The fastest and most exciting category, gas powered remote control cars can go as fast as 50 - 60+ miles per hour. The 1/8 gas cars go 70 - 80 mph in racing competitions. Also called nitro Remote Control Cars because the hobby fuel used contains nitro methane to increase speed and power. Popular are the 1/10 on-road nitro touring cars. For beginners, electric remote control cars are the best... easier to control, build, and maintain. There are even ready to run (rtr) models that sell for less than $100. But I would recommend better models such as the HPI Sprint RTR and Associated TC3 RTR. Great reviews have been posted in rc car forums.
If you prefer playing or racing indoors or have limited space to play, there are small but fast micro and mini remote control cars. Popular models are the 1/28 Kyosho Mini-Z and the 1/18 HPI Micro RS4. One of the hottest segment of the hobby, and companies are scrambling to produce their own mini remote control cars and trucks. For exciting dirt action, the 1/8 off-road gas remote control buggies are the fastest around an off road track. These 4x4 machines reach speeds of 40+ mph.
There are also 1/10 off-road electric remote control buggies such as the RC10B4 which are great racing buggies for beginners.
The new craze... 1/18th Scale Mini Nitro RC Cars! I believe that small, 1/18 scale nitro remote control cars will be the next big thing in the remote control hobby. Combine the popularity of nitro with mini size, definitely a fun model to buy. XRAY is starting the trend by producing a 1/18 scale remote control model car powered by a nitro engine. So cool! remote control car have arrived. Fast nitro remote control cars achieve stock speeds to 80 MPH+. Not into nitro remote control? There are electric RC cars too. Electric remote control cars can be used indoors and outside. Electric rc cars, trucks, helicopters which make amazing gifts for all ages. Whichever remote control car or rc truck you choose, you will not be disappointed.
Lightning F1 Race Car 1:8th Scale RC Electric Car is a ready to run vehicle, which means you are racing within minutes of opening the box. The Lightning comes with all the batteries you need, a charger and a trigger style transmitter. The Lightning F1 Race Car is a very detailed car and at 22 inches long is big enough to turn everyone's head. The Lightning F1 Race Car 1:8th Scale RC Electric is super fast and won't disappoint. Offering information, articles and a list of service providers for all things rc. Check it out at remote control cars.
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