Traxxas XO-1 Review – Fastest Ready-to-Run Remote Control Car



Traxxas, known as one of the best pioneering remote controlled vehicle producing companies in the world, never fails to push the envelope further with their groundbreaking product releases. Traxxas has once again pushed the boundaries out of the way, with their XO-1 RC car. This remote controlled vehicle made headlines when it boasted that it could reach speeds of above 100 miles per hour, and then Traxxas proved that it could. The Traxxas XO-1 is fastest remote controlled vehicles available today that can reach over 100 MPH and reigns supreme in some of the toughest categories in the RC world.

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Performance Racing Vehicle In Miniaturized Form


That’s right; the Traxxas XO-1 should be classified as a performance racing vehicle in miniaturized form, not an RC car. The XO-1 has some of the most revolutionary remote controlled vehicle performance parts available today with top notch speed to boot, that make it faster than automobiles driving on the main roads today.

Traxxas made headlines when they released this beast of an RC car, as it has over one hundred miles per hour speed right out of the box. Traxxas is known for developing some of the best RC cars and vehicles in the marketplace today but in contrast to other companies, they’re not afraid to outsource core competencies with other companies when they need to push the envelope of the RC world further.

Traxxas partnered with Castle to develop an engine that could help make the XO-1 reach speeds of over 100 mph. This meant that Traxxas could focus their efforts on engineering an aerodynamic design with the XO-1, and save developmental costs at the same time. The engine by Castle helps push the XO-1 from a solid race ready RC car, to one of the top performers in the history of RC vehicles.

Features Built To Perform

Traxxas XO-1 with Remote control

It was clear from the beginning that when Traxxas realized that they wanted to take their idea from concept to implementation, they had to make sure that all the bases were covered with the XO-1. This meant that if they were going to put one of the most powerful RC engines in a vehicle, they had to develop the car around that engine to sustain the power it would create. Traxxas implemented their Stability Management features into the XO-1 which makes controlling the RC car easier than some of their other models.

The stability management features mean that racers can whip around corners without having to worry about letting off on the throttle or careening into a corner, as Traxxas’ stability management features make it seem as if the vehicle is always on a straight path, no matter the power. This new feature is one of the premiere highlights that separate Traxxas from some of the other RC powerhouses today. Other companies boast about their drift like performance as their powerful RC cars whip around a corner, claiming how they make the vehicles more lifelike.

The problem is that a few seconds of drifting in a turn might cost the owner the race. Traxxas wanted to provide power, with the best handling available to win those races that RC companies strive for. Another great feature that really stands out is the style of the XO-1. Professional photographers would have an easy time picking this RC vehicle up and taking professional shots around the globe, as it looks like it came straight out of an automobile factory. The XO-1 is so stylish that it challenges RC vehicle competitors to find a unique balance between power and style under one lid.

Traxxas XO-1 Chassis

Traxxas XO-1 hit a homerun when it comes to designing a race ready RC car with a beautiful design that would make some of the premiere automotive countries shed a tear with its beauty. With one of the longest lists of features available today, it is easy to see why the Traxxas XO-1 is one of the most exciting RC cars available today.

Features Available with the Traxxas XO-1

  • Speeds of 100+ MPH in less than 5 seconds
  • 50+ MPH out of the box without LiPO battery
  • Stability Management
  • Functional Rear Wing and Aerodynamic Styling
  • Castle Engine
  • Pivoting Body Washers That Create Adjustable Height Settings For Ultimate Race Customization
  • Splined-Steel Driveshafts
  • Scalable Battery Compartments
  • Traxxas Link Wireless Module That Enables Insight Into Vehicle Performance and Customization
  • Great Accessories and Customer Support To Customize Driving Experience Even Further

Industry Reviews

Traxxas is one of the most beloved RC companies in the world, as they have an outstanding track record of creating quality products that live up to the marketing campaigns which boast all the great features with each RC vehicle. Industry reviews on the XO-1 help the RC car stand out, as it is one of the most beloved RC cars on the market today:

“Does everything it says it will and more.”

“Packs more power than most cars.”

“Traxxas’ brilliance does it again with their XO-1!”

​Pros and Cons

It’s hard not to like something about the XO-1, as Traxxas has really come up with something special in the XO-1. Other companies will be looking for ways to come up with something comparable, but they have a lot of work to do.

Things We Liked

  • Stability Management.
  • 0-50+ MPH straight out of the box, 0-100+ MPH with LiPo Battery.
  • Waterproof Electronics.
  • Scalable Battery Compartments.
  • Aerodynamics
  • Adjustable Height and Suspension

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Should Only Be Used For The Highly Experienced and RC Professionals

Additional Information

The Traxxas XO-1 is available on different places include with price below $800. Considering all of the power and extra technology that goes into developing this speed machine, that is one of the most fairly priced RC cars we have ever seen.

Final Verdict

The Traxxas XO-1 is one of the most powerful RC cars available in the marketplace today, if not the most powerful one available. With enough power to satiate any thrill seeker, the XO-1 continues to push the RC genre into the future and keep Traxxas on top of the mountain.

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