Nitro fuel is so called because it contains nitromethane (amongst other things, notably oil and additives). Higher nitro content generally means higher explosive content within the rc fuel. However, that doesn't necessarily translate into higher performance from your RC nitro engine. Generally we at Wheelspin Models recommend 16% - 20% nitro for .12 - .18 size nitro engines and 25% for .21 or larger nitro engines. The most important thing to remember is to stick with a good quality brand of RC nitro fuel such as HPI Optifuel or Byron.
Nitro fuel is made up of a mixture of methanol, nitromethane and oil, and here at Wheelspin, we stock a great range of RC Car Nitro Fuel from some of the best known and trusted brands. We recommend 16% - 20% nitro for .12 - .18 size nitro engines and 25% for .21 or larger nitro engines. Our knowledgeable team is more than happy to help you select the best type of fuel for you. We also stock a wide range of Aero Fuel and Fuel Bottles, making filling your car even easier. Browse our fantastic range today.