Christmas Buyers Guide – Best Remote Control Cars 2017
Looking to buy a remote control car as a present this Christmas? Then look no further than our Christmas buyers guide which showcases a range of RC cars suitable for all ages and budgets. Our range is suitable for driving indoors, outdoors or drifting.
All the remote control cars here are tried and tested by the RC Geeks staff. Smaller models such as the HPI Baja Q32 have been tested in the RC Geeks office, and the larger models such as the HPI Vorza have been put through their paces off-road on various dirt tracks.
There may be other models available, but this is the editors choice of the best you can get for various budgets, so you can ensure that you are buying a great gift.
Fancy something that flies? Then check out our Christmas Quadcopter Buyers Guide.
Christmas RC Cars (and a bike) up to £100
HPI Racing Q32 Baja – £31.99
The HPI Racing Baja Q32 is a small buggy designed for indoors that makes a great stocking filler or present for all ages. The box doubles up as a ramp and hours of fun can be had jumping around your living room.
One of the most fun toys we’ve had in our office since the Hubsan X4. These motorbikes make great gifts and are enormous fun to use in or outdoors. Suitable for all ages and especially good for any bike enthusiasts, they include a battery and charger.
Small but cool, and everything included, the Maverick Ion is a range of 1/18th scale (about the size of an A4 piece of paper) cars that offer full-size control in a mini package. They feature the same transmitter as larger RC Cars, yet are suitable for indoors and out. The range even includes a rally car and a desert truck.
Christmas RC Cars up to £200
3Racing Sakura D4 Drift Cars – £109-£119
For the professional drifter, the 3Racing Sakura D4 offers superior drift performance and excellent customisation. It is available in 2 models, the Sakura D4 AWD (all-wheel drive) and the Sakura D4 RWD (rear-wheel drive). The AWD model is more suited to beginners, whereas the RWD is for professionals.
The Maverick Strada range are full size (1/10th Scale) remote control cars that are fully ready-to-run and all include battery and charger. Suitable for ages 14+, they are great outdoors and feature several parts that can be changed or upgraded. Significantly higher spec than other entry-level models the Strada range features on-road and off-road vehicles.
Absima are high quality, robust vehicles that are suitable for anyone wanting a fast and cool looking buggy or monster truck. They are fully waterproof and can be upgraded to a LiPo battery if you want serious speed. The eye-catching bodies make them stand out from the crowd.
Christmas RC Cars up to £300
Newly updated with a Ford F150 body shell, the Savage XS from HPI Racing is the most powerful truck of its size. Capable of huge jumps, double back-flips and anything else you can throw at it, this is the ultimate boys-toy for Christmas.
HPI Racing Vorza Buggy – £548.99
The fastest HPI Racing car available. Built for racing the HPI Vorza is extremely quick and features a race-spec chassis paired with HPI’s electronics that propel it to up to 73mph.
Support, spares and hop-ups
RC Geeks don’t just sell cars. We support all our models with a range of spares, hop-ups, batteries and accessories. See our extensive spares finder here. We are also here to support you and your product. If you have a pre-sales query or an after-sales technical support issue please get in touch via our contact form, email or by calling us on 01737 457404.