Ford is prepping anybody for the admission of its all-electric F-150 advancing in 2022. However, you can accept this gigantic Ford Super Duty EV appropriate now. It has aggregate you charge in such a truck, including four-wheel drive and a high-clearance abeyance for activity off-road. It has custom Contra wheels, advancing all-terrain tires, and artlessly it has a bivouac block arise for towing your toys.
There’s aloof one notable catch. Technically, this F-450 is a toy.
Specifically, it’s a 1:10 calibration radio ascendancy barter from CEN Racing but we weren’t badinage about it actuality gigantic. It’s aloof over 26 inches continued and rides on a 17.6-inch wheelbase, and we’re not abiding you’ll acquisition annihilation abroad in the 1:10 calibration articulation with ambit like that. Its animate anatomy consists of three sections, and the Lexan F-450 anatomy is two sections anchored together.
Underneath, there’s a distinct Mabuchi 550 brushed electric motor active advanced and rear wheels. A waterproof cyberbanking acceleration ascendancy is standard, as are oil-filled shocks and amplitude confined to abbreviate anatomy roll. Power comes from either LiPo or old-school NiMH batteries, and depending on the output, the F-450 can ability speeds up to 16 mph.
In a radio-controlled apple of brushless motors and accelerated action, 16 mph complete appealing anemic but here’s the thing. This calibration F-450 is advised abundant like its full-size doppelganger. The brushed motor and acceleration ascendancy assignment with a three-gear manual that’s advised for torque instead of speed. Still, if you appetite to go faster, the gearing can be tweaked for speed. And there’s a admirable apple of aftermarket motors, too.
That said, this rig comes configured for torque. Aloof like the size, we weren’t badinage about the block arise either – this F-450 can cull 1:10 calibration trailers loaded with your added radio-controlled toys. Is that a thing? Apparently so, and to be honest, we’re dying to get an old Tamiya SVT F-150 Lightning 1:10 calibration barter on a bivouac abaft this thing. We would actually aphorism Cars & Coffee with such awesomeness.
Unfortunately, Tamiya’s SVT Lightning is continued out of assembly and CEN Racing currently shows the F-450 as actuality awash out. It lists for $369 and that gets you a ready-to-run auto appropriate out of the box. The anatomy is pre-painted in either dejected or gray and absolutely assembled, and a transmitter is allotment of the package.
It won’t cull a agglomeration of full-size alternation cars like the real-life EV F-150, but this one looks like way added fun.