Behold, the world's fastest radio-controlled car, shown in this video ripping down a drag strip at a blistering 161.76 mph.

The car is built using carbon fiber and is powered by an 11 horsepower electric motor and a 12-cell battery pack. Owner Nick Case is already working on a new faster model that he says will break 200 mph.

Of course, these cars have nothing on the RC gliders. They hit top speeds of up to 400 mph without the use of motors. Check it out:

Via Mashable via Technabob

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