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RC Touring Cars - Buyer's Guide

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These are the 1:10 scale electric powered on-road radio control 4wd cars. One of the fastest racing class to run. Speeds of over 100 kph are reached on large tracks. Photos, videos, reviews, tips and more.

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RC Touring Cars Guide


IFMAR World Champions

IFMAR TC World Champions

Photo: 2010 Winner Marc Rheinard, 2008 Winner Marc Rheinard and 2006 Winner Andy Moore.

Since 2000 and every two years, an IFMAR World Champion is crowned. Here are the past winners.

Year World Champion Winning R/C Touring Car

2000
2002
2004
2006
2008
2010
2012 Atsushi Hara
Surikarn Chaidejsuriya
Marc Rheinard
Andy Moore
Marc Rheinard
Marc Rheinard
Jilles Groskamp Yokomo MR4-TC Pro
Tamiya TRF414M
Tamiya TRF 415
Hot Bodies Cyclone
Tamiya TRF 416
Tamiya TRF 416X
Tamiya TRF 417X

So far Tamiya has dominated by winning 5 out of the 7 championships. If you are looking to buy the best, recommended are the Tamiya 417X, Yokomo BD7 and Hot Bodies TCXX. These are the fastest touring cars.

Best Touring Cars

Tamiya 417x of Marc Rheinard

Photo: The pit table of 3-Times World Touring Car champion Marc Rheinard. He drives a Tamiya TRF 417x. My daughter Porsha keeping his seat warm.

Here are the top three recommended touring cars based on speed and experience. Note that the level of touring car performance nowadays is very close. Any of the high level brands can win a big race. For carpet, it seems the Yokomo is very good. While on asphalt the Tamiya does well.

Racing Class, Speed and Skill Level Best Better Good

Modified TC Class (50+ mph, advanced racers) Tamiya 417X Yokomo BD7 Hot Bodies TCXX

TC Class Stock (40+ mph, intermediate racers) Tamiya 417X Hot Bodies TCX Sakura Zero

TC Entry Level (20+ mph, beginners) Tamiya TA06 Tamiya TA05 v2 Tamiya TT01E

Above is just my personal opion and I'm sure supporters of a specific brand will have their own recommendations on the best touring car. But you cannot go wrong with Tamiya, Yokomo, Hot Bodies, XRAY, Serpent and Associated.

Popular and cheap kits for beginners are the HPI E10 and Tamiya TT01. Out of the box, speeds are typically around 15mph. You can also buy hop ups (such as ball bearings, motors, speed controller, lipo batteries) to go faster.

RC Touring Cars Tamiya TT01E

Above: Photo of the 1/10 Tamiya TT01E chassis. Shaft drive 4wd with enclosed gearbox make it good on pebbly parking lots. This is a cheap kit for beginners.

For me, I would recommend you just keep the kit box stock, and keep playing with it until it becomes too slow for your driving skills. Then I recommend you buy a better kit rather than spending money hopping up an entry level car.

The Tamiya TA05 and TB03 are good chassis. Out of the box these are much better in terms of handling and durability. They are good for stock class type of racing wherein speeds up to 35mph are achieved.

Tamiya TA05 v2 for Sale

Above: Photo of the 1/10 Tamiya TA05 v2 on-road sedan. Full of racing parts at a reasonable price. Value for money.

I highly recommend the Tamiya TA05 for beginners and intermediate hobbyists. It is cheap, durable and a good racing machine. I've raced mine in Stock, Modified and Rally type races. Good value.

Then for the highest level of touring car racing, you need those that are lightweight with optimized suspension geometry for fastest cornering speeds. Here we are talking about racing speeds in excess of 50+ mph.

RC Car Sakura Zero

Photo: The 1/10 Sakura Zero is reasonably priced and comes with graphite chassis, oil filled shock absorbers, front spool, rear oil filled gear differential and modern suspension geometry. This touring car can compete at the faster races.

You want fast? Here is fast. Video is in normal speed.

Hope that gets you excited.

Reviews

Here are some of the electric touring cars that both me and my daughter race locally and in international overseas races.

Fast RC Car HPI TCX


HPI TCX

Electric RC Car Sakura Zero Cheap


Sakura Zero

RC Car Tamiya TA05 v2 Buy Online


Tamiya TA05 4WD

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