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Top 5 Custom Remote Control Cars

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.

    View Details -Traxxas Nitro 4-Tec 3.3 RTR Nitro RC Car

    Features

    • High peak horsepower
    • Bigger piston and sleeve delivers extreme powerrace car 3.3 
    • Consistent and smooth throughout the entire power band
    • Resonator blue-anodized aluminum tuned pipe
    • New enclosed receiver box
    • White powder coated springs
    • Widened rear belt and larger pulleys
    • 75+mph top speed

    Requirements

    • 20% Nitro Fuel
    • 8 AA Batteries for Radio
    • 7.2v Battery for easy Start

    Traxxas Nitro 4-Tec 3.3 RTR Nitro RC Car $423.99

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    Traxxas Revo 3.3 RTR Nitro RC Monster Truck

    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.

    View Details -Traxxas Revo 3.3 RTR Nitro RC Monster Truck

    Features

    • High peak horsepower racing engine
    • Bigger piston and sleeve delivers extreme power revo33-monster truck 
    • Consistent and smooth throughout the entire power band
    • Straight-through exhaust flow
    • Slide carburetor
    • TRX IPS crankshaft
    • Knife-edged connecting rod
    • Molded head protector
    • Large aluminum blue-anodized cooling head
    • High-volume air filter
    • Super-light piston and rod
    • High-performance ball bearings
    • Chassis was lengthened to 30mm for increased wheelbase
    • Includes 5-cell NiMH rechargeable receiver pack with built-in charge jack
    • OptiDrive electronically controlled transmission
    • Easy Start Electric Start
    • Revo state of the art transmission
    • Two speed Forward/Reverse
    • Pre-glued Talon tires with foam inserts
    • 3.8" Mirror Chrome Split Spoke Wheels
    • Fully assemble and Ready To Race

    Requirements

    • 20% Nitro Fuel
    • 8 AA Batteries for Radio
    • 7.2v Battery for EZ Start

    Traxxas Revo 3.3 RTR Nitro RC Monster Truck - $ 599.99

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    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.

    View Details - HPI Savage X 1/8 RTR RC Nitro Monster Truck

    Features

    • Great handling ability and faster lap times.
    • Grey anodized aluminum with a laser-etched "X" for custom looks savage x 
    • 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
    • Adjustable turnbuckles
    • 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.

    View Details - HPI 1/5 Baja 5B RTR RC Buggy

    Features

    • Baja Style Roll Cage
    • HPI Dirt Buster Tires For Guaranteed High Traction On All SurfacesRC Buggy 
    • 4 mm Aluminum Chassis
    • Massive 23 cc Gasoline Engine
    • 35 Minute Run Time
    • Pull Start
    • Ready to Run
    • FM Radio Included

    Requirements

    • Pre-mixed fuel, 25 (Gasoline) + 1 (High grade 2 cycle engine oil)
    • 700cc capacity fuel tank
    • AA Batteries for Remote

    HPI 1/5 Baja 5B RTR RC Buggy - $1126.99

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    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.

    View Details - Traxxas T-Maxx 3.3 RTR RC Nitro Monster Truck

    Features

    • TRX 3.3 Racing Engine
    • High peak horsepower
    • Bigger piston and sleeve delivers extreme powertraxxas T maxx 
    • Consistent and smooth throughout the entire power band
    • Straight-through exhaust flow
    • Slide carburetor
    • High-volume air filter
    • Large aluminum blue-anodized cooling head
    • Molded head protector screws onto the cooling head
    • Adjustable wheelie bar
    • OptiDrive electronically controlled transmission
    • Easy push-button electric starting
    • Two-speed forward/reverse transmission
    • Auto shifting two-speed is simple, reliable, and easy to adjust
    • Revo-spec sealed driveshafts
    • Revo-spec powerful semi-metallic brake pads
    • Revo-spec axle carrier
    • Torque-Controled slipper clutch
    • Pre-glued Talon tires w/ foam inserts
    • 3.8" mirror chrome Split-Spoke wheels
    • Fully assembled and Ready-to-Race
    • 4mm thick 6061-T6 chassis

    Traxxas T-Maxx 3.3 RTR RC Nitro Monster Truck - $574.99

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    Closing

    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.