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Fast Remote Control Cars: Buying Guide & Recommendations

written by: unsel•edited by: Amy Carson•updated: 2/28/2011

Looking for some very fast remote control cars? Check out this roundup of some of the RC cars available.

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    Associated Nitro TC3 2-Speed

    Associated is one of the leading companies making RC products, and the Nitro TC3 2-spvery fast remote control cars eed is one of them. The Nitro TC3 hits top speeds of about 130mph in a very short time and handles turns very well. The car is made with high quality materials providing fade-free braking, quick acceleration, and solid grip on the track. A number of available gears provide many usable ratios for making the car suitable for different size of tracks. The Nitro TC3 is a great car if you want to participate in car games and win races. It is perfect for racing both outdoors and indoors. The Nitro TC3 2-speed is available at rcplanet.com, for US $339.95

    Features

    • High-grip racing tires
    • Protective front bumper
    • Adjustable body mounts
    • Exhaust pipe and manifold
    • Four wheel drive
    • Durable body
    • Composite shocks
    • Adjustable camber and caster

    image credit: everything-rc-cars.com

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    CEN CT4S

    The CEN CT4S is a highly durable car that reaches up to 70 mph in a very short time. This is a high-performance racCEN CT4S ing car that features many tuning options for the user so that he can adjust to different track conditions. The wheels are designed to be extremely light weight which together with the fiber brake disks provide aggressive braking. The CEN CT4S surpasses many of the best-in-class fast remote control cars and is a great toy car for mature car racing games. It costs US $359, and is available at www.rccartalk.com

    Features

    • Anodized aluminum chassis
    • Oil filled shocks
    • Light weight racing wheels
    • Highly durable body
    • Exhaust pipe and high flow manifold
    • Three belt 4WD system
    • High impact foam bumper

    image credit: rcuniverse.com

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    CEN Matrix C-1

    The CEN Matrix C-1 is a nearly unbreakable fast racing car that hits speeds up to 74 mph. This powerful car is great for outdoor racing on any kind of racing track. The car has strong six gear differentials and a 4-disc break system for quick braking. If you are looking for a fast remote control car that is very durable and that you can use for winning races and backyard bashing the CEN Matrix C-1 is for you. It costs US $377 and you can buy one from nitro-toyz.com.

    FeaturesCEN Matrix C-1 

    • Lightweight tires and rims
    • Aluminum tuned exhaust system
    • Painted body
    • Rear and front sway bars
    • 4-disc braking system
    • Center, rear and front CVS axles
    • Airtronics MX3 FM Radio System

    image credit: bizland.com

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    Schumacher Mi4

    The Schumacher Mi4 is designed and made by a British company Schumacher. It is a high-performance fast remote schumacher mi4 control car that features superb shocks and suspension system that allows you to drive the car through the corners fast and power through bumps with ease. The car is very much adjustable to suit different track conditions and to the individual needs of the users. If you seriously want to win all your races this is the car you need. The Schumacher Mi4 is available at racing-cars.com, for US $554.

    Features

    • Foam bumpers
    • Anti roll bar mount
    • Strong turnbuckles
    • Carbon fiber chassis
    • Anti roll bar mounts
    • Adjustable camber, caster, wheelbase, suspension geometry

    image credit: rc-racing.org.uk

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    The Nitro 4-Tec 3.3

    Nitro 4-Tec 3.3 RTR Nitro 4-Tec 3.3 is a very stylish, fast racing car that features 4WD, 3-belt drive and powerful machinery to hit speeds of about 70 mph. The car has innovative body graphics, and hot looks. The equipped bellcrank steering system makes car handling at high speeds very easy and the wide wheels provide increased stability. The Nitro 4-Tex 3.3 is one of the best very fast remote control cars that does not only have exciting appearance but also high-performance engine for mature racing fans. The car is available at towerhobbies.com, for US 411.99

    Features

    • Stylish painted body
    • 5-channel receiver
    • 2.4GHz radio system
    • Beautiful body graphics
    • Four wheel drive
    • Anodized aluminum tuned pipe

    image credit: traxxas.com

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    References

    • CT4S, http://www.rccartalk.com/ct4s.html
    • CEN Matrix C-1, http://www.nitro-toyz.com/cen9551.html
    • Schumacher Mi4 Built and Raced, http://www.actionrc.com.au/?p=2203
    • Traxxas® Nitro 4-Tec 3.3 2.4GHz RTR, http://www.towerhobbies.com/products/traxxas/trad25.html
    • ASC2033 ASSOCIATED NITRO TC3, http://www.rccartips.com/team-associated-nitro-tc3.htm, Associated Nitro TC3 RC Car, http://www.gravesrc.com/ASSOCIATED_NITRO_TC3_p/asc2033.htm