Traxxas XO-1

Summary:

Simply by looking at it, you will know that the Traxxas XO-1 is a lean mean big machine of pure speed is the best RC car model on the market. There isn’t a single field at which this model does not excel – it’s the car that looks the most appealing, the speeds it can reach are unparalleled, and the overall performance outmatches the similar products.

What comes in the box?

When you open the box, you should have everything you need to to start racing except batteries and a charger.  First and foremost you will notice one of the most finely crafted read to run RC cars on the market. Afterwards you will notice a quality pistol grip controller, the TQi 2.4GHz Radio.  Additionally all the electronics are included and installed.  These include an extreme 25.2 Volt electronic speed controller, telemetry sensors, and the Traxxas Stability Management (TSM) receiver.

There is an app for that ?

Yes, there is an app for the XO-1 too.  Use your smart phone, you can now collect and record telemetry data while your drive. Furthermore you can connect your phone with the TQI controller using Bluetooth to turn your Android, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch into a tuning tool for the Traxxas XO-1.

Why is this model the best one for speed?

We are sure you are wondering why the Traxxas XO-1 is the best one for speed? To begin with, the XO can reach over 100 mph! This is faster than any other toy car could achieve even if they were powered by ten more engines and motors.  Furthermore, it has some crazy acceleration.   Out of the box it can go 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds!   Meanwhile, the best 0-60 time for a productions car is 2.5 seconds by the Porsche 918 Spyder.

How does the XO-1 do it?

Above all, the reason for the superior speed capabilities of the Traxxas is the extremely large motor which is built in during the manufacturing process.  In addition, this monster of electric motors can generate 3.5 hp and hit around 40,000 rpms.  As a result, this Traxxas/Castle brush-less monstrosity is simply called the Big Block.

The Traxxas XO-1 Design

The features that it comes supplied with that are similar to other models are the 2.4GHz Radio and the Toy design. However, even these attributes are somewhat different and more capable – the Radio is equipped with a Wireless module for easier use and the Toy design was carefully engineered so that it looks absolutely the best. The paintings with the metallic finish make it absolutely the best looking RC car on the market.

The car itself is build on an aluminum chassis with the ends composed of plastic sub-frames.  Additionally the chassis comes with a large front splitter which help keep the vehicle stable at higher speeds.  Finally they added in a rear diffuser and a cooling duct for “Big Block” to complete the chassis.

To complete this 2 foot long 1/7 scale RC monster, Traxxas designed the XO-1 with a multilink suspension.  Additional features it’s Shaft-driven four wheel drive, reinforced steel differentials, shock-absorbing Drive, steel splined CV driveshafts, the Machined aluminum hub, the steering knuckles, the axle carriers, the shock towers, and the 17mm hex compartments. Even though it may not appear obvious, but all of these features determine the performance of the Traxxas XO-1.

Features Summary:

  • Extremely large XO-1 motor – it’s able to reach speeds of over 100mph;
  • Elementary sensors – Science Fiction applied in real life;
  • TQi Radio equipped with a Wireless module;
  • TSM special Stability Manager;
  • Shock-absorbing drive, dual-CV shafts, reinforced steel differentials, shaft driven four-wheel drive;

Flaws

Anyhow, this is not a flawless toy. Even though most of the features it comes supplied with make it appear superior, it costs an enormous amount of money. The price reached the point where we can no longer consider this model a toy – it’s more like a tiny car.  Additionally, despite how well designed it is, the sheer speed and power make it very difficult to control, even for an experienced driver.

In Summary

The XO-1 is definitely not a car for everyone.  It’s shear power and speed make it a no go for the inexperienced driver.  However, if you are a solid driver with a the desire and budget for this kind of speed, there is no other car that can compete currently on the market.

Pros:

  • Superior capabilities;
  • Extremely fast and reliable;
  • Decent durability;
  • Available in four different colors;

Cons:

  • Sky high price;
  • Extreme speed and power make it difficult to control

It’s quite certain that the Traxxas XO-1 costs quite a lot, but don’t let it dissuade you from even considering it. There simply isn’t a model that offers the features with this quality. Very valuable, but mighty expensive.