The skill level badge indicates the speed of, and skill needed, to use your ARRMA car.
Level 5 is the very first rung of 'Hobby Class' RC ownership. Models in the skill level are typically small scale (E.G 1/16th), brushed electric variants which are fun, tough, easy to run and maintain.
For many, level 6 is the start of 'Hobby Class' RC ownership. Models of this skill level are typically larger (e.g. 1/10th) and faster than level 5 cars, but are still brushed electric so are easy to drive.
Level 7 requires some RC experience and is not recommended for beginners. Models of this class will be faster, may be brushless powered, be harder to drive and more complicated to maintain.
Level 8 cars tend to be large scale and four-wheel-drive. They may be nitro or brushless powered. They can be heavy, fast and require a reasonable amount of experience to drive quickly and safely
Level 9 RC cars are some of the fastest available; they are very powerful and require quick reflexes to drive quickly and safely. Their performance means that maintenance is required more often.
Level 10 cars are for RC masters only! They require more space and may only work effectively on certain surface types. Level 10 cars are not for novices or the faint hearted!
Skill levels 1-4 cover 'Toy Class' RC cars. These are typically of a simpler construction, lower quality, slower, smaller and not upgradable.