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R/C Bullet car sets new world record of 188 mph

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March 31, 2014

The R/C car that was able to hit 188.87 mph

The R/C car that was able to hit 188.87 mph

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.

Source: YouTube via Autoblog

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4 Comments

Yes, but what about the technical details??!? What sort of engine or motor does it run? WHat is it powered by? What sort of electronics are in it...?? Details??

Xolin
31st March, 2014 @ 05:16 pm PDT

from the sponsors, it's running a brushless motor. It's based on an Associated TC series car (probably a TC6 since that's their latest). Reliable PowerEdge batteries - probably VERY high numbers. supplementary video gives more details - and it does look like a TC6 that's VERY stretched and VERY modified, which would be expected. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Xiki9v4n78E

Mike Malsed
2nd April, 2014 @ 01:56 pm PDT

Okay - did a little bit more. It's an evolution of Nic's 2011 167mph TC3. Still brushless motor and multiple batteries. Looks like still a TC series Associated car. They changed their tires (old foamies were shredding) and updates things.

Mike Malsed
2nd April, 2014 @ 02:03 pm PDT

Me being a newbie to RC cars, I''m amazed at the speed attained on a surface whose aggregate size is the equivalent of us driving our cars on asphalt roads made with aggregate the size of bowling balls and softballs.

Noel K Frothingham
10th April, 2014 @ 12:26 am PDT
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