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!
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.
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.
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.
With a stronger brushless motor and 3s lipo battery pack, speeds can exceed 60+ mph.
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.
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.
Above: The officially licensed 1/16 Ford Mustang Boss 302 with Velineon brushless horsepower cranks out 50+ mph top speeds.
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.
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!
Where to Buy Radio Control RC Cars and Trucks
At your local hobby shop or try the rc store page.
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