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  • Part Number: FTX5551
  • Brand: FTX
  • Availability: Low stock
  • User Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars
RRP : £269.99 Buy via Kibo


The FTX Viper is a not your normal snake in the grass. This is a sand snake that captures the spirit of highly modified, super fast dune buggies trailing a path through the dunes of California.

Loaded with scale featuresthe Viper is a fantastic 4wd electric powered true scale 1/8th buggy, that will really turn heads before you gun the throttle and even more once it motors up to top speed.

The shaft driven 4wd transmission is mounted to a solid moulded tub chassis with metal-geared differentials front, rear and centre. The motor pinion and spur gear assembly is protected under a sealed cover for added reliability. Double wishbone suspension features adjustable top link steel turnbuckles throughout and aluminium oil filled shock absorbers with threaded bodies for fine-tuning spring adjustment. Front universal CVD driveshaft’s provide reliable steering whatever the turning circle, while the fully ball bearing supported drivetrain is efficient and smooth from the off.

Up top, a moulded tubular roll cage frame assembles to recreate that classic buggy appearance. Body panels screw to front, side and rear sections, whilstinside a moulded cockpit features driver and co-driver. But the scale touches don’t just end there as included as standard with the Viper is a spare rear wheel and tyre, front light bar with lenses and rear lenses all just waiting for you to installed some optional LED lights!

For speed junkies, a splash resistant 60A brushless speed control handles the power delivery for the 550size 2575Kv brushless motor and when paired with a 3S LiPo 11.1V battery provides some impressive straight-line speeds.. FTX Viper, where speed and scale meet.

FTX Viper Brushless Features:

  • Factory Assembled Ready-To-Run
  • 4wd Shaft Drive System
  • 550 Size 2575kv Brushless Motor
  • 2.4ghz Radio System Installed
  • 6kg Heavy Duty Servo
  • LiPo Battery & Charger
  • Splashproof 60A Brushless Speed Control
  • AdjustableAluminium Oil Filled Shocks
  • Adjustable Camber, Toe-In, Shock Positions
  • Front CVA Driveshafts
  • Scale Moulded Roll Cage with Light Bar and Spare Tyre (LED’s optional)
  • Ball Bearings
  • Bottom Loading Battery Hatch – no need to remove body
  • Adjustable Turnbuckles
  • Sealed Drive Section
  • Alloy Metal Bevel Differentials

Tech Spec:

  • Length: 535mm
  • Width: 297mm
  • Height: 190mm
  • Wheelbase: 340mm
  • Wheel Diameter: 109mm
  • Tyre Diameter: 105mm
  • Tyre Width: 44mm
  • Gear Ratio: 1:12.59

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4 out of 5 Stars

It's a well built strong car which goes very well,,unfortunately my rear drive shaft kept falling out which I found to be a damaged cup drive on the gearbox, parts are readily available and a replacement was ordered for a very reasonable £4,,,this is a very good product at a very reasonable price,,i highly recommend it, ,

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1 out of 5 Stars
Ftx viper

Not pleased at all with this car, I have owend it for a month the front drive shafts have been replaced 4 times literally 1 after the other, the steering servo died and had to be replaced now the motor has died too... Total playing time from the day i recieved it has been around 20 minutes, don't no if all are the same but I no mine is scrap feel scared to drive it wondering what will be next, my advice spend a little more money for something better built

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4 out of 5 Stars
Excellent value!

Bought the brushed version and was easily made brushless. Bit of a workout to remove the rollcage shell to easily get in to work on the chassis, but it's strong because of it. Can be tuned to your liking and responds well to 3S lipo! Personally, I love it.. It's taken a right beating on the track and general bashing around (bear in mind I'm not one of these RC owners who like to BANZAI their RC's high into the air jumping - anything will break as a result of that!) The only damage it's suffered is the top light pod display (a small plastic strut snapped from a role), and that's it.... The stock servo still works and is strong when stationary too. Stock RX and Tx still working as they should aswell. My only grumble is that I can't find any aluminium hopup parts for it, do FTX make them? They make them for other FTX models so why not this one (and the sidewinder)? Hence, 4 stars... Otherwise - it's ace!

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