The name Traxxas is likely to ring a bell, as we brought news back in December 2011 bout how the R/C specialists had officially created the world’s fastest remote-control car available to the public. Now, less than four months later, the geniuses at Traxxas have delivered something arguably even more amazing, with the recent launch of the Traxxas R/C funny cars.

Funny cars are some of the most recognizable cars involved in motorsports today as they simply scream speed, and this new range of R/C cars is no different. They have taken a leaf out of other R/C cars produced by Traxxas including the X0-1 and the mini-replica of Ken Block’s Gymkhana car and simply hit the nail on the head.

They come crammed with all the technology one could ever hope for in an R/C car including launch control as well as burnout and staging modes to light the rear tires up in clouds of smoke just like the full sized cars. It’s currently unclear just how fast these pocket rockets accelerate, but they’re capable of top speeds in excess of 70 mph, and may be quicker off the line than the X0-1 which can hit 62 mph in a scarcely believable 2.3 seconds.

At the moment, the funny cars are offered in four different liveries ranging from the Robert Hight AAA Auto Club Ford Mustang to Mike Neff’s Castrol GTX Mustang. It’s unclear if Traxxas plans on bringing additional variants to the market and just how much they’ll set you back, but they will definitely pave the way for future models.

Could Formula One or NASCAR replicas be on the agenda for Traxxas? We certainly hope so. What do you think?


Source: Traxxas

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