Remote control car races to 188mph

RC Bullet
8 Apr, 2014 3:37pm Jordan Bishop

Two-foot long R/C Bullet breaks own world record - at 188mph it's faster than a Jaguar F-Type

If you’ve ever struggled to drive a remote control car without crashing, imagine how difficult it would be if your car was capable of 188mph.

That’s the challenge Nic Case faced recently when he attempted to break his own record for the fastest battery-powered radio-controlled model car.

But he needn’t have worried: the latest incarnation of the two-foot long R/C Bullet smashed the previous top speed of 172mph, set by its predecessor in December 2012.

Hand-built by Nic, the car’s highly aerodynamic body was built using a wind tunnel to minimise drag.

When combined with high-speed motors and carbon fibre wheels, the R/C Bullet is faster than the new £80,000 Jaguar F-Type Roadster, which only manages 186mph with its 488bhp 5.0-litre V8 engine.

It’ll also beat the likes of the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S and the 4.2-litre Audi R8 Spyder. Mr Case isn’t satisfied with those scalps alone however, and his next target is the 200mph barrier – putting it into Ferrari 458 territory.