4-Tec 2.0 Ford GT
Traxxas has had a lock on RTR on-road performance since the XO-1 debuted,
but the 100mph 1/7-scale monster doesn’t do anything to scratch the itch for an
a;ordable “standard-size” touring car. Enter the 4- Tec 2.0, which shares its name
with Traxxas’ former belt-drive tourer and exactly nothing else. ;e all-new shaft
car arrives as a Ford GT and is designed to accept the huge variety of aftermarket
bodies as well. Under the bodywork, the Traxxas hallmarks are easy to spot.
Traxxas Stability Management for locked-in handling no matter your skill
level. Titan 12-turn power for 30+mph speeds. Easy-to-work-on
modular chassis with hex hardware throughout. Oil-filled
Ultra shocks. Waterproof electronics. And a whole
lot of clever details. Zooming in…
It’s hard to tell if this is
the full-size GT or the Traxxas
model. ;e three-piece body nails
every curve and crease, right
down to the open tunnels on the
sides of the cockpit—you can’t do
that with a single piece of Lexan.
;e G T’s signature taillight design and dual
exhausts are injection-molded details for
maximum realism. Note the di;erent o ;sets
for the front and rear wheels.
Here’s a trick detail: ;e rear suspension has two camber-link options: standard (shown ghosted) and the “low”
position, which allows clearance for the Ford GT body.
Link position does not alter geometry.
;e motor plate sets gear mesh automatically; just select
the mounting holes labeled to match pinion size. ;e
stock plate is plastic, but you can count on an aluminum
;e 4-Tec 2.0 isn’t the first car we’ve seen with decorative
brake rotors that actually spin within calipers, but Traxxas
went all the way and molded the rotors and calipers as
fronts and rears. Just like a full-size car, the front end gets
bigger rotors and beefier calipers than the rear.
;umbs-up for the adjustable servo-saver mounted directly
onto the servo, where it’s much easier to adjust. ;e servo is
a Traxxas 2056 waterproof unit, rated at 80 oz.-in. of torque.
Well, that’s just nice. ;is insert keeps the motor wires
tucked away—much more attractive than a zip-tied
bundle of spaghetti.
;e shocks are shorty versions of Traxxas “Ultra” units,
so it’s fair to say that they’re well proven. Note the new
cap design, which eliminates the old “shoulder screw”
mounting in favor of steel pivot balls; hopefully, we’ll
see these on other cars too. Traxxas will o ;er a range of
tuning springs for the car.
Item no.: 6-6
Wheelbase: 0.1 in.
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