Beyond sheer speed and endurance, there's simply no matching the sights, sounds, and petrol-enthused smell of a high-revving two-stroke engine at full throttle. If you fancy yourself a bona fide petrolhead, you'll know the deep growl of the exhaust, the pungent whiff of petrol, and the screech of tyres across the tarmac can't be beaten.
Here at AT Models, we offer a selection of high-quality petrol-powered models for those who get their kicks from the roar of a miniature internal combustion engine.
Main Features of Petrol RC Cars
Petrol RC cars typically utilise 2-stroke engines and run on a mixture of standard unleaded and quality 2-stroke oil (typically a ratio of 25:1)
The engine sizes offered in petrol models commonly range from 15cc up to 30cc or larger. Larger engine sizes provide more power and faster acceleration.
Compared to electric RC cars, petrol-powered models are larger in size and weigh more due to the bulk of their engines and fuel tanks.
Petrol models are capable of reaching very high speeds and benefit from longer runtimes per tank of fuel.
The sights, sounds, and scent of petrol combustion create a realistic experience unmatched by other types of RC models.
Considerations When Investing in a Petrol Remote Control Car
It's true petrol models require a greater upfront investment than electric RCs. But, the higher quality materials and advanced engineering used in their construction make them well worth the initial outlay. Petrol remote control cars are finely tuned machines that are built to handle the stresses of high speeds and off-road driving.
Yes, petrol power does demand a little more maintenance, like cleaning air filters and changing spark plugs, but this hands-on care is part of the rewarding hobby experience that enthusiasts love.
Fuel may be slightly less convenient to obtain than rechargeable batteries, but any local petrol station can supply the petrol/oil mix to keep your RC ripping. You'll also find that the fuel is cheaper thanNitro RC, and maintenance is comparable.
As for safety, it's pretty obvious that common sense precautions are advised when dealing with an open flame and combustible fuel. However, by following the manufacturer's guidelines and taking care when refuelling, there aren’t any great risks. And the few extra safety precautions are easily offset by the joys of power sliding around corners and climbing epic dirt mounds that only petrol muscle can master.
Many petrol models also feature 4WD and rugged suspension systems to provide matchless traction and control when navigating rough terrain and racing conditions. So while petrol RCs do come with some added considerations, they are without doubt a thrilling investment for serious RC hobbyists.
Steal the Show with Your Petrol-Powered RC
Don't relegate your prized petrol RC only to your driveway, that would be a waste! Get out and showcase what it can do.
Bring your prized machine to the track for racing competitions and leave your opponents in the dust when you push speeds to the limit.
Or head to the localoff-road spot and blow your friends' minds as you blast through muddy trenches and over steep hills at a breakneck pace.
Wherever you and your petrol-powered ride go, expect to turn heads and drop jaws. People will crowd around just to admire the growling engine and get a whiff of that signature high-octane aroma. And when the unbelievers see these engineering marvels in action, you’re bound to gain a few new converts to the petrol RC lifestyle.
And there are RC clubs nationwide full of fellow enthusiasts eager to talk shop. By joining a local club, you get to connect with petrolheads who truly appreciate high-performance RC petrol-fuelled cars. Swap stories, troubleshoot problems together, and share advice on fine-tuning these cars with your newfound petrol pals. And you may even make some lasting friendships with people who share your exact passion for petrol RCs.
With a petrol RC car from AT Models, you'll have an impressive ride to show off your skills and impress the crowds. The open road and off-road call – it’s time to showcase the power and excitement of petrol RC.
AT Models - Fueling Petrol RC Dreams Since 2018
Run by bonafide enthusiasts, we only stock the kinds of quality RC vehicles we'd be stoked to own ourselves.
Browse the AT Models selection online and check out the options. If you've got any questions, hit us up! Our RC experts are always down for a chat and are happy to help you pick the ideal RC car.