includes Dynamite 2A Ni-MH AC peak charger

 

Kalahari™ 1/14-Scale 4WD Desert Raider                  $289.99

RTR: VTR01001

For many, the desert rally raid is the greatest test of man and machine in the racing world. It’s a mad dash through thousands of miles of burning sand and unyielding brush. Simply finishing is a triumph.

Now you can experience the thrill of one of these races on a smaller scale with the Kalahari™ desert raider. Its rugged, four-wheel drive chassis and abundance of power let you muscle through sand and brush or blast across the flats at up to 45 mph. Not even the elements can stop you. Its chassis dust cover and waterproof electronics make it possible to run in all kinds of conditions. With the Kalahari desert raider, you don’t simply follow the trail to adventure, you blaze it.

 

KEY FEATURES

  • Completely assembled and ready-to-run
  • Numerous scale details
  • Waterproof electronics
  • Speeds of up to 45+ mph with optional Li-Po battery
  • Tough 4WD chassis
  • Independent suspension with oil-filled shocks
  • Durable metal gear transmission
  • Shock-absorbing slipper clutch
  • Scale wheels and tires with realistic tread
  • Dust cover with driver figure

 

Includes Dynamite® 4500Kv brushless motor

Includes Spektrum™ DX2L 2.4GHz transmitter

Includes Dynamite 6-cell 7.2V 1200mAh Ni-MH battery

Includes Dynamite 2A Ni-MH AC peak charger

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