Many people dream of driving a race car. Even the kids dream about it. They love to see stylish and cute looking cars speeding over the race tracks. Children, especially boys, are fascinated with race cars and their drivers. Race car drivers are often idolised by the kids. So, how about gifting them a race car on their birthday? No, we are not talking about the real race cars here. These are the small race cars, like electronic toys. The small toy cars are miniature versions of big cars. There are bigger versions of race cars too. Children can actually sit in those cars and drive them too. There is a wide variety of race cars available in the market. These are good looking and safe for kids too.
The race cars are available in varieties of materials, shapes and sizes. The features of the car decide its cost. If you go in a toy shop, you will find a variety of race cars. These are generally the 'pull back and release' cars. The advanced version of the toy race cars is the remote controlled one. The sensor in these cars is operated with a remote. The race cars run according to the remote command. Some of the more advanced versions operate on voice command. Kids can store their voice pattern in the cars. Later on, the car runs on similar voice command.
The larger 'sit-in' versions of race cars are truly unique. You can see such cars at Kart racing. These race cars, also known as go- karts are provided with 2 or 4 stroke engines. The engine generates power of about 4 to 7 hp. The engines can be anything between 100 cc, 125 cc and 250 cc. The larger capacity engines are generally not put in the cars for kids below 15 years. You can choose the engine capacity as per the kid's age. The engines transmit power to the rear wheels. Such cars are available in a variety of models. Some of the cars possess the chassis like a motocross race car. The body is made up of iron rods or fibre. Whatever may be the type, kid's safety is the first priority in these cars.
There are institutes which offer professional race car learning courses for the kids. Kids can enrol their names into the institute and learn how to drive a car. Kids are given safety helmets before sitting in the car. Seat belts are also provided. They are taught how to shift gears and accelerate the cars. Kids soon get to know about how to control the steering wheel. These cars normally produce low power. The gear box is provided without clutch. Brakes are hydraulic. The race cars are petrol driven. Some of the cars may require electric energy.
If you don't want to give as a present a car that has an engine, then you can always gift a paddled race car. The pedals are fit inside the car body. A kid sits inside and drives the car by peddling it like a bicycle. This is rather the safest race car.