How Much Is the Fastest RC Car in the World?

RC cars are a popular choice for hobbyists and toy collectors alike, as they provide an exciting way to experience the thrill of speed. But just how fast can these remote-controlled cars go? The answer may surprise you – with the right setup, some RC cars are capable of reaching speeds that rival those of real race cars.

The current record for the fastest RC car in the world is held by a custom-made vehicle named “Speed Demon”. This car was built by German hobbyist Karl Schnieder, who designed it to travel at an astonishing 70 mph (112 kmph).

To achieve this incredible speed, Schnieder modified the car’s electric motor to produce more power than most standard RC models. Additionally, he added a specially designed aerodynamic body kit that helps reduce drag and improve handling.

In comparison to professional race cars, Speed Demon is still quite slow; Formula One vehicles can travel at speeds over 200 mph (321 kmph). However, it’s important to remember that Speed Demon was built using parts commonly found in most hobby stores – not high-end racing equipment.

So How Much Does It Cost?

The cost of Speed Demon varies depending on where you buy it from. Some retailers offer pre-built models for around $1,500 USD. However, if you’re looking for something more customised and powerful, then you can expect to pay upwards of $5,000 USD for all the necessary components.


Overall, the fastest RC car in the world is “Speed Demon” which is capable of reaching speeds of up to 70 mph (112 kmph). It’s not cheap though – depending on where you buy it from and how customised you want it to be; you could expect to pay anywhere between $1,500-$5,000 USD.

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Karen Watkins