Can This Fan-Assisted RC Car Beat Tesla Roadster's 0-60 Time?
Elon Musk promised the world a 2020 Tesla Roadster that, with its 200kWh battery pack, 620-miles (998 km) of range, and a top speed of 249 mph (402 km/h), could accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 1.9 seconds in April of 2019. Elon Musk now claims that with "the SpaceX rocket thruster option package," the vehicle will be able to travel from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 96 km/h) in 1.1 seconds. Imagine that!
After being inspired by the incredible 0 to 60 times of the Tesla Roadster and the Tesla Plaid models, YouTube's Engineering After Hours wanted to create an RC electric car that he believes "can actually beat the real deal." After months of designing, He was able to come up with a concept for an RC car that uses a pair of electric jet fans to produce a vacuum underneath that draws the vehicle to the ground, enhancing stability and maximizing acceleration.
In this cool and informative video, he races the fan-assisted RC car against the Tesla to see if his toy can come out on top. If you're curious to see the results, make sure you watch the video embedded above and enjoy!