Yes, another welcome addition to the available rally cars comes from Team Associated’s Qualifier range of vehicles, this time in the form of the ProRally Brushless RTR.
Disappointingly for RC Rally fans, despite being labeled as 1:10 scale, it is somewhat larger than other 1:10 vehicles. The Tamiya XV-01 being a good example of a scale rally car in size, dimensions, appearance and performance. The XV-01 has a wheelbase of 257mm vs the ProRally measuring in at 324mm, so the ProRally is more short course than true tenth scale. However it does put it on par with the Traxxas Rally at 324mm and Losi TEN-Rally X at 334 mm. Maybe these three vehicles will spawn a rally class all of their own!
From the Team Associated press release:
The ProRally RTR, Team Associated’s newest addition to the Qualifier Series, lets you experience the thrills of 4WD rally racing on a variety of surfaces. From dirt to asphalt, brick and grass, the ProRally’s suspension comes tuned to make the most of any surface you drive it on.
The ProRally is a factory assembled AWD (all-wheel-drive) rallycross-inspired RC car based on the popular ProLite 4×4 platform. The ProRally comes Ready-To-Run out of the box and features a Reedy brushless motor, Reedy 7-cell WolfPack battery, XP water resistant speed control, and high-current T-Plug Connectors. The XP 2.4GHz radio system is fully adjustable and provides reliable long distance control.
The front and rear sealed gear differentials are connected together with a tough aluminum drive shaft, and an adjustable center slipper clutch handles all of the Reedy brushless power.
The bumps are managed by four fluid-filled, adjustable, coil-over shocks and aggressive, all-terrain racing tires mounted on rally-inspired hex drive wheels. All of this comes topped off with your choice of two custom-finished Rockstar ProRally detailed bodies.