Best Petrol RC Cars

Best Petrol RC Cars - Yama RC BuggyLooking for a new radio controlled car and not sure what to get? Here we run through the best petrol RC cars available on 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.





Two Wheel Drive (2WD)

Four Wheel Drive (4WD)

On Road Petrol Remote Control Cars

Off Road Petrol Remote Control Cars

26cc vs 30cc Engine


Model Reviews

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


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


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


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


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


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


ShengQi V2 26CC 1/5th Petrol RC Monster Trucks – HUMMER 2.4Ghz


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


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



Where to find Petrol RC Cars for Sale?

The most obvious place to get a radio controlled car is from Amazon. They sell everything after all. I however feel that something like a petrol RC car should be bought from somewhere a little more specific – my advice is go to Nitrotek.

Nitrotek have been online retailers of RC cars for many years. They offer everything from radio controlled cars to helicopters, quadcopters and even some planes and tanks. They also offer a large array of spare parts and accessories so you can make sure you petrol powered car is customized as you want it. It is also good to know you can get some spare parts should anything break on your vehicle.

For more information check out our Best RC Cars Guide.