So if you want to do some off road racing then you will want to buy a buggy or truggy.
But if you want to do some track racing, you will want to get a track car.
Once you have decided this, you will then need to decide the power source for your radio controlled car.
You have three main types to choose from and they are; electric, petrol and nitro.
All three types of these radio controlled cars offer their own unique experiences so which one you choose is very much down to you.
However, if you are completely new to the sport I would advise that you start with an electric radio controlled car.
They have come such a long way in terms of technology and with the new powerful brushless motor systems available, their performance is simply breathtaking.
They are also very easy to use and maintain when compared to nitro or petrol RC cars.
Nitro radio controlled cars are possibly the most popular cars of choice because of their incredible performance and the intoxicating noise that they make.
Some of them can reach speeds of up to 70mph with blistering acceleration and amazing handling.
However, they need a lot of maintenance and cleaning.
For someone new to the sport, the initial setting up could be a little frustrating and you need to allow time for regular cleaning and maintenance.
But once you gain some experience, this will become second nature to you.
The final type of radio controlled car you could consider are petrol RC cars.
These really are the daddies of the radio controlled car world and are simply huge! They come in 1/5th and 1/4 scale size and are powered by powerful 2 stroke engines which gives them incredible performance for their size.
They can reach speeds of up to 50 mph and they also sound amazing which makes them the most desirable area of this sport.
As regards to prices, you can get high quality and affordable radio controlled cars for around £140 and this price would get you a fully built nitro or electric RC car with all of your radio gear included.
If you want to get a petrol RC car, then you will be looking at paying somewhere in the region of £300+.
So, if you are looking for a new hobby in 2010 and want some serious speed and fun then the exciting world of RC cars could be just what you are looking for!