The Worlds Fastest Ready To Run RC Car Review! The Traxxas XO-1 is a 1/7 scale AWD on-road supercar. This RC is like nothing you have ever driven. Traxxas XO 1 hits speeds of over 100mph. “It” does 0-60 in just 2.3 seconds and will do 0-100 in 4.92 seconds.
“Its” lightning quick steering response and AWD make the XO 1 the most extreme ready to race RC car in the world. Traxxas has done a truly exceptional job with the engineering and design of this RC car.
Experts Only! Not Recommended For Children!
Only operate this XO-1 if you have Previous experience with high-power radio-controlled models! These models are capable of extreme speed and acceleration! This car carries the highest skill level rating (10) set by Traxxas and are intended for expert drivers only. This model is not intended for use by children or minors younger than 16 years old. Individuals younger than 16 years old do require responsible adult supervision during operation and maintenance.
XO-1 Castle Creations – Mamba Monster
When the goal is 100+mph, right out of the box, that is out of the question, Until Now with the Traxxas XO-1. Traxxas partnered with Castle Creations to develop the Mamba Monster Extreme power system specifically for the unique power requirements of the XO-1.
The Mamba Monster system has been enhanced for higher output when used with 6S LiPo power and has been a proven powerhouse. From its integrated capacitor bank to the proprietary software created just for XO-1, the Mamba Monster Extreme speed control represents the state-of-the-art in big-volt power delivery.
Traxxas Brushless Motor – Big Block
The XO-1 uses the ultimate brushless powerhouse! Custom tuned for the XO-1, the Traxxas Big Block motor features a finned, heat-dissipating can, oversized premium-quality bearings, sintered Neodymium magnets, and superior electromagnetic design.
The Big Block brushless motor invites “cubic inches” to the party for massive acceleration and true supercar performance with the largest brushless motor ever offered in a Ready-To-Race RC model.
TQi 2.4GHz Radio – Traxxas Link Enabled
The XO-1’s TQi transmitter is equipped with an accessory Traxxas Link Wireless Module that turns your Android, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or iPad mini into a powerful tuning tool for your Traxxas model. This allows you to use the phone you already own, How cool is that?
The device display combines with the Traxxas Link App to deliver an intuitive, high-definition, full-color graphical user interface that unlocks the mysteries of optimizing your radio system for ultimate vehicle control. Traxxas models deserve the world’s most advanced Ready-To-Race radio system.
The radio system is the main connection between the driver and the machine. It has to be precise, comfortable, powerful, and reliable. The all-new Traxxas TQi radio system arrives with a full complement of fine-tuning features, long-range, high-output, 2.4GHz signal, and proven Traxxas reliability for rock-solid performance.
Traxxas XO-1 – Downforce Splitters
XO-1 combines extreme high performance with sports driving versatility by including two splitters: the factory-installed standard splitter and the canard-equipped High-Downforce splitter for 100+mph speed runs.
The aggressive canards provide very high downforce to keep XO-1 locked to the pavement at top speeds. These splitters are constructed of flexible plastic to resist impact damage, and the splitters and canards can be replaced individually within minutes.
Traxxas Stability Management System
Traxxas Stability Management (TSM) allows you to experience all the extreme power, speed, and acceleration that was engineered into your XO-1 making it much easier to control on common slippery surfaces such as dusty asphalt, smooth concrete, and even ice and snow.
Punch it off the line and TSM goes to work sensing the vehicle’s direction and making steering corrections to provide straight-ahead full-throttle acceleration without fishtailing, spinouts, and loss of control.
The TSM also works during cornering, first making intuitive corrections to maintain your line, and then allowing you to hammer the throttle earlier in the turns for much faster exit speeds. Braking is dramatically improved as TSM works to keep your arrow straight until you come to a complete stop.
Impressive – 1/7 Scale Size
The 1/7 scale Traxxas XO 1 measures in at a full 27 inches long and 12 inches wide, XO-1 is a commanding presence on the road. Its extra-large ‘footprint’ improves stability, increases traction, tolerates road imperfections, and delivers high-speed handling that no 1/10 ‘touring car’ can match.
Revo-Spec – Differentials
The differentials used in the XO-1 are race-proven in the 8-time National Champion Revo, The XO-1’s differentials represent the state of the art in power handling and efficiency.
With the Precision silicone gaskets and X-ring seals allows the differentials to be tuned for specific running conditions by varying the viscosity of the diff fluid inside them.
The Reinforcing bars used within these differentials increase strength to withstand the XO-1’s over-the-top power. You can access the Differential for quick and easy tuning. Just remove the front or rear cover and the entire differential slides right out.
XO-1″s Extruded Aluminum Driveshaft
Traxxas XO-1’s center driveshaft is formed from extruded aluminum. There are no dog bones to wear out, no drive cups to wobble and shake. The extrusion process allows the shaft to be hollow and lightweight with internal splines that fit directly and securely onto the input shafts of the front and rear drive assemblies.
The shaft runs perfectly straight and true and offers superior durability. Traxxas engineers highlighted this important innovation with vivid blue anodizing and a laser-etched Traxxas logo.
Traxxas Aerodynamics – Computer Optimized
The Traxxas XO-1’s aerodynamics have been designed and Developed with advanced modeling techniques, The XO-1’s stunning form has been shaped for pure function.
The front splitter and canards, smooth undertray, rear diff and wing work in harmony to harness airflow and convert it to downforce, while minimizing drag critical to achieving 100+mph speeds. XO-1 is the first to deploy a fully developed and functional air-management system in a high-performance radio control car.
XO-1’s advanced aerodynamic components are integrated into a unique body developed specifically for the XO-1’s high-speed stability and increased downforce, with a powerful, wide-track look. The durable, injection-molded rear wing is mounted solidly to transfer downforce to the body and chassis.
The painted ProGraphix body is molded in durable 1mm polycarbonate and is available in four hot new colors (red, blue, black metallic-red, or white-blue). Decals are also applied to save you time and get you driving just minutes after removing from out of the box.
Steel-Spline Dual CV Driveshafts
The steel spline driveshafts were designed specifically for the XO-1, the steel spline dual-CV driveshafts are stunning examples of high-strength, low-mass construction and Traxxas’ attention to detail.
The splined, nickel-plated shafts slide smoothly as the suspension is compressed, assuring efficient power transfer. The female half-shafts are machined hardened steel with a durable black-oxide finish.
These telescoping shafts handle much greater torque loads than conventional driveshafts. Flexible rubber boots on the ends protect the CV joints and splines from dirt and debris.
Cush Drive – Shock-Absorbing
Designed specifically for the XO-1, the Cush Drive absorbs shock to the drive train with a custom-shaped elastomer damper housed between the spur gear and the drive hub. When under extreme load such as hard, high-traction acceleration, The elastomer flexes to dissipate shock without interrupting power flow. The result is instant acceleration with no wasted power for insane performance.
Speed-Rated Belted Tires
The Belted slick tires and functional aerodynamics keep you glued to the pavement. Specially developed for high-speed use, The XO-1’s slick tires are the first to be rated for 100+mph. These tires offer Zero-stretch belting, Which reinforces the soft-compound rubber, and molded inserts support the tread. Black-chrome Split-Spoke wheels set off the 17mm blue-anodized nuts that secure them, and the wheels extra-wide tire mounting area assures 100mph reliability.
Scalable Battery Compartments
Traxxas XO-1 can accommodate a variety of battery configurations and sizes with its unique, scalable battery compartments and quick-release hold-downs. The compartments’ rear bulkhead can be positioned for 135mm and 155mm pack lengths.
The hold-downs can be flipped to hold 23mm and 25mm pack heights. With the optional expansion clips, 38mm to 43mm tall packs can be installed. Removing and installing batteries is easy; just flex the latch open to release the pack, and snap the hold down into the latch to lock it into place.
Strong 3mm Aluminum Chassis
This XO-1 supercar relies on the proven strength of aluminum plate construction for its chassis. The 3mm 6061 aluminum upper and lower decks are rigid yet lightweight.
The lower plate also acts as a heat sink for the power system which helps keep it cool. Aerodynamic components are fully integrated with the chassis in a combination of art and science that could only come from Traxxas.
The massive power system of the XO-1 is designed for maximum strength and enhanced motor cooling, The Traxxas XO-1 features a machined-aluminum motor-mounting system.
This 8mm thick aluminum resists flex and holds the motor tight under the highest loads. This XO-1’s high rpm and torque make proper gear mesh critical, so Traxxas engineers incorporated a unique adjustment screw into the mount to dial in the gear mesh with micro-precision.
Traxxas has also incorporated high strength aluminum suspension parts such as Aluminum shock towers, to provide stiffness and strength fox maximum control to allow the GTR shocks to work efficiently.
Aluminum c-hubs, that are tough and offer track-ready performance.
Aluminum Steering Blocks, deliver razor-sharp handling and precise control at triple-digit speeds.
The aluminum stub axle carriers, add larger 6x12mm bearings to handle the high-rpm demand of a 100+mph supercar.
Waterproof Electronics – XO-1 Set-up
The receiver is fully enclosed for protection from the elements. The antenna and servo wires route neatly through a patented watertight seal, and a custom blue O-ring seals the receiver box to keep the water out. The receiver can be removed for service and aftermarket receivers can be installed without losing the sealing properties of the box.
When you have a 100+mph supercar, “It” needs a powerful steering servo for durable and responsive performance. The waterproof steering servo uses O-ring seals to keep the moisture out and the fun going when things get wet. The Traxxas digital high-torque servo provides precise steering authority and speed for high-speed handling.
Rubber-Sealed Ball Bearings
Traxxas XO-1 is designed with Precision rubber-sealed bearings that offer the ultimate in super low-friction performance and maximum protection in wet or dusty environments. They are used in all exposed locations on the supercar and are virtually maintenance free.
XO-1 Hex Hardware
The Pro-quality, high-grade, metric hex-drive hardware is used throughout the Traxxas XO-1 for extra strength, and easy maintenance and repair and has a black-oxide rust-resistant finish that provides a high tech look and feels.
XO 1 Features:
- Traxxas Stability Management
- Bold ProGraphx Painted Bodies
- 100+mph Out of the box!*
- Castle Mamba Monster Extreme Speed Control
- Traxxas Big Block Brushless Motor
- TQi 2.4GHz Radio System with Traxxas Link Wireless Module*
- Integrated speed, RPM, and voltage Telemetry System*
- Shock-Absorbing Cush Drive™
- Shaft-driven All Wheel Drive
- Machined 6061 Aluminum C-Hubs, Steering Knuckles, Axle Carriers, and Shock Towers
- Hard-anodized GTR Shocks
- Steel Splined (SS) dual-CV Driveshafts
Traxxas – XO-1 Model
The XO-1 model comes fully assembled and ready to race. “It” comes equipped with TSM, TQI radio system that operates on 2.4ghz with Traxxas link wireless module. Also, sports the extreme castle mamba monster brushless power system for intense power and speed and a prographix painted body in red or blue.
My Final Thoughts – Supercar
My Rating 4.7 out of 5 star
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Traxxas engineers have gone above and beyond with the design and development of this RC car. “As” if designing an Electric RC car to do 100+mph right out of the box wasn’t enough of a challenge. Then they had to through in all the extra features to make it really perform well and stick to the pavement at those high speeds.
This car is so powerful and fast that, I personally do not recommend anyone operates it unless you have some real experience with high-speed RC’s. The car handles well, but if you’re not experienced you can get into trouble quickly. What else can I say? Well done Traxxas. Truly an extremely amazing RC car.
What are your thoughts on the Traxxas XO-1 supercar? Do you have what it takes to drive one? “I’d” like to hear your thoughts. Leave me a comment below.
2 thoughts on “Traxxas XO 1 – Fastest RTR RC Car Review”
I really liked this article.There is a lot of details and information on the xo-1. As i was reading i was thinking maybe i should get one of the XO-1 Rc cars because i love the looks but also i like the speed and horse power it has. The downfall is i don’t know anyone who has one or has tried it so i don’t know what to do.
Hello, The XO-1 is a really great RC car. However it is extremely fast and powerful. With that being said, “If” you have experience with running fast, high powered RC vehicles i would say go for it. “If” you have not run fast and powerful RC’s or if your just starting out in the RC hobby, Then i would not recommend you getting this one. with no experience i would stick to a traxxas rustler or bandit to start with. thank you