The 10 Best Gas Powered RC Cars
This wiki has been updated 11 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 recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best gas powered rc car on Amazon.
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.