I've always found NHRA drag racing to be a rare treat, with cars that run both mind-blowingly fast and ridiculously odd at the same time. If you feel the same way, you can now bring the same unique entertainment to the local tracks with these Traxxas NHRA Funny Car RC replicas.
Rigged to do wheelies and accelerate at furious paces, the 1/8-scale racers will burn through tracks the exact same way as the full-throttle hot rods they've been modeled after. Four licensed tilt-up bodies (yes, they flip upwards) are available -- Courtney Force, Mike Neff, Robert Hight and John Force -- each one cut and decaled to mimic the actual ride.
The Traxxas 1/8 NHRA Funny Car features a realistic "tube-style" chassis, complete with a dummy fuel tank and a driver's roll cage to accurately recreate the original versions. It comes with a wheelie bar built-in, allowing it to transfer weight straight to the rear wheels right out of the starting line.
While it won't get anywhere near real funny cars' ridiculous 8,000-hp engines, the vehicle does pack an ET-3s brushless power system that can push the ride at speeds of over 70 mph. To make the funny car experience even more realistic, Traxxas is also selling a separate DTS-1 Drag Timing System, which lets you set up a realistic drag strip complete with dual-beam staging, speed traps and high-intensity LED lighting displays.
No exact release date is available, but the Traxxas 1/8-Scale NHRA Funny Cars will be priced at $499 when they do hit stores.