ABSOLUTELY AWESOME. I WISH I HAD TWO OF THEM!
I came across the ad for this car. I watched some YouTube reviews and was skeptical, but decided to roll the dice... I could not be any happier with my purchase! The car is a true race buggy, not some toy grade/gimmicky plastic piece of junk. If you compare the components to what you get in a competition-level kit, the adjustability, layout, and design... every part of it is similar to the high end kits. Not quite the same standard of precision as high end pro-level kits, but the car is absolutely capable, tuneable, and for the money I think it’s the best value on the market today. The car is quick, handles excellently. jumps smooth, and the stock tires are really good! Everything is adjustable, just like a race buggy should be. You can make all the adjustments- toe/camber and suspension geometry, changing shock and diff oils, sway bars, and the motor uses the standard 5mm shaft with a mod 1 17t pinion. The car has plenty of power (almost too fast) when coming out of the corners, has enough torque to drift and do donuts on asphalt, and the 17t pinion is perfectly suited to the stock setup. This car can literally do burnouts and leave long black streaks all over the parking lot. I haven’t done a measured speed test on the car yet, but it looks like it does around 40mph, which is plenty fast for the type of driving this car was designed for. I programmed the ESC drag brake force to 10%, which feels perfect. 20% was too much. I compressed the front shock springs down 7mm and rear shocks down 5mm. which gave a good mix of handling, jumping, and stability. MAKE SURE YOU ADJUST THE CUTOFF VOLTAGE ON THE ESC. The default cutoff voltage is 3.0v and can damage/kill your lipos. I raised the cutoff to 3.4v/cell (highest you can go). CNHL 5600mah 120c 4s hard pack lipos fit PERFECTLY, and the car just rips! I fitted a set of on-road wheels and tires (GRP GTX01’s) to play around with driving/drifting on tarmac, which made it like a little F1 car. This car is so awesome for the money, you will not be disappointed. The stock radio is adequate and has a decent steering and throttle feel, and is higher quality than most radios I’ve seen in RTR kits. The car is definitely durable enough for its intended environment, which is a buggy racetrack.
Reviewed by: Shane Sherer from Hurricane, Utah on 12/9/2020