The K5 Chevrolet Blazer is one of the most beloved old Chevrolets and seems to be growing in popularity as the vintage truck and SUV market grows.
General Motors probably won’t ever put the K5 Chevrolet Blazer back into production as a recreation product anytime soon (although that would be very cool..), but the remote controlled vehicle experts over at Traxxas have developed the next best thing: a remote controlled scale version.
Traxxas’ new Blazer RC car is based on the company’s TRX-4 off-road chassis and is styled after the 1979 model year K5 Blazer. It also features replica Rally wheels from the K5 Blazer, accurate scale parts like the grille, chrome bumpers, side mirrors, door handles and wipers and working headlights and taillights.
The TRX-4 chassis, which can also be equipped with a Ford Bronco body, features a working two-speed transmission, remote locking differentials and an 8.4V lithium polymer battery. The electric motor also has selectable drive modes including Sport, Race, Training, Trail and Crawl, along with a brake hold for hills.
We only featured the orange and white K5 Blazer Traxxas body in this article, however it’s also available in red and black if you think that suits your style better.
As cool as this radio controlled K5 Chevrolet Blazer is, it’s not cheap. Prices start at $500 for the complete kit, which is quite a bit of money to spend on a toy like this – although it’s of course much less than a mint K5 Blazer of the same vintage. You can see it in action in the video embedded above and visit Traxxas’ website for additional information.