Channel the "Great Gordini" with the Latest Slash Model from Traxxas

By: Tim Gluth

Traxxas has a knack for building radio-controlled cars and trucks that are fun to drive, incredibly durable, and extremely eye-catching. They also know how to maximize partnerships and get the most out of a particular line of vehicle. While their hasn't been much noise out of their Slash lineup lately (except for the Slash with on-board audio, coincidentally enough), they have just rolled out a new body style for their 2-wheel drive off-road truck.

Robby Gordon, a man who lives to race, has made a name for himself in off-road racing competitions. His latest focus has been the Dakar Rally, a grueling, cross-country event that pushes driver and machine to, and sometimes over, the limit. In 2013, Gordon's purpose-built racer, the Gordini, made its debut. With numerous off-road races under its belt, it has become quite the fan-favorite. Three years later, you can recreate the action and the peril of the Dakar Rally on a much smaller scale (and budget).

The Traxxas Robby Gordon Gordini Slash replica features a new body style that sits atop the trusty Slash platform. Powered by a Titan 12-T 550 motor that, along with the XL5 electronic speed control (ESC), is LiPo ready, this proven short course truck format is ready to blast over jumps and race around obstacles.

Included in this ready-to-run (RTR) package is a 7-Cell NiMH battery, 4-amp DC peak-detecting fast charger, and a 2.4GHz radio system. For those looking to get more power our of this Slash, it is brushless-ready and will work with the Traxxas Velineon motor. Coupled with a LiPo battery, you'll have a real speed machine on your hands!

The price for this Robby Gordon Gordini replica is $259.95 (through Learn more about this latest addition to the Traxxas Slash lineup.

Image credit: Traxxas

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