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How Fast Do HPI Radio Control Nitro Cars and Trucks Go - The Facts!

Hesitating About Getting A Radio Controlled Nitro Car or Truck - These Figures Will Convice You!!

 

These speeds and pictures are taken from the official HPI Europe page, and remember they are for well run-in and tuned vehicles in warm conditions - you might not be able to achieve similair results with you own machines - but this table will give you a good idea of their relative speeds.

When look at this type of speed comparison between Radio Controlled Nitro Cars & Trucks you have to realise that even the "slowest" models are capable of quite amazing acceleration and top speeds. In fact the faster models can be a hinderance and very difficult to control at top speed. Where you can run them can also be an issue - I have a rs4 3 evo touring car, and believe me, it is difficult to find anywhere that it is safe to get up to top speeds without worrying about smashing into a curb or hitting a pot-hole and damaging it.

Whichever model you go go you can be sure of having a very special machine and you'll become addicted to the hobby for life! You'll also find below my vid of me testing the speed of my Nitro Touring car, the Dodge Viper RS4, enjoy!

Car / Truck
Max Speed (MPH)
Max Speed (KPH)

Nitro 3Nitro 3 18ss Kit 4wd 1/10th Scale Touring Car - you've got to build it yourself and supply your own Radio Gear, but with the 18ss engine and two speed gear-box this baby can shift. (The 18ss engine is a popular upgrade for most HPI models originally supplied with the T-15 Engine).

50
81

Nitro mt2Nitro MT2 18ss Kit 4wd 1/10th Scale Stadium Truck - comes supplied with the very fast 18ss engine (notice the theme with the fastest cars?) - again you have to build it yourself, but superb handling and a wicked engine make a very tempting off-road package indeed.

46
74
Savage 4.6ssSavage 4.6ss Kit 4wd 1/8th Scale Monster Truck - now replaced by the Savage X ss, but still available in some shops. These unassembled kits are really for enthusiasts only, but when built up and running the performance is stunning.
44
71
Nitro 3 EvoNitro 3 Evo RTR 1/10th Scale Touring Car - Ready to Run - I've got two! Using the t-15 engine & a 2-speed box the 3 Evo can really shift as I can readily attest! The t15 isn't known for it's durability, so when the motor dies it's a good excuse to upgrade to the 18ss - and hit 50mph!
43
70
Savage SSSavage SS Kit 1/8th Scale Monster Truck, discontinued.
40
65
Nitro MT2Nitro MT2 RTR 1/10th Scale Stadium Truck, Ready to Run, T15 engine, 4wd, shaft drive, great handling, great price. Ready for the 18ss engine.
40
65
Rush EvoRush Evo RTR 1/10th Scale Stadium Truck. 2wd for great off-road drifting action, simple maintenance and very popular. A great starting point for most nitro newbies.
40
65
Baja 5bBaja 5b RTR Runs on petrol. Is 32" long. 2wd. A beast that needs a big area to run, but nothing beats the feeling of running a 1/5th scale petrol radio control buggy.
38
61
Savage ATVSavage ATV RTR
38
61
Savage 25Savage 25 RTR
38
61
Savage 3.5Savage 3.5 RTR
33
53
Savage 21Savage 21 RTR
32
52
Nitro RushNitro Rush RTR
29
46
Super Nitro RallySuper Nitro Rally Kit
28
45
Nitro MTNitro MT Kit
28
45
Sprint 2Sprint 2
25
40
   

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