Venture Outdoors with Vaterra's 1972 Ford Bronco Ascender 4WD RTR

By: Tim Gluth

With the success of their first scale, trail rig growing every day, Vaterra is releasing another variation of their Ascender into the wild.  Focusing on Ford fans, the new 1972 Ford Bronco Ascender RTR is sure to hit all of the high notes that the original has, with a few minor differences.

Make, model, and body aside, the major difference between the Ford Bronco Ascender and the Chevy Blazer version is the wheelbase. Featuring a shorter, 10.95" wheelbase, this new model has a noticeably shorter frame than the previous model.  With longer suspension links, you could customize this rig to match any body that you'd like, but this version is specific to the Ford Bronco's length.  Everything else that hobbyists have grown to love about the Vaterra Ascender remains intact.


  • Length: 17.5 in (445mm)
  • Width: 9 in (229mm)
  • Height: 9 in (229mm)
  • Ground Clearance: 1.06 in (37mm) at Differentials
  • Wheelbase: 10.95 in (278mm)
  • Weight: 4 lbs (1.8kg)
  • Chassis: Steel Ladder Frame
  • Suspension: Multi-Link Solid Axle
  • Drivetrain: 4WD
  • Tire Type: 4.5 in (115mm) Licensed Super Swamper TSL SX
  • Motor: 540 Brushed
  • Gear Pitch: 48-Pitch
  • Wheel Size:
    • Diameter: 1.9 in (48mm)
    • Width: 1.1 in (27mm)
  • Shock Type: Oil Filled Threaded injection molded
  • Body: Painted 1972 Ford Bronco
  • Ball Bearings: Complete vehicle

Vaterra Ford Bronco Ascender Chassis

Priced at $399.99, this new addition to Vaterra's impressive lineup should give scale and trail fans another great platform to build off of.  Learn more about Vaterra's 1972 Ford Bronco Ascender at

Image credit: Vaterra

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