A Jaguar F-Type R Coupe is capable of hitting 186 miles per hour. The new Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is estimated to top out at 170, while the BMW M5 is electronically limited to 155 mph. All impressive figures, and all of them would lose in a top-speed race to this remote-controlled car.

Called the R/C Bullet, it's been clocked at almost 189 mph, which is enough to stake its claim to the title of World's Fastest R/C Car. It looks like a spaceship, and when it zooms by, it certainly sounds extraterrestrial. It's a ridiculous creation, and quite easily outruns the 100-mph Traxxas we told you about a few years ago.

In fact, this latest run is a significant upgrade for owner Nic Case. He's held and broken the past few Guinness World Records for R/C cars, hitting 161.76 in 2008 and 171.97 in November of 2013, according to RCgroups.com.

Take a look at the video below to see Case's car and its epic high-speed runs.


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      SunSpeedAndSin
      • 8 Months Ago
      How he can keep drive the car straight from the distance which would be required for a run length to get up to that speed is beyond me
      BipDBo
      • 8 Months Ago
      EV
      Junkyard Willie
      • 8 Months Ago
      Amazon express shipping.
      Paul
      • 8 Months Ago
      Fast for sure! But all of that preparation to control an RC that is only in sight range for a tenth of a second before it disappears...... Maybe it's just me, but I don't know how you have fun with this.
        CentralControl
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Paul
        As a huge rc enthusiast, the fun for me is the building - not the driving/flying. I've been building RC for 30 years and it never gets old. :). I design all my own vehicles now, and figure this team must have had some serious fun - and challenges - putting this together. As far a fun driving it... I'm with you!
      shawoo
      • 8 Months Ago
      That is amazing that he can keep control of it considering the width of the car and the speed.
      FRD
      • 8 Months Ago
      If that thing is 1/10 scale it was going 1,888 miles an hour.
        Ryan Allin
        • 8 Months Ago
        @FRD
        That is not how speed works, if it goes 188, then it goes 188, you wouldn't say a plane that goes 600 miles per hour only goes 60 mph if it is 10 times larger than a car.
          Eric
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Ryan Allin
          The R/C world usually refers to speed as scale speed. That's what FRD was referring to. But yeah, thanks for "explaining" how speed works :P
          Phil
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Ryan Allin
          Dunce. He means SCALE miles per hour. Enough with the 'OMG! Someone is WRONG on the internet!" crap.
        Ryan Chang
        • 8 Months Ago
        @FRD
        Someone never took high school physics. You are thinking of momentum, which is mass x velocity.
      Mike Fernandez
      • 8 Months Ago
      That was insane, good find AB
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 8 Months Ago
      That's almost as fast a tether car, but you have to actually drive this one. I wonder if there's a pen camera inside for driving by a remote monitor or if he just lines it up and tries to stay straight?
        rogeraphil
        • 8 Months Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        rogeraphil • 18 hours ago Producing these speeds with a model car takes a lot of engineering talent, and perseverance, as well as the skills to build, and in this case, drive the car. Nic Case has all of these in abundance. Congratulations on a job well done Nic! They are not radio controlled, but racing "Tether Cars" is another engineering and craftsmanship hobby that produces some of the fastest model cars on the planet. Here is a link to a video of the World's first battery powered model car to break the magical 200 MPH barrier:http://youtu.be/NmVj63TWcIQ
      • 8 Months Ago
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      Hi There Paul
      • 8 Months Ago
      It would have been nice to have seen/heard something about the drive train. There certainly were enough credits.
        Dustyn Truax
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Hi There Paul
        not much to the drive train. That is a pan car which means the gear attached to the motor is directly turning the axle. odds are it was close to a 2000Kv brushless castle motor with a low capacity 6S lipo battery. I really dont know the gearing but the pinion(motor gear) probably had more teeth than the spur (axle gear).
          Robert Harrold
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Dustyn Truax
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xiki9v4n78E it's actually a shaft driven 4wd based on a production touring car rather than a pan car.
          Robert Harrold
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Dustyn Truax
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xiki9v4n78E it's actually a shaft driven 4wd based on a production touring car rather than a pan car.
      bK
      • 8 Months Ago
      Sounds like the road runner
      IcoHolic
      • 8 Months Ago
      I have a Traxxas X-01 and I can't keep it on the road and it does 100mph.... I can't imagine almost twice that speed!
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