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 |  Apr 10 2012, 12:32 PM


The one thing electric motors are best at is in delivering instant torque, so it would only make sense to make electric dragsters.

While the full-size dragster still prefer to burn alcohol, Traxxas will sell you a miniature, radio controlled, electric dragster for your amusement.

This 1/8 scale model features Traxxas’ ET-3s brushless motor, which allows this little dragster to hit speeds of upto 70+ mph, which is seriously fast for a projectile that can run into your ankles.

Currently, the only body style offered is based on the Ford Mustang, but you can choose from four different color schemes, each depicting an actual NHRA Funny Car replica dragster.

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 |  Aug 10 2011, 2:45 PM

Get ready for the next generation of radio control cars. Hot Wheel’s Nitro Speeders will be hitting store shelves this fall and tearing up a sidewalk near you.

The newest generation of micro radio controlled vehicles, Nitro Speeders were launched at this year’s New York Toy Fair. Measuring in at less than 1 3/4-inches long (1/87th scale),  they can reach speeds of  8.3 mph. Thanks to the Nitro Speeder’s lightning speed and precise responsiveness, they can tackle vertical loops and can be driven on standard orange Hot Wheels stunt tracks.

Great fun for kids of any age, Nitro Speeders come in its own carrying case (which also pulls triple duty as the remote control and a charger) and that fits right in your pocket. They will be available in Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Ken Block’s Ford Fiesta for around $21.50. If you want to see them in action, watch the video after the jump.

[Source: Oh Gizmo!]

 

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