One of the most popular driving techniques, drifting has been wowing every racing car enthusiast since the 1960s and this can be proven by the fact that a whole new line of drifting cars were introduced at that time.
The perfect drift might require a number of skills on the driver’s part but everything will be for naught if your RC drift car does not suit this technique.
- 1 1. Liberty Imports RC Drift King Sports Car
- 2 2. Liberty Imports AE86 RC Drift Legend Sports Car
- 3 3. Camaro SS Electric RC Drift Car 4WD RTR
- 4 4. Redcat Racing EPX RC Drift Car
- 5 5. Tozo C5032 RC Drift Car Desert Buggy Warhammer
- 6 6. Maisto 967 Ford Mustang GT Radio Controlled Drift Car
- 7 7. Red-Kid 2.4Ghz 2WD Off-Road RC Drift Cars
- 8 8. Exceed 2.4Ghz RTR Remote Controlled Drift Car
- 9 9. GoStock 2.4Ghz 2WD RC Drift Cars
- 10 10. Liberty Imports Drift Champion RC Drift Sports Car
- 11 What is Drifting?
- 12 When did it Begin?
- 13 What is Radio Controlled Drifting?
- 14 Drift Tires
- 15 Modifications
- 16 Conclusion
Therefore, don’t let your drifting skills go to waste and go through this list of the 10 best RC drift cars which will give you the best experience.
Liberty Imports Super Fast Drift King RC Sports Car is a 1:24 scale drifting race car with both rear and front headlights. It can perform both U and 8 shape drift easily. It comes with four smooth and 4 rubber tires.
Liberty Imports Super Fast Drift Legend AE86 RC Sports Car is a 1:24 scale drifting radio controlled car and comes with two set of different types of tires. It is very fast and has a controllable drift.
Camaro SS Electric RC Drift Car is a ready to run 1:10 scale drift car which comes with LED lights that pave the way, even during the darkest hours. It can be remote controlled up to 50 m and comes with a smooth set of tires which are durable and provide a strong grip on road.
Redcat Racing’s EPX Drift Car is an electrical radio-controlled car and comes with a rechargeable battery of 7.2V 2000mAh Battery. It has 2.4GHz radio control and is a scale of 1/10. It comes in two colors- metallic blue and metallic red.
TOZO C5032 RC CAR Desert Buggy Warhammer is a high-speed radio-controlled car with a drift feature and it moves at a speed more than 30mph. It is a 1:12 SCALE ready to run car with 4WD and has 2.4GHz radio remote control.
6. Maisto 967 Ford Mustang GT Radio Controlled Drift Car
Maisto’s radio controlled car is a 1:24 scale replica of 1967 Ford Mustang. It can move in any direction to give easy drift. It has multiple frequencies and has a replica of all the authentic features, present in the original model.
Red-kid’s radio-controlled car has a 1/12 Scale and a radio control of 2.4Ghz. It is one of the most popular Drift Cars out there and runs on a velocity more than 33 mph. It has a remote-control distance of about 100 metres.
Exceed RC is a 1/10 scale model and runs on a radio control of 2.4Ghz. It is an electric car and gives high performance through its front and rear wheel suspension. A dominant motor of 540cc gives high velocity and drift speed.
GoStock radio controlled car is a 1/12 Scale and has a radio control of 2.4Ghz. It provides an easy drift through its powerful steering action, which can make the car move in all four directions. Its heavy duty rugged wheels can make it drift in all terrains without any wear and tear.
Liberty Imports Super Fast Drift Champion RC Sports Car is a 4WD Drifting Race Car with a scale of 1:14 and has working headlights. It comes with 2 sets of tires-smooth and rubber for increasing the car’s durability. It achieves a speed of 15km/hr and therefore has an easy drift.
What is Drifting?
Drifting is a technique in driving where the driver intentionally turns the car sharply to get it spinning, while also maintaining control of the vehicle at corners. It mainly happens when the rear slip angle is much more than the front slip angle. In lay man terms, this angle difference means that when the car is moving in the left direction, the front wheels will be pointing towards the right direction.
When did it Begin?
Japan is mainly credited as the birthplace of drifting through its racing drivers like Kunimitsu Takahashi, who introduced new drifting techniques in his championships. Next, Keiichi Tsuchiya, inspired by Takahashi helped in popularizing drifting as a mainstream sport. For this reason, he is popularly known as the drift king.
In the recent years, drifting has emerged as a popular sport in its own right and many championships like Formula D are held annually where drifting techniques are judged.
What is Radio Controlled Drifting?
Drifting with a radio-controlled car is enjoyed by many due to the technique’s mainstream popularity. Many companies like Redcat Racing have manufactured special drift cars to support its popularity.
Though remote controlled drifting is popular all over the world, it first developed originally in Japan and it still remains one of the chief providers of drift related components installed in RC cars.
The tires used for drifting is different from the PVC rubber tires installed in other radio-controlled model cars. Drift tires are made of ABS plastic (a type of thermoplastic polymer) piping. The chief features of this polymer are its toughness and enhanced durability.
Drifting is mainly done on electric 4WD (four-wheel drive) but latest innovations have also introduced nitro gas powered rear wheel drive.
Many radio controlled drift cars are modified to include features like flared guards, LED lights, roll cages etc to look as close as possible to a real model.
Apart from aesthetic features, modifications are also made to increase performance like including weight balance, shocks, brakes, motors etc.
Many RC championships hold drifting competitions like the D1 Grand Prix annually. If you are new to the world of RCs, then be sure to try out this amazing driving technique.