Remote control cars can make great gifts for kids who love to race them as well as youth and even adults who also appreciate them as collectors. The array of car types can be dizzying, from vintage cars to sports vehicles to off-road vehicles with big tires that look like they’re ready to tear up rough roads. Whether you’re ready to zoom down the road, maneuvering a fast car against other racers, or just eager to appreciate authentic styling details in a model’s exterior or interior, you’ll want to check out some of these excellent remote control cars in 2017.
1. The JOGOTO Rhino RC Remote Control Speed & Trail Super Fast Racing Car Buggy Vehicle
The JOGOTO Rhino RC Remote Control Speed & Trail Super Fast Racing Car Buggy Vehicle comes ready to roll, with its required batteries, right out of the box. Recommended for youth 14 years old and up, who will appreciate its fine detailing, multi-directional control, good response, LED lights and full suspension.
2. The Radio Remote Control 1/14 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Licensed RC Model Car
The Radio Remote Control 1/14 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Licensed RC Model Car (Orange) is a beautiful remote controlled sports car. It’s a licensed model car with working rear and headlights. It also has full function radio control; it can be easily stopped, turned left or right, or moved forward and back. Customers like its ease of steering and its cool look. It comes factory assembled, but batteries are not included (you’ll need five AA batteries and a nine-volt for the controller). Recommended for ages eight and up.
3. Holy Stone® Lamborghini Veneno 1:14 Scale, Gravity Sensor/Radio Control RC Vehicle Diecast Model
Sleek styling and gorgeous detailing make the Holy Stone® Lamborghini Veneno 1:14 Scale, Gravity Sensor/Radio Control RC Vehicle Diecast Model a great gift, especially for older kids (the manufacturer suggests 14 and up) who appreciate the collector value of the car. This plastic car comes with two rechargeable battery packs as well as a charger, though you’ll need to supply the three AAs needed for the transmitter. A joystick is used to control the car’s movements.
4. Wltoys 2015-1A 1:63 Coke Can Mini RC Radio Racing Car
For some smaller fun, you might like to check out the Wltoys 2015-1A 1:63 Coke Can Mini RC Radio Racing Car which comes in eight different colors and frequencies. This inexpensive little car has a four direction remote controller and LED lights for the headlights and tail-lights. The controller also works as a recharger. Recommended for kids 13 and up, big kids will likely enjoy its high speed and the four road blocks that come with it.
5. 1:14 Licensed BMW VISION / i8 Remote Control Car by MJX
The 1:14 Licensed BMW VISION / i8 Remote Control Car by MJX has a detailed, sporty look and full functioning remote control. It features a tri-band frequency and a differential system in the rear wheel which helps the car not to skid. The front wheel also has a trim feature which allows racers to adjust the car in a straighter direction. This quality model remote control vehicle is recommended for children eight and up.
6. The Maisto R/C 1:24 Scale 1967 Ford Mustang GT Radio Control Vehicle
The Maisto R/C 1:24 Scale 1967 Ford Mustang GT Radio Control Vehicle is officially licensed and comes with authentic styling details collectors will appreciate. The controller is a dashboard type with different frequencies so racers can run the car against other Maisto cars. It’s recommended for kids from 8-15 and comes ready to run; all you have to do is supply four AA batteries, two for the car and two for the controller.
7. World Tech Toys Land King Electric RC Truggy
Also recommended for kids 8-15 is the World Tech Toys Land King Electric RC Truggy (1:12 Scale). This off-road car has large rubber tires, a full suspension system and bumpers in front and back that make it suitable for rough terrain racing. It’s electric powered with full function radio control.
8. Redcat Racing Lightning EPX Electric Drift Car
The Redcat Racing Lightning EPX Electric Drift Car, 1/10 Scale, comes in bright green or orange/black or purple/red combinations. No matter what color you choose, you’ll appreciate the vehicle’s forward and reverse transmission and its stylish details, including its racing tires. It also has four wheel drive and a an AM radio with two channels. It comes with a battery and charger, though the eight AA batteries needed for the remote are not included. This sturdy car weighs over six pounds and is recommended for older children 14 and up.
9. Redcat Racing Shockwave Nitro Buggy
Say hello to the vivid, electric blue of the Redcat Racing Shockwave Nitro Buggy, 1/10 Scale. Though the price tag on this metal, four wheel drive vehicle might seem a little high, the list of its features is sure to impress. It comes with a Nitro 2.67cc Vertex Engine, aluminum capped shocks, single speed transmission and composite disc brakes. The 2.4GHz Radio is included, but you’ll need to supply a dozen AAs (eight for the remote and four for the actual car). Recommended for youth 14 and up. Redcat Racing also provides customer service help if you need to troubleshoot problems with the car.
10. R/C Lamborghini Veneno SuperCar Radio Remote Control Model Car
The glossy red color of the 1/18 Scale R/C Lamborghini Veneno SuperCar Radio Remote Control Model Car will appeal to the recommended eight and up crowd. It has full function radio control (forward, reverse, left, right and stop) and adjustable front wheel alignment. It can reach up to eight miles an hour. It comes factory assembled, but you’ll need to supply four AAs and a nine-volt battery.