Diecast racing can be nasty fast. As in, you can miss the finish if you blink at the wrong time, especially on shorter less-complicated slot tracks. These Hot Wheels RC Nitro Speeders, however, take fast to a whole other level, boasting scale speeds of 600mph.
No, the tiny cars themselves won’t blitz through your floor faster than a Bugatti. In fact, each only runs at a max speed of 8.3 mph. Considering they’re 1/87-scale in size, though, that’s mighty impressive. And, in all likelihood, a lot of fun.
Hot Wheels’ RC Nitro Speeders are diecast radio-controlled cars. Each set features one car and a controller unit that also charges the vehicles (you slot four AAs on the controller and charge the cars via a miniUSB hookup). The controller also features a holding compartment, so it can act as the cars’ carrying case.
The vehicles are powered by dual 30,000 RPM motors, with complete steering maneuverability. Suffice to say, there’s a lot of fun to be enjoyed with these things, provided your eyes can keep track of tiny rolling objects running at a very fast pace. Current models include a Mustang, a Chevy Camaro, Dale Earnheardt Jr.’s Hammer Head, and Ken Block’s Ford Fiesta.
Amazon has all the current Hot Wheels RC Nitro Speeders models, with prices starting at $24.99.