A devastating 0-100 time is the Holy Grail for petrol heads. The Nissan GT-R – which crankandpiston.com spent some time with recently – goes from stationary to “what the hell…?!” in just 8.5s, while the Bugatti Veyron has it licked in just 5.8s. However, idle curiosity, a lunch break and the Google playground unearthed the Traxxas X0-1, which goes from 0-100mph in – wait for it – 4.9s. Oh, did we mention that it’s radio-controlled?
Its sleek body kit, along with big volt power delivery, mean this ‘supercar’ will hit 0-60 in just a squeak over 2s. Interestingly, as well as the control itself, Traxxas have developed an iphone app (nee dashboard) that allows the driver to adjust steering, brake and throttle responsiveness of their particular model.
Small wonder then that the X0-1 is prominently marked ‘For Experts Only’, and as such, buying one off the shelf isn’t going to happen. Forking over the $1099.99 (4040.48 AED) asking price is done only by contacting the company directly.
For those of you champing at the bit to see this mini-beast in action, check out Traxxas’ own video preview below >>>