Nic Case’s 161 mph Schumacher Mi3 beat Case’s previous speed record by nearly 30 mph. Case used to race motorcycles, but after a crash, found satisfaction in building and racing radio-controlled cars.
The tiny racer cost $4,000 and took six months to build. It isn’t small on performance, however. Though the vehicle doesn’t have brakes, it does have custom-designed oversize tires and a gyroscope-based steering-correction system normally used in remote-control helicopters.
Case hopes to ultimately hit the 200 mph mark.