With a top speed of over 100 mph and a 0-60 time of just 2.3 seconds, the Traxxas XO-1 is probably on many a dudes Christmas list. It may only be recommended for experts racing on a closed course, but I’d love to whip one in a parking lot too.
The Traxxas XO-1 comes with a set of 5000mAh lithium-ion polymer batteries on and is capable of speeds that can literally turn it into a deadly missile, but the long list of precautions that come with the XO-1 only make me want it more:
It must only be driven at its top speed on a closed course such as a racetrack or drag strip where there are safety barricades and pedestrian access controls. Operating the XO-1 in a careless, unsafe manner, without adequate care and preparation, can result in collisions with catastrophic consequences such as serious injury or death. Know your limits. Be honest with yourself about your true ability and be certain you have a location where you can safely run the model. The XO-1 contains LiPo batteries. LiPo batteries have a severe risk of fire and injury if they are improperly handled, abused, or misused.
To even operate the RC car at its top speed, you need to download a special app to your iPhone or iPod Touch which docks to the included pistol grip remote and lets you ‘unlock’ that functionality. You also get real time diagnostics on your iOS device and a wireless platform to tweak the car’s performance. The Traxxas XO-1 kit will set you back $1,100, the emergency room visit might cost more. [Traxxas]