Auto News

AutoGuide News Blog


The AutoGuide News Blog is your source for breaking stories from the auto industry. Delivering news immediately, the AutoGuide Blog is constantly updated with the latest information, photos and video from manufacturers, auto shows, the aftermarket and professional racing.
 |  Jun 09 2011, 11:31 AM

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]

 |  Aug 20 2010, 4:12 PM

speed_demon_lg_1.JPG

Speed Week is going on right now out in Bonneville, so it’s worth spotlighting one or two record setting vehicles. This one is called the Speed Demon, a turbocharged streamliner built by George Poteet and Ron Main. Both are in their 60s and have been breaking land speed records for years.

The Speed Demon is a turbocharged, 31-foot long, 4200 lb streamliner and is quite possibly one of the fastest vehicles on Earth. On Wednesday it reached 409 mph at the three mile mark while on Tuesday it did 405-mph with an exit speed of 417-mph.

We have no idea what it’d feel like to be in any vehicle going 400-mph, but we imagine it’s out of this world. We’ll be scouring the Web for a video of this, so stay tuned if we run across one.

[Source: Car Tech Blog]