What is the Best Electric RC Car Brand

Which Brand?With so many electric cars available online it can be a real challenge to find the perfect model for you. That is partly why I started to build this site – I want to help answer some of the questions people ask. They are the same questions I once asked. One great question is “what is the best electric RC car brand?”.


What makes a good brand?

To answer this question I am going to go through four of the most popular brands that build electric models. The question though is what exactly makes the best brand? Is it the number of models available, their prices, the cars with the best specifications?

I will looks at the following criteria

  • Number of Models
  • Cheapest Price
  • Diversity of Design
  • Best Car

Please Note: My research has been done by looking at models available from Nitrotek.


Popular Brands

  • Acme-Tech
  • FS Racing
  • GS Racing
  • HiSpeed
  • WL Toys


So what are the best brands?


Number of models = 19

Cheapest Model = £79.99

Diversity of Design – This is a lovely range with a total of 19 different models. When I say different I really mean it. Here we have buggy’s, truggy’s, trucks and monster trucks. We have models covering four different scales (1:8, 1:9, 1:10 & 1:16) and a wide price range ranging from £79.99 up to over £200. This suggests a wide range in specifications.

What makes this range even more diverse is that the models cover on road and off, they cover 2WD and 4WD and they use both brushed and brushless motors. If you are looking for choice then this brand is right up there.

Best Car


FS Racing

Number of models = 2

Cheapest Model = £98.33 (On Sale from £129.99)

Diversity of Design – Sadly not much diversity here. There are only two models and they are both Marauder designs that are very similar. Both are off-road buggies that are 4WD and delivered ready to run (RTR). The only real difference is that one has a brushed motor while the other has a brushless motor. Not very diverse – definitely not the best brand.

Best Car


GS Racing

Number of models = 3

Cheapest Model = £199.99 (On Sale from £249.95)

Diversity of Design – A little more diversity here but not by much. There are only 3 models but only one of them is ready to run – the other two are self build kits. With the two kits one is a all in one bundle kit while the other is not which explains a large price difference. The only other real difference is that one is classed as a car while the other two are buggies. Much like the FS Racing cars there simply are not enough models to be classed as the best electric RC car brand.

Best Car



Number of models = 53

Cheapest Model = £46.52 (On Sale from £61.99)

Diversity of Design – This range is amazingly diverse with an amazing 53 different models. There is something for everyone here from 2WD to 4WD, on road and off road, buggy’s, truggy’s, trucks, monster trucks and even five short course trucks.

With no fewer than six different scales (1:8, 1:10, 1:12, 1:16, 1:18, 1:24)  covering both brushed and brushless motors this truly is a hugley diverse brand. The only slight negative if I am really pushy is that there is no self build kits – they are all ready to run. I can easily over look that though. Superb choice.

Best CarHSP 1:8 Scale 4WD Brushless Electric RC Monster Truck 2.4Ghz – Big Rig Style


WL Toys

Number of models = 4

Cheapest Model = £54.72 (On Sale from £69.99)

Diversity of Design – Another disappointing choice with only 4 different models available however they are a little more diverse than FS and GS Racing brands. Here we have two trucks and two buggies and they cover 1:12 scale and 1:18 scale which is OK. Sadly they are all around the same price suggesting that they are of similar spec so I do not see the best electric RC Brand here either sadly. Some nice cars but not the best brand.

Best Car


Best Electric RC Car Brand – Conclusion