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R/C Car Does 100MPH Right Out Of The Box

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This is Traxxas' new 1/7-scale electric XO-1, the first ready-to-run (no assembly required) R/C car capable of doing a real (not scale) 100MPH fresh out of the box. But you're gonna need an actual raceway to drive the thing, because a Wal-Mart parking lot isn't gonna cut it at 100MPH. The speed demon goes 0-60 in 2.3 seconds and 100 in 4.92. That's...pretty fast. So fast you probably won't even see it hit the wall. It costs $1,100 and requires an iPhone or iPod Touch to plug into the controller to unlock its 100MPH potential and provide a real-time tuning/data-tracking utility. Oh man, all this R/C car talk is really taking me back. My brother Frank and I used to build them from kits growing up. His were always turned out badass, but mine...mine never seemed to work. "Because you're an idiot." My brother Frank, ladies and gentlemen!

Hit the jump for a video of the thing being demoed on an actual racetrack.

Official Product Site

Thanks to torquelover, who seriously loves some torque. Me? I love cake and pie.

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  • Adam smith

    looks nice I like this RC car, I have never seen any rc bil with this speed. my one friend was looking for this type of RC car some days ago. I think he will like it.

  • Very cool car this is and also there are very interesting video has been given by you. I think it is not a fastest car in the world but very coolest car.

  • its not that practical if you think about it... 90% of the time you'd use it in the living room or driveway and it'll be way too fast to control or manoeuvre! and so light it'll break fairly easy too!

  • Yikes! Is that now the fastest RC Car in the world???

  • handicappedentertainment

    Sort of. It's not really remotely controlled but they have model cars that do 200+ mph. They're called tether cars and are attached to a pole via a, you guessed it, tether and run in circles. It's pretty crazy either way.

  • 100mph on a 1/7 scale model. So if it's a full scale model, it should do 700mph.

  • Stephen Dias

    Learn about the force * mass ratio first

  • looks like a Saleen S5s Raptor

  • Tim Volk

    What a crappy video. Leave out the fancy editing crap, Traxxas, and show us what the thing can really do.

  • DO WANT!

  • Vroom vroom!

  • SuperFRANK

    Respect

  • I'm with¬†Nathan Klassen¬† I want to see The Stig take this round the TG track!

  • Nathan Klassen

    Put that thing on the top-gear track!

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