Hobbytron has a new and really cool RC car on their site right now that is a massive 1/5 scale design. The nitro powered RC cars I have reviewed here previously are 1/8 scale, so this RTR H5 Ford GT is really massive.
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Most RC cars that I have tested use disk brakes, but they are on the differential rather than on the wheels like a normal car. This Ford GT RC car has disk brakes on each wheel plus rather than running on nitro fuel at about $30 per gallon this car runs on unleaded gas and oil mixture that will run you in the range of $4.00 per gallon depending on your area.
That means you can go to the local gas station and get fuel for the car and mix it with oil like you do a dirt bike or weed whacker. The car comes fully assembled right out of the box and includes a rechargeable battery for the electronics on the car.
The radio is a Futaba OEM controller that needs four AA batteries, which are not included. These batteries and the fuel are the only things that are not included. The Futaba radio is a three channel FM transmitter that should offer good range over the AM units you typically get with RTR RC cars.
The Ford GT measures in at 38” long, has a 15” wheelbase, and a height of 12”. The engine is a 23cc unit and the car has a 450cc fuel tank. The guys in the video were able to get the off road version of the vehicle up to 38 mph at ¾ throttle, so the Ford GT should be good for about 50 mph. the car is avaialble now for $650.
Check out the video below to see the car in action.