The RASTAR BMW I8 Radio Remote Control Sport Racing Car is presently among the most in demand sports-car inspired RC cars.

Many RC enthusiasts prefer this over the other available options since it definitely looks like the original BMW I8, a popular plug-in hybrid sports car developed by BMW currently sold as a 2015 model.

When viewed outside, the product retained the I8’s mysterious and intimidating look while the interior sports the same luxurious features that the real vehicle is known for.

Aside from the impressive design, the RASTAR BMW I8 Radio Remote Control Sport Racing Car is also admired for its impressive performance, user-friendly controls and very responsive transmitter/controller.

Upon mastering its functions fully, any user will surely obtain the exhilarating experience that driving the real BMW I8 could provide.

Features

  • Sold as a fully-assembled product and can be used upon delivery
  • Has dimensions of 9.8 x 5.3 x 3.9 inches
  • Weighs about 13.6 ounces
  • Made of high-grade materials and advanced components
  • Comes with a glossy paint finish
  • Suitable for use of individuals 8 years and up
  • Sold as a BMW-licensed RC car
  • Offers full function radio control features
  • Has a maximum remote distance of 30 to 40 meters
  • Capable of running at speeds of 8-10 kilometers per hour
  • Requires two “AA” batteries for the remote control and three “AA” batteries for the car
  • Comes with the forward, reverse, right turn and left turn functions

Pros

  • Very lightweight and durable
  • Portable and can be easily stored
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
  • Can be used even in areas with limited space
  • Comes with a very responsive remote control
  • Can be conveniently controlled
  • Can be used by a beginner and an advanced operator
  • Relatively fast and offers an impressive handling experience
  • Sold at a decent price

Cons

  • Limited availability
  • Might not be eligible for shipping in some countries
  • Might not be covered by a warranty
  • Can possibly get damaged when dropped from an elevated position
  • Does not work well on carpets

Summary

Despite its few downsides, the RASTAR BMW I8 Radio Remote Control Sport Racing Car continues to enjoy the bestseller status. It is usually liked for its pleasing exterior appearance which is pretty much like the actual BMW I8, neat with an upscale interior and faster performance.

Aside from that, the product is also praised for its user-friendly remote control functions, maximum operating distance of 30-40 meters and for its budget-friendly price.

Comparison

Aside from the RASTAR BMW I8 Radio Remote Control Sport Racing Car, many buyers are also considering the BMW i8 Authentic Body Styling w/Open Doors RC and the BMW i8 Concept Radio Remote Control RC Sports Car as their other top options.

This is because both RC car models represent the iconic BMW I8 plug-in hybrid sports car. They also have a few things in common with the RAMSTAR version and a number of notable differences.

The BMW i8 Authentic Body Styling w/Open Doors RC comes with dimensions of 17 x 8 x 10 inches, scale of 1/14 and a weight of about three pounds. It is a licensed BMW RC vehicle which is extremely detailed and has a nice finish.

It features an automatic set of doors that are opened and closed using the controller along with an adjustable front wheel alignment, a working spring suspension in front and LED lights that are extremely bright.

The BMW i8 Concept Radio Remote Control RC Sports Car just like the first two models is a realistic RC model that mirrors the appearance of the real BMW I8. It is sold with dimensions of 13 x 5.9 x3.5 inches, weighs about a pound and has a scale of 1/24.

It comes with customized rubber wheels and can be made to go in all directions. It requires three “AA” batteries for the car and two “AA” batteries for the controller to run.

Verdict

Upon looking at the features and prices of the three BMW I8-inspired RC cars discussed above, it is quite obvious that the RASTAR BMW I8 Radio Remote Control Sport Racing Car proves to be the best option since it is loaded with lots of features that makes it look and feel like the real BMW I8 when operated.

The BMW i8 Authentic Body Styling w/Open Doors RC can be regarded as the second best option for it bundles almost all of the features of the RASTAR version along with a few added but at a very high price.