ARRMA Typhon 4x4 MEGA 1/8-scale Speed Buggy

By: Tim Gluth

Are you in the market for a budget-friendly, basher-focused R/C buggy? If so, ARRMA's latest brushed-powered beast might be the ride for you. The ARRMA Typhon 4x4 MEGA combines 1/8-scale size with a reliable 4x4 drivetrain, and a solid brushed motor to create a radio-controlled buggy that's under $250.

While the price is certainly an attractive aspect of this model, there are plenty of features to make this machine move. Powered by a 550-size brushed motor, the Typhon 4x4 MEGA should be able to power through just about any type of terrain you choose.

ARRMA Typhon 4x4 MEGA Speed Buggy - Chassis Top

Additional highlights, including large, oil-filled shocks, a durable chassis design, waterproof electronics, and modular internal components make this buggy a great entry-level machine for newer hobbyists.

By removing a few bolts, you can easily remove and access elements such as the ESC, servo, gearbox, and front and rear differentials.

ARRMA Typhon 4x4 MEGA Speed Buggy - Rear

The ARRMA Typhon 4x4 MEGA has been paired with a set of dBoots 2-HO tires which are mounted on 1/8-scale, multi-spoke wheels. The body of this buggy features an eye-catching green/black/silver paint scheme and is capped off by an aggressive rear spoiler.

This complete ready-to-run (RTR) package includes an 8.4V NiMh battery and wall charger. Both the battery and charger use IC3 connectors which are also compatible with older EC3 plugs.

Providing range and control for this model is a Spektrum STX2 2.4GHz radio system (transmitter and receiver), offering adjustable throttle and steering trim, as well as a three-stage power setting.

ARRMA Typhon 4x4 Mega Specs:

  • Scale: 1/8
  • Length: 20.12 in (511mm)
  • Height: 7.68 in (195mm)
  • Width: 12.05 in (306mm)
  • Wheelbase: 12.91 in (328mm)
  • Weight: 6.01lb (2.73kg)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • ESC: MEGA Waterproof, IC5 connector
  • Ground Clearance: 1.65 in (42mm)
  • Motor Type: Brushed, 12-turn, 550-size
  • Batteries: Single 7-cell 8.4V 2400mAh NiMH w/IC3 connector
  • Battery Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.8 x 0.94" (160 x 46 x 24mm)

The ARRMA Typhon 4x4 MEGA is priced at $219.99 and will be available directly through ARRMA and through ARRMA dealers. Visit to learn more about this 1/8-scale R/C buggy.

Image credit: ARRMA

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