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Choosing a Remote Control Car Kit: Buying Guide

written by: DeborahWoehr•edited by: Amy Carson•updated: 1/11/2011

Do you enjoy playing with remote control car kits? Then take a look at these five kits. In this article, I talk about the cars' specifications, the price and where to find the remote control car kit.

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    Licensed Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera 1:18 Electric RTR RC Car

    Photo Credit: If you enjoy Lamborghinis, then you’ll have to check out this remote control car. It is electric-powered, with full-function radio control that will let you steer the car in any direction. Its rubber tires make for easy maneuvering around corners. The high-gloss paint and special detail add to the beauty of this car.

    The Gallardo Superleggera is 9.5 inches in length, 4.75 inches in width and 2.5 inches high. It requires 4 “AA” batteries and a 9V batter for the transmitter. The price is $22.95.


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    Super Drift 4WD Porsche 911 1:18 Electric RTR RC Car

    Photo Credit: This kit comes with more than a slick silver Porche 911. You get a transmitter, four spare rubber tires and a mini screwdriver. The Porsche is 9 inches in length, 4 inches in width and 2.75 inches high. It requires 4 “AA” batteries for the Porsche and 2 “AA” batteries for the transmitter. The price is $19.99, while the sale lasts.


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    Traxxas 1/16 Ken Block Gymkhana Fiesta Brushless 4WD 2.4GHz RTR

    Ken Block Gymkhana The Traxxas 1/16 Ken Block Gymkhana Fiesta Brushless 4WD 2.4GHz RTR runs 30+ MPH out of the box, with the included battery. The optional pinion gear, second NiMH Battery and speed connector will allow it to run 50+ MPH. These options are sold separately. Also included is an officially licensed Ford Fiesta body with factory-applied Ken Block/Monster Energy graphics, licensed VOLK TE37 wheels, gymkhana slicks and more.

    This remote control car is 14 inches in length, 4.7 inches in height. It’s front/rear track measures 7.3 inches, and its wheelbase measures 8.1 inches. The car requires 4 “AA” batteries for the standard 30+ MPH features. For the 50+ MPH features, you will need a 6-cell NiMH battery and series adapter. The price is $316.98.


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    HPI Racing Sprint 2 Flux Brushless RTR RC Ford Mustang GT

    Photo Credit: This 1966 Ford Mustang GT will bring back memories for those who love this make and model. It requires 4 “AA” batteries, a Venom Racing 7.2v 3000 NiMH stick battery pack, Deans Ultra Plug Connector Male/Female Set and the Dynamite Prophet Plus II AC/DC Peak Battery Charger.

    The regular price for this RC Ford Mustang GT is $569 but you can get it on sale as of the publication date of this article for $309.99.


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    Tamiya Mazda ORC Amemiya SGC-7 TR On-Road Car

    Photo Credit: The Mazda is fully assembled and ready to run, right out of the box. It includes an LED light unit, an ESC, 2-Channel R/C system and a type 540 motor. Battery pack and charger are sold separately. The price of this car is $244.99.


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    The purpose of this article was to give you a starting point for remote control car kits. If you need more information about these cars or similar cars, please feel free to visit the websites that I gave you at the end of each section.