written by: Claudine Baugh•edited by: Amy Carson•updated: 2/4/2011
Custom remote control cars are so abundant it is hard to select just the right one. Here we look at the top 5 cars with exceptional speed, horsepower, acceleration and torque that improves and increases performance and responsiveness.
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Custom Remote Control Cars
Custom remote control cars are now available in a very expansive variety. From the design, color, type, brand, specification, feature, performance the list goes on. Ultimately RC cars should posses certain important characteristics to appeal to the typical youngster. These include dynamic functionality speed, durability, design and user -friendliness.
Here is a round up of the Top 5 Custom Remote Control Cars made to fulfill the wildest daredevil’s demands.
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Traxxas Nitro 4-Tec 3.3 RTR Nitro RC Car
This has been recorded as the fastest and most powerful custom remote control toy racecar on the market today. Its sleek design consists of a TRX 3.3 racing engine with asphalt hugging wheels and lightweight chassis and most stunning of all a massive cooling head situated on the top of the body. This superb racing car accelerates to a whopping 75 mph in no time. The overall peak horsepower is so great you get smooth, linear power output with increased performance and responsiveness across the whole rpm range. It has a push button electric starter that activates the engine instantly Drivers of such a dynamic device must be experienced, have a high skill level and intelligent reflexes for extreme speed and acceleration.
The revo 3.3 RTR nitro RC monster truck is one of the bigger models of remote control cars among the bunch. The size is consistent with its durability. In combination, it has excellent speed and power, high peak horsepower and increased torque that reverberates the remote every time the throttle is hammered. It has recently been remodeled with enhancements to harness the massive power output including an added 30mm to the chassis length, increased mounting strength and tighter suspension with installed progressive 2 rockers. Improvements in the transmission takes full advantage of the of the TRX 3.3 massive power curve for top speeds exceeding 45 mph.
TheHPI Savage X 1/8 RTR RC Nitro Monster Truck has great handling ability, also features a signature big block engine with reliable and consistent power for off- road driving. With revised porting and crankshaft, internal airflow has been optimized for increased power and torque, making it one of the top custom remote control cars.
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HPI Savage X 1/8 RTR RC Nitro Monster Truck
Savage trucks have transformed time and time again improving its features to increase performance. Now with breakthrough features there is the introduction of the Savage X. It has a tougher chassis, long stroke 8-shock suspension and durable metal drive train. Already the Savage truck has a big block engine with reliable and consistent power for off- road driving now the Savage X continues that trend with the new HPI Nitro Star F4.1 engine. With revised porting and crankshaft, internal airflow has been optimized for increased power and torque. Extra cooling from a new finned crankcase helps keep the F4.1 performance at its peak.
Grey anodized aluminum with a laser-etched "X" for custom looks
Easy access to the radio gear, gearbox and receiver pack.
Quick access to the front or rear differential
Heavy-duty dual slipper, plates and shock absorbing rubber pad
New lightweight suspension arms
Shock towers w/ three different shock mounting positions
Large 17mm metal alloy hex hubs +14mm hex hubs
Removable alloy inner cone
HPI Nitro Star F4.1 w/new crankcase & upgrades to the cylinder, piston, connecting rod and crankshaft
Electric starting system
Built in circuit breaker – for engine overload
New lightweight GT-2 tires w/ aggressive tread pattern for all-terrain traction
Wider, more aggressive body, with new graphics
HPI Savage X 1/8 RTR RC Nitro Monster Truck - $429.36
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HPI 1/5 Baja 5B RTR RC Buggy
This custom remote control car is rear wheel drive and performs excellent on off road terrain. Even though it is 32 inches in length it is identical to an actual Baja buggy with long suspension arms, giving it great ground clearance and large suspension travel. It is petrol operated and employs a 23cc petrol engine with a pull starter, primer, choke, kill switch, and a high performance dual element foam air filter. All that is required is unleaded gas combined with engine oil to unleash superb performance and power.
TheTraxxas T-Maxx 3.3 RTR RC Nitro Monster Truck goes up to a whopping speed of 45 mph. It has high peak horsepower and torque power that improves performance and increase responsiveness. Exceptional drivers needed for the T-Maxx, one of the best custom remote control cars!
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Traxxas T-Maxx 3.3 RTR RC Nitro Monster Truck
The new T- Maxx 3.3 RTR remote control nitro monster truck has phenomenal horsepower and torque for engaging wheel-standing launches and speedy acceleration. At top speed this RC car peaks to a speed of a whopping 45 mph. The T-Maxx monster truck’s high torque power has a smooth linear power output that increases this truck’s performance and responsiveness across the entire rpm range. The driving experience is exceptional and drivers will undoubtedly be impressed with its performance and capabilities.
For each of the featured custom remote control cars mentioned in this article there are different maybe older models as well as different versions. The list is very extensive and as such, you will find that there are more affordable remote control cars to choose from, their performance may not be as advanced but you will find it somewhat comparable. Visit your local gizmo and gadgets store and speak with a professional to find the right custom remote car.