Best Nitro Gas Powered RC Cars in 2021

Are you looking for an exhilarating RC experience but are unsure which gas powered rc car is right for you? in this comprehensive nitro rc reviews guide we will look at the top fifteen nitro powered remote control cars, open to all budgets.

Gas rc cars are a great way to take your rc hobby to the next level! With there unmatched power and breathtaking top speeds, this toy will be money well spent. Not only will your nitro vehicle provide you with endless thrills and hours of fun, but it will also allow the user to explore all types of terrain, as these rc toys are equipped to handle hardcore landscapes. You can even participate in rc racing events with your new powerful rc vehicle. Not to mention you’ll annihilate almost every standard electric rc car you come across in a race

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Things to Consider When Buying Nitro Gas Powered Rc Cars

Drivetrain – There are 2 types of drive-train equipped to gas rc cars. These are two and four-wheel drive. Gas-powered rc cars with four-wheel drive are more stable and are less likely to become stuck while off-road. This system also provides extra grip as all four wheels are able to deliver power. On the other hand, two-wheel-drive models will still be able to deliver their power efficiently, but only to the rear wheels, which can cause problems when driving through mud, sand and other soft terrains.

Price – When buying fast gasoline powered rc cars price is a major consideration. There are some cheap, fast rc toys compared to other models on the market, but most of the time your nitro remote control car is going to cost a considerable chunk of cash. A more expensive model usually indicates better quality, higher top speeds or all-around better driveability. This may also just be because the rc comes from a well-known brand. You will also have to buy fuel for your rc after the included in purchase amount runs out. The price of nitro gas fuel ranges in price depending on the concentration of fuel in the mixture. Prices for fuel aren’t overly high, although may stack up over time.

Age – Due to gas rc cars being known for there instantaneous acceleration and elevated top speeds, theses rc vehicles aren’t recommended for children, but teens and adults (14 plus) as they require a higher level driving skill. These cars can also be difficult to refuel for younger children and can also be difficult to maintain due to there complex parts.

Speed – When purchasing your nitro toy car you have to remember this vehicle will be reaching speeds of 50mph plus and can be tuned to much higher than this. A crash at this speed can cause serious damage to the car and to those nearby. You will also need to make sure you have plenty of space to get to grips with your quick rc and to gain its full potential. Outdoor use is your best and recommended option.

 

Top Nitro Gas Powered RC Cars

Now that we’ve looked at what to consider when choosing between different nitro powered cars, let’s move on to review some of the best ones out there.

1. Traxxas Jato Stadium Truck 

Easy to use push to start button means this fuel powered machine can be easily started. Therefore allowing the user to experience its spectacular  0 to 60mph time in only 4.2 seconds, making it exceptionally fast and one of the fastest remote control cars in this reviews guide. This nitro stunt car will also keep accelerating all the way to 65mph plus. Front and rear anti-sway bars ensure that this performance rc remains stable at these extreme speeds.

This gas rc automobile is also equipped with race tires and a wheelie bar, to make sure that the most grip possible can be provided of the line. The 2 wheel driving system equipped to this nitro propelled car means the user can enjoy themselves when driving on gravel or other similar terrains, as the car will be able to drift while maintaining stability and control for the user.

Features:

  • 2WD system
  • Top speed of 65mph plus
  • Radio System 2.4GHz
  • Scale 1/10
  • Weighing in at 5lbs (2kg)
  • 0 to 60mph in 4.2 seconds
  • TRX 3.3 racing engine
  • TSM stability control
  • Front and rear sway bars tuned for stability
  • Race tires and wheelie bar equipped
  • Easy push to start button
  • Additional battery and charger included

Recommended Age: Children aged 14 years old and up

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2.) Traxxas Nitro Slash 2WD Short Course

Lightweight frame means that this awesome gas rc will go flying in the jumps for some great action shots, and will still maintain functionality due to its rugged design. High-performance exhaust and air filter mean this car will accelerate all the way to 50mph plus, will maintaining stability due to its TSM system.

This nitro cars TSM stability system reduces the risk of loss of control, loss of traction and spin-outs, increasing driveability and capability to reach the limits of this fantastic rc.

TRX 3.3 racing engine ensures that this fast-paced rc can deliver power at all times and remain functional for years to come. Its 2.4GHz radio system also means that multiple rc vehicles can be controlled at the same time.

Features:

  • 2WD system
  • Top speed of 50mph plus
  • Radio System 2.4GHz
  • Scale 1/10
  • Weighing in at 5lbs (2kg)
  • TRX 3.3 racing engine
  • Lightweight frame
  • Race tuned exhaust system
  • Performance air filter
  • TSM stability control
  • Additional battery and charger included
  • Rugged design

Recommended Child Age: Children aged 14 years old and up

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3.) Losi Nitro RC Buggy

Easy pull start engine means this gas rc buggy can be easily used and takes short amounts of time to get running. Calibrated suspension and adjustable shocks mean this buggy has incredible ride quality and can be easily tuned to fit the user. Rapid response steering also means this nitro powered rc vehicle is extremely agile in the corners and can avoid obstacles with ease.

Waterproof gearing system adds to this vehicle’s durability and allows this gas rc vehicle to move across wet ground or through small puddles without damaging components. The 4 way this rc buggy provides power to all four wheels gives increased grip when moving uphill.

Features:

  • 4 wheel drive system
  • Top speed of 40mph
  • Radio System 2.4GHz
  • Scale 1/8
  • Weighing in at 10.5lbs (5kg)
  • Dynamite 21 nitro engine
  • Easy pull start
  • Calibrated suspension
  • Adjustable shocks
  • Rapid response steering
  • Waterproof gearing system

Recommended Kids Age: Children aged 14 years old and up

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4.) HPI Racing Trophy 4.6 Buggy

Powerfull F3.5 engine producing 2.5bhp pushes this remote control rc toy to 60mph plus. Accompanied by an aerodynamic body shell and rear wing, this Truggy is able to maintain speed around the corners while also pushing its race class tires into the ground for extra grip.

Durable chassis and waterproof components mean this nitro buggy is extremely hard-wearing and will be able to absorb impacts from large jumps or rolls, making this a great stunt rc vehicle. Waterproof components will allow for extreme driving through puddles or over wet ground. Truggy class means this model fits perfectly into many popular rc racing events.

Features:

  • 4WD system
  • Top speed of 60mph plus
  • Radio system 2.4GHz
  • Scale 1/8
  • Weighing in at 10.5lbs (5kg)
  • F3.5 engine producing 2.5bhp
  • Durable chassis
  • Waterproof components
  • ‘Truggy’ design gives both truck and buggy characteristics
  • Popular racing class
  • Race class tires
  • Aerodynamic body shell
  • Rear wing provides convenient downforce

Recommended Child’s Age: Children aged 15 years old and up

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5.) Traxxas T-Maxx Nitro Monster Truck

All-terrain tires and increased ground clearance allow this gas rc to tackle all types of terrain without problem, while its 45mph top speed allows this model to move across this terrain with immense speed. Tuneable components allow the user to fine-tune this car to fit there driving style, or the terrain in which they will be driving on, to gain this model’s full potential.

The Bluetooth fitted tunning module equipped to this nitro racing rc makes it incredibly easy for the user to adjust components to fit them. TSM stability control improves off-roading ability by preventing the chance of loss of stability or traction. Monster truck appearance makes this gas powered vehicle a showstopper and matches its looks with its ability.

Features:

  • 4 wheel drive system
  • Top speed of 45mph
  • Radio system 2.4GHz
  • Scale 1/10
  • Weighing in at 10lbs (4.5kg)
  • TRX 3.3 racing engine
  • TSM stability control
  • Tunable components
  • Ready to run out of the box
  • All-terrain tires
  • Hard-wearing chassis
  • Increased ground clearance
  • Bluetooth tunning module
  • Monstertruck appearance

Recommended Children’s Age: Children aged 14 years old and up

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6.) Redcat Racing Shockwave Nitro Buggy

Easy pull start engine means this nitro powered buggy is easy to get running and does not require much time or effort, giving longer playtime. Effective disc brakes give this nitro fuel powered car incredible stopping power, giving the user the ability to use all of this muscular remote-controlled toys power from its 2.67cc Nitro Engine.

Heavy-duty shocks and capable all-terrain ability mean this nitro offroader can cover off-road terrain at speeds up to 40mph with great stability and great ride quality. Adjustable wing allows the user to quickly tune this high performing car for extra speed or grip.

Features:

  • 4 wheel drive system
  • Top speed of 40mph
  • Radio System 2.4GHz
  • Scale 1/10
  • Weighing in at 5lbs (2kg)
  • 2.67cc Nitro Engine
  • Easy pull start
  • Single Speed Transmission (No reverse gear)
  • Effective disc brakes
  • Heavy-duty shocks
  • Capable all-terrain ability

Recommended teens Age: Children aged 14 years old and up

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7.) Exceed MadBeast Nitro Monster Truck

Double suspension kit and adjustable shock absorbers give this rc nitro car unbelievable off-roading ability, while monster truck-sized tires provide awesome grip in soft terrain. With race-ready clutch and 2-speed transmission, this option is able to reach its top speed of 35mph plus swiftly.

Fully aluminum muffler component and all-round toughened durability mean this fuel powered rc is extremely capable in tough terrain and is a great choice for nitro rc beginners. Large fuel tank also means that playtime is increased, giving for plenty of hair raising drive time.

Features:

  • 4 wheel drive system
  • Top speed of 35mph plus
  • Radio System 2.4GHz
  • Scale 1/8
  • Weighing in at 10.5lbs (5kg)
  • Level 28 engine
  • Double suspension kit
  • Large fuel tank
  • All-round toughened durability
  • Monster tires
  • 2-speed transmission
  • Race-ready clutch
  • Fully aluminum muffler component
  • Adjustable shock absorbers

Recommended Age: Children aged 14 years old and up

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8.) Traxxas Revo Nitro Monster Truck

With its useful suspension travel is able to overcome tricky rock climbs and massive jumps without damaging electronics. Gaint tires and TSM stability control give for enhanced grip and ease to drive in complex landscapes.

Practical reverse gear makes it easy for the user to navigate out of tight places. Common TRX 3.3 Racing Engine means that replacement parts for this nitro monster truck can be found easily. Hardened chassis and waterproof components give this rc model increased durability while remaining maneuverable and lightweight.

Features:

  • 4WD system
  • Top speed of 45mph
  • Radio System 2.4GHz
  • Scale 1/10
  • Weighing in at 10lbs (4.5kg)
  • TRX 3.3 Racing Engine
  • TSM stability control
  • Reverse gear included
  • OptiDrive Electronic Shift Module
  • Additional battery and charger included
  • Waterproof components
  • Giant tires
  • Hardened chassis
  • Bluetooth tuning module
  • Useful suspension travel

Recommended Age: Children aged 14 years old and up

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9.) Traxxas Slayer Pro 4X4 Short Course

With its fast-revving TRX 3.3 Racing Engine providing instant power at all times, this gas rc vehicle is less likely to get stuck off-road. High-speed cornering ability and longer wheelbase mean that this is not just fast in the straights but also in the corers. This is a great all-round rc racer.

High-quality components and great suspension travel enforce this stunt rc vehicles awesome jumping ability. Trustworthy Traxxas brand offers many different body styles for this customizable car, making your nitro rc a one of a kind.

Features:

  • 4 wheel drive system
  • Top speed of 60mph
  • Radio System 2.4GHz
  • Scale 1/10
  • Weighing in at 5lbs (2kg)
  • High-quality components
  • TRX 3.3 Racing Engine
  • Longer wheelbase increases stability
  • Respectable jumping ability
  • Fast revving engine
  • High-speed cornering ability
  • Shocks provide more than enough suspension travel

Recommended Age: Children aged 16 years old and up

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10.) Traxxas T-Maxx Classic Nitro Monster Truck

Classic paint job and slick graphics make this car an awesome looking vehicle. Backed up by its agile handling and easy to adjust components this all-round performance car is great for racing off-road. Easy push to start engine makes this gas powered toy easy to operate.

2-speed transmission lets this car spread its legs and reach its 40mph top speed. Practical reverse gear is also included to help this car maneuver out of tricky situations. Tall stance and massive tires allow this car to perform perfectly off-road in mud, sand, gravel, and snow.

Features:

  • 4 wheel drive system
  • Top speed of 40mph
  • Radio System 2.4GHz
  • Scale 1/10
  • Weighing in at 10lbs (4.5kg)
  • TRX 2.5 racing engine
  • Classic paint job
  • Additional battery and charger included
  • Agile handling
  • Award-winning
  • Easy push to start button
  • Two-speed transmission with reverse gear included
  • Easy to adjust components

Recommended Age: Children aged 14 years old and up

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11.) Exceed Nitro Rally Monster 

This is a great budget option and is the cheapest in this reviews guide! This is a build yourself” kit car, but comes with an already assembled engine and transmission. This is a great choice if you’re looking for a project and want to get to grips with the inner workings of hand-built toy.

Lightweight chassis and tuned suspension allow this nitro kit car to maintain perfect grip while remaining agile and accurate. This cars 18 CXP engine and 2-speed transmission allow this project rc model to reach elevated speeds of up to 50mph.

Features:

  • 4 wheel drive system
  • Top speed of 50mph
  • Radio System 2.4GHz
  • Scale 1/10
  • Weighing in at 5lbs (2kg)
  • 18 CXP engine
  • Build yourself kit
  • Factory assembled engine and transmission
  • Starter kit sold separately
  • Lightweight chassis
  • Cheap model compared to others
  • Suspension tuned to maintain traction
  • 2-Speed transmission

Recommended Age: Children aged 14 years old and up

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12.) Redcat Racing Monsoon Nitro Truggy

This nitro truggy is equipped with a powerful 4.57cc (28) Nitro Engine providing excellent power at all times. Youll be able to easily reach this cars 40mph top speed without worry, as high-quality disc brakes are equipped.

Oversized tires equipped with highly aggressive tread means this race-ready car is able to maintain stable traction and has no problem when it comes to off road driving. Adjustable suspension and shock absorbers mean this aggressive vehicle has outstanding ride quality and great impact absorption.

Features:

  • 4 wheel drive system
  • Top speed of 40mph
  • Radio System 2.4GHz
  • Scale 1/8
  • Weighing in at 15lbs (7kg)
  • 4.57cc (28) Nitro Engine
  • Easy pull start
  • Single Speed Transmission (No reverse gear)
  • Engine provides power at all times
  • Effective disc brakes
  • Adjustable suspension and shocks
  • Oversized tires and aggressive tread

Recommended Age: Children aged 14 years old and up

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13.) Redcat Racing Rampage Gas Truck

With its enormous size and weight to match, this is the largest option in this list. If you’re looking for a different experience and want to stand out from the crowd then this is the choice for you!

Powerful 30cc Gas Powered 2-stroke Engine pushes this goliath up to 45mph. This power is controlled by a cleverly engineered 4WD system made up of heavy-duty components. Hardened components of this monster rc include its aluminum chassis, adjustable suspension and race-tuned exhaust system.

Features:

  • 4WD system
  • Top speed of 45mph
  • Radio System 2.4GHz
  • Huge 1/5 scale
  • Weighing in at a massive 41lbs (18.5kg)
  • 30cc Gas Powered 2-stroke Engine
  • Heavy-duty parts
  • Single-speed transmission (No reverse)
  • Tuned exhaust system
  • Adjustable suspension
  • Aluminum chassis

Recommended RC Drivers Age: Kids aged 14 years old and up

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14.) Redcat Racing Hurricane Nitro Buggy

Dual disc brakes give this rc buggy tremendous braking power which is useful when decelerating from its respectable 40mph top speed. This lightweight car is also incredibly maneuverable and nimble, which makes for fast pace driving. This well-equipped automobile would be great fun offroad racing or through a homemade obstacle course.

Front and rear sway bars give this buggy awesome stability and massively reduce the chance of loss of control. Its soft compound tires give increased tires of the line and through the corners making this an all-round fast model.

Features:

  • 4 wheel drive system
  • Top speed of 40mph
  • Radio System 2.4GHz
  • Scale 1/8
  • Weighing in at 12lbs (5.5kg)
  • 4.57cc Nitro Engine
  • Easy pull start
  • Single-speed transmission (No reverse)
  • Dual disc brakes
  • Very maneuverable
  • Adjustable suspension and shocks
  • Front and rear sway bars tuned for stability
  • Soft compound tires for increased grip

Recommended Age: Children around 14 years old and up

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15.) Redcat Racing Tornado Nitro Buggy

Performance components equipped to this buggy style rc results in smooth performance and rapid response. This racing car rc has a 2 speed transmission which is useful for reaching its 40mph top speed. The AWD system that comes with this rc buggy is great for driving off road and provides superior grip when maneuvering at low and high speeds.

Waterproof electronics give this toughened rc automobile the ability to function in wet conditions. 3.0cc Nitro engine with simple pull start makes this eye-catching car easy to use. Adjustable suspension gives great ride quality while allowing the user to change driving characteristics of the vehicle.

Features:

  • 4 wheel drive system
  • Top speed of 40mph
  • Radio System 2.4GHz
  • Scale 1/10
  • Weighing in at 7lbs (3kg)
  • 3.0cc Nitro Engine
  • Easy pull start
  • Two-speed transmission
  • Performance header components
  • Adjustable suspension
  • Waterproof electronics

Recommended Age: Children 14 years old and up

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What is the best Nitro Gas Powered RC Car?

The Traxxas Jato Stadium Truck tops our list as the best choice! With its trustworthy brand yet reasonable price this is a fantastic choice! Matched with great driveability, breathtaking acceleration, and awesome speeds of up to 65mph plus, this gas rc cannot be overlooked as the best choice in this nitro rc reviews guide.

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What is the best Best Off-Road Nitro Gas Powered RC Car?

The Traxxas T-Maxx Nitro Monster Truck takes the spot as the best off-roader. With its massive all-terrain tires, increased ground clearance and advanced 4WD mean this cool off-roader will go anywhere! Matched with high top speeds, this monster rc vehicle provides a great off-roading experience and is capable of tackling all terrains.

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