Vaterra’s Ascender 1968 Ford F-100 BNF

Vaterra’s Ascender 1968 Ford F-100 BNF

Not much noise has come from Vaterra over the past year, however, they’re looking to end 2017 with a bang as they’ve released a new addition to their Ascender lineup. Following some social media teases, the scale R/C brand has officially announced the 1968 Ford F-100 Ascender.

While this may appear to be a new body slapped on top of a well-tested chassis, you’re partly right. There are, however, some unique traits which this new model brings to the table. The first is the inclusion of headlight buckets, lenses, and LEDs.

  • Vaterra Ascender 1968 Ford F-100 BND - Side

Vaterra was one of the first brands to include smaller visual details on their models. With this Ford F-100 release, they’re raising the bar with a beautifully-crafted front grille which frames the functioning headlights.

Another unique aspect of this model is the fact that it’s a “bind n drive” and doesn’t include a radio transmitter. With so many ready-to-run (RTR) models including transmitters, this model will work with any Spektrum 2.4GHz radio which uses DSM tech.

Vaterra Ascender 1968 Ford F-100 Specs:

  • Type: 4WD “Scale” Rock Crawler
  • Scale: 1/10
  • Length: 18.1 in (460mm)
  • Width: 9 in (229mm)
  • Height: 9 in (229mm)
  • Ground Clearance: 1.06 in (37mm) at Differentials
  • Wheelbase: 11.4 in (290mm)
  • Weight: 4 lbs (1.8kg)
  • Chassis: Steel Ladder Frame
  • Suspension: Multi-Link Solid Axle
  • Drivetrain: 4WD with Locked Differentials
  • Tire Type: Licensed Super Swamper TSL SX
  • Motor or Engine: 35T Brushed 540
  • Speed Control: Dynamite WP 60A (Included)
  • Radio: Spektrum™ DSMR®/DSM2® (Sold Separately)
  • Servos: Spektrum 605 9KG, Metal Gear (Included)
  • Batteries: 2S Shorty Lipo Battery Pack with EC3 Connector (Sold Separately)
  • Charger: Sold Separately
  • Gear Pitch: 48-Pitch
  • Wheel Size: 1.9 in (48.26mm) x 1.1 in (27mm)
  • Kit/RTR: BND (Bind-N-Drive), Ready-to-Run
  • Shock Type: Oil-Filled, Threaded, Injection Molded

Vaterra Ascender 1968 Ford F-100 BND

The Vaterra Ascender 1968 Ford F-100 is priced at $339.99 and will be available in December 2017. Learn more about this model at

Image credit: Vaterra