Most Expensive RC Cars In The World

I am sure we all have played with an RC car in our childhood and some still do as an adult. However, for most of us, it is still a toy and nothing more than that. But, there are professionals and RC enthusiasts out there for whom an RC car is more than just a toy.

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keeping this in mind, there are many top RC car brands that build premium RC cars to satisfy this particular segment of customers. These premium RC cars are built for professional usage like RC racing, filmography, etc.

You won’t believe me when I say that these RC cars can be up to 20 to 30 times or even more expensive than the standard RC cars. We have prepared a list of such premium RC cars for you to have look at if you don’t believe us.

Most Expensive RC Cars In The Market

1. XB Hornet Black Limited Edition

expensive RC car from Tamiya

 

 

The original XB Hornet buggy was first launched in the year 1984 by the company known as Tamiya. It was a huge hit among RC car enthusiasts in the mid-’80s.

To celebrate that success, Tamiya has worldwide launched a limited edition of the original car for its fans. This new limited edition RC vehicle features an all-black metallic body with some technical updates.

There is another version of the XB Hornet which is available in the market for a reasonable price. You can get the regular Hornet buggy at approx $100 from online or offline stores.

But, the Hornet Black limited edition can cost you somewhere around $1200, which can be considered expensive for an RC car. However, if you want to get lost in nostalgia then you should definitely have a look at this limited-edition RC car from Tamiya.

2. Losi 5Ive-T 2.0

Losi premium RC car

 

 

This RC car is on the list of expensive remote control cars because it runs on gasoline and not electricity. The cars that use engines instead of motors for their operation are bound to be expensive.

However, these cars run way faster than normal battery operated RC cars and therefore are not easy to operate. And hence, they are only meant for professional RC racers and not for beginners.

The RC car from Losi is one such gasoline operated RC car that you can buy at approx $1400 from Amazon. It comes with a 6 channel receiver, but you will have to buy the transmitter separately.

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3. Kraken Vekta.5

Vekta remote control car

 

 

The Kraken Vekta.5 is another buggy radio control car on this list that will cost you around $1,774.99 on its official website. It is also called the KV5. It’s a 1/5 scale RC car builds upon the design of Shannon Campbell’s Class 1 named “The Beast”.

Similar to other gasoline operated RC cars, this one also is only for the experts of RC racing.

It is an off-road RC car that you can race anywhere on rough terrain. Also, it has a heavy-duty roll cage that protects the chassis and other internal parts in case the car flips over during a racing session.

Overall it is a monster truck that can destroy everything that comes on its path.

4. Traxxas Xo-1

Traxxas xo-1

 

 

Traxxas is one of the most popular RC car brands in the world and rightly so because they have been making awesome RC cars for a very long time.

The Traxxas XO 1 is probably the most famous and fastest car from Traxxas. It can go up to 100 mph on full throttle which is an amazing speed for a radio controlled car.

The Xo-1 is claimed to have the largest brushless motor which provides it huge thrust to reach the speed of 1 to 60 mph in just 23 seconds. If you are impressed with the features of the car and are wishing to buy it then let me remind you that it will cost you approx $800.

 5. Freefly Tero

Most expensive RC car

 

 

At a whopping price of over $4500, the Freefly Tero is the most expensive RC car out there. Now you must be thinking that why this RC vehicle is so expensive? Well, the Freefly Tero may look like some ordinary RC cars but it isn’t.

With well-built chassis, electric engine and heavy-duty tire, this car is designed to be used with heavy professional filmmaking cameras.

It can be used to film chase sequences and other heart-pounding action scenes which can be risky if filmed by human beings. If you are an aspiring filmmaker then you can use it for shooting your short films or other projects.

However, if you can’t afford it then you can also get it on rent as well, Freefly has its offices in every major country of the world.

Honorable Mention

1. AUTOart 1/18 Mad Max2 – The Road Warrior Interceptor

Mad max 2 interceptor

 

 

Mad Max is a classic action thriller movie from Australia. The film was released in 1979 and shortly became one of the most profitable films of all time. Moreover, the cars used in all the movies of the mad max franchise have their separate fanbase.

Autoart encashed the popularity of the Mad Max franchise and came with its own version of the Interceptor car used in the movie Mad Max 2 the road warrior. The 1/18 scale model of the interceptor is the exact replica of the car used in the movie and will cost you approx $1300 if you want to buy it.

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Conclusion

After looking at this list, I hope now you won’t consider a remote control car just a toy. A lot of effort and engineering goes behind creating these awesome small racing machines and hence their price is justified.

Also, the Mad Max 2 interceptor is not an actual RC car as it is just a scale model car but I couldn’t resist putting it on the list and hence added it in the honorable mention.

All in all, these are some of the most expensive RC cars in the world right now. If we missed some of them then don’t feel shy to tell us in the comments below. We shall add them to this list right away.

Traxxas Rustler 4x4 VXL, Brushless RC Truck, 65+ mph, Green
  • PREMIUM POWER SYSTEM: Velineon 3S power system delivers the ultimate efficiency, speed, and run-time along with refined control
  • CLIPLESS BODY: Uses a clipless body latching system for secure mounting and fast, one-handed removal and installation
  • ROLLOVER PROTECTION: Sleek aerodynamic body features a rugged internal structure and external rollover protection to ensure a long life and durability...
  • RADIO SYSTEM: Traxxas TQi 2.4Hz radio remote control system delivers superior speed, precision, and control
  • BATTERY AND CHARGER NOT INCLUDED: Package includes Rustler 4x4, quick start guide, radio system, and maintenance tools; Recommended to use a single...
Traxxas 77086-4 - X-Maxx: Brushless Electric Monster Truck - RED
  • Traxxas 77086-4 - X-Maxx 1/6 4WD Monster Truck RTR, Red X
  • Features: Traxxas Stability Management(TSM): Superior tuning algorithms run on high speed electronic components to control wheel spin and steering...
  • Includes: RTR X-Maxx 8s Truck Brushless Motor Radio ESC OrangeX Painted Body Quick Start Guide Maintenance Tools
  • Specs: Length: 29.84” (758mm) Front Track: 22.26” (540mm) Rear Track: 22:66” (525mm) distance from outer edges of wheels measured side to side...
  • Part number(s) included (in factory packaging): 77086-4
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ARRMA RC Truck 1/5 KRATON 4X4 8S BLX Brushless Speed Monster Truck RTR (Ready-to-Run), Green,...
  • SUPERIOR RC TRUCK: Laser-etched aluminum anodized chassis plate, Strong composite chassis side pods, Triangular structured center brace system for...
  • OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE: Spektrum DX3 3-channel 2.4GHz Radio with SR6100AT AVC Receiver, Spektrum Firma 160A Smart ESC, Spektrum Firma 1250Kv Brushless...
  • DURABLE DESIGN: Ultra-thick composite front and rear shock towers, Easy-access 3-bolt sliding motor mount for quick motor removal, Aluminum motor...
  • EASY MAINTENANCE: Easy-access front and rear diff module design, All-metal diff outdrives and gearbox internals, Easy-access waterproof electronics...
  • READY-TO-RUN: DESIGNED FAST and DESIGNED TOUGH, it’s ready-to-run out of the box and comes with nearly everything you need — just add your...
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ARRMA RC Truck 1/5 Outcast 4X4 8S BLX Stunt Truck RTR (Ready-to-Run Transmitter and Receiver...
  • SUPERIOR RC TRUCK: ARRMA modular platform with many "custom-build" options. Adjustable battery boxes with hook and loop straps. ARRMA-tough design
  • OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE: Includes Spektrum DX3 2.4GHz Radio with SRS6110AT AVC Receiver, Spektrum Firma 160A Smart ES, Spektrum Firma 1250Kv Brushless...
  • DURABLE DESIGN: Extra-rigid, laser-etched anodized aluminum chassis. Multi-structured center brace system, Rear lower chassis brace, Strong composite...
  • EASY MAINTENANCE: Easy access to front and rear differentials (5 screws), Easy-to-remove Power Module (5 screws), Sliding motor mount for easy motor...
  • READY-TO-RUN: Just add your choice of batteries and charger and go! Needed to complete (2) 4S LiPo Batteries with IC5/EC5 Connector, Compatible...
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ARRMA 1/7 Felony 6S BLX Street Bash All-Road Muscle Car RTR (Ready-to-Run Transmitter and Receiver...
  • SUPERIOR RC TRUCK: ast and tough, it can reach 80+ MPH speeds out of the box over on-road, dirt and oval tracks
  • DURABLE DESIGN: The 6061-T6 anodized aluminum chassis houses a heavy-duty drivetrain with steel driveshafts plus all-metal diff outdrives and gearbox...
  • FEATURES: Spektrum Firma 150A Smart ESC and dBoots Hoons all-road tires
  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: Spektrum 3-Channel DX3 2.4GHz DSMR radio and SR6110AT Receiver with AVC (Active Vehicle Control)
  • READY-TO-RUN: Just add your choice of batteries and charger and go!
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ARRMA 1/8 Notorious 6S V5 4WD BLX Stunt RC Truck with Spektrum Firma RTR (Transmitter and Receiver...
  • EASY TO HANDLE RC TRUCK: Updated with Spektrum components and Smart compatible
  • SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE: 60+ MPH (97 km/h) speeds achievable in optimum conditions using a 6S LiPo battery and the include optional speed pinion gear
  • INCLUDES: EXB compatible front brace
  • DURABLE: Large volume waterproof receiver box
  • READY-TO-RUN: just install a charged 4 cell or 6 cell LiPo battery of your choice
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ARRMA RC Truck 1/8 KRATON 6S V5 4WD BLX Speed Monster Truck with Spektrum Firma RTR, Blue,...
  • EASY TO HANDLE RC TRUCK: Updated with Spektrum components and Smart compatible
  • SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE: 60+ MPH (97 km/h) speeds achievable in optimum conditions using a 6S LiPo battery and the include optional speed pinion gear
  • INCLUDES: EXB compatible front brace
  • DURABLE: Large volume waterproof receiver box
  • READY-TO-RUN: just install a charged 4 cell or 6 cell LiPo battery of your choice
ARRMA RC Car 1/8 Typhon 6S V5 4WD BLX Buggy with Spektrum Firma RTR (Ready-to-Run), Black and Red,...
  • EASY TO HANDLE RC TRUCK: Updated with Spektrum components and Smart compatible
  • SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE: 70+ MPH (113km/h) speeds achievable in optimum conditions using a 6S LiPo battery and optional pinion gear, not included
  • INCLUDES: EXB compatible front brace
  • DURABLE: Large volume waterproof receiver box
  • READY-TO-RUN: just install a charged 4 cell or 6 cell LiPo battery of your choice
Traxxas 1/10 Scale TRX-4 Scale and Trail Crawler with 2.4GHz TQi Radio, Red
  • Innovative portal axles provide huge ground clearance and virtually eliminate chassis torque twist
  • Lock differentials and operate the high/low range transmission remotely from the transmitter
  • XL-5 HV ESC and powerful 21T Titan 550 motor accept 6 or 7-cell NiMH or 2 or 3-cell LiPo batteries (sold separately)
  • Waterproof electronics allow you to drive the TRX-4 in the worst conditions
  • Highly detailed Land Rover Defender body with functional accessories and spare tire. Refer user manual for troubleshooting steps.
Redcat Racing Shredder XTE Electric Truck, 1/6 Scale, Red
  • Designed to jump big, go fast, and look great
  • A streamlined layout provides stability and balance you can feel
  • Heavy duty plastic throughout
  • Independent front and rear suspension
  • Reinforced wing mount and shock towers