The fastest speed achieved by a battery-powered radio-controlled model car is 276.74 km/h (171.96 mi/h), set by the "R/C Bullet" driven by Nic Case (USA) at McFarland, California, USA on 19 December 2012.
The "R/C Bullet" is a four wheel drive, 1:10 scale model powered solely by an electric motor. The power source is 12 5,000mAh lithium polymer batteries. The car was designed, built and driven by Nic Case.
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