Traxxas Funny Car Review

Have you ever wanted an NHRA Funny car? How about the Traxxas Funny Car. I’m sure we all are aware of what funny car racing is. These cars have 8,000 horsepower and produce 300+mph and impressive mind-blowing acceleration. The special edition RC car by Traxxas is packed with features that are sure to impress.

Traxxas Funny Car – 1/8 Scale MustangTraxxas Funny Car

Traxxas has designed this funny car after it’s counterpart the Ford Mustang funny car. This is a special edition 1/8 Scale Ford Mustang NHRA Funny Car. This car brings outrageous power, insane speed, and unmatched realistic functional design. Even the functional details like the tilt-up body and adjustable wheelie bar add to the attention to detail on this amazing car.

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This special edition Funny Car comes with accessories installed worth over $120 which includes:

  • Available with Red or Blue Anodized Accessories
  • GTR Shocks with PTFE-Coated Aluminum Bodies and TiN-Coated Shafts
  • Lightweight 7076-T6 Aluminum Wheel Spindles
  • Anodized 6061-T6 Aluminum Steering Blocks
  • Anodized 6061-T6 Aluminum Rear Suspension Link mounts

All that on top of the already standard features included with this RC funny car:

  • The Traxxas Funny Car reaches speeds in excess of 70+mph!
  • Powered by the Traxxas ET-3s Electronic Speed Control and ET-2400 brushless motor
  • Scale Funny Car “tube-style” tub chassis
  • Quick-release front body hold down and replica tilt-up body
  • Functional, adjustable wheelie bar
  • TQi™ 2.4GHz 4-Channel Radio System
  • Traxxas Stability Management System

ET-3s Brushless power – Power SystemTraxxas 1/8 Funny Car ET-2400 Motor

The NHRA Funny Cars are famous for their extreme 8,000 horsepower engines that deliver massive torque and propel them to speeds over 300mph in just 4 seconds.

The Traxxas RC car uses Traxxas’ ET-3s Brushless Power System that features The Funny Car’s ET-2400 brushless motor which is designed especially for maximum performance and reliability with the innovative ET-3s speed control. When the light goes green, The Traxxas ET-3s brushless power system responds in an instant and unloads a massive blast of Extreme Power that rockets the Car to the finish line at speeds of 70+mph.

Traxxas’ exclusive Staging Mode allows the Car to creep into the stage beams of the DTS-1 Timing System, allowing you to execute realistic starting line strategy against your opponent. The ET-3S also features Launch Control which allows you to fine-tune the torque output for maximum hook-up on the starting line. The ET-3s speed control is compatible with Traxxas Power Cell, 2-cell, and 3-cell LiPo batteries as well as NiMH packs.

Traxxas Stability Management SystemTraxxas Funny Car Red Anodized Accessories

Benefits of TSM: The Traxxas stability management system allows you to experience the full power, speed, and acceleration. The TSM starts working immediately to keep you from skidding off course, making it much easier to control on slippery and loose surfaces.

  • TSM makes Traxxas vehicles easier to drive, particularly on loose surfaces
  • TSM makes driving more fun by allowing the driver to accelerate harder and drive faster with much greater control
  • TSM works to stabilize vehicles over rough surfaces as the gyro effect of the spinning front tires continues to “steer” when the vehicle is in the air
  • TSM dramatically improves braking performance, preventing the vehicle from spinning out
  • TSM allows faster cornering speeds
  • TSM never restricts throttle (or fun!)
  • TSM allows the driver to accelerate harder when exiting a turn
  • TSM works invisibly in the background
  • The driver maintains their connected feel with the vehicle
  • The amount of TSM assistance is fully adjustable
  • TSM can be turned off or adjusted from the TQi Transmitter
  • TSM is fully compatible with Traxxas Link
  • TSM does not require any complicated setup or instructions.

Funny Car – Chassis and DrivelineTraxxas Funny Car Chassis

We know track conditions can and do change and driving preferences are different between drivers. The Funny Car lets you tune as you need. This gives you the ability to Adjust the shocks, wheelie bar, and even battery position to get the most performance out of your Funny Car.

Coming in at over 27″ long this funny car’s body has a new Lava paint scheme And a front latch that eliminates the body clips and allows for fast access to the battery compartment. Authentic tube style chassis replicates the steel welded tube construction of the real funny car. A truly unique experience.

4-Channel Radio System – World’s Most Advanced

This Funny Car is equipped with the TQi, The world’s most advanced Ready-To-Race radio system. The radio system is the connection between the driver and machine and the Traxxas TQi has been designed to be precise, comfortable, powerful, and reliable.Traxxas 4-Channel Radio Controller

The TQi radio system arrives with a full complement of tuning features including, steering and throttle sensitivity; steering percentage; braking strength; servo end points, and more. This is a unique 4-channel transmitter that allows you to select Burnout, Staging, and Race Modes.

The TQi’s long-range, high-output, 2.4GHz signal combines with proven Traxxas reliability for rock-solid performance. It’s so advanced, it doesn’t even need an external antenna.

Telemetry-Ready 5-channel Micro Receiver

The Traxxas TQi 2.4GHz micro receiver features Traxxas Link Model Memory that allows the receiver to recognize up to thirty, Yes 30 TQi 2.4Ghz Traxxas Link enabled transmitters—just switch on and drive. If there is a signal loss due to an accidental switch-off or depleted batteries, the receiver will automatically return the throttle to neutral and hold the last commanded steering position.Traxxas TQi 5-Channel Reciever w/TSM

The Fail Safe programming is built-in and does not need to be set or activated. Three telemetry ports are incorporated in the 5-channel receiver to allow real-time data to be transmitted from your Traxxas model to the TQi transmitter when you install optional Telemetry Sensors.

Goodyear Eagle High-Traction Belted Slick Tires

These tires are designed from a Specially formulated rubber compound that responds accurately to burnouts and heating for greater traction and Quicker launches. This Funny Car’s low-profile slick tires provide superior traction and high rpm durability.

The unique belt material and proprietary gluing process limits tire expansion for virtually no ballooning and ensure a reliable tire/rim bond, run after run. To capture the tall-sidewall look of a full-size Funny Car, the rear wheels have sidewall extensions that include authentic, printed Goodyear Eagle logos.

Traxxas Funny Car Rear Tires

Funny Car – Suspension and Steering

The Traxxas NHRA Funny Car has the independent front suspension that features oil-filled coil over shocks to help maintain precise control over real-world racing surfaces that aren’t always perfectly smooth. This inboard suspension design and shocks are ultra low-profile to help conceal their presence in the chassis. The shocks can be quickly and easily removed via a single screw for fast setting changes on the go.Traxxas Funny Car Suspension Arms

The digital high torque waterproof steering servo is small but powerful. This funny car’s servo cranks out 41.7 oz-in of tire spinning torque. Features digital circuitry for responsive steering and accurate control while you race down the track. This waterproof design locks out dirt, debris, and moisture, allowing it to last for a long time without breakdowns.

Traxxas NHRA 1/8 Scale Funny Car – Specifications:

Length: 27.24 inches

Front Track: 9 inches

Rear Track: 9.17 inchesTraxxas Funny Car Steering Blocks

Center Ground Clearance: 0.47 inches

Weight: 4.4 lbs w/o Battery

Height: 8 inches

Wheelbase: 15.31 inches

Front Shock Length: 1.08 inches

Rear Shock Length: 1.89 inches

Front Tires Race Replica (pre-glued): 2.6″x 0.65″

Rear Tires (pre-glued) Belted Slicks: 4.29″ x 2″

Front Wheels: 2″ Drag Race Replica Narrow 5-Spoke

Rear Wheels: 3.3″ Drag Race Replica Deep 5-Spoke

Speed Control: Traxxas ET-3s Electronic speed control Forward/Reverse/Staging/Brake

Motor Electric: Traxxas ET-2400 Brushless 2400kv

Transmission: Single Speed

Overall Drive Ratio: 4.86

Differential Type: Limited Slip, Sealed, Hardened Steel BevelTraxxas Funny Car Differential Gearbox

Gear Pitch: Module 0.8 32 Pitch

Chassis: Tube Style Tub

Brake Type: Electronic

Drive Type: Direct Drive

Steering: Single Point

Transmitter: TQI 2.4GHZ 4-Channel

Receiver: TQI 2.4GHZ 4-Channel With Traxxas Stability Management

Top Speed: 70+mph

Skill: Level 1

Battery Tray: 135mm x 46mm x 25mm Adjustable Height

Funny Car Accessories – Display Model


Would you like to have one of these funny cars just for display? Well if so you’re in luck, Traxxas has made a display model that you can have on display.


Traxxas Funny Car Display Chassis

Traxxas offers an NHRA race replica Funny Car model. These are impressively large, nearly 2 ½ feet long! with extreme detail that matches their full-scale counterparts. With the new Funny Car Display Chassis, you can show off your favorite race replica Funny Car body (not included) in your home, office, workshop, or trophy case while your radio-controlled funny car stays in action on the drag strip.

This Display Chassis completes your race replica body with the stance and style of the award-winning Traxxas radio-controlled funny car. Every detail is in place, from the realistic chrome wheels and Goodyear slicks to the welded tube-style chassis and satin-chrome exhaust headers. Your funny car race replica body installs in minutes to create a stunning model you’ll be proud to display and your friends will envy.

DTS-1 Digital Timing System – Drag Race Experience

Take your racing fun to a whole other level with the Traxxas DTS-1 Drag Race Timing System. You’ve never seen anything like it. This authentic, portable and affordable drag race timing and scoring system unfolds and turns any smooth, straight, paved spot into your own personal drag strip. Everything has been scaled to recreate the entire drag race experience.
The centerpiece features the authentic Christmas tree style with super bright led lights and modern staging lights. Has dual beams at the starting point to allow racers to pre-stage and stage with laser accuracy. When the lights go green, the race is on, If you jump the start you will be disqualified! The finish line has beams that determine the winner with accuracy up to milliseconds. You can race up to 330 feet or equivalent to a 1/4 scale quarter mile.

With the Traxxas DTS-1, you can take your drag racing fun to an exciting full simulation of the real NHRA Pro Drag Race competition. Pro level simulation features:

  • Laser precise dual-beam staging and speed trap
  • Race up to 330 feet (quarter-scale 1/4 mile)
  • Authentic starting line Christmas tree with pre-stage and staging lights
  • Simple push-button operation
  • Pro and Sportsman tree
  • High-intensity LEDs
  • Portable, with easy and fast setup
  • Compatible with the Traxxas Link App to show elapsed time, reaction time, and trap speed

Traxxas Funny Car – Final ThoughtsTraxxas Funny Car Headers

This Funny Car from Traxxas is truly unique. They scale everything down from its full-size counterpart. All the features packed into this amazing machine at a price of just $429.99 in a 1/8 scale 70+ mph RC Drag Car.

My Rating on this Funny Car: 4.8 out of 5 star

This car matched with the use of the DTS-1 system to give you a truly exciting drag race experience is just awesome. The DTS-1 system not only works with the funny car but can be used with any RC car that you want to have a real race experience while racing your buddies.

This would be a great RC car for anyone who is looking for a fast and extremely powerful RC. “If” you are into the drag racing scene, then you should definitely give this one a try.

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What are your thoughts on This Funny Car by Traxxas? I welcome any and all your opinions. Be sure to leave a comment below.



2 thoughts on “Traxxas Funny Car Review

  1. Great review on the Traxxas funny car. I got a good feel for the rc like I was looking at it in front of me. I do like NHRA funny car’s and I wasn’t aware the Traxxas had built one. I only wish I had the space to run it.


    1. Hi Steve, the NHRA Funny Cars are great and powerful RcS. You definitely want to make sure you have enough space to run it. Perhaps you can go to your local public park when parking lots are empty.


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