Nitro-Engined Radio Controlled model cars run on a pre-mixed nitro fuel, a blend of nitromethane and methanol in a base oil. Check the manual for your car when selecting fuel, we normally suggest 16% for first use with new engines, as it gives a higher percentage of oil. When properly tuned higher nitro percentages, eg 20%, will provide more power. Although some manufacturers recommend a particular fuel we find Model Technics Qwikfire fuel gives great performance, and so we suggest it as standard.

Some additional accessories are required for running nitro engine cars and may not be included. The engines are started using a glow plug mounted in the cylinder head, which is heated by separate battery powered glow start to ignite the fuel when the engine is cold. We have a Nitro Starter Package which contains a glow start with mains charger, a fuel bottle and basic tools necessary for tuning and maintenance. Most models will require these items unless otherwise stated..

Nitro engines are engineered to high precision but require adjustment of the air/fuel mixture screw, or 'needle valve' as the engine runs in, or fuel choice and some external factors vary. This can be a challenge for a novice but with comprehensive instructions are supplied .

Drive safely! We strongly recommend the fitting of a failsafe device to prevent the vehicle running away if radio signal is lost or receiver batteries run low. These clever little electronic gadgets can be easily installed in your Radio Controlled Car, and are a small price to pay for peace of mind. Read the Antics help sheet before starting.

Good performance, good quality, good service and good spares backup! If you drive your racer to the limit it will need maintenance and all these things will be important. Buy the best from Antics!

FTX 1/10 Carnage NT RTR 4WD Nitro Truck Model FTX5540
The awesome FTX Carnage gets the nitro treatment! Packed full with many of the features that made the electric version so successful, the Carnage NT fills the needs of RC racers who like to put plenty of power down with plenty of noise to prove it. The modern 2.4ghz radio control system uses digital key-code technology, avoding interference from other transmitters and there's no need for crystals. Reliable pull start operation.
While all nitro cars require maintenance our experience is that the Carnage is pretty trouble free but if you do need spares they are readily available! A great buy!
MRP £189.99you save £20.99
Available from shops: Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1, Gloucester: 2, Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #32849)
DHK 1/10 Tiger 4WD GP Buggy RTR DHK9131
At the heart of the Tiger is a tough, ball-raced, .15 class ABC engine with a durable pull-start system. It’s power is further boosted by an optimised yet quiet, tuned-pipe system. The chassis is moulded from a tough plastic and rigidity is enhanced by the use of a top spine to link the upper sections of the transmission gearboxes.

The 4WD system borrowed from the Wolf is tough and durable with metal components throughout running in a series of ball-races. The central braking system ensures superb stopping power to all 4 wheels, a real benefit when you need to scrub off speed in a hurry! Suspension is fully independent
and courtesy of large bore shocks mounted on high-grade aluminium shock towers.

To top this all off, DHK use a tough, modern body shell in a fabulous colour scheme to really make the Tiger stand out.
Available from shops: Cardiff: 6, Gloucester: 1
(Product Ref #77082)
The Firestorm 10T has been a staple of the HPI off-road line-up since its introduction, and now we've added our latest 2.4GHz radio system to make driving with your friends easier than ever! 2.4GHz technology is the ultimate in user-friendly radio control fun - no more searching for radio crystals or trying to find an open channel at the track! We've also tidied away everything underneath two amazing paint designs inspired by the wildest extreme sports, and then added 6-spoke chrome wheels to wrap up this amazing package!

Pre-Order (Website:0)
(Product Ref #63651)
DHK 1/8 Optimus 4WD GP Buggy RTR DHK9381
The Optimus has established itself as a reliable, high-performance car based on solid engineering and innovative design.
Website: 2
Available from shops: Bristol: 2, Cardiff: 1, Gloucester: 2
(Product Ref #93618)
Thunder Tiger 1/8 EB4 S2.5 Orange Super Combo RTR Nitro Off Road Buggy 6243-F111
EB4 2.5 FF PRO 1:8 Nitro Buggy is based on the hugely popular S2 and now includes the latest style forward facing body shell, large bore shocks with rubber boots, rear arm mudguards and waterproof servos. The perfect choice for entry level drivers.
Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #65951)
Thunder Tiger 1/8 EB4 S2.5 Red Super Combo RTR Nitro Off Road Buggy 6243-F114
The EB4 2.5 FF PRO 1:8 Nitro Buggy is based on the hugely popular S2 and now includes the latest style forward facing body shell, large bore shocks with rubber boots, rear arm mudguards and waterproof servos. The perfect choice for entry level drivers.
Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #26803)
The HoBao Hyper 8SC is the bigger brother of the Hyper 10SC and is now available as Ready-To-Run kit. Derived from Hyper 9, the truck runs on a longer chassis and larger front and rear shock towers to give more stability and durability, a problem which most big trucks will encounter.

In order to able to push the truck at this size, Hobao's renown Hyper 28 engine is chosen to provide high torque and wide power band to keep the truck ahead of others on the race track.
Available from shops: Cardiff: 1
(Product Ref #102882)
Push the envelope of 1/5-scale driving with the 1/5-scale Losi® 5IVE-T™ Off-Road RTR. This unbeatable package comes equipped to deliver the kind of unrivaled realism, performance, and reliability that only the 5IVE-T can deliver. With an AVC enabled 2.4 GHz receiver on board and the included Spektrum DX2E transmitter, you'll be able to push the limit of a 29cc Dynamite® gasoline engine and 1/4-scale servos even from a distance. Best of all, finding somewhere to drive will rarely be a challenge thanks to a 4WD drivetrain based on the award winning 8IGHT platform.
MRP £1195.00you save £200.00
Available from shops: Cardiff: 1
(Product Ref #67087)

Get ready for the new standard in 1/8th nitro Ready-to-Run buggies. The legendary Hyper 7, one of the most popular RTR buggies every has had a face lift to make it even better value for money. HoBao's outstanding design and build quality continues with a host of updates to make the Hyper 7 TQ2 Hyper 21 3-Port Edition factory fitted with high performance Savox servos the only choice for ready-to-run fans looking for more from their buggy or to step onto the racing ladder. This latest version also includes HoBao's new COPS pull start system to make starting your engine even easier.

Hyper 7 TQ2 Buggy Features:

  • New cab forward body styling
  • New strenghened front and rear shock tower designs
  • New design radio box
  • New low profile dual stage air filter assembly
  • New front anti-roll bar assembly
  • New turnbuckles for steering and servo linkage
  • 2.4ghz Hobao radio system
  • Factory fitted SAVOX high performance servos
  • HoBao Hyper 21 3-port pull start engine
  • 14mm big bore shock absorbers
  • Black dish wheels
  • Black wing

Spec Check:

  • Length: 460mm
  • Width: 300mm
  • Height: 140mm
  • Wheelbase: 322mm
  • Front Track: 305mm
  • Rear Track: 308mm
  • Weight: 330g

Requires 12 x AA batteries for completion.
Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #51398)
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