FTX Surge Buggy - Orange

FTX Surge Buggy - Orange

Brand: FTX

Part Number: FTX5512O

£79.00 Web Price RRP £89.99

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The SURGE is the latest addition to the entry level range of r/c vehicles from FTX. With four different models centred around a shaft driven 4wd chassis platform, there is a SURGE for every off road r/c nut.

Packed with scale detailing, the FTX Surge Dune Buggy is modeled around the classic Californian style sand racers that blast through the SoCal deserts.  It’s 1/12th scale sizing makes it a perfect entry-level r/c model.

Factory pre-assembled, the Surge buggy just requires you to charge the Li-Ion battery and add some AA batteries for the 2.4ghz radio for you to be ready for the start line. A ball bearing supported, shaft driven 4wd transmission with geared differentials provides great drive-ability on most surfaces, and while the high quality aluminium oil filled shock absorbers soak up the bumps and jumps.

Battery access is a simple affair via the hinged bottom loading battery cover, with the electronic speed control and brushed motor providing excellent scale speed.  The buggy is finished off with a scale looking moulded roll cage and body panels, plus scale style wheels and tyres for that authentic single seater dune buggy look.

Now you can have an entry-level model that looks the part all in one package.

With a sub £100 price, the SURGE range is ideal for first time r/c fans who want more than just a toy grade model. Each model features some superb detailing and custom finshed bodyshells. Power and control is provided by a 2.4ghz radio system and electronic speed control, while a Li-Ion battery powers the brushed motor for excellent scale speed. In addition the ball bearing supported, shaft driven 4wd system and metal oil filled shock absorbers are something not seen on similar vehicles within this price bracket.

FTX Surge Features:

  • 99% Ready-To-Run 1/12th Scale
  • Oil filled threaded body aluminium shock absorbers
  • Front and rear geared differentials.
  • Shaft-driven 4WD system.
  • Enclosed and centrally placed motor, electronics and battery for narrow and compact chassis platform.
  • Splash proof 2-in-1 electronic speed control and receiver unit
  • Conveniently rear-mounted switch for easy access
  • Easy access to batteries from underside battery hatch
  • Enclosed box type chassis on all versions
  • All four Surge models share around 85%of parts

Spec Check:

  • Length: 338mm
  • Width: 214mm
  • Height: 109mm
  • Tyre Diameter: 73.5mm
  • Tyre Width: 30mm (Fr), 37mm (Rr)


Required to complete
3 x AA Batteries


  • Brand: FTX
  • Part No: FTX5512O
  • Scale: 1:12
  • Build Level: Assembled (RTR)
  • Vehicle Type: Buggy
  • Power Source: Electric - Brushed
  • Surface Type: Off Road

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What is the battery run time? Can you buy spare batteries?
Asked by Jase on 22nd November 2016

Runtime is around 10-15 minutes depending on your driving style.

Spare batteries are readily available - take a look at part number FTX7265

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

what is the top speed of this?
Asked by Oakley on 17th July 2017
Around 20mph or so

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

Hi, I'm interested in buying two FTX Surges for my kids to play with together in the garden. Do they have separate channels on the controller or will they interfere with one and other?? Thanks, Mat
Asked by Matthew Lawrence on 29th July 2017
Yes they will work together no problem at all.

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

what size are the hex wheels 12mm or...
Asked by Matt on 2nd August 2017

Yes they are 12mm hex.

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

What is the charge time on the ftx surge
Asked by Josh on 22nd August 2017

Around 1.5 - 2 hours.

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

How fast can it go?
Asked by Joe on 30th August 2017

Around 20mph or so.

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

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