The Traxxas Nitro Rustler 2.5 is a 1/10-scale nitro-powered stadium racing truck.

Power comes from the larger-than-usual TRX 2.5 Racing Engine™ and performance-tuned exhaust giving the Nitro Rustler a top speed (depending on terrain and other conditions) of approximately 47 mph (76 km/h), making the Nitro Rustler among the fastest vehicles in its class. Changing the clutch bell can push the truck past 50 mph (80 km/h). The engine is easily started with Traxxas’ onboard EZ-Start™ push-button electric starter.

It is built around a double-decked, blue-anodized T6 aluminum and composite chassis and features a bellcrank steering system with high-torque steering servo. Weight distribution and suspension geometry are optimized for racing.

The Nitro Rustler 2.5 is Ready-To-Race® with its "ProGraphix" painted body and TRX Pro-Star™ chrome wheels. Traxxas' TQ™ radio system is preinstalled as well.

There are several aluminum hop-ups for this truck from aftermarket manufacturers including RD Racing and New Era Models.


Traxxas lists other specifications for the Nitro Rustler 2.5 as follows:

  • Magnum 281™ transmission with ball bearings
  • Adjustable, easy-to-change gear ratios
  • Extra long, fiber-composite suspension arms
  • Planetary differential with steel gears
  • Disc brake
  • Telescoping, U-joint driveshafts
  • Extra long, high-volume, oil-filled "Ultra Shocks"

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