Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
February 3, 2017
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Ford puts a lot of muscle behind action sports these days. From drifting to rally and even the X-games, the Blue Oval has a penchant for partnering with athletes with a larger than life persona, like Brian Deegan. Deegan, one of the founding members of the Metal Mulisha freestyle motocross team, has transitioned to one of the top drivers in Red Bull’s Global Rallycross. His current ride, a 600hp Fiesta ST, can accelerate from 0-60 in less than two seconds! He has been the perfect conduit to placing the Ford brand in front of young buyers, many of them coming to Ford for their first new vehicle purchase (and the Fiesta ST is a great entry level hot hatch we might add!).

Traxxas is easily one of the largest names in the radio control hobby, having been around since 1986. Their latest licensed Ford R/C model is none other than Deegan’s Global Rallycross Fiesta ST. The R/C features a low center of gravity chassis with real oil-filled coilover shocks, long-travel suspension, and a full-time all-wheel drive waterproof electric powertrain. It can easily soak up the bumps and corner like nobody’s business! Everything is in the box (accept four AA batteries for the transmitter) for you to be out having fun in the sand, mud, or tarmac in no time. The ProGraphix body is fully licensed and has the same graphics/sponsors as Deegan’s full size race counterpart. The Brian Deegan Fiesta ST Traxxas Rally will be available in late March 2017 at your favorite hobby store and online, including www.traxxas.com.

The Traxxas Rally platform is a 1/10th scale vehicle, so it has some decent size to it which helps with the realism of the licensed body. Overall length is 21 inches with a wheelbase of 12.8 inches and an overall height of 8.1 inches.
The Traxxas Rally chassis features a modular design with a clean layout. The battery mounting accepts both NiMH and LiPo batteries and Traxxas offers plenty of upgrades, from faster motors to aluminum suspension bits and more so you can personalize your Traxxas Rally Fiesta ST to your heart’s content.