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HSP New Models – Hot Rod and Beetle Monster RC Trucks

The CRAZYIST  4WD Hot Rod RC truck is a high spec model that is not only high quality and pro built but also highly upgradeable. This model is not to be confused with the entry level RC cars, this is a proper rc hobby racing machine! Aluminium centre drive shaft, high spec electronic speed control, aluminium capped oil filled shocks, performance differentials and much more.
As standard the rc TRUCK comes with a high precision 540 motor, HSP speed controller and 7.2V 1800mah battery pack. This setup gives more than enough power and speed for any serious racer. if you are the kind of person that likes to take things to the extreme then you can upgrade your model with a brushless kit (brushless motor, ESC and Li-po battery) the truck will go ridiculously quick and will take some real skill to control.The upgrade kit contains 1 x high power brushless motor, 1 x brushless ESC, 1 x 11.1V 2200mah LiPo battery and 1 x LiPo battery charger, please note that the kit is not installed, you will have to do it yourself.


  • Aluminium centre drive shaft
  • Powerful motor system
  • Large solid shock towers
  • High performance front/rear diffs
  • Powerful suspension
  • Eight oil filled aluminium capped shocks
  • Anti-skid tyres


  • Length: 400mm
  • Height: 160mm
  • Width: 300mm
  • Wheelbase: 265mm
  • Gear Ratio 1 speed, 1:10.3
  • Ground Clearance: 34mm
  • Tyres: 58*118
  • Radio: Wheel type 3Ch AM
  • Motor : RC 540
  • ESC: HSP 03018
  • Battery: 7.2V 1800mah


Lightning 1/10TH Electric 4WD RC Desert Truck £94.99


The Lightning is a brushed short course RC truck. This model has a big brushed Rc540 motor and 7.4V 1800 mAh battery. The high grade plastic chassis and upper deck help to reduce weight and lower the centre of gravity, resulting in faster cornering and higher maximum speed (up to 30km/h), while the 4WD system with front and rear differentials evenly distributes the power to the wheels making this truck a real fun machine.
Vortex 1/10 4WD Electric RC Buggy £89.99


The Vortex 1/10 4WD RC buggy is a high spec model that is not only high quality but also highly upgradeable. We have all kinds of performance upgrades to improve the speed, driveability and looks. This model is not to be confused with the toy grade rc cars, this is a proper rc hobby racing machine with aluminium centre drive shaft, high spec electronic speed control, aluminium capped oil filled shocks, performance differentials and much more.
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Gifts for Men Aged 17+

Gifts for Men Aged 17+

Top banner - Gifts for men aged over 17
We have some fantastic gifts for men aged 17+. The gifts below are guaranteed to make them happy. For the technical guys we have kits to be constructed, or some serious petrol models reaching speeds of up to an eye watering 80 km/h. These gifts for men will certainly be the favourite present they receive and will never be forgotten. Forget socks, aftershave and all that boring stuff, they will get enough of that already, get them something fun instead.

AirWolf 4ch RC Helicopter black AirWolf 4ch RC Helicopter
Our price £69.98

If you’re looking for a fantastic looking gift for men then look no further – the G.T.Model AirWolf RC Helicopter is what you need. The helicopter features a sturdy plastic body with realistic features and counter rotating blades for extra stability in the air. This model is solidly built and has the wow factor making it the perfect gift to be unwrapped on a special occasion.


Self Build Condor Nitro RC Buggy Kit Self Build Nitro RC Buggy Kit
Our price £139.99

This build it yourself nitro radio controlled car kit  is one of our most popular gifts. Forget childish Lego etc., these self build kits provide hours of fun and when they are finished they are actually fun to use! For all of  the hours of enjoyment your loved ones will get from first building and then racing these kits, they are amazing value for money. In particular these are very popular Christmas gifts as they will keep big kids quiet while they build the models over the Christmas holidays.


GS Racing Vision EvoE RTR Electric RC car SubaruGS Racing Vision EvoE RTR Brushless RC Car
Our price £259.99

The GS Racing EvoE is a top of the range electric radio controlled car from one of the most respected rc car manufacturers in the world. This model is on our list of gifts for men as the highly detailed Subaru shell looks amazing and will impress any car fan, it’s extremely quick and it’s very solid and reliable. This model ticks all boxes in every category and will make a great gift for men who will be beaming when they unwrap it.


Yama Petrol RC Buggy1/5 Scale Yama Petrol RC Buggy
Our price £299.99

The Yama RC petrol Buggy combines raw power with superb quality and will suit a competitive man with a need  for speed. The model is built up with multiple aluminium parts and has a stunning look, with oil filled coordinated coloured suspension shocks. The model runs on normal unleaded petrol and oil from the petrol station so is easy and convenient to run. Make sure you buy lots of wrapping paper because this model is big and will look great under the Christmas tree. This is one of our ultimate gifts for men.



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If after reading through our gifts for men ideas you are still finding it difficult to find that perfect gift feel free to call us on 0161 88 300 54, let us know about the person the gift is for, and we will be happy to talk you through a few more gifts for men that should suit them.

Check Out the Spec on the GS Racing Vision Pro Nitro RTR RC Car – Coming Soon!

Vision Pro RTR nitro RC Car - BMW shell
Vision Pro RTR nitro RC Car - BMW shell

Following on from last week’s article about the CL-1 RTR we thought we’d introduce you to another of the GS Racing models which we will be offering you very soon. So here is the GS Racing Vision Pro RTR 1/10th scale nitro radio controlled car, which will be available in the three superb shells you see pictured here: Citroen, BMW and Subaru Imprezza rally cars.
Vision Pro RTR with Subaru Imprezza shell
Vision Pro RTR with Subaru Imprezza shell
Designed to build on the success of the Vision EVO RTR GS have added a higher level of specification to these touring type cars – the transmission, suspension and all mechanical components have been strengthened and re-engineered to a PRO level. The Vision is equipped with the 4mm 7075 aluminium alloy chassis, competition shocks and swaybar system, and the newly added aluminium two speed gear set in a true racing style housing.
Other than the full list of features below, the Vision Pro is packing a CNC lightened chassis; aluminium shock bodies with an adjustable damping system; front and rear sway bars; lightened aluminium wheel hub; and an aluminium 2 speed gear ratio system. The quality of these models has to be seen to be believed, but these photographs show the attention to detail in the shells and also the chassis. These models will come equipped with 2.4G radio gear and the tried and trusted Team infinity .18 nitro powerhouse.



Citroen Body Shell
Citroen Body Shell
Length: 380mm
Width: 198mm
Height: 104mm
Ground clearance: F/R: 4.5/5.5mm
Wheelbase: 260mm
Track: 172mm
Gear ratio: 11.69:1
Weight: 1700g
Tank: 75cc
Radio equipment: 2.4GHz with LCD display
Engine: Team Infinity .18 Nitro


Chassis of Vision Pro from GS Racing
Chassis of Vision Pro from GS Racing
Fully adjustable pivot ball suspension
Finished pre-mounted body
GS Racing camber clip system
75cc fuel tank with splash guard
2.4G Radio system included
Sealed radio box with transponder mount
GS fuel bottle and glowstarter included
Powerful nitro engine
7075 aluminium alloy chassis – for lightness and strength


So what’s in the box: this is a ready to run model so when you open the box you’ll find a 100% assembled model; a GS tool set; preprinted body with decals; manual; 2.4G radio equipment.
So not too long to wait now, we’re hoping to be able to ship these from late June, so don’t forget to keep up to date both here and by liking our Facebook page.

A Closer Look at the GS Racing CL-1 Coming Soon

GS Racing Storm CL-1 RTR rc Buggy
GS Racing Storm CL-1 RTR rc Buggy

Pursuing the ultimate in luxury and performance the buggy pictured above is soon to be launched in the UK; this is the striking GS Racing Storm CL-1 RTR, ready for release after much work by the GS Racing R&D team.
This fantastic RC Buggy has inherited the super sensitive suspension from its stablemates, plus the smallest differential system to be found on any buggy of this scale – The CL-1 is a 1/8th scale model. These two features alone give this car the greatest accelerating performance possible, in addition the suspension linkages are all fully adjustable, this allows you control over the way this buggy handles, so that you can configure it the way that you prefer.

The Powerful Storm Speeds Across The Terrain
The Powerful Storm Speeds Across The Terrain
Powered by a punchy .25 Infinity nitro engine, this buggy is fierce, and fast, the engine provides smooth, rapid acceleration and the torque needed for jumping and smooth fast cornering.
Fitted with spider tyres and dish wheels to enhance the stability when driving at speed, this buggy is a superb way of finding out for yourselves the world of 1/8th scale buggy fun.

The gorgeous prepainted body which comes with beautifully designed decals was designed by US top 10 driver – Marty Kom. Once you bring this car to the track, all eyes will be on you and your Storm CL-1!

Close ups of components
Storm CL-1 Specifications:

  • Length: 520mm
  • Width: 310mm
  • Height: 220mm
  • Ground clearance: 75mm
  • Wheelbase: 325-330mm
  • Track: F:306mm, R:306mm
  • Gear ratio: C:44/13T, F/R 38/11T
  • Weight: 3450g
  • 2.4G radio gear

Storm CL-1 Features:

  • 100% factory assembled 1/8th scale race buggy
  • Over 60% compatible with Storm CL-1 series buggies
  • Full range of options/upgrades available
  • Fully fitted with precision ball bearings
  • Tuned exhaust system
  • Powerful Team Infinity .25 Engine
  • Pre-glued GS Road Spider tyres on GS dish wheels
  • Front universal drive shafts
  • Pre-painted and trimmed Kom Designs body with decals

Watch this space for more news on prices, and arrival date. This is going to be one of the big arrivals of the summer!

GS Racing RC Cars Update

We announced last month that we are proud to be bringing the GS Racing range back to the UK, as promised here’s a further update.
We’re planning to start shipping these high quality models at the end of June so only a couple of months off; prices, and pre-order availability will be announced on this blog very soon. These are the models you can win national competitons with, last year a GS model won the Brazillian Nationals and only recently Georg Horninger came 3rd in the Austrian National Championships with his GS Racing buggy.
If you want to know what to expect, have a look at this video of the GS Racing Conqueror, which is the Nitro powered Pajero replica.
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GS Racing RC Cars Coming Back to the UK

We at Nitrotek are so excited to be able to tell you that very shortly we will be bringing the respected GS Racing range of rc cars, trucks, buggies and truggies back to the UK!
These models combine fantastic looks, brushless or nitro powered propulsion, outstanding build quality and as you’ve come to expect from Nitrotek – amazing value for money. Not only this but the range includes yet more licenced shells including Subaru, Citroen, BMW, Mitsubishi and also some striking buggy and truggy designs.

Pajero RC 4x4
Pajero RC 4x4

For those into their 4x4s, then this radio controlled Mitsubishi Pajero/Shogun (left) will give you the opportunity to stage your own stages of the Paris-Dakkar wherever you like! A faithful reproduction of these specially prepared 4WD beasts, this model stands out from the crowd as something extra special, or is that extra-ordinary!? This Mitsubishi is nitro powered with a rear mounted exhaust and features the renowned Team Infinity nitro engine. See picture below for chassis layout.

Chassis for Nitro Powered RC Pajero
Chassis for Nitro Powered RC Pajero

Vision Evo BMW M3 Rc Car
Vision Evo BMW M3 Rc Car
If on road, touring cars and rally cars are more your thing then look no further than this stunning looking BMW, equipped with 2.4G radio gear this is another nitro powered beast, with low centre of gravity, giving awesome grip even at high speed. Also available with a Subaru Imprezza Shell and a Citroen Xsara – there’s something to suit all tastes.
As with all GS Racing models these touring cars are superbly finished on the outside and precsion engineered on the inside; attention to detail is second to none. These models are also fitted with the Team Infinity engines, that you know and trust.

GS Racing Brushless RC Buggy
GS Racing Brushless RC Buggy
Maybe electric is more your thing, not everyone is a petrol or nitro head afterall; well you are catered for by these models too. The model shown left is the familiar buggy shape, with large offroad tyres, high downforce wing and an extremely powerful li-po, brushless motor and brushless ESC combo. These models will not disappoint – they look great and are faster than you will believe! Take a look at the picture below showing the chassis layout and note the cable management, the carefully thought out layout – giving you plenty of room to get in for maintenance purposes. I think you’ll agree these models are in a class of their own and are suitable for the hobbyist and serious racer alike.
Brushless RC Buggy Chassis
Brushless RC Buggy Chassis

Keep an eye on our twitter and our Facebook Fan Page for more information, updates on when these models will be arriving, and news of any pre-order offers.

NEW PRODUCT! Build-it-yourself Electric RC Truggy Kits

Nitrotek were the first to bring you the complete all in one box Nitro kit and these have been one of our most popular items since the day we introduced them. To build on this success we are now adding some electric self build kits to our range. Both Brushless and Brushed versions of the kit are available. For those who don’t fancy building one, we do also sell both versions pre-built.

Raptor Self Build RC Truggy Kit
Raptor Self Build RC Truggy Kit (Brushless Version)

These kits are perfect for those who enjoy building models as much as using them! Forget Lego etc, these self build kits provide hours of fun and when they are finished they are actually fun to use! For the hours of use and enjoyment you will get from first building and then racing them, these kits are amazing value for money.

If you are new to electric rc cars then buying a self build kit is a great way to learn about the hobby and see how they work before going out and racing them. We sell some self builld models to schools as they are educational and a great introduction to mechanics and engineering. There is no other product on the market that gives such a complete all in the box kit like this.

Raptor once built
Raptor once built

Unlike other self build kits on the market that only include the basic chassis and none of the electronics etc, these kits include all the components needed to build them! Brushless motor, ESC, pistol type radio equipment, grease, oil etc – everything is there, even the tools needed to build them. Construction will take around 8 – 12 hours on average and is recommended for ages 14+.
Our brushed version offers a very low cost option to get you into the hobby, but even at £109.99 these feature a big motor and a 7.2V battery meaning these models are rapid, great fun and all at an amazing price!
For someone who wants something even faster then the brushless version is capable of speeds of around 40mph in the right conditions, and in scale model terms that is very rapid! The special motor in this kit is much quicker than the motors found in other models. Because it is brushless it also means the motor needs no maintenance and can handle a lot more power being pumped into it. So to take full advantage of that, the standard 7.2v Ni-Cd batteries that are found in most rc car kits has been replaced with a very powerful 11.1v lithium battery along with a balanced lithium battery charger which is needed for these special batteries.
So what are you waiting for, we include next day mainland UK delivery in our price, and parts, support and advice. Click the links below for more info and to order!

Raptor Brushed Version – £109.99
Raptor Brushless Version – £159.98

Just arrived! Barbarian EXL 1/8th Scale Brushless RC Monster Truck

Barbarian EXL Brushless Monster Truck 1/8th Scale

Check out this rc truck – the Barbarian EXL – it’s a massive, and extremely powerful radio controlled monster truck. This EXL is a fully built, fully featured, top of the range 1/8 scale off-road monster truck, and comes with many feature enhancements to make this a superb electric brushless motor powered model. This is the Pro version and it is fitted with high quality components – is 4WD and equipped with a powerful brushless motor which gives this monster phenomenal acceleration!

This model is the pinnacle of the brushless monster truck range! Its shiny chrome wheels just finish off the well engineered look of this model. Also you get a choice of colour for the beautifully finished shells – red or blue.

It has huge 16mm super big bore oil aluminum shocks, designed to smooth the ride as it speeds over the terrain of your choice; these in turn are secured to the aluminium chassis by a hardened aluminium shock tower. Couple this with the ultra-strength front and rear bumpers and you have a model that should withstand pretty much everything you can throw at it!

The Barbarian EXL is built using advanced components and innovative engineering to get the best performance out of your package. It has a newly developed C-hub steering system, where the king pin axis extends to the wheel centre; this feature improves steering performance. It has a specially designed suspension system, with twin adjustable rear suspension modes which allows for a flexible driving mode and a smooth driving mode.

Part of its performance is due to the lightweight ultra-compact gear box; this has a low centre of gravity, assisting with grip and control. The gearbox is also built to be highly durable, so that it can cope better with the hard knocks associated with monster truck use. It has been engineered with a gear ratio that offers both superb acceleration and a high top speed. Not only this but the gearbox consists of all steel gear and is of a pinion design which makes it easier to maintain and repair.

Big Bore 16mm Aluminium Shocks
Big Bore 16mm Aluminium Shocks

The Barbarian EXL is built around a narrow, but solid aluminum chassis; this centralised chassis design allows quicker steering and faster response. The blows are cushioned by the 16mm super big bore oil shocks, see pictures.

It also has fully adjustable sway bar ball cups, for customisable and better traction and stability, depending on whether you’re speeding across tarmac or roughing it over gravel and tougher terrain. Additionally the front bumper is built so that it moves backwards on impact, this can prevent the chassis from becoming distorted or even broken when landing after jumps. All the linkages can be set with adjustable turnbuckle.

Due to the amount of power this combination of battery, ESC and motor can deliver, the Barbarian EXL features two cooling fans – one for the motor, one for the ESC.

This is no small model, the Barbarian is a beast – 570mm long and with a massive 50mm of ground clearance – on top of this it is almost as wide as it is long!

You’ll be able to drive this almost everywhere – tarmac, gravel, on-road, off-road – the choice is yours.

Order yours now – for only £299.99 including next day UK mainland delivery. Click here and BUY!

Video Winners Announced

December 2010
The December prize of £100 in Nitrotek credit goes to Josh Thornley for his video of the electric short course truck, the Acme Trooper.

The video shows the truck jumping and flipping and surviving some pretty hard landings! Thanks Josh for the video and we hope to see more from you.

January 2011
The first video winner of 2011 comes from Craig Hollis who’s used a mixture of stills and video to create this demonstration of our ShengQi 1/5th Scale Petrol Hummer monster truck. All done to the sound track of AC/DC’s Highway to Hell. Craig too wins £100 in Nitrotek credit.

So who’s going to win February’s prize, there have already been some outstanding February entries, so the bar is high for this month’s prize. Let’s just say the competition is HOT! There’s still a week to go, so put your video editing, your driving and your imagination to the test and get those videos submitted for your chance to win £100 worth of credit to spend on our models and spares.

To submit your video go to the page on our website for your model and click the upload video link, at the moment the youtube link is not working but you can still upload the file from your hard drive, so don’t delay, get them uploaded this weekend!

FS Buggy Video Wins £100 of Nitrotek Credit

November’s winning video comes courtesy of Andrew McCombie who filmed his FS Racing buggy in a few different locations. Taking off on a ramp, and speeding across tarmac, showing how quickly the buggy accelerates, even in quite small spaces.

It also shows that the FS Buggy is quite resilient even after a hard landing, though don’t forget, we do have a complete range of spares should you have a bad landing with yours!
We’ve already had some great entries for December, but there’s still plenty of time to upload yours for the chance to win £100 worth of credit at www.nitrotek.co.uk so get submitting!