Originally Posted by Johnny_S.
If you want a car that can have the same speed as an 8th scale, same maintenance as an 8th scale, same handling as an 8th scale, I would recommend getting an 8th scale.
Looking at strictly top speed, a gas car should be faster than pretty much any electric (except some 4wds), especially an 8th scale. Its the punch and acceleration that the electric should be better at.
Yeah, I think a 1/8 scale electric buggie is what I need. I'm going to look at the Kyosho buggie conversion and I saw a thread on the Tekin eight.
** Edit - I was looking for buggies and saw the BJ4 1/10th scale. The only thing I don't like is the want NiMH cells but I want to use my Lipo pack. It looks bigger than a 1/10th scale in the pictures on their site. I'm going to check the dimentions of a 6 cell NiMH and see if I can fit a Lipo in the same place. I'll just use my Velineon ESC & motor, radio and servo. The servo is good but the radio is below the rest of the compnents...
On speed... I would think an electric could beat the nitro cars if you went all out. If my truck can go 70+ on a 3s couldn't an ESC that handles a 6s, or more be used? Hooked up to the right motor that car / truck or buggie would easily top 100mph. Although based on my experience it would probably need a water cooling solution to stay below 300F