Your pulse quickens. Your focus fixed firmly on the lights ahead. No blinking, no breathing even. Just focus, pure focus. Your grip tightens on the steering wheel and your knuckles turn white. As the lights turn green, sinews snap as the throttle is dumped and the wheels scrabble frantically for traction. The chassis writhes as it wrestles with the power. Tyres scream for forgiveness as you accelerate and hurtle towards the horizon with stomach churning forces pinning you back. There’s always been a brutal attraction toward US muscle cars and the Vaterra™ 1969 Camaro SS Sport Coupe pays homage to one of Detroit’s finest.
The ’69 SS Camaro is revered amongst muscle car fans around the globe. It’s classical period styling and the shoe-horning of a big-block motor with its instantly recognisable V8 burble have given it timeless appeal amongst aficionados both young and old alike and it seems fitting therefore that Vaterra™ have chosen the ’69 SS Camaro as the basis to shoe-horn their own bit of R/C muscle into – in the form of Brushless motor and LiPo power.
The Vaterra™ 1969 Camaro SS Sport Coupe takes the familiar V100 1/10 sedan platform and injects a series of upgrades including Oil Filled Shock Absorbers and lightweight alloy prop shaft to make the most out of the incredible Dynamite® Tazer™ 3300Kv brushless motor and ESC system, coupled with the Dynamite® Speedpack 2S 7.4V LiPo battery. Out of the box, this endows the Vaterra™ 1969 SS Camaro with incredible power and performance that will see it reach a top speed of approximately 35mph, enough to see off pretty much any street-side racer who wants to chance their arm but when matched with the optional 3S 11.1V battery, it’s performance is nothing short of mind-numbing, such is the brutal nature of the power system and as with its other Vaterra™ stablemates, the 1969 SS Camaro also features waterproof electronics meaning that the fun doesn’t necessarily need to be limited to only dry conditions.
Authentic and officially licensed, the Vaterra™ 1969 SS Camaro is every bit as jaw-droppingly stunning as its original counterpart and thanks to the passion of the Vaterra™ engineers, it’s assumes a modern street twist thanks to the mesh style deep dish rims and low-profile tyres; a synergy between old skool and modern custom. Pre-finished in deep gloss black with its SS induction cowled hood, chrome bumper detailing, mock brake calipers and SS decals, the Vaterra™ 1969 SS Camaro looks as good as it drives and, thanks to the double wishbone design suspension and its oil-filled dampers, it can control (almost) all of the power available on tap just like a true muscle car should. Power slides are a given and, thanks to the inherent balance from the chassis, the 4WD handling is safe, assured and exciting. From power-on understeer to mild, lift-off oversteer, the Vaterra™ V100 chassis inspires fun and exhilaration at the flick of a wheel or the snap of the throttle.