Best Petrol RC Cars

Looking for a new radio controlled car and not sure what to get? Here we run through the best petrol RC cars available n the UK marketing offering the pros and cons of each one. We split the top models into trucks and buggies and even offer bits of advice along the way so that you can be sure that you get the very best model for you.

About Petrol RC Cars

Petrol Radio Controlled Cars also known as remote controlled (RC for short) are the very pinnacle of the radio-controlled world, so it is important we give them what they deserve. We hope we have done them justice on this page because we really do think they are one of the most awesome toy/gadgets you can get.
Before we look in a little more detail it is important to look at a few aspects of the petrol radio controlled cars that are common to all the cars mentioned above. For example, they are all ready to run so if you are looking for a build yourself kit then this isn’t the place although we do have several self-build nitro cars that may work.

All cars on this page are to a 1:5 scale although we do still recommend that you check out the full reviews for dimensions as these can still vary even if they are to the same scale. They are also all off road and are all 2WD although upgrades are often available.

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Best Petrol RC Cars – Recommended Models

What is important is the looks, the power and the speed all vary and that is where the excitement of looking for a new car comes from. So below we have given a snippet review of our favourite nine cars for you to look at. If any take your fancy, then simply click to see the full review and specifications.

Recommended Car Reviews

 

AoWei 1/5th Scale 26cc Yama Petrol RC Buggy 2.4Ghz

AoWei Scale 26cc Yama Petrol RC Buggy

AoWei Scale 26cc Yama Petrol RC Buggy

The AoWei 1:5 Scale 26cc Yama Petrol RC Buggy is probably one of the best-looking buggy’s available. As you can see it has a sleek look that oozes speed. It is built with many aluminium parts giving it great strength. It’s 26cc engine which is more than enough to get this vehicle up to 80 km/h. With dimensions of 785mm long by 450mm wide and 310mm tall this vehicle is a great off-road buggy that will command the track.

If you are looking for a vehicle that can dominate on the track but can also be used on road to impress your friends this is right up there as an option. Not only because of its looks but because this radio-controlled buggy is a genuine speed machine. It is packed with features from a 0.5litre fuel capacity to a 2.4Ghz radio system and to make things easy it will arrive ready to run.


Yama 1:5 Scale Petrol RC Buggy 2.4Ghz – Pro 30cc Carbon Version

Yama Petrol RC Buggy - Pro 30cc Carbon Version

Yama Petrol RC Buggy – Pro 30cc Carbon Version

The Yama 1:5 Scale Petrol RC Buggy is for me one of the coolest vehicles within the industry. Look at the picture for a second and you will see why. Look at those wheels. They will give you great cornering grip which is just what you need to win on the local track.

It is the pro version of the Yama petrol RC buggy. It is hugely popular because its upgrades give if real power and performance in addition to a striking shell. There are two versions available with this one being particularly good on loose surfaces because of its amazing tyres.

As with all the petrol RC Cars we recommend it comes with a long list of features. There are too many to list here but if you wish to see more please see our detailed review.

 


Marauder 1/5 30cc Petrol Radio Controlled Desert Truck RTR

Marauder 30cc Petrol RC Desert Truck

Marauder 30cc Petrol RC Desert Truck

This is the powerful Marauder Petrol RC Truck which is a completely redesigned model that offers you a robust, powerful and fast truck that will turn heads. It is powered with a 30cc engine that is more than enough to accelerate this vehicle to great speeds.

Although it is two wheel drive it can be upgraded to four-wheel drive. It may be best to check out the full specification before deciding as two may well be plenty. With a run time of 20-30 minutes you will be able to have great fun on or off road before needing to refuel.

This petrol RC truck is awesome to look at and awesome to drive. It is even delivered ready to run which always makes a model more popular. It could not be easier to get started. We highly recommend you check out or full review.

 


FS Racing 30CC 1/5th Petrol Radio Controlled Buggy – 2.4Ghz

FS Racing 30cc Petrol Radio Controlled Buggy

FS Racing 30cc Petrol Radio Controlled Buggy

For many racing is the reason they enjoy RC Cars as much as they do. If racing is your thing, then the FC Racing 30cc Petrol RC Buggy maybe the perfect vehicle. Not only does this looks about as good as any buggy could it also comes with an amazingly powerful 30cc 2 stroke engine which for a buggy of this size gives it a kick that is hard to match. It is fast powerful and has great control around corners – perfect for winning any race.

The result of its 30cc engine is a top speed of over 80kph (50 mph). The engine runs on standard unleaded with 2 stroke oil as do all our petrol RC cars. That means no more waiting for the model shop to open if you even have one near you. Any petrol station will do.

One great additional feature is it is ‘4WD ready’. This means with the conversion kit it can be upgraded from two-wheel drive to four giving it additional grip and handling. With an upgraded steering servo and its 2.4Ghz radio this car is packed with great features.
At the very least you should take a closer look.

 


ShengQi V2 26CC 1/5th Petrol RC Monster Trucks – HUMMER

ShengQi V2 26CC Petrol RC Monster Trucks - HUMMER 2.4Ghz

ShengQi V2 26CC Petrol RC Monster Trucks – HUMMER 2.4Ghz

This is the ShengQi V2 26cc Petrol RC Monster Truck which is truly a beast of a RC truck. Anu Hummer is going to be popular, but this is far more than a shell. It has a powerful 26cc engine which can propel it up to 80kph. Yep looks, power and speed. What more could you want?
Due to the agreement with the manufacturer the price for this truck is the lowest it has ever been making it affordable to the masses.

It is a 1:5 scale ready to run vehicle with two-wheel drive and with the deep grip on its huge tired is perfectly designed for off road adventures. Its size is perfectly demonstrated by its dimensions which hare 700mm long by 530mm wide and 350mm tall. There aren’t many as big as this monster. Turn up to a local track or even your local park with this petrol-powered beast and you will get noticed. It is awesome.

 


FS Racing 30CC 1/5th Petrol RC Monster Truck – Hummer 2.4Ghz

FS Racing 30cc Petrol RC Monster Truck - Hummer

FS Racing 30cc Petrol RC Monster Truck – Hummer

This could well be the ultimate in the petrol RC cars world. It is the FS Racing 30cc Petrol RC Monster Truck and as you can see it is simply stunning. It comes with a number of great features with one being the ability to easily upgrade it from two-wheel drive to four.

Ready to run this 1:5 Scale truck has dimensions of 32 inches by 21 inches by 15.75 inches. If the dimensions aren’t enough to know how big this truck is then perhaps the weight of 32lbs is. Despite its size it can still travel over 80kph (50pmh).

As off-road petrol RC trucks come this is as close to perfect as you can get. It is large, powerful and huge. It is everything that anyone could ever want from a petrol truck. We highly recommend you check out the full specification to see all the features. Only then can you see just how amazing this vehicle is.

 


Yama 1:5 Scale Petrol RC Buggy 2.4Ghz – Pro 30cc Road Runner Version

Yama Petrol RC Buggy 2.4Ghz - Pro 30cc Road Runner Version

Yama Petrol RC Buggy 2.4Ghz – Pro 30cc Road Runner Version

This is the amazing upgraded Pro Road Runner version of the Yama Petrol RC Car that is also on this page. It has been upgraded to make it more powerful and to perform better and it comes with a striking shell to differentiate it from the carbon version.

This car comes with a bigger and more powerful 30cc engine which allows this vehicles to reach speeds of over 90kph – that is seriously insane. This is a large car with a length of 785mm, a width of 450mm and a height of 310mm and even then it can still reach crazy fast speeds.

It is two wheel drive (2WD) with a radio range of over 200meters. You’ll need that what with it speed and all. It is powered on unleaded fuel and oil with a capacity of 0.5L which also helps you to get an idea as to how large this buggy is. As petrol RC buggy’s go this is up there and when you factor in the fact it is ready to run and comes with all the bits it needs it is a great addition for anyone with the RC bug.

 


AoWei 1/5th Scale 26cc Yama Petrol RC Truggy 2.4Ghz

AoWei 26cc Yama Petrol RC Truggy

AoWei 26cc Yama Petrol RC Truggy

For those looking for a sleek speedy off-road vehicle there is the wonderful AoWei 1/5th Scale 26cc Yama Petrol RC Buggy. With colour co-ordinated shocks and a stunning shell this buggy looks great, but its performance is even better. With its 26cc petrol powered engine it can achieve speeds of over 80kph even off-road. Do not fret – it has great breaks too.

This car is to 1:5 Scale with dimensions of 785mm in length, 450mm in width and 310mm in height. It has a 2.4Ghz radio, two-wheel drive and has a radio transmitting distance of around 200m to name just a few of this buggy’s features. It is fair to say that this buggy is a true RC Buggy in every sense from its look right through to its performance on the tracks.

This buggy is very competitively priced; a fact that becomes even more evident when you read the list of specifications and features on our full review- this includes information on engine size, servos, batteries and measurements. We recommend you check it out.

 


ShengQi V2 26CC 1:5 Petrol RC Monster Trucks – FORD F-250 2.4Ghz

ShengQi V2 26cc Petrol RC Monster Truck

ShengQi V2 26cc Petrol RC Monster Truck

Last but not least we have the ShengQi Vw 26cc Petrol RC Monster Truck – Ford F-250 which is a 1:5 Scale petrol powered monster truck that can reach speeds of 80kph on or off-road. It is a fantastic replica of the kind of monster truck you could see on TV driving over some old bangers.

The ShengQi is a wonderful 26cc truck that has a tank capable of lasting for 40 minutes as well as propel the truck up to great speeds. As with our other petrol-powered RC vehicles has two-wheel drive, is designed for off-road and arrives ready to run (RTR). It is 700mm long by 530mm wide and 350mm in height.

This vehicle probably looks the most like a real truck, but the looks are only part of its appeal. It us powerful, fast and great fun for anyone looking to enjoy the pleasures of petrol RC trucks. We recommend you have a look at our full review.

 

 

Our Promise – The Best Petrol RC Cars for Sale

One of the things we pride ourselves on here at SimplyRC is that our recommendations are for the very best petrol RC Cars for sale anywhere in the UK. There are numerous models out there but we are confident that we have picked the very best models taking into account looks, speed, power and price.

 

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