Traxxas XO-1: world’s fastest remote control supercar priced at $1099.99

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 5, 2011

Traxxas XO-1 is an electric car that can go for more than 100 miles per hour. The all-wheel-drive radio controlled model is only 27 inches long, weighing only 10.3 pounds even with its batteries. This is the world’s speediest RC car, one that you couldn’t operate on your living room floor or even on the roads outside your house.

The one-seventh scale XO-1 accelerates from 0 to top speeds in only 4.92 seconds, and takes only 2.3 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph. It uses the Traxxas Big Block Brushless motor, which gives it 1650Kv of power. Two rechargeable 5000mAh battery packs power the electric motor. The Traxxas TQi radio system is used to control and drive the car.

Do check out the Traxxas Link mobile app available for the iPhone and iPod touch. You can dock your device into the base and then tweak its performance settings such as throttle and steering sensitivity, braking strength, throttle trim, and steering percentage.

The mobile app also shows you up to the minute information such as the vehicle’s speed, the temperature of the motor, RPM, and voltage. It also has a recording function that shows you the same information after the run, so you could keep your sights on the car and the road when it is racing. The mobile app also allows you to access the RC car’s 100 miles per hour capabilities. Without tweaking it, you can only go as fast as 50 mph.

The body looks impressive. Reports have it that the body was designed with a computer to get the most downforce and the best aerodynamics. This enables the XO-1 to go very fast without flying off the ground.

The 100 mph top speed does beg the question of where to use the RC car. You could attain 100 mph on an oval track. It is a good thing that the target customers are not kids as you would need to be very skilled to operate the car. The XO-1 is expected to be out in the market by December 30th and it has a suggested US$1,100 price tag.

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