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Comparing the Best
1/10 Nitro RC Touring Cars

Buyer's guide to choosing among the popular and fastest nitro powered radio controlled touring cars. Side by side comparison of the best models from Team Associated and HPI Racing.

1/10 Nitro RC Touring Cars

These are ready-to-run (RTR) models that are using 4wd, 2-stroke nitro engines and rubber racing tires. Models reviewed are limited to single speed transmission and are great cars for beginners to get started in nitro r/c.

Model Associated Nitro TC3 HPI Nitro RS4 RTR 3 F150 OFNA Nitro Z10 RTR
Image HPI Nitro RS4 Touring Car
Scale 1/10 1/10 1/10
Classification 4wd Nitro RC Touring Car 4wd Nitro RC Touring Car 4wd Nitro RC Touring Car
Motor .12 size ABC Engine .15FE w/ aluminum head .12 OFNA pull start
Exhaust System Side exhaust manifold and tuned pipe Manifold w/ composite dual chamber tuned pipe Side exhaust
Transmission Single speed Single speed 2-speed
Drive Train Carbon shaft drive Shaft drive 3 belt drive
Ball Bearings 22 ball bearings Full ball bearings Full ball bearings
Suspension Composite shocks Oil filled shocks Oil filled shocks
Tires High grip w/ foam inserts X-pattern rubber tires Radial threaded
Radio Control System Ace Jaguar w/ dual rate TX2 Airtronics Pistol Grip
Top Speed (est.) 35 mph 36 mph 40+ mph
Street Price (est.) $357 $299 $299
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 Smooth transmission, great acceleration. Although slightly more expensive, it is a great nitro r/c car for beginners. Fun and easy to drive. Great nitro rc car for beginners.

Runner Up: I would buy this for the F150 body! Also the shaft drive requires less maintenance than the belt drive OFNA Z10.

BEST BUY!

With a 2-speed transmission and Airtronics radio control system, the OFNA Nitro Z10 is the cheapest and fastest among the 3 models.


Sources:
www.rc10.com
www.hpiracing.com

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