Traxxas has recently announced that their electric remote control super car XO-1 can go 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds, and from zero to 100 in just 4.92 seconds using an iPhone app, making it the fastest radio controlled super car.
According to Traxxas’ website, you can unlock the 100+ mph capability using the capability Traxxas Link application that will be available in the App Store.
Here’s a description of the Link application from their press release:
Traxxas Link makes it easy to learn, understand, and access the powerful tuning options built into every Traxxas TQi radio system. Control your Drive Effects settings such as steering and throttle sensitivity; steering percentage; braking strength; and throttle trim by simply touching and dragging the sliders on the screen, or enabling the Multi-Function knob on the transmitter. Everything happens live, on-the-fly, giving you instant feedback on your changes.
Traxxas Link collects and records real-time telemetry data as you drive. The Traxxas Link dashboard comes to life showing you speed, battery voltage, RPM, and temperature. The application automatically detects and recognizes Traxxas Link sensors for easy set up and configuration. The dashboard is fully customizable with either dial or digital readout gauges. Up to nine gauges can be displayed at once. Set threshold warnings and log maximums, minimums, or averages. Use the recording function to document your dashboard view, with sound, so that you can keep your eyes on your driving and not miss a single apex. If you forget to record, simply touch Instant Replay anytime to capture the previous minute of fun and unexpected triumphs. The recordings can be named, saved, and shared with others.
You can checkout the videos of the XO-1 and the Link application in action below:
0 to 100 in just 4.92 seconds is awesome when you consider that the remote control car measures only 27 inches. No wonder, Traxxas warns that their R/C car is not a toy and is only for experts and carries a risk of fire, injury or death.
Traxxas’ XO-1 remote control super car also doesn’t come cheap, it is available for $1099.99 when it be released on December 30th.