We've known about this truck for a while, but it's now been publicly revealed by Traxxas! The Unlimited Desert Racer (UDR) is a 1/7 scale baja truck with a solid rear axle and independent front suspension. Coupled with X-Maxx style differentials, a dual-bellcrank steering setup, and Traxxas' new Extreme-Travel GTR shocks, this should be a solid big scale basher.
The only bummer in the whole thing is the integrated, fixed battery connectors. This practice prevents the customer from utilizing non-Traxxas batteries (which I'm sure what the point), meaning if you like what you see in the UDR, you better also like Traxxas' battery selection and Traxxas chargers. Probably not a big deal for most, but some will surly dislike this move.
The UDR is due in for sale Early March, but we'll be getting a display unit before that, so keep an eye out for its arrival, then stop in and check it out! The unlimited Desert Racer will sell for $749.99.