Want an all-wheel-drive 2015 Mustang? Vaterraâ€™s radio-controlled version is for you!
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Vaterra
If you are lusting after a 2015 Mustang, but you havenâ€™t found room in your driveway or your wallet to add one to your collection, thereâ€™s one way you can drive one. Itâ€™s an affordable way too, but you wonâ€™t be able to drive it from the driver seat. Instead, you can drive it from 100 or so yards awayâ€”via remote control.
Thatâ€™s right, this 2015 Mustang GT is a 10th-scale R/C version from Vaterra. And, if youâ€™ve ever wanted an all-wheel-drive Mustang, this version might be as close as you get. Based on the companyâ€™s shaft-driven 4WD system and powered by the companyâ€™s Dynamite system, the V100-S-based 2015 Mustang is good for speeds up to 35 mph.
Apparently, itâ€™s quite easy to drive, even at that speed thanks to the companyâ€™s Active Vehicle Control.
â€œâ€¦ Spektrum AVC technology uses a combination of sensors and software algorithms to adjust steering and throttle output at a rate faster than humanly possible, facilitating a more manageable driving experience. The level of stability provided by AVC technology can be adjusted to suit your preference and feels completely natural,â€ the company says. â€œAVC Heading Hold and Throttle Management features make driving perfectly straight and taking precision turns at high speeds more manageable than ever before. There is no lag in response or limits on your control. With AVC, youâ€™ll feel like youâ€™re driving a finely tuned vehicle, one that handles with precision at any speed and through every turn.â€
In action, it almost looks like the real thing. Check it out:
You can preorder it now for $289.99 (PN VTRO3024), and it should be available in early October. That just so happens to be when the real S550 is rumored to hit the streets, so you can park the R/C version right next to your life-size replica at its first car show.