A new Corvette Stingray Z51 will be on the market in mid-July.
But don’t look for it at your neighborhood Chevy dealer.
This Stingray is the latest radio controlled 1/10 scale replica from Vaterra, and it appears to be much more high-tech than the New Bright RC Stingray that came out last year.
Vaterra – a well-known radio controlled car manufacturer – says its Stingray will provide users with a high level of craftsmanship and impressive handling and power, just like the real Z51.
Of course, quality like that doesn’t come cheap, as this Vaterra model will be priced at $289.99 – more than quadruple the New Bright model that can be purchased online for around $65.
But you get what you pay for.
According to Vaterra, this one-of-a-kind replica of the 2014 Corvette Z51 Stingray comes completely assembled and ready to run with an officially licensed body that is exclusive to this vehicle. Underneath the gorgeous exterior is the power and poise of a Vaterra® V100-S chassis. Its potent Dynamite® power system and shaft-driven 4WD provide a perfect blend of speed, traction and control that make this car fun to drive right out of the box.
The list of features includes:
- AVC Technology Compatible
- Officially licensed 2014 Corvette Z51 body
- Ready-to-Run with everything included, including a battery and charger
- Waterproof electronics including ESC, receiver & servo
- DX2E Spektrum 2.4GHz radio system
- 4WD Shaft-driven
- ESC is 2S Li-Po compatible
- Sealed gear boxes
- Friction dampening, adjustable shocks
- Double wishbone suspension
- Fully upgradable
- Universal body mounts
- Dynamite 540 size brushed power system
In case you don’t know what Spektrum™ AVC™ (Active Vehicle Control™) technology is, it 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. AVC 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. If you upgrade to AVC, you’ll feel like you’re driving a finely tuned vehicle, one that handles with precision at any speed and through every turn.
So if you can’t afford a real Z51, this might be just the ticket for you.
You can see a video of the Vaterra Stingray in action and even pre-order at horizonhobby.com.