Guide to 60+ mph Nitro RC Cars
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Comparison: 60mph Nitro R/C Cars 

Here is a side-by-side comparison of the fastest 1/10th nitro R/C cars. These models are ready-to-run with top speeds of over 60 miles per hour. The only criteria is that these models use rubber tires, have a touring car chassis, and must be really fast!

Fastest 1/10 Nitro RC Cars

Do you want the fastest (top speed) remote controlled touring cars money can buy? Here they are: CEN CT4S vs. OFNA OB4 vs. Traxxas Nitro 4-Tec.

Model CEN CT4S OFNA OB4 Traxxas Nitro 4-Tec
Image CEN CT4S Review OFNA OB4 Review Traxxas Nitro 4-TEC Review
Scale 1/10 1/10 1/10
Classification 4wd Nitro RC Touring Car 4wd Nitro RC Touring Car 4wd Nitro RC Touring Car
Motor CEN NX-15 2.5 big block .12 Force pull start TRX 2.5 racing engine w/ EZ-Start system
Horsepower / rpms 35,000 rpms   1.3 HP
Exhaust System Rear exhaust manifold w/ tuned pipe Tuned pipe w/ header Rear exhaust manifold w/ tuned pipe
Transmission 2-speed 2-speed 2-speed
Drive Train 3-belt system Belt drive 3-belt drive
Ball Bearings 28 ball bearings Full ball bearings Full ball bearings
Suspension Race style oil shocks Oil filled shocks Oil filled shocks
Tires Super soft "V" thread Rubber tires Pre-glue racing tires
Radio Control System Mirage III pistol grip Airtronics Blazer Sport TQ radio controller
Top Speed (est.) 73.4 mph 60 mph 60+ mph
Street Price (est.) $339 $359 $359
Additional Items to Buy Trinity nitro starter kit (engine cleaner, 20% nitro fuel, 500cc fuel bottle, glow starter w/ charger) ~ $39

12 AA-size batteries

Trinity nitro starter kit (engine cleaner, 20% nitro fuel, 500cc fuel bottle, glow starter w/ charger) ~ $39

12 AA-size batteries

Trinity nitro starter kit (engine cleaner, 20% nitro fuel, 500cc fuel bottle, glow starter w/ charger) ~ $39

12 AA-size batteries

Comments / Recommendation Currently fastest top speed among all 1/10 nitro touring cars.

Optional 3-speed will push speeds over 80 mph!

  EZ-Start system is great for beginners, but is considered extra weight by serious racers.

The TRX 2.5 is a very strong engine.

Recommendation

What brand and model to buy? First, CEN is still building its reputation in the r/c industry. OFNA has been successful in producing race quality r/c cars and off-road buggies. And Traxxas is well known as a company specializing in ready-to-run r/c model kits. 

Given a choice, I would choose between OFNA or Traxxas. But... the CEN does go 73.4 mph, with is the fastest. At a street price of $339 it is also $20 cheaper. It also has a bigger engine, which should provide more torque and acceleration as compared to the OFNA Force .12.

In the end, I would recommend buying the CEN.

Resources:
www.cenracing.com
www.ofna.com
www.traxxas.com

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