The successor to the BYD F3 has gone through a couple of name changes on its way to production, finally settling on Su Rui, but its USP has been locked in since the beginning: remote control operation. That's right, a full-sized, road-legal sedan that can be driven by remote control. Of course, the R/C functionality has strict limitations: the Su Rui has a max speed of two kilometers an hour when being operated remotely and it only works when the operator is no more than 33 feet away. But who cares about that – it's a full-size R/C car!

In case you were wondering about the Su Rui's specs, there are two engines on the menu, one is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder with 109 horsepower running through a five-speed manual, the other a 1.5-liter turbo four with 154 horsepower and the choice of a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. The remote control comes standard with the 1.5 turbo and, we're assuming, the automatic.

The car can be started and driven in all directions with the remote, and BYD has pushed the feature as handy for getting into tight parking spots or retrieving your car when it's raining and you don't have an umbrella. We figure that once the black hats get working on it, there'll be a few more tasks the Chinese sedan is good for. You can watch it in action in the video below.



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      Redline
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's so excited ti drive on it's own, it's peeing a little.
      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      At least China finally made a car that keeps the driver safe. As for everyone else however...
      Synthono
      • 2 Years Ago
      Step 1: Remove speed limiter. Step 2: Make a no-budget Tomorrow Never Dies knockoff for Syfy Step 3: Profit.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ford gauge cluster, Subaru Legacy center console, Buick Regal steering wheel...
      Tareq Mosa
      • 2 Years Ago
      I liked the BYD F3 Cheapish cars with relative fuel consumption but there are some problems in it. I hope these problems are no longer in Su Rui http://carsdata.blogspot.com/2012/08/byd-f3.html
      Bird2112
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice tech...now of they could only seal what ever it was that was leaving a trail of goo. Basics first. Here is how a fledgling car company should progress: 1. Build a car 2. Build a good car 3. Build a great car 4. Wow us with tech. Ask Honda and Toyota... BTW...Toyota called...they want the Camry's grille and the back half of the Corolla that you hacked returned immediately.
        luujerr
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bird2112
        eh... who cares. No one over here is going to buy a BYD anytime soon anyway
      CLASSICBOB
      • 2 Years Ago
      ok, i can see getting out of the car and parking it in a narrow spot, but other than that what’s the application???? Anyone else notice the suspicious fluid dripping from the car? Maybe it’s oozing quality...
      Weezle Eye
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ummmm, first there's the whole oriental driver angle to this story.... and also, wouldn't a terrrist love this option given they wouldn't have to blow him/herself up if used as a carbomb?? How is this a good idea on any level???
        inthelv
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Weezle Eye
        Ok, hadn't thought of the whole terrorism angle....
      Cadillacftw
      • 2 Years Ago
      More crappy toy cars from China.
      JF
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's the only way I would "drive" a chinese car.
      Tes
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is leaking fluid a premium feature?
      inthelv
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not gonna do it. NO bad jokes. Nope. Not gonna do it. Resist...
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