This is the new Traxxas 1/10 scale RallyCross Car. I haven’t raced RC cars for quite some time…and this car is what brought me back!  Right out of the box, this thing is very competent. The included 7 Cell NiMH battery is a nice start but this video was shot using a 2 Cell Lipo for power and as you can see, it provides the Velineon brushless motor system with plenty of juice to clear even the dreaded triple jump at this track with no problem.The 4WD system is very similar to the one in the Slash 4×4 but the chassis and suspension mounts have been dramatically modified to create a much lower center of gravity for an extreme improvement in high speed handling. Plus, since the components are all from the almost bullet proof Slash platform, this thing is tough. If you notice the front and rear body on this model, I have beaten the crud out of this thing and haven’t even popped a shock cap off yet.

So if the Short Course truck phase of RC has worn thin and you are looking for a refreshing change in 1/10th scale fun…for “out of the box” awesomeness…the Traxxas Rally is a home run.

Check out the video and enjoy a few laps at Hot Rod Hobbies off road course in SoCal  I intend to give the guys in the PRO4 class a run for their money with this vehicle.

Please subscribe or comment below if you would like to see “on board” footage of an actual race night in the 4×4 class and see how this vehicle stacks up.  Thanks for watching!

On Friday 11/16, the day after I shot this video, I ran a 10 minute main event in the local club race and got third overall in a mixed class including PRO4 trucks and 1/8 scale Nitro vehicles! Other than the Lipo battery, the car was literally out of the box stock…I didn’t change a single suspension setting.