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Comparing the Newest Nitro RC Cars

Here is a side by side comparison of some of the best nitro rc cars that are ready to run out of the box. The CEN CT5, HPI Nitro RS4 Evo 3 and the Traxxas Nitro 4-TEC 3.3.

Comparison of nitro rc cars - Cen vs Traxxas

  CEN CT5 HPI Nitro RS4 Evo 3 Traxxas Nitro 4-Tec 3.3
Scale 1/10 1/10 1/10
Engine 2.5 big block (PS) T3.0 TRX 3.3
Starter Pull start Roto Start EZ-Start
Transmission  2 speed 2 speed 2 speed
Drivetrain 4wd 4wd 4wd
Type 3 belt Shaft 3 belt
Differential Bevel gear Gear Planetary
Suspension Pivot ball Hinge  
Tires Rubber Rubber Rubber
Width 196mm   198mm
Weight 1900gm (67.8oz)   65.25oz
Radio Skyion FM HPI TF-1 AM Traxxas TQ
Speed 73.4mph 50mph 70mph
Est. Price $319 $294 $339
Awards     RCCA Reader's Choice 2009
Bodies Porsche 911, BMW 320i, Subaru WRX, Mini Cooper, Mercedes CLK, Ford GT Mustang, Corvette Single body


I would choose the following in order of preferrence 1) CEN CT5, 2) Traxxas Nitro 4TEC 3.3 and 3) HPI Nitro RS4 Evo 3. Enjoy and be safe.

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