You need a 1/8 esc more so in that they will be able to run the higher voltage required for 1/8 vehicles. The most popular being 14.8v (4s).
I would suggest using a Hobbywing Xerun 80amp or 150amp or the Tekin RX8
casterracing EX-1 Pro, SP Silver Arrow
TOP Racing Scythe, SP 17.5, SP GT Pro 2.0
TOP Racing Scythe, SP 4.5 V2, Hobbywing Xerun 120SD 2.0
TOP Racing Scythe, SP 13.5, Hobbywing Xerun 120SD 2.0