For some of us, remote-controlled cars (or R/C for short) just aren’t good enough. You’ve got to get in there and tinker with them – they’ve got to be faster then anyone else’s in the neighborhood. And if you live in Nic Case’s neighborhood and you want to race R/Cs, you’re going to lose… big time.
Nic Case (not to be confused with Nic Cage) loves his R/Cs, and he’s put a lot of time and money to build the fastest and most powerful one in the world. In fact, a few years ago, his Schumacher Mi3 set the record for being the fastest remote-controlled car to take to the streets, clocking in with a top speed of 161.76 mph.
This orange bullet took six months to build and cost $4,000. The end result was an R/C that comes covered with a handcrafted carbon-fiber chassis and is powered by an 11-horsepower motor and a 12-cell battery pack.
But an enthusiast like Case can’t rest on his laurels. He’s determined to build an R/C that reaches speeds of 200 mph. His latest project is called the “Streamliner,” and when that one’s ready to race, we’ll let you know. Until then, enjoy footage of Schumacher Mi3 in action after the jump.
[Source: Top Speed]