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Kraken VEKTA.5 1/5 ARTR Large Scale Desert Buggy w/2 Servos & 32cc Engine

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Kraken RC would like to introduce the KRAKEN VEKTA.5 or in short, KV5. The KV5 is the world’s first and most advanced motorsport grade 1/5th scale RC. It is a hard-core 1/5th Scale vehicle recommended for expert level users only. With an aggressive roll cage and body design inspired by Shannon Campbell’s Class 1 named “The Beast”, It is one Monster Buggy that chews up everything in it’s path - Literally! Welcome to the Next Level!

The Design Concept
The vision behind the KV5 is to create a platform that is completely unique. It is BIG and BOLD with only one name to describe it - “THE BEAST”! The KV5 is an Independent Front Suspension and Rear Solid Axle design that brings real-world fun and excitement to the 1/5th scale RC world. The KV5 uses an “open design” in which everything can be easily accessed and removed with minimal fuss. Installing an engine for example only takes a matter of minutes.

Front Section
The Front section of the KV5 comprises of heavy duty nylon arms designed to absorb hard impacts. It is designed with Independent Front Suspensions and supported by MEGA SHOCKS. Shocks are anchored on a massive 8mm thick CNC Shock Tower. The articulation of the A-Arms are supported by 8mm steel hinge pins. To absorb huge jumps, MEGA SHOCKS are equipped with 38mm aluminum oil filled shock body and 8mm shock shafts. The front and rear drivelines are CVD based with 8mm drive shafts. An all metal differential is housed in a heavy duty Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon housing. The front arms allow camber adjustments for fine tuning.

Mid Section
The main chassis is made out of a heavy duty 5mm aluminum plate. The front to mid section of the driveline is non CVD. This means that you can easily detach the entire front assembly with arms, shock tower, differentials etc. intact for quick maintenance or to replace the center dog bone quickly. If you choose the option with an engine, we have partnered up with Zenoah of Japan to include the G320RC engine. It is the biggest and baddest production engine made by Zenoah - One that is only suited for “The Beast”. The KV5 offers a unique plenum style air filter. It is essentially a filtered air chamber for an engine. There are many benefits to using a plenum style air filter.  It enables the KV5 to achieve a slimmer chassis design. This design opens doors to other future body iterations for the KV5.

The center transmission comprises of CNC cut heavy duty steel Pinion, Step, and Spur Gears. As an added bonus, they have designed the Spur Gear with an inclusion of an adjustable Slipper Clutch for extra protection to the driveline. You can also fine tune the Slipper Clutch according to your driving conditions. The Slipper Clutch is easily adjustable with a M4 driver from the top of the transmission. The center transmission is supported by 2 aluminum plates enclosed by a removable Lexan shroud to protect the gears from dirt and grime.

Rear Section
The rear section is a 4 link triangulation design with 2 - 12mm beefy upper links bars that help center the monster Rear Solid Axle. The Rear Trailing Arms are fully adjustable in height. When rock racing, the Trailing Arms can be adjusted up to 2 inches higher than it’s original stock position for better clearance. The monster Rear Solid Axle and Trailing Arms are all CNC precision machined and are virtually indestructible. Toe-ins and Camber of the tires are adjustable simply by rotating the hub ring adapters at the ends of the Rear Solid Axle. The positions are visually marked and are referenced by a technical chart in the manual.

An all metal differential unit is housed in the Rear Solid Axle and is enclosed with a CNC aluminum housing plate. The Universal Rear Drive Shaft design is of a telescoping style with U-Joints, similar to the 1:1 off road trucks. Splined Joint design enables you to detach the Rear Solid Axle quickly from the main chassis by simply removing 5 screws. Just like what we have set out to do from the beginning, we want wrenching to be fun and easy.

Two 5mm vertical aluminum plates uphold our MEGA SHOCKS. To put things into perspective, these shocks are a little shy of 12 inches in length (approx 300mm). They are BIG and BEEFY! The rear section is designed much like a roll cage; trussed with 5 - 10mm aluminum bars and it houses the fuel tank. Rear torsion levers and 4.5 mm sway bar finishes off the design of the rear.

KV5 ARTR is equipped with 2 - TS-555HV 1/4 scale servos. Both steering and throttle/brake employ the same servos. These servos are specially designed and manufactured just for the KV5 rig. They pump out 694 oz/inch of torque using a 7.4 2S Lipo. A 6V NIMH battery can also be used at a lesser torque output of 555 oz/inch. For the KV5, we highly recommend using a 2S LIPO battery for optimal steering and braking. These servos are backed by a Limited 1YR Warranty.

The Best of Rest
A massive one piece heavy duty roll cage encapsulates and protects the chassis and it’s internals. It is a one piece scale design and can be easily detached by removing 4 bolts and a pin. The KV5 ARTR is equipped with KRAKEN ATDs - “All Terrain Dominator”. These are aggressive, heavily threaded, multi-compound tires designed for long term wear and heavy duty bashing. They also provide great grip in any driving conditions. Wheel hexes are of the standard 24mm hex. After-Market wheel and tire options are bountiful should you decide to modify your rig at anytime.


  • True Scale 4WD Class 1500 Unlimited Buggy
  • Full Roll Cage
  • Front: Independent Front Suspension
  • Rear Solid Axle (Billet Aluminum CNC)
  • Rear Trailing Arms (Billet Aluminum CNC)
  • 4 LINK Suspension
  • All Around CVDs
  • All metal diff housing and hardened gears
  • CNC cut metal transmission gears with adjustable slipper clutch
  • Telescoping universal drive shaft
  • Hard Anodized 38mm MegaShocks with 8mm shaft
  • 1/4 Scale Servos Included
  • All Metal Center Transmission with adjustable slipper clutch
  • All metal gears in the differential housing

CLASS 1500 Buggy 4WD
1/5 - 2 Stroke Gas Vehicle
Engine Type:
Zenoah 32cc G320RC with stock muffler (ARTR with Engine option)
Servos: 1/4 Scale Servos Included for both ARTRs
Length: 34.8in (884mm)
Width: 22.83in (580mm)
Height: 12.60in (320mm)
Battery Box Dimensions L: 120mm W: 51mm H: 47.5mm
Ground Clearance: 1.97in (50mm) adjustable to 3.98in (100mm)
Wheelbase:  23.94in (608mm)
Weight: 37.8 lbs (17.14 kg) - Without Motor
Main Chassis: 5mm thick 6061 T6 aluminum
Suspension: 2 Front-Wheel Independent with Rear Solid Axle
Drivetrain: 4WD - Front and Rear Differentials with Center Transmission
Tire Type: All Terrain Dominator, heavy threads for long wear. Medium compound
Wheel Size: 7.32x2.91 in  (186x74mm)
Gear Ratio: 1:10.079

Servo Specifications:
Kraken Model: TS-555HV (Waterproof)
Operation Voltage: 6V-7.4V
Torque: 555 oz/in @6V, 694 oz/in @7.V using 2S LIPO
Speed: 0.19sec/60 at 6V/0.17/60@ 7.4V
Rated Current: 3500mA @6V/4500mA@7.4V
Continuous Current: 600mA @6V/ 700mA @7.4V
Neutral Point: 1500us
Dimensions: 82x30x56.5mm
Weight: 7oz
Gears Type: Metal
Wiring White: Signal
Wiring Red: 6V-7.4V
Wiring Black: Ground
Connector Type: Futaba or JR
Ingress Protection: IPX7
Enclosure: Aluminum Anodized Case (Waterproof)
Servos Warranty: 1 YR Limited Warranty
**Warning: Kraken RC servos are incompatible with SPEKTRUM radios and may result in vehicle failure and loss of control. We highly recommend using only the following radios - Futaba 3PV, Futaba 4PL, Futaba 4PLS, 4PV, 4PX. If you want an affordable radio that works, you can use the Tactic 3TTX300

Needed To Complete:

  • 2.4GHz Radio System
  • Receiver Battery Pack
  • Gasoline
  • 2-Stroke Oil

WARNING NOTE: Kraken RC servos are incompatible with SPEKTRUM radios and may result in vehicle failure and loss of control. We highly recommend using only the following radios - Futaba 3PV, Futaba 4PL, Futaba 4PLS, 4PV, 4PX. If you want an affordable radio that works, you can use the Tactic 3TTX300

This product was added to our catalog on April 19, 2017