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What kind of fuel do high-end remote-control cars use?

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Gasoline, Nitro, diesel and jet fuel are all used in high-end remote controlled cars and trucks. Nitro and gasoline are the most commonly used high-end fuels. Electric powered models are available, but they are much slower than fueled models and not considered competitive for RC racing.

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What kind of fuel do high-end remote-control cars use?
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Gasoline models have conventional engines with spark plugs and use a mixture of oil and regular gas. Nitro engines have glow plugs and use a special mixture of oil, nitromethane and methanol. Gasoline engines are bigger and more powerful with more torque, well suited for off-road racing with trucks and dune buggies. Nitro engines and vehicles are smaller and faster, capable of reaching speeds over 80 miles per hour.

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