A New Explorer: Traxxas Revamps the Summit 1/16

By: Tim Gluth

When you're on a roll, there's no stopping you. That appears to be the mindset that Traxxas has with their avalanche of new and refreshed model releases. After giving 1/10-scale fans a number of models to lust after, they've turned their attention to the smaller-scale crowd with a new-look Summit 1/16 R/C monster truck.

The easiest-to-spot update is the graphics package, which features a multi-colored scheme that's easy to spot anywhere you're driving. The exoskeleton cage is still a major visual element on this truck and it comes equipped with LED lights on the front bumper and top rollbar.

Traxxas Summit 1-16 - Front

Under the hood, this truck remains relatively untouched from the original. A 12-turn brushed Titan motor provides the power while a NiMh pack (with Traxxas iD plugs) provides the juice. If you want more power, you can toss in a second battery pack and link it to a Traxxas wiring harness (sold separately).

Traxxas Summit 1/16 Specs:

  • Length: 12.6" (320mm)
  • Weight: 46.4oz (1.31kg)
  • Height (Overall): 7.48" (190mm)
  • Wheelbase: 8.425" (214mm)
  • Wheel Diameter 2.2" (56mm)
  • Shock Length (Front / Rear): 48mm / 48mm
  • Electronic Speed Control: Waterproof XL-2.5 ESC
  • Motor (Electric): Titan® 12T 550
  • Transmission: Heavy-Duty Single Speed
  • Gear Ratio (Internal): 5.04:1, (Reversed Input: 9.72:1)
  • Overall Drive Ratio: 15.75:1 (stock)
  • Differential Type: Hardened Steel Bevel, Sealed
  • Gear Pitch: 48-PitchChassis Structure/Material: Molded Composite Nylon Monocoque
  • Brake Type: Electronic
  • Drive System: Shaft-Driven 4WD
  • Steering: Bellcrank
  • Radio System: Traxxas TQ™ 2.4GHz (2-Channel)
  • Included Charger: AC Wall-Outlet Charger
  • Included Batteries: 6-cell NiMH with iD Connector
  • Required Batteries: 4 "AA" (Transmitter)(vehicle includes 6-cell NiMH & charger)

Traxxas Summit 1-16 - Side

Priced at $265.99, the Traxxas Summit 1/16 is available online or at your local Traxxas dealer. Learn more at traxxas.com.Learn more at traxxas.com.

Image credit: Traxxas

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