Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
July 28, 2017
Photos By: Manufacturer

We’ve been having a lot of fun with our Traxxas Ford GT R/C car the last couple of months. After our initial review you can catch up on HERE we went on to upgrade the motor, gearing, and battery for even more speed with a follow up story you can see HERE. To say the car is a blast would be a huge understatement. However, as cool as the Ford GT body may be, and we’re happy that Traxxas worked with Ford licensing directly to make such an accurate replica of the body, we’re truly Mustang fanatics here at Mustang-360. The Ford GT is purely an unobtainable dream machine for 99.9 percent of our readers, so hearing the news that Traxxas is utilizing its new 4-Tec 2.0 all-wheel drive electric touring car chassis for another Ford release had our interest piqued for sure!

The new Mustang GT release, which will be hitting store shelves very soon, features the same chassis as the Ford GT, minus the stability control, and with a slightly different transmitter (the Traxxas TQ instead of the TQi), but otherwise features the same wheels and tires, same motor and speed control, and so forth. The body is fully licensed by Ford of the S550 Mustang fastback. The color is Liquid Gray (from the Ford GT) and while not available on the current Mustang, it does look great on the car from the photos we’ve seen.

The Mustang GT uses the exact same 4-Tec 2.0 chassis as the Ford GT release from a few months ago with the only difference being a slight change in the electronics package. The chassis features four wheel independent suspension and all-wheel drive, but does not utilize the same transmitter or receiver as the Ford GT, which eliminates the Traxxas Stability Management (TSM) system.
The electronics are waterproof so if you manage to hit that puddle you were trying to avoid you don’t have anything to worry about!

Additionally, Traxxas has also announced a pair of 4-Tec 2.0 chassis model kits. These two models are available in brushed or brushless motor configurations (the later good for 70-plus mph speeds!). They come complete with electronics and transmitter and you supply the body of your choice. You can choose from the Ford GT or Mustang GT bodies, or just about any 200mm body you desire if you’re looking to copy your real Mustang or other Ford vehicle. Traxxas also offers completer packs with battery and appropriate charger to get you going right away. Just see your local hobby shop or Traxxas dealer (hey, even Pep Boys sells Traxxas!) for more details.

We’ll have one of the new Mustang GT models in our hands very soon to take a more detailed look at and share with all of you, so stay tuned right here to Mustang-360 for a full review and to the Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords Facebook page for a live unboxing video and much more!

No matter what angle you look at it, the new Traxxas 4-Tec 2.0 with Mustang GT body is a great looking ride and one we can’t wait to rip down the street ourselves!