After much anticipation, Traxxas has finally released the Drag Slash to the public. Based on the familiar 2wd Slash LCG chassis, the Drag Slash combines stunning scale looks with performance packed features to create a modern day classic muscle truck.
Narrow suspension arms from the Bandit narrow the track for more scale proportions while short shocks tuned specifically for the application dampen the ride on less-than-perfect surfaces. A new rear shock tower not only locates the shocks but is also molded with the rear body posts on top (adjustable body mounts will be available as an option). Front body posts are all new and fully adjustable, allowing for extra clearance when the road get rough and also making mounting of aftermarket bodies a snap. A new adjustable wheelie bar is found out back and includes 26mm and 18mm diameter wheels for an added level of adjustability. Officially licensed Micky Thompson slicks and skinnies provide the grip and feature an internally reinforced honeycomb design that supports the carcass while closed cell foams prevent the tire from bunching and keep sidewall flex in check. Wheels are officially licensed replicas of Weld drag wheels plated in black chrome. The licensed bodywork features injection molded detail pieces and can also be fitted with an optional Pro Scale lighting kit (sold separately) for added night time realism.
A new 272R transmission is included with the Drag Slash, featuring a new hardened steel top shaft, four gear sealed differential, aluminum motor plate, diff hatch for easy diff removal, and Traxxas’ fixed gear mesh system.
For electronics Traxxas includes the venerable VXL-3S brushless system, a 2075 steering servo and a 3-channel TQi 2.4gHz radio system with TSM. Drag specific functionality includes a Trans Brake feature and Traxxas’ exclusive drag mode that turns off TSM on acceleration and only provides assistance during braking (for use in competition where driver aids are not allowed). The Trans Brake system is very similar to what was originally seen in the Traxxas Funny Car and allows drivers to reach full throttle much more quickly by simply flipping a switch.