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Recommended Ready to Run Electric RC Cars

By Joe Rich

If you do not fancy the prospect of building your RC car or just can not wait to get out there and start bashing round then a RTR or ready to run car is your best bet.

But just in case you do feel like building a kit click here for our top kits

Small scale, big scale to electric powered, nitro powered or toy grade to hobby grade.

Here we are looking at just electric RC cars.

What style of car is your first choice but and this is determined on where you are going to be running your car.

This page is going to be broken up into 5 parts.

Each part will recommend a different style of model some will be toy grade but most will be hobby grade.

Here are the 5 different styles.

  • On road
  • Off road
  • Monster Truck
  • Crawler
  • Drift

 On Road


Traxxas Mustang GT Race Car Electric AWD Ford TQ 2.4GHz

Traxxas Ford Mustang GT



The Traxxas Ford Mustang GT Electric Race Car is designed to provide the user with high-performance and strength which are well-known characteristics of the Ford Mustang GT model.

Though the race car is made using a scale of 1:10; its design has a great resemblance to the Ford Mustang GT model with each feature modelled with high precision and detail.

Here  is a review of Traxxas Mustang GT Race Car a RTR on road model that should be on your list when considering purchasing.

Traxxas Features and specifications

The Traxxas Ford Mustang GT Race Electric Car is modelled on the Ford Mustang GT; this model has a 4-Tec 2.0 chassis which enhances its performance.

Traxxas Mustang GT Race Car measures about 18 inches in Length, 5 inches in Height, weighs about 1.5kg when the battery is removed, has a ground clearance of 0.3 inches, and has a Wheelbase of about 10 inches.

The race car features a Titan 12-turn motor that gives it a speed of up to 30 mph, a waterproof XL-5 Electronic Speed Control, Radio System, tough rubber tires fitted on chrome Rims, these makes the race car suitable for use in various weather conditions; and with contrasting model brake discs with red callipers to add to the look.

The race car uses a responsive TQ 2.4GHz remote control that allows the car to be controlled from a long distance; it also allow the user to control several vehicles without any problem.

In addition the car uses a rechargeable battery and charger which can be purchased separately to allow customization according to the user needs.

Traxxas Ford Mustang GT

To summarise the Traxxas mustang GT is sold as a ready-to-race vehicle which includes a titan 12-turn motor, a TQ 2.4GHZ remote control and radio system, waterproof xl-5 electronic speed control, excellent tool box for handling repair work, and a user manual.

The user is required to purchase a charger, alkaline batteries (AA) and a battery pack to start using the race car.

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Off road

Arrma Senton 4X4 Mega Truck


The Arrma Senton 4X4 Mega truck has all you need to experience tough off road racing.

The high construction of tough plastic and steel means we have been able to give this model a good bashing with no problems.

The Arrma Senton 4X4 Mega is 1:10 scale; there are options to change body colours.

Here is a review of the Arrma Senton 4X4 Mega truck a model that should be on your list when considering a short course truck purchase.

Arrma senton features and specifications

The Arrma Senton 4X4 Mega truck has a light weight plastic chassis with steel reinforcements to make a strong and durable truck.

Fitted with fully encased four wheel drive. 

The Arrma Senton 4X4 Megatruck measures about 21 inches in Length, 11 inches wide, 8 inches in Height, weighs about 2.8kg when the battery is removed, has a ground clearance of an inch, and has a Wheelbase of about 10 inches.

The truck features a brushed 550 12-turn mega brushed motor a brushless version is available that gives it a speed of up to 25 mph, a waterproofed Electronic Speed Control.

Metal gears in the differentials with metal bearings fully adjustable double wishbone suspension with oil filled double shock absorbers that are factory set.

The race car uses a responsive 2.4GHz remote control that allows the car to be controlled from a long distance; it also allow the user to control several vehicles without any problem.

ARRMA 1/10 SENTON 4X4 3S BLX

In addition the car uses a rechargeable battery and charger which is included but can be upgraded very easily.

To summarise the Arrma Senton 4X4 Mega truck is sold as a ready-to-race vehicle which includes a brushed 550 12-turn mega motor, a 2.4GHZ remote control and radio system, waterproof electronic speed controller and 8.4 2400 NiMH battery and charger and a user manual all included.

All you need to buy is alkaline batteries (AA) to start using the race car.

We think this is a great value short course truck.

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Monster

Redcat Racing Volcano EPX Truck



The Redcat Volcano EPX monster truck has all you need to experience tough off road racing.

The high quality construction means we have been able to give this model a good bashing with no problems .

The Red cat volcano EPX is 1:10 scale; there are options to change body colours and several hop up kits and parts available.

Here is a review of the Redcat Racing Volcano EPX truck a model that should be on your list when considering a monster truck purchase.

Features and specifications

The Redcat Racing Volcano EPX truck has a light weight plastic chassis with a plate of aluminium on top for lightness and strength with fully encased four wheel drive.  

The Redcat Racing Volcano EPX truck measures about 15 inches in Length, 12 inches wide, 7 inches in Height, weighs about 1.5kg when the battery is removed, has a ground clearance of an inch, and has a Wheelbase of about 10 inches.

The truck features a brushed 550 19-turn motor that gives it a speed of up to 20 mph, a waterproofed hobby wing Electronic Speed Control.

Metal gears in the differentials with metal bearings fully adjustable double wishbone suspension with oil filled double shock absorbers with camber and toe adjustment.

The race car uses a responsive 2.4GHz remote control that allows the car to be controlled from a long distance; it also allow the user to control several vehicles without any problem.

In addition the car uses a rechargeable battery and charger which is included but can be upgraded very easily.

To summarise the Redcat Volcano EPX truck is sold as a ready-to-race vehicle which includes a brushed 550 19-turn motor with heat sink, a 2.4GHZ remote control and radio system, hobby wing waterproof electronic speed controller and 7.2 2000 NiMH battery and charger and a user manual all included.

All you need to buy is alkaline batteries (AA) to start using the race car.

We think this is a great value monster truck.

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Crawler

Traxxas TRX-4 Sport Crawler


The Traxxas TRX-4 Sport is lightweight and has fantastic ground clearance all you need in a crawler.

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The high construction of tough steel means we have been able to give this crawler a good testing.

The Traxxas TRX-4 Sport is 1:10 scale; there are options to have clear body shells so you can paint your own colours.

Here is a review of the Traxxas TRX-4 Sport a model that should be on your list when considering a crawler purchase.

Features and specifications

The Traxxas TRX-4 Sport has a heavy duty steel ladder chassis with composite cross members and comes with the option to adjust the wheelbase.

The Traxxas TRX-4 Sport measures about 21 inches in Length, 11 inches wide, 9 inches in Height, weighs about 3.8kg when the battery is removed, has a ground clearance of 3 inch, and has a Wheelbase of about 12 inches.

The truck features a high torque brushed 550 21-turn motor. That gives it a speed of up to 20 mph.

The NiMH and LiPo compatible Electronic Speed Control is waterproofed.

Metal gears in the differentials with metal bearings fully adjustable double wishbone suspension with oil filled aluminium fully adjustable shock absorbers that have threaded bodies for adjustable ride height.

The race car uses a responsive 2.4GHz remote control that allows the car to be controlled from a long distance; it also allows the user to control several vehicles without any problem.

In addition the car uses a rechargeable battery and charger which will have to be bought separately but can be upgraded very easily.

To summarise the is s Traxxas TRX-4 Sport is sold as a ready-to-use vehicle which includes a brushed 550 21-turn motor, a 2.4GHZ remote control radio system, waterproof electronic speed controller, good quality tool kit and a user manual.

We think this is a great value crawler.

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Drift

HPI Racing Sport 3 Drift

Hobby Products International Racing 115984 RS4 Sport 3
Hobby Products International Racing 115984 RS4 Sport 3



The HPI Racing sport 3 Electric Drift Car has had a long development that will provide the user with high-performance and strength which are well-known qualities of HPI.

Though the drift car is 1:10 scale; its design means that there are options to which bodies wheels and tires can be upgraded to.

The option we are reviewing has the Subaru BRZ body.

Here is a review of HPI Racing Sport 3 drift Car a RTR drift model that should be on your list when considering purchasing.

Features and specifications

The HPI Racing Sport 3 Electric Drift Car has a one piece moulded chassis with fully encased four wheel drive and the components sit low giving a low centre of gravity ideal for great cornering.

The HPI Racing Sport 3 Electric Drift Car measures about 17 inches in Length, 8 inches wide, 5 inches in Height, weighs about 1.5kg when the battery is removed, has a ground clearance of 0.3 inches, and has a Wheelbase of about 10 inches.

The drift car features a Fire bolt 15-turn motor that gives it a speed of up to 30 mph, a waterproof  Electronic Speed Control, Radio System, tough replica Falken Azenis RT615K T drift rubber tires fitted on chrome Rims.

Metal gears in the differentials with metal bearings fully adjustable double wishbone suspension with oil filled shock absorbers and the option to fit camber adjuster turnbuckles made this model or first choice for a drift model.

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The race car uses a responsive HPI 2.4GHz remote control that allows the car to be controlled from a long distance; it also allow the user to control several vehicles without any problem.

In addition the car uses a rechargeable battery and charger which can be purchased separately to allow customization according to the user needs.

To summarise the Traxxas mustang GT is sold as a ready-to-race vehicle which includes a Fire bolt 15-turn motor, a HPI 2.4GHZ remote control and radio system, waterproof  electronic speed control which is LiPo and NiMH compatible,  and a user manual.

The user is required to purchase a remote control, charger, alkaline batteries (AA) and a battery pack to start using the race car.

With all these models we are sure that you will have hours of great fun. So which ever one you choose get out there today and start racing.

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