HPI Savage X 4.6 Review

HPI Savage X 4.6 Review – 4×4 Big Block Nitro Monster Truck Power!

The HPI Savage X 4.6 Nitro RTR Monster Truck is here!  This nitro monster truck is made by the company HPI Racing.

Here you can check out the review, with pictures, videos, see parts, upgrades and hop ups.

The Hpi savage x 4.6 1/8th scale has an all new engine – that’s the 4.6 part :P. You can check out the manual below in one of the links. Also we’ll show you all the different types of bodies you can get and see how cool this nitro monster truck looks.

The HPI Savage X 4.6 Big Block is a step up from the original HPI Savage X that started it all – the legend.

So what’s all the fuss about anyway? They already have the HPI savage X what’s the difference? One big thing that has changed is the big block F4.6 engine which is meant for only one thing – major horsepower!

hpi savage x 4.6

Price Point

If you’re looking to buy the HPI Savage X 4.6 fear not we have you covered – The Savage X 4.6 is for sale, and depending where you look you can get it on the cheap. Here at www.everything-rc-cars.com we did the research for you –  check out our rc hobby shop page to see the best online retailers. You can expect anywhere from $450 to $500 bucks, this is a great deal because this nitro truck is fairly new and totally revamped and upgraded – lots of parts options and lots of hop up options.

You can also check out cheap rc cars for sale, or our rc trucks for sale page.

Are You Looking For HPI Racing’s Savage X 4.6 Big Block Monster Truck?

You might want to check HobbyTron.com (U.S.) and RCPlanet (Global) for your RC car and truck needs, but it is recommended that you read our tips for Selecting RC Cars and Trucks Online beforehand.

Read the comprehensive RC Hobby Shop reviews for more detailed information and to simplify your search.

HPI Savage X 4.6 Nitro Monster Truck Review

When you get the Savage X 4.6 Big Block Nitro Monster Truck you are making an investment into FUN, period.

This is one of the most durable monster trucks for sale on the market today. The new HPI racing savage x 4.6 has way better handling capabilities, a 2.4 GHz radio system comes with it now and also  – Look how cool it looks man! Let’s also not forget that it comes with the all new F4.6 Big block engine that is super powerful – big time torque and horsepower guys.

Note: Learn how to tune a nitro engine

hpi savage x 4.6

If you’re like me you’ll love the new 2.4 GHz radio controller. You don’t have to worry about changing any crystals because the 2.4 GHz radio transmitter will automatically avoid radio conflicts. What’s even cooler is that if you loose your signal the Savage X RTR will come to an automatic stop – failsafe switch baby!

hpi savage x 4.6Let’s not fool ourselves the HPI savage X 4.6 was made to be durable to last your bashing sessions. Your suspension is one of a kind and can take huge jumps no matter how high. Don’t even be worried about the terrain because the Savage X 4.6 Nitro takes on anything with ease.

But what about protection? Well for that you get the TVP (Twin vertical plate) chassis which is built like a rock – think aluminum parts do the trick here folks. Beefy skid plates and your bumper are all up to snuff when taking on damage. For those huge jumps HPI Racing has added extra protection to your 4.6 Big block engine with thicker plates.

hpi savage x 4.6

hpi savage x 4.6So how do I start this thing? With the Hpi racing savage x 4.6 y ou get the Roto Start 2 starting system. All you do is stick the roto start 2 in the engines back plate and BANG press that trigger  – Zoom Zoom baby!

The Roto Start 2 system also has a failsafe technology so you never flood your engine  – what a plus!

Maintenance is pretty easy with the Nitro Savage X 4.6. You can access all the main areas with little difficulty and get in there to clean your rc car parts.

Without taking apart the TVP you can get into the gearbox from the overhead, that makes things way easier for maintenance. You don’t even need to remove the HPI savage x 4.6 chassis  – not required! Man doesn’t get much better then that!

hpi savage x 4.6

HPI Racing Savage X 4.6 – Features

  • 4WD nitro powered monster truck
  • 2.4GHz radio system
  • Roto Start system
  • F4.6 Big Block nitro engine – pumps out 3 horsepower!
  • 2 speed transmission
  • Waterproof servos
  • Painted GT-3 Body – sweet lookin
  • Improved Chassis – Twin vertical plate
  • Dual Disc Brakes
  • Orange anodized aluminum parts
  • Black chrome rc truck wheels
  • 4 Big bore shocks!

hpi savage x 4.6


  • Length: 534 mm
  • Width: 427 mm
  • Height: 254 mm
  • Wheelbase: 336.5 mm
  • Tires: 159 x 85.5 mm
  • Suspension travel: 152 mm
  • Engine: Big Block 4.6cc
  • Transmission: 2-Speed
  • Drivetrain: Full-Time 4WD
  • 1/8th scale

HPI Savage X 4.6 RTR – What Do I Get?

One of the best things about HPI Racing these days is there RTR (Ready To Run) Monster trucks. These all come ready to run right out of the box and are already tuned by the professionals. This means you don’t have to mess around figuring stupid things out and can get started bashing right away.

What else do I get? You get full instructions which I must insist are very important to read before you get started. The instructions are step by step and it shows you how to maintain, take apart, put back together your nitro truck. You also get a parts list for when you are ready to upgrade hop ups.

Now you’ll need a few things to get you started if you don’t go with a package deal. Such as…

  • HPI Plazma 7.2V 2000mAh Battery
  • Fuel Bottle
  • HPI Plazma AA Batteries
  • 4-way wrench
  • Spare glow plug
  • Glow igniter

hpi savage x 4.6

If you go with RC planet on our online hobby shops page, they give you these items with your HPI Racing Savage X 4.6 when you buy it, so everything’s all in one place.

Now where were we… Oh right, the Savage X 4.6 has way better handling then it’s predecessor. You have huge big bore shocks – 4 to be exact, that may be overkill but it’s totally worth it when you’re bashing this Nitro Monster Truck.

Bashing Video

HPI Savage X 4.6 RTR Big Block Motor

hpi savage x 4.6The Hpi Savage X F4.6 Big block engine is a work of art. It’s primary function is major horsepower and boy does it deliver. How much horsepower – 3 hp to be exact, now that may seem funny to you, but 3 hp in a remote control car is pretty cazy.

How fast does it go? Well you can get this baby over 45 mph – whoa!

Most people are worried about all this torque and speed but HPI racing has thought of that as well. It has a grey anodized machined aluminum cooling head that ensures then engine stays at a very cool temperature. Here are some other things think about with the F4.6 Big block engine…

  • 8 port tuning
  • Aluminum Pistons
  • Chrome brass sleeves
  • 7.5 mm composite carburetor
  • triple shoe clutch
  • Dual air filters – keeps shite outta your 4.6 big block.

With crazy a$$ 4wd action you are going to need these types of features that the F4.6 Big block engine provides.

HPI Savage X 4.6  – The Manual

If you’re looking for the HPI Savage X 4.6 Manual you can find it here.

HPI Savage X 4.6 – Bodies & Looks

So if you haven’t already noticed the Savage X Nitro 4.6 looks pretty slick if I say so myself. The stock body is a GT-3 and you can get it in a bunch of different colors such as…

  • Red
  • Black
  • Yellow
  • Pink
  • Custom
  • Grey

The body comes with it’s own decals or you can get some custom made if you are more of a rc modeler. You can also get a clear body shell if you’re into painting your rc car bodies. What else looks good… let’s see… ok right you have black chrome warlock rc car tires, cool aluminum parts and awesome grey anodized engine head.

hpi savage x 4.6


  • Power – Big Block 4.6 Engine gives you 3 horsepower!
  • Roto Start system (Ez start)
  • Fast for a large 1/8th scale nitro monster truck
  • cool looking body shell
  • durable beyond belief – takes huge jumps no problems
  • reinforced Twin vertical plates and plenty of aluminum parts
  • big fuel tank
  • big rc car tires with nice grips
  • Probably one of the biggest rc trucks I’ve ever seen.


  • If you don’t break in the engine properly you risk your monster truck.
  • Very loud
  • Nothing else I can really think of.

Cool Video

HPI Savage X 4.6 Parts & Upgrades

For the best selection of rc car parts, aftermarket parts, hop ups and upgrades please visit our rc car hobby shops page for further information. We recommend RC planet for your upgrades they have a huge selection.

hpi savage x 4.6


Article Sources & Pictures – www.hpiracing.com & www.myrcbox.com

Are You Looking For HPI Racing’s Savage X 4.6 Big Block Monster Truck?

You might want to check HobbyTron.com (U.S.) and RC Planet (Global) for your RC car and truck needs, but it is recommended that you read our tips for Selecting RC Cars and Trucks Online beforehand.

Read the comprehensive RC Hobby Shop reviews for more detailed information and to simplify your search.

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  • hpi savage 25 rtrHPI Savage 25 – HPI Savage 25 RTR is one of HPI’s classic models. High performance nitro vehicle that’s sure to please anyone. Pictures and videos included.
  • hpi savage xHPI Savage X – There has to be something behind HPI Savage’s continued dominance in the popular arena of big block monster trucks, and the newest HPI Savage X is bound to continue the trend.
  • hpi savage x 4.6HPI Savage SS 4.6 – check out this wicked monster truck Kit from HPI Racing
  • HPI HellfireHPI Hellfire – HPI’s Hellfire stands true to it’s dangerous name; this powerful little RC truck rips up the roads and causes havoc (but the fun kind).
  • HPI Rush EvoHPI Rush Evo – HPI’s Nitro Rush Evo has wicked grippy tires that are steadfast on all types of terrain, be it pavement or dirt mounds.
  • HPI 1/5 Baja 5BHPI Baja 5b – HPI Baja 5B’s 32 inch length is a little intimidating. Built to take on rough terrain, this buggy’s tractiong and handling will blow your mind.
  • HPI MT2HPI MT2 – HPI’s RC Nitro MT2 truck’s tough shaft drive layout performs in all off-roading terrains. Style and performance make the MT2 a contender in the nitro-truck realm.
  • HPI rs4HPI RS4 – HPI Nitro RS4 3 Evo lets you fully customize with a choice of several HPI bodies, including the Dodge Viper, pictured below.
  • hpi savage x 4.6HPI Sprint 2 – HPI’s RC Sprint Car 2 series gives you a variety of bods to choose from and is easy to handle for beginners, and easy to hop up for the pros.
  • HPI Firestorm – The HPI Nitro Firestorm 10T is a great new 1/10th scale RC truck by HPI Racing. Read more for pictures, reviews and videos!
  • hpi savage x 4.6HPI Savage X 4.6 Nitro Monster Truck – Check out the 4×4 Nitro Monster truck – The HPI Savage X 4.6 Big block beast. This nitro truck was meant for all types of terrain – check out videos and pictures!

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