Amazing how far these machines have come in regards to technology and power. Turns out though the new Rustler VXL can't really reach such speeds without a little modification. Even though the box says RTR 70 mph. Advertisements, go figure. There is a great article on Xtreme RC that shows that with a simple battery and gear change a speed of 67 mph was possible. They recomend the expensive lipo 3s 8000, didn't know with electrics a higher powered battery could make such a difference in power. Highest gear possible, and ofcourse replace the axles, differential yokes, bellcranks and stearing blocks for a harder alluminum material. I destroyed my steering block crashing my B4 going 35 mph into a tree. At 70 there wouldn't be much left if these parts were not replaced. Who would've thought that an offroad electric truck RTR with some simple mods can actually beat fullsized vehicles in a drag race.
Check out the results i found in the article
0 to 60 mph
Full size BMW M3 4.40sec
Full size Lexus IF-S 4.50sec
Full size Lamborghini Superleggera 3.5sec
Fullsize Ferrari 430 Scuderia 3.6sec
Full size Mitsubishi Evo GSR 5.0 sec
Traxxas Rustler VXL #s 8000 3.5 sec
The electric RC beats all and ties with a $230,000 race machine Lambo
Check out this video, man these VXLs can't keep the front wheels on the ground. The brushless power on these things are insane.