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Brushless RC Cars Top Speed, Sale Price and More

Powerful and almost maintenance free brushless motors allow radio control cars to now go 40, 50 and 60+mph. The new Traxxas RTR car can go 100mph out of the box!

Brushless RC Cars RTR

Above: Photo of the 100mph Traxxas XO-1, ready to run out of the box. Amazing!

Nitro rc cars used to be the fastest out of the box and on the track. But not anymore. Brushless electric rc cars, trucks and even buggies are usually faster than their nitro versions over a single lap.

Brushless RC Monster Truck Traxxa Stampede 4x4 VXL

Photo: The Traxxas Stampede 4x4 VXL brushless r/c monster truck goes 40mph out of the box and 60mph with a 3S LiPo battery pack. That is insane.

And not to be outdone, the HPI Savage Flux. So powerful it can do standing backflips.

Brushless RC Truck HPI Savage Flux

Photo: HPI Savage Flux, up to 62 mph with 2 x 3S LiPo batteries and on-road tires.

How Fast Do Brushless RC Car Kits and RTR Go?

Here are top speeds of kits and ready to run radio controlled cars as tested by Xtreme RC Magazine. As well as their estimated sale price in USD.

Model Top Speed Brushless Motor Battery Est. Price
1/10 Hot Bodies TCX Touring Car Kit 44.01_mph Novak Ballistic 17.5T Racers Edge 5000/40C $459
1/8 HPI Savage Flux 2350 Monster Truck RTR 44.90 mph HPI Alphastar 2350 Thunder Power 5200 x 2 $499
1/10 HPI Stadium E-Firestorm Flux RTR 43.83 mph Flux Vektor 4800Kv HPI Plazma 8.4v NiMH $309
1/10 HPI Blitz ESE Pro Edition Short Course Kit 34.30 mph LRP Vector K4 8.5T Reedy 5000 Lipo $275
1/10 HPI 2010 Camaro Sprint 2 Flux RTR 41.10 mph HPI Flux Vektor 5900kV HPI Plazma 8.4v NiMH $349
1/16 Traxxas Summit VXL RTR 27.91 mph Velineon 380 3800kV Traxxas 6-cell NiMH $303
1/16 Traxxas Kyle Busch Toyota Tundra Truck RTR 26.58 mph Velineon 380 3800kV Traxxas 6-cell NiMH $293
1/16 Traxxas Rally VXL 26.58 mph Velineon 380 3800kV Traxxas Power Cell Series $289

With a stronger brushless motor and 3s lipo battery pack, speeds can exceed 60+ mph.

Brushless Motors HPI Flux

Photo: The HPI Flux brand of brushless motors and electronic speed controllers. Available for 1/10 and 1/8 kits.

Brushless RC Cars RTR Top Speed and Sale Price

Easiest way to get started is to buy a ready-to-run (RTR) brushless rc car. Here are some of the more popular models, their estimated top speed and sale price as taken from online hobby shops.

Brushless RC Cars RTR

HPI Racing and Traxxas lead the way in producing a lot of brushless rtr rc cars. 50mph, 60mph and even 73 mph! The battle for the fastest brushless rc car, truck and buggy continues.

Brushless RC Car Traxxas Ford Mustang Boss 302

Above: The officially licensed 1/16 Ford Mustang Boss 302 with Velineon brushless horsepower cranks out 50+ mph top speeds.

Brushless RC Buggy HPI Vorza

Photo: Above the 1/8 HPI Vorza Flux HP brushless 4wd buggy. Up to 73 mph with using a 22.2v battery pack, optional gearing and tyres.

Waterproff Brushless RC Car HPI Sprint 2 Flux

Photo: As if speed is not exciting enough, HPI now has a waterproof brushless system that allows the r/c car to be driven in wet conditions such as rain, snow or puddles. But not for submersion in water.

Summary: Brushless electric motors and Lipo batteries have created excitement in the world of electric rc cars. Even nitro rc cars, trucks and buggies are being converted to run on brushless systems. They are simply faster, quiet and very easy to maintain. Simply charge and have fun!

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