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Buyers Guide to the Fastest RC Cars

Posted by RC Superstore on 12th Sep 2022

RC cars serve many different purposes. Some go slow but can tackle the steepest climbs, and some are perfect to take on the trails for off-roading, but these tend to be slower in speed. However, it is the fast RC cars that deliver high speed that capture the hearts and minds of RC enthusiasts everywhere.

Since RC cars are becoming increasingly popular, manufacturers have taken note. They have created RC cars to tackle that “need for speed” feeling that people desire.

Things to Consider When Shopping for Fast RC Cars

There are RC cars out there that can reach speeds of 50, 60, and even 70+ MPH. Some RC cars can even reach the triple digits!

When looking for a fast RC car here are some things to consider:

Check the Tires

This one may seem like a no-brainer, but it is one of the most important factors when looking for fast RC cars. Whether you’re searching for the fastest car, or simply wanting to upgrade your current one, making sure you are using the right tires is very important.

When looking at tires you want to make sure it has good traction because, without any, you will not be able to hit high speeds. Secondly, if the tires have too much drag it is going to slow you down.

It is most important to choose the right tires for the car you are using. Trucks and cars do not use the same tires and it is important to not use them interchangeably.

Upgrade to Brushless Motor

There are two common types of motors: brushed and brushless. Brushless motors have become the leading standard in the industry now, and for good reason. Brushless motors offer significantly more power and performance than its counterpart. You also want to look for ones with electronic speed control (ESC).

A great brushless motor we highly recommend is the Velineon Brushless Motor. The Velineon Brushless Motor delivers high performance and output because all the systems are geared to seamlessly work together.

Li-Po Batteries

When looking at the batteries in different cars and trucks, try to find one that has a Li-Po battery pack. Li-Po batteries are not only lighter in weight which means your car can go faster they also offer more power. There are 2-cell and 3-cell Li-Po batteries. We suggest opting for the 3-cell pack. This will boast more power because of its higher voltage output.

Fastest RC Cars.

Traxxas XO-1

The superstar of all RC cars. The Traxxas XO-1 is also known as the world’s fastest RC car. And for good reason. This car can reach 60 MPH in 2.3 seconds, and 100 MPH in under 5. The XO-1 houses the biggest brushless motor ever created to fit in an RTR car. The Big Block features a finned, heat-dissipating can, oversize premium bearings, and powerful sintered Neodymium magnets for massive acceleration and performance.

Traxxas X-Maxx