Traxxas Nitro 4-Tec 3.3
Got a need for speed? Then this is an
experience ready to happen. The Traxxas Nitro 4-Tec 3.3
on-road masterpiece is capable of velocities of over 70 mph. It shows what a finely-engineered RC Car can do for a true
The Traxxas Nitro 4-Tec 3.3 is meant for experts only. The manual gives safety warning specifically that you have to know what you
are doing. An amateur driver getting the speed up to 70 mph can
hurt someone if it goes out of control, or at the very least destroy your RC car. Choose a large area free of barriers.
The engine model is TRX 3.3. It delivers
60% more power at its peak than the previous TRX 2.5. To tune
the engine easily, it’s got a two-needle slide carburetor. And
as most of the modern Traxxis models do, it has EZ-Start. It
senses any issues and lets you know which function needs work, if any.
Extreme high speeds make it tougher and tougher to handle the faster you
go. So the Traxxas Nitro 4-Tec 3.3 has some features to help
with this. It has bellcrank steering to keep the handling
tighter. The rear drive belt is extra wide to deal with the
phenomenal power. Also, the fuel tank’s mounted centrally, so
the balance isn’t thrown off to one side.
Overall, the ball bearings are low-friction so as to give you performance that is
smooth and reliable. That smoothness also adds to the
speed. The Traxxas Nitro 4-Tec 3.3 is claimed to be the fastest
nitro racer available on the market. At only 111 mm tall, it’s
tiny, but boy, does this baby move!
It looks like it doesn’t even belong in this time—the futuristic paint and decals
gives it an almost mythical appeal. It’s almost as fun to look
at as it is to drive.
Writer: Steve M.