Corvette owners are a rare breed in that they have a level of enthusiasm about their vehicles that is extremely hard to find with many other enthusiast segments. The typical Corvette owner loves to have officially licensed merchandise to show off their Corvette pride no matter where they are. The brand loyalty and passion for the Corvette monicker is something that truly sets Corvette owners apart from the rest of enthusiast categories.
Are you in the market for that next piece of Corvette memorabilia? Are you looking to get your children or grand children to share in the same passion for Corvettes that you have? Maybe even something they can have some fun with and drive around the block?
Well, Corvette owners rejoice– because you now have the chance to buy a mini C7 Stingray, for a fraction of the price. This 1/10th scale replica Corvette is made by Vaterra, a company that is no stranger in the hobby-grade remote control industry for producing true to scale remote control cars.
The Vaterra Stingray is considered a “hobby-grade” RC car meaning that it is designed and made by a company that focuses on RC cars for enthusiasts and is not just your standard off-the-shelf RC car you can find at a department store. Vaterra, owned by Horizon Hobby, has decades of experience in the RC industry making some of the world’s top brands including Team Losi.
Considered to be “ready to run,” owners will find everything needed inside the box ranging from batteries to the hand tools needed to fix the car once you slam it into the curb at full speed. The Stingray runs off of Vaterra’s V100-S chassis that is shared between numerous Vaterra RC cars and is actually 4wd. Yes, the 4wd is not exactly true-to-life for a Stingray, however, 4wd is the standard in hobby-grade RC cars as it makes them much easier to drive and in turn, much more fun.
With a quick once over of the vehicle, it becomes very apparent that no detail was too small for Vaterra to find important. They have fully equipped the Z51 Stingray with scale wheels, scale side mirrors, scale (non-functional) headlights, and even the side markers on the front bumper. As detailed as it is, this is sure to get some enthusiasts “fired up” with the chance of being able to own a scaled down version of their C7. This RC also offers C7 lovers who may not be able to afford a real one the chance to get a small (and scaled down) version of the real thing.
For now, the Stingray only comes in metallic grey with chrome wheels. Take a look at the key product features below and check out Vaterra’s website for pricing and availability.
- Officially licensed 2014 Corvette Z51 body
- Ready to Run with everything included, including a battery and charger
- Waterproof electronics
- Spektrum DX2E 2.4 GHz radio system
- 4wd Shaft-driven for reliability
- Fully upgradeable
- Dynamite 540 size brushed motor
- 2S Li-Po compatible speed control (ESC)
- 14.85″ long by 7.76″ wide
- 3.875 pounds