Updated January 08, 2019 by Chase Brush

The 10 Best Gas Powered RC Cars

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in December of 2017. While electric models may be more convenient, requiring less maintenance and making less mess, they're no match for the best gas-powered RC cars out there in terms of speed, durability, and customization. Our list includes options geared both for the asphalt and the dirt track, as well as for the casual hobbyist on a budget and the competitive racer looking for a truly high-end machine. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best gas powered rc car on Amazon.

10. Exceed RC Monster Truck

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9. Redcat Racing Tornado S30

8. Redcat Racing Monsoon XTR Truggy

7. Team Losi Desert Buggy XL

6. Redcat Racing Earthquake 3.5

5. Traxxas Jato 3.3

4. Traxxas T-Maxx 3.3

3. Traxxas Nitro Rustler

2. Exceed RC MadFire .21

1. Team Losi 8IGHT RTR

Editor's Notes

January 07, 2019:

Gas-powered RC cars may sound intimidating, but there's enough variety out there in terms of price and quality that drivers of all experience levels should be able to find a model to suit their style. We've updated and expanded this ranking to reflect that diversity. New and overlooked models include the Redcat Racing Earthquake 3.5 at #6 and Exceed RC MadFire .21 at #2, both of which make great entry-level options for beginners.The intermediate-level Team Losi 8IGHT RTR has been newly awarded #1, thanks in large part to its balancing of price, quality and upgrade potential.


Chase Brush
Last updated on January 08, 2019 by Chase Brush

Chase is a writer and freelance reporter with experience covering a wide range of subjects, from politics to technology. At Ezvid Wiki, he applies his journalistic expertise to a similarly diverse assortment of products, but he tends to focus on travel and adventure gear, drawing his knowledge from a lifetime spent outdoors. He’s an avid biker, hiker, climber, skier, and budget backpacker -- basically, anything that allows him a reprieve from his keyboard. His most recent rovings took him to Peru, where he trekked throughout the Cordillera Blanca. Chase holds a bachelor's in philosophy from Rutgers University in New Jersey (where he's from), and is working toward a master's at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in New York City (where he now lives).


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