We’re only halfway through the first month of 2023, but we’re already looking forward to the next few holidays. Because we have already found the first entry on our holiday wish list: ROC Hobby’s radio-controlled classic VW Beetle.
Manufactured for almost 70 years, the Volkswagen Beetle or The People’s Car left a strong mark on our childhood. After all, over 21 million units were sold, making it an automotive icon around the world. This RC model in RTR Gray color attracts our hearts and we can’t blame you if yours do too.
Just like the original, the RC VW Beetle comes with its motor on the back, albeit battery powered. It also has independent suspension on all fours. However, unlike the actual Beetle, the model has a two-speed gearbox and a switch to switch from RWD to 4WD.
We love the details on it True to scale replica, even. There are realistic soft rubber seats and working lights, while the engine hatch, doors and front compartment all open. There’s even a spare tire stowed in the front trunk, and the top opens to bring sunlight into the cabin.
The 1:12 scale model is 339mm long, 139mm wide and 139mm high. It has a wheelbase length of 202 mm (8.0 in).
The “RC VW Beetle” comes standard with a “130 Brushed Motor” powered by a “2S Lipo 7.4V 380mAh battery capable of a top speed of 5 miles per hour (8 kilometers per hour). . There are also 9g servos that control the steering and front wheels in sync.
The price? FMS Hobby lists the ROC Hobby RC classic VW Beetle for just $189.99. Only four AAA batteries are required for the transmitter to run out of the box.