Hot Wheels RC Stealth Rides Racing Car has a cool storage mechanism, has good speeds and runs smoothly. Its only problem is its size which is rather small for the price.
The greatest thing about the Hot Wheels RC Stealth Rides Racing Car is that you could flatten it and slide it into a case which can then be carried in your pocket, just by the press of fingers. The car's roof and its windows collapse inwards, its sides rotate, and the whole thing becomes flat. The result is the size of a mobile phone and cool to carry around. When you need to race the car you could just slide it out, place it on the floor and press a button that is hidden on its rear window. The car would be 3D (so to speak) and ready to run. The mechanism works very smoothly and without any glitches.
As for the rest of Hot Wheels properties, it is very small (or how it would fit into a pocket) and since the $ 25 seems a bit high. But when you consider the flattening mechanism the price seems reasonable enough. Also, the car comes loaded with its button batteries (LR44) and since you do not have to buy them separately. You even get an extra set for use when the first set is done. These addendums sort of make up for the car's high price.
The case of the Hot Wheels RC Stealth Rides Racing Car doubles up as the remote control which controls the motors that act on its rear wheels. All you have to do to get everything working is to flip a couple of switches, one on the case and other on the car. There is no steering ability in the front wheels and the car's direction is controlled by pressing on the buttons that control the rear wheel motors. These Hot Wheelers have soft rubber tires which provide good traction. The front wheels have spring suspension which allows for rotating without any problems. The control could be a bit tricky for small kids but easy enough for older children (10 plus) to master with in a few minutes.
This Hot Wheels Racing Car does have good speed for a small car. And it has enough power to run up inclined surfaces. The car's running frequency could be selected manually which is an advantage since it allows children to have races between their relative stealth cars. The car is quite sturdy as well. It is dwarfish though and since if your floor is not smooth enough it could get stuck in cracks.
Hot Wheels RC Stealth Rides Racing Car is ingenious and for all the complicated mechanisms that it has, works smoothly. It is fun to have and fun to gift.