R/C Bullet car sets new world record of 188 mph
By Dave LeClair
March 31, 2014
Everyone loves seeing a world record broken, especially when it involves exceedingly fast things. Nic Case recently set out to break his own world record for fastest R/C car, and he succeeded, pushing his Bullet car to a whopping 188.87 mph (304 km/h) – and no, that's not scaled down to the size of the car.
A while back we covered a remote control car from Traxxas that could hit 100 mph (161 km/h), which is nothing short of impressive. However, that feels like a snail's pace when compared to what Case has managed to accomplish with his car. Of course, the Traxxas XO-1 is commercially available, while the car used to achieve this world record is not one you will be able to run to your local hobby shop to acquire.
Nic Case and his team's creation barely looks like a car at all. Instead, it looks more like a futuristic spaceship cutting down the track. Really, there are no words that can truly give you the sense of the speed this tiny car reaches. Instead, check out the video below, and get a feel for just what 188 mph in a 1/10 scale R/C car feels like.
... and just to give a little context, the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe hits a top speed of about 186 mph (299 km/h), which is just slightly slower than the Bullet.