It's definitely not your old-fashioned r/c car anymore!
You'll have to choose between touring cars, racing cars, sedans, off-road buggies. You can also pick out a monster trucks, a low-rider, a sports car replica or even a mini-car.
Once you decide the vehicle you want, then you have to choose what kind of power you want. You can still choose an electric kit, which uses a battery. They are easier to operate and maintain, and can even run indoors.
But the big trend now is nitro-gas powered cars. They last longer, drive further, and can really outperform anything else on the parking lot!