Throughout recent years, the line between hobby-grade specs and traditional, store-bought radio-controlled cars has been blurred. With features such as polycarbonate bodies and 2.4GHz radio systems, the R/C cars and trucks that you’ll find on the shelves of your local Target, Walmart, or Toys R Us have begun to resemble what you’ll find at your local hobby shop.
New Bright is one of the brands edging ever-so-close to the line, and their latest release has them standing toe-to-toe with it. The New Bright RC Frenzy may look like your typical toy-grade radio-controlled truck, however, under the body beats the heart of a pavement pounding beast. A brushless-powered heart, at that. You’ve read that correctly, brushless.
This 1/10-scale machine features a brushless motor, which should provide more than enough power to propel it across and over any obstacle or terrain you’d like. Outside of the motor, it features an aggressively-styled, removable polycarbonate body, proportional steering and throttle, and a 2.4GHz radio system.
If you’re familiar with hobby-grade, ready-to-run (RTR) R/C models, many of the features listed above will ring a bell. As I wrote earlier, this vehicle uses many hobby-grade design ideas and concepts, while still remaining a premium-level “toy”.
New Bright RC Frenzy Key Features:
- Brushless motor
- High-grip tires (glue mounted) featuring foam inserts
- A wide, durable front bumper
- Adjustable shocks (plastic bodied)
- 2.4GHz radio system
- Includes a 9.6v Lithium-Ion battery
The New Bright RC Frenzy is priced at $159.99 and will be sold through Toys R Us. The team at New Bright has sent me one of these machines to take a closer look at, so be sure to check back for additional coverage as I put it through its paces. In the meantime, you can learn more about this model at newbright.com.
Image credit: New Bright