Kaiju Unleashed: Redcat Racing’s Latest 1/8-scale Monster Truck

By: Tim Gluth

ECEE5FE9-0E16-434B-A577-0D9428BEEB8BGoing from teaser to full-reveal in no time flat, Redcat Racing has lifted the curtain on Kaiju, their 1/8-scale, brushless-powered, ready-to-run (RTR) monster truck.

Based on the teaser pic, I had a feeling that Redcat Racing was going to pack some power into this truck, and judging by the spec sheet...I was right. The Kaiju features a Hobbywing brushless motor/ESC combo that’s capable of handling up to 6S LiPo power.


While outright power is great, a vehicle has to be able to put it to good use. The Kaiju monster truck utilizes a three-differential setup, letting all of that power flow to the wheels and get this truck blasting over jumps and obstacles.

The battery tray is set up to allow for dual-2S or single 4S-6S battery packs, so there are more than a few ways to power this beast. Other chassis highlights include aluminum-bodied shocks (adjustable), heavy-duty steel CVA axles, and an adjustable wheelie bar to help you keep control while bashing.


Other vehicle highlights include pre-installed front and rear LEDs, a Hexfly 25kg high-torque steering servo, and tethered body clips.

Redcat Racing Kaiju Specs:

  • Scale: 1/8
  • Length: 528mm
  • Width: 410mm
  • Height: 245mm
  • Wheelbase: 309mm
  • Ground Clearance: 58mm
  • ESC: Hobbywing 150A Brushless (4S - 6S)
  • Radio system: 2.4GHz

The Kaiju monster truck is priced at $399.99 and is currently available for pre-order (with a shipping date slated for 2/14/2020). To learn more about this 1/8-scale radio-controlled monster truck, visit redcatracing.com.

Image credit: Redcat Racing

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