Do you like cars? Do you like really, really fast cars but the bad economy is forcing you to drive around a second-hand Prius? Then, you’re gonna absolutely love this new radio-controlled car by this company called Traxxas which lets you feel all the thrills and spills of racing a Veyron for much, much less. Named the new X0-1, the nifty little RC car is no toy though it stands in at a mere 68.6 cm (27 inches) long, and weighs just 4.67 kg (10.3 lbs) even with its batteries popped in. fitted with RPM monitoring, voltage monitors, and a speedometer, the Traxxas X0-1 RC car actually goes from 0-60mph in a cool 2.3 secs and hits the 100km/h mark from a standing start in just 4.9 secs which makes it world's fast R/C car.
The pint-sized sports car also has a top speed (claimed) of just over 161 km/h (100 mph) which allows it to outshine other RC cars in the market by a few miles very easily. An all-wheel-drive electric car, the Traxxas XO-1 runs on a 1,650 Kv Big Block Brushless electric motor pioneered by Traxxas that is juiced up by two fully-rechargeable 5,000 mAh, 3-cell, li-polymer battery packs. With a new Traxxas TQi radio system controlling the X0-1, the model also appeals to iFanatics who can dock their iPod Touch or their iPhones into the device’s base and download the Traxxas Link app to manipulate the RC car’s performance by tweaking the car’s throttle trim, braking strength, steering percentage, throttle sensitivity, steering, and other performance parameters.
The app will also enable users to monitor performance specs as well as battery voltage, motor temperature, RPM, speed, other vehicle data in real-time. And the uber powerful engine isn’t the only cool thing about the Traxxas X0-1 RC car; apparently, the vehicle was produced with meticulous attention to exterior construction to ensure maximum downforce and aerodynamic performance to get the computer-designed RC car to perform as well as any of its life-sized cousins.
The 1/7th scale radio-controlled model may be a little too fast to race with the neighborhood kids’ robot puppy on your living room floor, but it can give serious RC car racers a definite advantage over competitors in races held in abandoned parking lots. Traxxas, a hobby RC car manufacturer, claims that the model is “the world's fastest ready-to-race radio-controlled supercar”.
The Traxxas X0-1 RC car is all set to go on sale December 30th and will be available at select store, a list of which can be found at the company’s website. At $1,100, the Traxxas X0-1 RC car certainly ain’t cheap, but then again you can probably win all of it back by challenging your mates to a friendly RC car drag race!