There's way too much ground to cover at the Las Vegas Convention Center each year at the SEMA Show, so inevitably, some cool stuff always slips through the cracks. Apparently, in our rush to cover 1940 Ford body shells and the ICON Dodge D200, we missed this gem. Top Speed found a video of the Traxxas stand at this year's event showing the company's latest radio-controlled car hitting triple-digit speeds on a dyno. In the video, the Traxxas X0-1 tops out at 104 miles per hour with its motors hitting 22,500 rpm.

The X0-1 might be a 1/7 scale car, but its performance puts it in competition with just about anything on four wheels. Introduced almost a year ago, the four-wheel-drive X0-1 is an RC supercar that can accelerate from 0-100 mph in under five seconds. Using the Traxxas Link app, you can even use your iPhone as the RC car's controller and telemetry screen. Like any other supercar, the X0-1 isn't cheap with a retail price of $1,014.99.

Scroll down to watch the X0-1 show its skills on the cutest little dyno ever.


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      DonutsMeankind
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am an RCer, and a Car guy...this car has been out for over a year...and I own one!!! It is nuts. I have only topped out at 91 mph before spining out. As far as battery life goes, if you have not kept up with RCs, there are Lipo battery packs which maintain consistant voltage and WAY longer run times. The XO-1 runs about 20-30 minutes on the supplied 2 3s 5000 maH with the safe to run for a long time gearing (tops out at about 50 which is a handful). Doing speed runs you get about 15 -20 minutes of driving. The areo on this car is pretty sweet. the bottom is solid aluminum with a pan mounted air intake that funnels to the motor to keep it cool. It also comes with a front splitter to add MUCH NEEDED down force. once you get the tires wamred up, and a good warm day...getting to about 50-60 mph and you see the areo kick in, as it seems to stick alot better....then you over throatel it and spin out at 60 mph. if you have not looked into RC in a while..they have come a LONG ways. Nitro is no longer fastest. Brushless motors and Lipo batteries have changed the RC world.
        NightFlight
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DonutsMeankind
        My last RC car was a Losi XX buggy when they first came out. I thought that was fast....
        Dean
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DonutsMeankind
        And you've answered one of the things I've been wondering since hearing that this car was out...'what happens when you get close to its top speed?'. How did you gauge the car's speed anyway?
      mawhalen53
      • 2 Years Ago
      Brushless motor systems and LiPo battery technology have done huge things for electric R/C.
      jfa1177
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've been in this hobby for about 3 years now and I have to say there is no compelling reason to own a nitro vehicle when electrics are far simpler to work on and just as fast. Plus, you don't need to waste your entire day getting the nitro motor back in tune or fill it with after run to keep it from freezing up. This X0-1 is just flat out sick. I hope some of the technology used in this thing will trickle down into other platforms. Other than the new Rally and Slash 4x4 their lineup is pretty long in the tooth.
      VIPER94
      • 2 Years Ago
      And my Christmas list begins!
      Randy
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is damn cool.
      Riley C.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I own many products from Traxxas, and believe me, they are nuts. Even the non 100 mph ones are just plain stupid on acceleration and speed. My Slash VXL can hit 50,000 RPM on one battery that the XO-1 runs on. Now we just need to supersize it a bit and use it in hybrids! Before you know it, 300 mph hybrids. Nuts.
        Dean
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Riley C.
        R/C cars in general, have come a long way. I'm surprised how fast the 4wd touring cars (2 belt drive, 2 shaft drive) that I have can go...and that's with Ni-MH batteries, and brushed motors. At 30-40mph - they're a handful to control...I can't imagine drive anything faster...
      Jim Lowe
      • 2 Years Ago
      I had a problem controlling those cheap Radio Shack RC's because of radio interference. Couldn't imagine driving one of these!
        Nemebean
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jim Lowe
        That's because cheap RC's have cheap radios. It's doubtful you would have technical issues with one of these. On the other hand, I have enough trouble controlling my old nitro monster truck, so I'm pretty sure I would drive one of these straight into a curb in short order. ;-)
      AnalogJesse
      • 2 Years Ago
      And they say the electric technology isn't there... Hell, strap a lawn chair on this thing.
        Gribble
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AnalogJesse
        And with the onboard battery, it'll take you all the way to the end of your driveway. Power and speed have never been the problems associated with electric vehicles. The problem has always been storing the electricity. Batteries, while improving, still can't store as much recoverable energy as a gas tank of similar size and weight (when full).
          Gribble
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Gribble
          @johnnythemoney, While I'm not going to dedicate hours of research for a simple online discussion, I believe reality proves my point. If there were batteries capable of containing the recoverable energy that we can get from a full gasoline tank at the same size and weight, then electric cars would weigh less than comparable ICE cars (electric motors weigh much less than combustion engines, and don't require nearly as many supplementary fluids such as oil and coolant) and provide greater range. This is not the case. While I'm not an expert on battery technology, logic would dictate that such batteries either don't exist, or are too expensive to be used in consumer vehicles at this point in time. Either case means we must rely on petroleum based fuels for the time being.
          Randy
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Gribble
          "End of you r driveway" LMAO that was funny. Thanks for the chuckle.
          johnnythemoney
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Gribble
          That's not the whole story. Even if the chemical energy contained in a full fuel tank is more (hard data?) than the energy (electrical energy) stored in a battery of similar size, you'd have to consider that the ICE efficiency is between 1/3rd and 1/4th that of an electric motor, and then you'd have to add the efficiency of the mechanical transmission (between 81% and 88% at best), basically resulting in only a fraction (about 15%) of that chemical energy actually being converted into useful motion, as opposed as something in 80% (let's be conservatory here) range for an electric car. So in the worst possible scenario, you'd need 1/4th of overall carried energy in an electric vehicle to reach the same performance and travel the same distance. Make it even 1/3rd. Now can you say, once again with hard data, that there are no batteries as large as a fuel tank, capable oh storing the equivalent of 1/3rd of its maximum chemical energy? Petrol contains about 10 kWh per liter. An average car can have about 60 liters, so 600 kWh. You're going to transform into motion less than 100 kWh out of those. The Tesla Model S (here it comes again) can have a 85 kWh battery pack and it could likely feature a larger fuel tank or battery pack if you ditched the 7 seat side of the project. So I don't see such a big difference to be honest.
      HVH20
      • 2 Years Ago
      Reminds me of electric LSR bike dyno testing. 200mph and the dyno shuts down. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fd_fLd4hEg
      Rob Cook
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, this is quite the upgrade from my RC10-T2/3 days! So, 1/7th scale @ 100mph does that scale to 700mph then?
      montegod7ss
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've thought about updating my RC10 to a LiPo/brushless combo, and feel it would go along nicely with the RC10GT and MGT I also have. Electric sure has came a long way in 30years!
        Hoale
        • 2 Years Ago
        @montegod7ss
        Stop thinking about it...Brushless is the only way to go if your using electric.
      rc_car_nut
      • 2 Years Ago
      Traxxas is building some cool stuff these day's. I own several Traxxas RC cars.... I have a T-Maxx, Ruslter, Slash 4x4 ultimate... This X0-1 is 100MPH out of the box is rocking fast. It's 1/7th scale that is 700MPH scale speed... Ridiculous. I could only imagine smack'n the wall at 100MPH in this thing. I imagine a major explosion of parts... LOL I also own several other RC car brands as well... Losi, Associated, HPI, Trinity. Current inventory of RC cars is at least 12 I can think of along with a few RC electric planes and a couple RC heli's... It's a habit I can't break @ 41 I'm still buying RC toys.... LOL
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