Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
February 7, 2017
Photos By: Manufacturer

It seems Traxxas has its engineers working overtime these days. On the heels of the Brian Deegan Fiesta ST R/C rally car release we shared recently, Traxxas has now announced yet another fully licensed Ford vehicle release—the 2017 Ford GT supercar! That’s right, Ford’s halo vehicle that has already taken on the world and won at Le Mans, Daytona 24 Hours and more, can now be in your hands (literally). Not only has Traxxas designed a faithful reproduction scale body, flying buttress design and all, but it has married this exquisitely detailed body on a freshly designed touring car chassis as well! Yup, you get not only the killer looks of Ford’s new GT, but you get all the great handling and power of Traxxas’ new 4TEC 2.0 AWD chassis under that body.

With the body off you can see the layout of the new 4TEC 2.0 chassis. Everything is neat and tidy with the electronics on the right and the battery tray on the left for a balanced chassis.
This profile shot shows the low center of gravity the new chassis has as well. Keeping it low and wide improves the handling.

As Ford fanatics we have to take a closer look at this body before we check out the meat and potatoes under it. The Traxxas Ford GT body is a faithful reproduction working in conjunction with Ford. All the details we’ve come to drool at like the circular taillights, center exit exhaust, flying buttress panels, and more are all there. The body comes in three official Ford colors: Liquid Blue (our hands down favorite!), Liquid Red, and Liquid Gray. Traxxas even tooled up replica staggered fit wheels to match the real ones and wrapped them in sticky high-traction rubber tires! Don’t worry if the Liquid colors aren’t your favorites though, as we’re sure Traxxas will be offering replacement clear bodies you can paint your favorite Ford GT color and even add stripes to if you’re a stripe kind of person.

A unique feature found on the 4TEC 2.0 chassis is this simple adjustable motor mount configuration. Gone are the days of trying to get gear mesh correct and potentially stripping your gears. Now, just mount the motor in the corresponding hole that matches the gear you’ve installed.

Under that beautiful Liquid skin is an all-new Traxxas 4TEC chassis. The 2.0 version features many improvements; including a rigid modular design that starts with an aluminum center section, keeping weight low for better handling. Shaft driven full-time all-wheel drive ensures the utmost in traction and braking to all four wheels, while the oil-filled coilover shocks and precision suspension geometry provide superior handling. Staggered replica wheels shod in high-traction rubber tires mean your Ford GT model will go where it’s pointed without drama. Traxxas’ innovative stability management is like a scaled down version of Ford’s AdvanceTrac Stability Control, using sensors to prevent the vehicle from losing control while at speed.

Like all Traxxas vehicles there will be all sorts of upgrades available to make your model special. A brushless motor upgrade for the ultimate in speed is already on deck waiting for you, as are more powerful batteries. Down the line we’re sure to see aluminum suspension pieces and so much more. For full details visit Traxxas.

While it is more form over function, we really dig these simulated disc brakes that turn with the wheels, adding to the model’s realism.

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