Speed is the one deciding actor before buying radio controlled cars and for some people it is sometimes the only thing they look in car models. Both nitro and electric car models achieve high speeds, sometimes even up to 60 mph. Their powerful engines will not disappoint any speed enthusiasts and they usually are one of the most preferred car models people buy.

If you are still wondering which car to buy next then here are 5 fastest radio- controlled cars for you to ponder over:

1. ToyPark 2.4GHz Remote Control Racing Car High Speed Vehicle

ToyPark 2.4GHz Remote Control Racing Car High Speed Vehicle comes with Spring Shock Absorbers which provide a better grip, prevent skidding and are suited for all kinds of terrains. The sleek design is complimented by its heavy and durable body.

2. RC car,DeXop 2.4HZ Electric Rock Crawler Radio Control Cars

RC car,DeXop 2.4HZ Electric Rock Crawler Radio Control is perfect for an off road experience, which means its strong, durable tires are suited for all kinds of terrains. The shockproof body protects all the electronic components and therefore makes this model last longer.

3. SZJJX RC Rock Off-Road Vehicle 4Ghz 4WD

SZJJX RC Rock Off-Road Vehicle is a high speed 1/18 scaled model which runs on 2.4Ghz. The tires are tough, made of PVC and have a high friction. The vehicle is crash resistant and has a very tough body. Furthermore, the motor provides a strong torque for high velocities.

4. TOZO C5032 RC CAR Desert Buggy Warhammer

TOZO C5032 RC CAR Desert Buggy Warhammer is a high-speed racing car which runs more than 30mph and comes attached with four speed suspension wheels. It is a 1:12 SCALE ready to run electric car model and runs on 2.4GHz radio remote control.

5. KELIWOW Eagle 3 High Speed Off-Road RC Car with 2.4Ghz Radio Control Desert Buggy RTR

KELIWOW Eagle 3 High Speed Off-Road RC Car runs on 2.4Ghz radio control. It can achieve a velocity of 25 mph and has 1/12 scale. The front wheel is an independent cantilever suspension system, while the rear has a trailing arm suspension. The car has a rugged shock resistant body and therefore can be run on uneven terrains.

Speed in Differently Powered R/Cs

The way radio controlled cars are powered, affects their speed to a great extent. This variation in different types of cars are as follows:

1. Electric car models

Brushless electric motors are known to achieve high speeds because it can manage high level of voltages well. They can achieve speeds up to 60 mph or more.

2. Nitro car models

Nitro cars can achieve really high speeds Nitro cars are able to achieve moderate speeds quickly and to reach their maximum speed, a high amount of power is expelled from their engine. Many traditional nitro models are known to achieve higher speeds than brushed electric models. In fact, speed is one of their selling points.

3. Gasoline car models

They do not achieve high speeds like electric and nitro car models. The maximum that they can achieve is something close to 15 to 20 mph.

How to Increase the Velocity of R/Cs

Apart from the different types of engines as mentioned above, there are many factors that affect the speed of your radio-controlled cars. You can keep these factors in mind while upgrading your radio-controlled cars for better velocity:

Brushed v/s Brushless Motors in Electric cars

Electric cars come in two types of engines-brushless and brushed. Brushless motors achieve higher speeds as mentioned before and last longer. They don’t have contact brushes unlike brushed and therefore don’t require regular cleaning and maintenance. Brushed motors have fixed brushes and not many modifications can be done with them. Brushless may be a little more expensive but should be preferred because of their high performance.


Use wheels with a larger diameter to increase their grip on the roads. If you want to achieve high speeds, your tires need to worn out less, have a higher friction than others and should have a strong grip.


The weight of the radio-controlled cars affects the center of gravity (COG) of the car, which in further affects the speed. The center of gravity basically affects how much your car remains stable during high speeds. If the COG is less and stable, your car is unlikely to lose control at high speeds.

Gear ratio

The easiest way to change the speed of your R/Cs is by changing its gear ratio. Change either the motor’s small gear (pinion) or the large motor gear (spur) to manipulate speeds. You can even change both and try different combinations to get the perfect speed. This however only works for kit models and not hobby grade ready to run models.


So, this was a comprehensive guide to the fastest radio-controlled cars available in the market. If you are a kit model user, then manipulating your car’s velocity will require some modifications but if you are someone who prefers ready to run cars more than it is better to look at the features offered by the manufacturer before buying.