• The Schumacher Mi3: the fastest remote-controlled car in the world

Remote-controlled cars - R/Cs for short - are one of those toys that never get old for us car-loving wackos. For a man like Nic Case - not to be confused for Nic Cage - R/C cars are more than just toys; they’re a calling.

The man’s obsession with these cars is no more evident than in his continued attempt to build the fastest and most powerful car in the world. A few years ago, Case and his very own Schumacher Mi3 set the world record for being the fastest remote-controlled car on the planet, doing so after posting a staggering top speed of 161.76 mph.

The Schumacher Mi3, a rocket-looking, streamlined bullet, took Case six months to build where he spent over $4,000 to pay for all the components. After all the work put in, the record-holding R/C car was outiftted with a handcrafted carbon-fiber chassis while being powered by an 11-horsepower motor and a 12-cell battery pack.

As a man that never seems to be satisfied, Nic Case has his eyes set on building an R/C car that could hit 200 mph and is in the middle of building and developing his latest project, called the "Streamliner". If and when the "Streamliner" is built, we’re pretty confident that this existing record will completely fall by the wayside. For now, though, the Schumacher Mi3 sits as the fastest R/C car in the world.


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  (329) posted on 06.9.2011

Well, it is unlikely that this one would be produced for the toy market, so you need not to worry about this one, but the kids will probably try other ways of putting their cars up to speed.

  (516) posted on 06.8.2011

Just imagine if they were selling one of these babies in the toy stores. The kids will surely freak out. Either that or the dads will also be eager to get their hands on the controller to take them for a spin.

  (814) posted on 06.8.2011

Hahaha! This is definitely one heck of a toy. Imagine that, this thing could actually go more than 160 mph. I am really looking forward to see if they would be able break the 200 mph mark.

  (683) posted on 06.7.2011

I have seen on how this car performed and I would say that its incredible awesome! The speed performance of this car is some what similar to a regular coupe.

  (830) posted on 06.7.2011

This is my first time to see a rocket-streamlined remote controlled bullet. What an amazing concept from Schumacher! Congratulations for being the fastest RC cars in the world smiley

  (452) posted on 06.7.2011

Wow! That is indeed the world fastest Remote control Cars! That is really great. I never imagined that a remote control car can run to 161.76 mph... awesome!

  (539) posted on 06.6.2011

hmm. I don’t think that it would be reasonable to spend $4,000 over a R/C car. However, its their money anyway..and for a collection sake, not bad at all.

  (474) posted on 06.6.2011

That’s extremely awesome! The speed of that car is like the speed of the light! The speed of 161.76 mph for a remote controlled car is quite impressive. I wonder if that R/C car would be real sportscar.

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