The latest incarnation of the Vaterra Ascender off-road chassis is the 1972 Ford Bronco. The truck is based on the proven Ascender chassis that features stamped-steel ladder frames, over 45 degree of steering travel and one of the most capable off-road suspensions available. The chassis rides on a 3-link panhard bar front suspension and a 4-link rear suspension. All suspension links are machined from aluminium to handle the most punishing conditions. Oil-filled, threaded shocks soak up the bumps and give a variety of pre-load settings. The steel, C-channel frames form the backbone of the chassis and give four wheelbase lengths from 314mm down to 278mm. The single-speed, metal gear transmission is engineered for steep inclines and rugged, rocky terrain. The battery tray floats over the front axle and is designed to accept 96mm shorty packs. Placing the weight of the battery over the front axle gives the front tyres extra traction when crawling over rocks and tackling steep inclines while the front bumper features moulded tow hooks. An opening on the front bumper leaves plenty of room for a winch cable. Included with the RTR kit comes a 35T brushed motor, a waterproof ESC, Spektrum metal gear steering servo and 2.4GHz radio system.