RC trucks are rugged by nature. Even as masters of off-road adventures, there are few exceptions that lord the race track. They incorporate the fundamentals that accelerate up to speed while maintaining their sturdy look. But even with a limited supply, only a handful make the mark as the fastest RC trucks available today.
Most RC trucks are built to tackle with ease the hardships of off-road tracks. With more attention focused on endurance, little is left for speed. Here is where RC cars take point. From their simple low body design, they can master speeds of up to 100mph.
This is unlikely for RC trucks that are physically unable to reach such speeds. But the few that hit the 100+ mph target, feature modifications that better there speed performance. This gives an exception for RC truck lovers who want agility in a robust frame.
After ample research, we have highlighted top ten fastest RC trucks for your liking. We have featured every aspect that makes each item an outstanding selection. For more on these road monsters, let’s begin!
A List Of The Fastest RC Trucks
Extreme brushless VXL power for 65+ mph speeds and advanced TSM stability management to harness the power without sacrificing fun
Includes Traxxas 7-cell NiMH battery with iD technology and 4-amp 12-volt DC peak-detecting fast charger for reliable charging
Night Crawler 2.0 RTR: 1/10 4WD Rock Crawler
NEW TQ 2.4GHz Transmitter and Receiver with Traxxas Link™
The Extreme Power of the TRX® 3.3 Racing Engine, Resonator™ blue-anodized aluminum tuned pipe, 65+mph top speed
FEATURES: Chassis: Constructed of aluminum, 0.12 (3mm) thick Drive Type: Two wheel (rear) Radio: HPI TF-40 3-channel 2.4GHz with waterproof servos se
INCLUDES: HPI Firestorm 10T Stadium Truck, 2.4GHz radio, engine, glow plug air filter, tuned pipe, header, painted body, decals, wrench, 8 AA
XP3-SS 2.4GHz 3-channel radio system with XP S1903 metal gear steering servo
New high-power water-resistant XP SC700 brushless speed control with Deans ultra plug battery connector
Team redcat racing tr-mt8e brushless monster truck - premium pro feature venom dual lipo charger & extended x2 lipo battery pack bundle (bundle includes 8 separate items detailed below) - pro level hobby grade ultra high performance rc 4x4 truggy kit.
X1- team redcat tr-mt8e brushless 1:8 scale 4x4 monster truck kit (color gun metal grey) - performance esc speed controller, brushless high power motor, pistol grip 2. 4 ghz radio controller - rtr: ready to run.
If you can hike there, your SCX10 will drive there! With today's efficient motor and batteries, you are only limited by your imagination.
The SCX10 includes a rock solid, proven durable transmission with a protective cover to keep dirt and debris out of your pinion and spur gear.
ProGraphix painted design
Alias 2.8" tires with foam inserts pre-glued on mirror-chrome twin-spoke wheels
Electric Brushless 980KV motor. Aluminum Oil Filled Shocks. 2 11.1v 3900mAh LIPO Batteries included with charger, 2.4GHZ Radio included (No Batteries)
Genuine Redcat Racing RC Car
Available in race replica versions with officially licensed paint and graphics scale ProGraphix truck body
Traxxas 4Amp DC Peak detecting fast charger; Traxxas power Cell NiMH battery with iDTM
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Speed: 65+ mph
Special features: Hobby based RC truck, electric powered RC truck, Ready to use, rally truck, 1/10 Scale 2WD Brushless, varies in color.
For a monster truck that incorporates speed in its every aspect of design, the Traxxas Stampede VXL is a force to be reckoned with. As a successor of the mighty Stampede, the VXL series is setting new speed limits that were once unthinkable.
There is so much more to this RC truck than meets the eye. Its high speed, ground pounding wheel popping antics courtesy of Velineon brushless power system lets you reach speeds of up to 65 mph. The brushless system works as an optimized package, designed from the start to deliver ultimate efficiency, run-time and speed.
This Stampede sub- line show cases the latest technology used in Traxxas RC trucks. It features the recent TSM (Traxxas Stability Management system) that harnesses power without compromising speed. The TSM provides full control acceleration on slippery grounds, minus spinouts, fishtailing, and loss of control. You can corner at high speed thanks to the corrections TSM makes in the background for you.
The VXL allows different skill set levels and speed, all depending on the kind of battery used. For uttermost performance, the Velineon relies on the latest 3S LiPo battery packs (3-cell lithium polymer packs). These packs power up over 11 volts for intense level 5 speed skills that go beyond the 65+mphs. VXL’s electronic speed control features an in-built low voltage detection system that ensures your LiPo battery pack stays in good condition.
This RC truck features all-weatherproof electronics for an exciting driving experience under extreme conditions. It also comes with the most recent advanced ready to race radio system – TQi 2.4GHz transmitter and receiver. This radio system arrives with a full complement tuning feature and an automatic model recognition that instantly recalls your settings for up to 30 Traxxas link enabled models.
In terms of body construction, the VXL features a maxx cable 12-gaude wiring, 5x11 rubber sealed ball bearings at the wheel and steel transmission gears. The exterior is also made of steel turnbuckles, tough metric hex hardware and heavy duty rod ends.
Verdict: Wickedly fast and easy to use.
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Losi SPEED-T RTR
Speed: 65mph maximum
Special Features: Hobby based truck, 1/10 scale, rally truck, ready to run, electric powered truck
Losi, a renowned toy based company is the first to center stage brushless power on RTR with the Triple-XT brushless truck series. However, their latest Speed-T line powered by Xcelorin is an entirely different animal. Speed-T is built on a sturdy backbone that can tackle speeds of 65mphs and beyond. As its name suggests, this truck is all about owning the neighborhood race truck.
Speed-T is fully equipped with Xcelorin 4800KV brushless motor. This system requires minimal maintenance while offering long run-time without compromising speed performance. Also included is a fully-programmable electronic speed control (ESC) that features numerous programming options for performance together with precise braking and throttle response. The ESC features a quick programming card that allows you to select preprogrammed ESC settings for your convenience.
The Speed-T chassis and electronics are engineered in such a way they accept standard NiMH battery packs together with the latest LiPo packs. With such flexibility, you can choose the power source you prefer, or switch between different packs for a longer high-speed run.
With its installed wheelie bar, you don’t have to worry about keeping your tires planted on the ground. The wheelie bar offers wheel-standing control and action.
Large diameter chrome wheels come equipped with low-profile Road Weapon 320-Series tires for superior handling at any speed. The low profile tires provide serious road gripping traction, while the large diameter wheels reduce tire sidewall flex for optimum performance.
To complete the custom appearance, the Speed-T comes equipped with a long list of anodized and plated parts that add to the durability and appearance of this speed machine.
Speed-T’s features low profile SpokeZ chrome wheels that are large in diameter. Their long-arm suspension and leveled chassis design lower the the center of gravity, for maximum speeds without sacrificing control. The oil-filled shocks even out the bumps, giving the tires a firm grip for optimum acceleration.
For control purposes, the Speed-T is armed with a Losi MTX Pro radio system that features Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM Technology for crystal-free control and zero interference. Using the included end point adjustment, you can easily fine-tune the response and control. This radio system heightens your Speed-T experience as you can run it anywhere and anytime.
Verdict: Ultimate choice for serious racers in need for speed.
Special Features: Hobby-based RC truck, nitro and electric powered RC truck, Traxxas Link app included, water resistant hydraulics
Another Traxxas top-dog that rules high speeds is the RTR 1/10 Jato 3.3. This road beast relies on the horse power of TRX 3.3 racing engine and the blue-anodized aluminum tuned pipe for stunning accelerations that leave you speechless.
The Jato 3.3 features one of the most advanced ready to race radio system - TQ 2.4GHz transmitter and receiver. This radio system is the link that connects the driver (transmitter) and the machine (receiver). The radio system is famed for its long-range, high output, proven reliability for solid-rock performance and 2.4GHz signal. It is so advanced you don’t rely on external antenna.
Furthermore the TQi transmitter comes with a Traxxas Link wireless module that lets you use your smartphone as a powerful tuning tool for any Traxxas model. The Traxxas wireless module delivers, HD-color graphical UI that unlocks the mysteries of enhancing your radio system for ultimate vehicle control.
The major highlight of the RTR Jato 3.3 is the accessory link that collects and records real-time data as you drive. Its dashboard shows you battery voltage, speed, temperature and rpm. This dashboard is fully customized with digital or dial readout gauges.
The RTR Jato also features front and hind sway bars for extra stability, asphalt-hugging anaconda performance tires, and aggressive body finish that varies in color. The RC truck relies on both nitro and electric fuel to power up.
Verdict: Brutally fast truck for hobbyist.
Special Features: Hobby based RC truck, Nitro-powered, incorporates the new TQ2.4GHz radio system, Low profile gear box and fuel tank, fully adjustable suspensions, new stylish look
The Firestorm 10T has proven time and again why it deserves the title of off-road champion. With its vast years in the game, HPI has finally incorporated the newly improved 2.4GHz radio system for uttermost radio controlled user friendliness. All the truck’s dynamics are safely tucked under a stylish sport themed color coating casing. Included are four 6-Spoke chrome wheels.
This particular RC truck features adjustable suspension that comes with vertically adjustable front and hind camber links, adjustable anti-squat and rear toe-in, silicone oil filling shocks with threaded shock bodies, adjustable shock position, and adjustable wheel base
All of these features are held by a sturdy double deck chassis that comes with a 3mm thick aluminum main deck serving as the backbone. It combines with a hard steel center brace for consistent gear mesh between the clutch bell spur gear.
Both the low profile steering servo and 75cc fuel tank keeps the center of gravity low. The tank also features an internal fuel filter to protect the engine. Pushing out the horsepower to the suspension is the gearbox that incorporates the 4.11.1 gear ratio, a double pad slipper clutch, a tunable and sealed planetary gear, and all-metal interior gear. This makes a super tough yet durable drivetrain.
Tying all of this power to the suspension is a durable low profile gearbox that uses a low 4.11:1 gear ratio, a sealed and tunable planetary gear differential, a dual pad slipper clutch, and all-metal internal gears, making for a super tough and durable drivetrain. Traction is handled by new Ground Assault tapered pin rear tires and Front Line ribbed front tires for multi-surface handling and long life.
Verdict: Best for users who can handle nitro powered RC trucks
Special Features: Hobby based , electric powered, XP 2.4GHz radio system
Having won four consecutive years the R.O.A.R title, you can tell that the SC 10 series is a force to be reckoned with. Over the years this line up has undergone major upgrades that focuses on the agility of the truck. The result is the SC 10 RS a ready to run replica of the Lucas oil off road racing truck series.
Some of the upgrades featured in the RC10 RS include newly improved waterproof Reedy 3300 KV brushless motor, High-power XP SC700 brushless speed control, and enclosed receiver box. The truck’s suspension is improved with the extra blue anodized aluminum V2 coil-over shocks.
The truck also features a 2.6:1 gearbox inclusive of externally V2 slipper clutch that is externally adjustable and a sealed gear differential with internal heavy-duty gears. SC10RS comes with hex-drive wheels that feature traction JConcepts racing compound rear inserts and tires for extra grip.
When you combine its XP 2.4GHz radio system together with XP metal gear steering servo you get a potent short course race machine. But before that, try investing in either NiMH & LiPo battery packs that crank up the power.
Verdict: Powerful robust structure but does not kick up the speed limits of up to 65mph and beyond.
Speed: 45+ mphs
Special Features: 1/8 Scale, Brushless motor, electric powered, 2.4GHz Remote Control
For advanced hobbyist who wants a pro level performance, the TR-MT8E monster truck makes a great selection. It is specially designed for endurance and extra performance. This high-end truck is factory assembled for a ready to run experience. It is powered by x2 LiPo battery packs.
Vehicle is reinforced with differentials, extra-large front bumper with in-built LED lights, hardened steel driveshaft, high grade ball bearings, adjustable turnbuckles, robust and long travel suspension, and durable polycarbonate body.
This vehicle features top level pro race grade electronics that consist of a 42mm high torque 2500KV brushless motor, waterproof Savox servo, and hobbywing 100a waterproof ESC.
The packaging is fully equipped with everything you need to run this speedy system.
Verdict: Expensive package but delivers results when put to the test.
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Special Features: Ready-to-Run truck, 2.4GHz radio system with high-torque steering servo, 1/10 Scale, Four-Wheel Drive, Electric-Powered Truck. 4-link rear suspension, waterproof AE-5 ESC
Axial's latest version, the SCX10 takes after AX10 Deadbolt body for a cool scale appearance. For existing Axial fans, this gives them a new factory body choice. The Deadbolt body with realistic driver featured, officially patented Walker Evans Racing wheels and Maxxis Trepador tires. This choice makes the SCX10 Deadbolt the first choice for realistic scale video action.
The SCX10 features a rock solid, durability tested transmission that comes with a protective cover that shields your spur gear and pinion from dirt and debris. The standard dove-tailed bolt-in cage fits rig bodies adjusted for optimum clearance. This truck relies on either 7.2V NiMH 6-cell stick pack or 2-3S LiPo pack with Star plug. Included in its package is ESC, 2-channel 2.4GHz radio, 27T brushed motor and instruction manual.
Verdict: Recognized chassis of choice for scale enthusiasts across the world. Makes a great entry level speedy RC truck that maneuvers different kinds of terrains with ease.
Special Features: 1/10 scale, Nitro powered, 2WD Stadium Truck, 27MHz radio system. Prographix painted design, TRX 2.5 racing engine, Bolt-on rear wing with aluminum hardware, 2.8 inches tires with foam inserts pre-glued on mirror-chrome twin-spoke wheels
Traxxas Rustler easily out-muscles the competition with speeds that reaches beyond 50mphs. This high performance race truck is fired up by TRX 2.5 racing engine. It pumps out the torque needed for vicious, wheel-standing explosions and outstanding acceleration.
The Rustler’s redesigned body cheats the wind thanks to the smooth curves and low-slung stance, while its new graphics dominate with style. Light, fast, and loaded with power, Nitro Rustler will have you dominating the neighborhood race track.
Verdict: First name in 2WD nitro stadium high performance trucks.
Special features: 1/5 Monster truck, Electric powered, large brushless motor
The Rampage XT-E from RedCat is the perfect combination of power and performance. It comes in with, large brushless motor, a powerful 150A electronic speed controller, and dual 11.1v LIPO battery packs. When combined you get loads of torque and serious horse power enough to tear up the competition.
The 4mm T6 aluminum chassis offers the rugged backbone needed for action packed fun. Its humongous off-road tires, aluminum oil filled shocks, and fully adaptable suspension offer unmatched control and excitement.
Verdict: The XT-E offers amazing speeds for a monster truck
Special features: 1/10-Scale, 2WD Short Course Racing Truck, TQ 2.4GHz Radio System, waterproof receiver box, Traxxas iD Battery and DC Fast Charger
For an entry level speed demon, Traxxas Slash makes an excellent choice. It incorporates all the goodies we love about Traxxas RC trucks. This short course racer features the Titan 12T 550 modified motor designed for amazing mod-motor power output with abiding performance and virtually maintenance-free operation. This cool running motor equates to faster speeds, extended motor life and longer runtime.
The XL-5 ESC smoothly supplies power to the motor while handling elements. It features 3 drive modes and thermal shutdown protection. The patented training mode cuts 50 percent of the overall power output of the XL-5 making it easier for beginners to improve their control skills before releasing full-power operation.
Other features that make the XL-5 model great are the brushless ready Magnum 272 transmission, digital high-torque waterproof steering servo, torque-control slipper clutch, oil-filled ultra-shocks, steel-composite planetary gear differential, long-wheelbase chassis, and scale front and rear bumpers.
Verdict: Ideal for beginner RC racers.
Due to the heavy ingenuity put in place most of these Trucks are high end and are best for experienced users who can handle the high speed that comes with these vehicles.
When we talk about speed in a robust construction, only the highlighted top ten RC tracks fit the bill. As fast automobiles, these road monsters will pump up your adrenaline like no other. Invest in one and grab yourself a front row seat.