FTX DR8 Desert Racer 1/8th Scale Brushless 4WD 6S Buggy ARTR
Product Code: FTX5495B
RRP: £419.99
£ 379.99
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  • Length: 540mm
  • Width: 340 mm
  • Height: 220mm
  • Wheelbase: 360mm

Get ready to enter the speed arena with the DR8 Desert Racer from FTX! Big, brutal and fast the DR8 is sure to capture the attention of electric powered brushless fans looking for a fast performer with the added bonus of some scale realism.

Featuring the leading 6S compatible Hobbywing speed control and 4274 2000kv brushless motor, the true test will be finding enough space to unleash the DR8 to its full potential of up to 100kph!

At these speeds, a solid base is required and the DR8 features heavy-duty materials and a proven design, with 3mm heavy-duty aluminium front and rear braced main chassis, 5mm thick front and rear aluminium shock towers and reinforced moulded suspension components all standard to help soak up any high speed tumbles.

The 4wd drivetrain features sealed oil-filled metal-geared differentials coupled with spiral toothed output gear and pinion and is finished off with a hardened steel spur gear for a near bulletproof transmission.

Fully adjustable pivot ball suspension, front and rear anti-roll bars and big bore adjustable oil-filled shock absorbers all contribute to providing race-like handling and adjustability for different terrains.

The DR8 is topped off with a classic, desert buggy inspired moulded tubular roll cage frame with printed Lexan panels and spare wheel. A detailed interior driver cockpit painted fire extinguishers are all rounded off with super bright front and rear LED light bars.

All that you have to do is decide if you want 4S or 6S power. Just make sure you can handle it!


  • 2.4ghz Radio system
  • Waterproof 15kg metal-geared servo
  • Hobbywing 150Amp brushless ESC w/XT90
  • 2000kv 4-pole brushless motor
  • Scale moulded tubular roll cage, spare tyre & interior
  • Super bright front & rear LED light bars
  • Pivot ball suspension
  • Heavy-duty Front CVD driveshafts
  • Big bore aluminium-threaded oil-filled shock absorbers
  • Front and rear anti-roll bars
  • 3mm aluminium chassis with side guards
  • 3-differential shaft drive transmission
  • Heavy-duty steel gears
  • Spiral-tooth diff gears
  • Ball bearings
  • Block tread tyres mounted on scale wheels
  • Requires 4S or 6S battery (XT90) & charger


What's in the Box?

  • FTX DR8 6S Desert Racer 4WD ARTR
  • 2.4GHz Radio Transmitter
  • Product Manual

Needed to Complete

  • 2 x 2S or 3S 35C+ 5000mAh LiPo batteries with XT90 connector or
  • 1x 4S or 6S 35C+ 5000mAh LiPo battery and harness with XT90 connectors
  • Suitable LiPo balancing charger
  • AA batteries (for transmitter)
  • LiPo charging bag or case (recommended)