I usually don’t get too excited about minis, but Vaterra’s latest off-road release looks pretty cool. The Slickrock is 1/18-scale and, like other Vaterra releases, is RTR and waterproof. It features similar electronics as the other Vaterra models, so it’s a mix of Spektrum and Dynamite components. The motor is a 380-sized Dynamite Tazer and the radio is a Spektrum DX2E 2.4 GHz model. The battery is a simple NiMh unit and a charger is included.
Vaterra points out that the lockers (both axles and transmission) are metal units and built for abuse. Metal lockers should be able to take a whole lot of abuse from a 380 motor.
The wheelbase is 8.5 inches and the overall length is said to be 12 inches. The final drive ratio is 86:1. The tires are licensed Interco TSL SX Super Swampers and are on 1.9 diameter wheels.
The star of the show is the caged body with removable panels. An optional LED kit for the light bar will be available.
The expected price is $250.
Learn more here.