Traxxas RC Cars

It’s pretty much a given that if you have ever owned an RC car, or ever even looked into buying one, then you have heard of Traxxas. Traxxas is by far the largest and most well-known RC car brand. Not only do they make cars, but they also make buggies, trucks, crawlers, drones, boats, and more.

Traxxas is known for their top quality products and established community of loyal fans.

Since they opened their doors in 1986, they have left their mark on the RC car industry. Innovating, engineering, and creating the best RC vehicles out there, they never cease to amaze.

They are mainly known for their popularization of the ready to run (RTR) RC car. This kind of car is an RC car that is actually ready to run out of the box. All you need to do is plug in a battery, and it’s ready to go. No installation, no modification, no hassle.

The funny thing is, now that the RTR cars are so popular, they don’t call them ready to run anymore, they call them ready to race.

Not only do they sell their stock RTR cars, but they also provide plenty of aftermarket upgrades. These upgrades include cosmetic upgrades, motor upgrades, battery upgrades and more.

By producing aftermarket upgrades, Traxxas not only can cater to the beginner drivers but also the more advanced ones too.

Traxxas is currently located in McKinney, Texas and their motto is “The Fastest Name In Radio Control.”


Traxxas was founded in 1986 and instantly became a hit with the new concept of RTR cars.

In 1987, Traxxas started selling a variety of electric buggies and stadium trucks.

In 1989, they released their first radio controlled boat, the Villain IV.

Up until 1992, all the Traxxas cars were electric. In 1992, they released their first nitro RC car, called the Nitro Hawk.

They went on to release a nitro boat called the Nitro Vee in 1996 and in 1999 they introduced their first full-size monster truck, the T-Maxx.

This was a turning point for Traxxas because they certainly made their mark with the T-Maxx.

They went on to launch a helicopter and quadcopter in 2012, and in 2015, they released their largest monster truck to date, the X-Maxx. The X-Maxx was a game changer for Traxxas.


Here is a breakdown of the some of the more well-known models Traxxas sells now.

Keep in mind, most of these models have many variations. These include electric vs. nitro versions, brushless vs. brushed version, and more.


  • T-Maxx
  • E-Maxx
  • X-Maxx
  • Revo
  • Slayer
  • E-Revo
  • Summit
  • Slash
  • Rustler
  • Stampede
  • Telluride


  • Bandit
  • Jato

On-Road Cars:

  • 4-Tec
  • XO-1
  • Funny Car


  • Blast
  • Spartan
  • M41


  • Aton
  • LaTrax


As you can see, Traxxas has sure made their mark in the RC industry. It sure has for me as well.

I remember waking up Christmas morning and opening my first Traxxas T-Maxx. It was probably the best Christmas any kid for ask for.

If you want to learn more about Traxxas, visit them online at

If you have any questions for me, leave them in the comments below.

14 thoughts on “Traxxas RC Cars”

  1. thank you for the information I was using your information for a science expo because my dad has the new traxxas 4×4 all wheel drive and X maxx a blue brushed rustler and i have a stampede but with the brushless moter thank you so much I love all the work you guys have done since 1986 when your company just started and it was a major hit all up to the biggest rc of them all known to date the X-Maxx which my dad owns of corse ITS AWSOME thanks you again fro all the hardworking you have done to make everyone happy and want one of your rc cars

  2. I too am a loyal Traxxas fan I have about 15 to Max’s couple X Max’s and a whole pool you’re ready to run off road trucks everything from the rock crawlers to the x-max, I’ve been thoroughly impressed with the communication I get from Traxxas when I have any kind of problem, which is very rare. Thank you very much.

  3. I bought my first traxxas buggy in 1988 with money I made from push mowing lawn or racking leave’s. Thought out there years I’ve only purchased Traxxas, from my first dunn buggy, to the Traxxas Summit I’ve bought many RTR r/c. In the 90’s I raced electric stadium trucks at a local track in Fayittville NC, I got pretty good at it. Good enough to jump straight into the nitro racing, I had little trophies and ribbons a little money here or there. It’s the thrill of changing gearing to suspension and tire choices; also watching it pass other drivers, to make your RTR r/c to go faster, handle better than it did last weeks race. Then came the T-Max, complete game changer with its huge tires, suspension travel and brut strength with it two speed transmission was undoubtedly the king of r/c racing. I’ve owned short track dirt or pavement, one nitro boat for about a week, killed every in it. Switch to electric and to help with water issues the hot glue gun was your friend! My children were also raised in the Traxxas r/c world, 3 boys and 2 girls, Traxxas had a RTR r/c for each one of their different taste in vehicle and Traxxas provided. That being said, I know I could have bought new r/c’s with the money I invested in replacement parts to aluminum up grad’s but then it wouldn’t be their Traxxas vehicle anymore, no battle scares of memories. I have hour and hours of my kids and I ripping and bashing on VHS type up in storage but unfortunately I don’t have their vehicles anymore, lots of old batteries and parts but not the r/c’s themselves. All were lost in a shed fire that was started with some unreasonable kids in our neighborhood, “if they couldn’t have it, no one could”. Our entire work shop where all of us would tare down, fix and rebuild for our next weekend smash and bash. My kids are all grown up now and out on there own and thanks to Traxxas RTR R/C’s my kids and I have some great memories together. Again thank you Traxxas.

  4. Awe, you got a T-maxx for Christmas? I don’t think you’re from NY. That would be a pain in the butt and they don’t even want you to break it in under the manuals temperature guidance.

  5. Buggies:
    rustler 2wd (4×4)

    On-Road Cars:
    Funny Car
    drag slash



    monster truck
    x maxx


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