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Remote control cars for kids

As most adults know, once you hand a child a remote control car, the best thing you can do is get out of the way.

And because these little vehicles are always such a hit with the little people, we did a little (well, actually, a lot) of research and are proud to bring you 12 of the coolest remote control cars for kids. 

(As you probably already know, remote control vehicles in general are always wildly popular with kids, probably because they're just ridiculously fun. If you're in the market for another type of r/c toy, check out our guide to some of the best remote control helicopters!)

Back to cars though.

Besides being great fun, there are plenty of benefits to playing with remote control cars. Kids learn about responsibility, and cars boost their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, encourage them to play outside, and provide an excellent opportunity for family bonding.

When it comes to picking out a car, ask yourself: Does she fancy a Ferrari? Is he a Lamborghini lover? Perhaps she goes bonkers for Beamers. Whatever the make, whatever the model, we've got something here for every child with a need for speed. 

Our top remote control cars for kids include:

  • Lamborghini Aventador 
  • Lamborghini Reventon
  • Lamborghini Gallardo
  • Lamborghini Veneno
  • Ferrari
  • Ferrari 458
  • BMW i8
  • Bugatti Veyron
  • Shelby Mustang GT500
  • Ford GT
  • 1967 Ford Mustang
  • 2011 Chevrolet Camaro

Oh, and no need to pimp any of these rides—these muscle cars and luxury vehicles are ready to roll. Just pop in some batteries, buckle your seatbelt, and enjoy the ride! 

Lamborghini Aventador Remote Control Car

This 8-inch toy Lamborghini will take your child's remote control vehicle experience to the next level. The all black, white or orange design is super sleek, the remote works from up to approximately 90 feet away, and the headlights turn on when it turns left and right. The attention to detail is impeccable, from the windshield wipers to the vents, and the glossy finish sparkles. 

Remote control car for kids


Lamborghini Remote Control Car

What we love:

  • The lights are very bright and look great in the dark
  • The car and the remote have power toggles, so you don't have to worry about the battery dying when not in use

What we don't love:

  • It doesn't work on carpet, and the surface has to be flat

Click here for more info and current pricing.


Lamborghini Reventon Remote Control Car

This fantastic little car, measuring just 9 inches long, is based off of a 1:18 scale of the famous Lamborghini Reventon. Take a close look at it and relish the realistic detail, from the rims and tires to the shiny topcoat. It moves in every direction and takes corners like a real champ. The remote control signal reaches up to 30 feet away, which makes this an excellent toy for any kid with a passion for robotics and racing.

Remote control car for kids


Lamborghini remote control car

What we love:

  • ​It's extremely durable and easy to drive
  • Previous buyers say it looks even better in person
  • It runs off batteries, so no need to charge it and then wait around

What we don't love:

  • Don't buy several cars for multiple kids as they're all set to the same frequency and the remotes will interfere with one another
  • The 5 AA batteries required are not included

Click here for more info and current pricing.


Lamborghini Gallardo Remote Control Car


​Here's another awesome remote control car that's based off of a 1:18 scale of the Lamborghini Gallardo. This was one of the famed Italian company's best-selling models of all time, and it's sure to be a popular model at your house too. This super-fast remote control car  is surprisingly durable, easy to operate, and shockingly realistic. 

Remote control car for kids

What we love:

  • The model offers excellent bang for your buck
  • The car runs very smoothly and is quite quiet

What we don't love:

  • The turning radius could be improved
  • Although the car in the photo is blue, you will receive an orange or yellow model

Click here for more info and current pricing.


Lamborghini Veneno Remote Control Car

There's nothing quite like racing a Lamborghini Veneno around the house at top speed. Talk about thrills for your kid!

This toy car is the spitting image of the original Italian model and moves in every direction. But not only that, one fan says that "Once you've mastered the controls, the action is awesome!"

Remote control car for kids


Lamborghini Veneno in Action

What we love:

  • It has a door button which opens the doors in true Lamborghini style
  • It comes with batteries
  • It's extremely responsive and moves at a good speed

What we don't love:

  • It drives best on a flat, smooth surface
  • A previous buyer says that the packaging was difficult to open

Click here for more info and current pricing.


Ferrari Remote Control Car

Remote control car for kids

This zippy little car is extremely well made, complete with working headlights and rear lights,  doors that open and close and an independent spring suspension system. It has meticulous details on both the outside and the inside, and is a beautiful model that looks just like the original. And, perhaps most importantly, it promises to offer hours of endless fun for any kid... and probably more than a few adults!

Ferrari remote control toy in action

What we love:

  • It works well both inside (even on carpets) and outside on flat surfaces
  • It's relatively quiet
  • It responds very well and moves at an excellent speed

What we don't love:

  • It needs 6 AA batteries and 1 9V battery
  • It doesn't drive very well off-road or over bumps

Click here for more info and current pricing.


Ferrari 458 Remote Control Car

This officially licensed remote control car it built to 1:24 scale and is the perfect beginner's remote control car (for a child under 10, for example), and it's the perfect size: not too big but not too small. The rims are made by premiere wheel makers, it looks like a die-cast replica, and most of all, it's fun to play with! 

Remote control car for kids
Ferrari 458 remote control car

What we love:

  • It can take bounces without breaking
  • This is a great value car for the price
  • The steering wheel remote is very easy to use, which makes it fun to make the car do turns

What we don't love:

  • The car is somewhat challenging to get out of the box, and one previous buyer recommends using a small Phillips head screwdriver to make sure nothing breaks
  • This car is not as detailed as others on the market

Click here for more info and current pricing.


BMW i8 and i3 Remote Control Car

Remote control car for kids

​This amazing car is available in various sizes, models and colors (1/14 i8, 1/14 i3, and 1:24 i3, in black, white, orange and silver) and has all kind of cool features, from the high gloss paint job and the adjustable front wheel alignment to the open and close door function on the remote and the extra bright LED lights. If ever there was a remote control toy meant to knock your socks off, this is it.

BWM r/c car in action

What we love:

  • It goes pretty quickly for such a small car
  • The headlights and rear lights come on automatically
  • Some small action figures fit inside, and can act as "drivers"

What we don't love:

  • One previous buyer said the turn radius could be improved
  • Some buyers say that the doors make noise when they open and close

Click here for more info and current pricing.


Bugatti Veyron Remote Control Car

Remote control car for kids

The detail on this licensed remote control car is just amazing. ​Like other models, it moves in all directions, has working head and tail lights and has a detailed interior and exterior. It goes anywhere from 8 to 15 mph, and is a safe bet for any fun-loving kid.

Bugatti Veyron remote control car

What we love:

  • It's very responsive and easy to navigate
  • Previous buyers say it can take a beating and holds up very well
  • Speed is outstanding

What we don't love:

  • It needs 6 batteries (5 AA and 1 9v), none of which are included
  • One buyer said that the car didn't go as far as expected from the remote control

Click here for more info and current pricing.


Shelby Mustang Remote Control Car

Remote control car for kids

Presenting the 1:18 scale Licensed Shelby GT500 Super Snake electric remote control​ car. This baby looks so much like the real thing, you just might do a double take. Detailed engine, a high gloss finish and rubber tires make this 10-inch car stand out, and your kid will no doubt rip it from the box when he or she sees it. Get ready to "tear up the streets!"

Mustang remote control car

What we love:

  • So dang durable! It slams into everything and keeps on going...
  • Controls are very easy to use
  • Battery consumption is quite low considering the power and speed of the car
  • Buyers say it looks better in person than in the photos

What we don't love:

  • It performs better on wood and tile than on carpet
  • One buyer said that the car was smaller than she expected

Click here for more info and current pricing.


Ford GT Remote Control Car

Remote control car for kids

Get ready to drive a little super car around the house/yard. Now you too (or, more accurately, your kid) can be the proud owner of a limited production vehicle! This replica is built to a 1:18 scale, measures 10 inches long and drives faster than the speed of light! Okay, well, maybe it's not that fast, but previous buyers agree that this 'lil car packs a real punch!​

Ford remote control car

What we love:

  • It accelerates very fast 
  • The controller is very easy to use
  • The durability is above-average
  • The range you get with the remote control is pretty good (over 30 feet)

What we don't love:

  • Previous buyers say the instructions leave a lot to be desired
  • One buyer said that the throttle and steering are all or nothing
  • Color received may be different than the color expected
  • Does not work well on carpets

Click here for more info and current pricing.


1967 Ford Mustang Remote Control Car

Remote control car for kids

​This baby is part of a luxury series of remote control cars. It's designed in a 1:24 scale and has special body parts and custom tires and wheels; in short, it is a truly impressive miniature car. According to the manufacturer, "If Snoop Dogg was 8 years old, he'd definitely be flossing this ride". There's no better endorsement than that!

Ford Mustang remote control car

What we love:

  • This car is a hit for kids as young as three and as "old" as 22!
  • It moves effortlessly on hardwood and laminate flooring
  • It's surprisingly durable

What we don't love:

  • It runs best on a flat surface and may have trouble moving over pebbles and cracks in the road
  • When you order it, you can't choose a specific color

Click here for more info and current pricing.


2011 Chevrolet Camaro Remote Control Car

This is a great little remote control car for the kid in your life! It's fast, durable, and has an effective range of up to 30 feet.

It is fully functioning and is made with top-quality materials, promising hours upon hours of entertainment. It can get up to a speed of 8 mph, and appeals to a wide range of ages.

Remote control car for kids

What we love:

  • It spins well and is easy to maneuver
  • It's surprisingly durable

What we don't love:

  • One previous buyer said the antenna is somewhat fragile
  • One previous buyer said that the controller's battery case didn't close properly

Click here for more info and current pricing.


We hope you found this list helpful and were able to pick out the perfect remote control car for the kid in your life! If you have any suggestions or comments or would like to recommend a car, drop us a line through the contact page or leave a comment below! 

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