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Old 09-05-2009, 08:56 PM   #1
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on the website it sais cen 5.0 90+mph do you really think they will pull this off and become the fastest rtr? im wondering cause its caught my eye and i want one.

http://www.cenracing.com/cars/CTR50/CTR50.html
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Well, if it actually has the power and gearing to do it I think the thing would be just about undriveable.
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Old 09-05-2009, 09:33 PM   #3
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I think they could pull it off since the CT4 can do about 73MPH out of the box. CT5 has bigger engine so more power. I never liked the tx that come with the kit, it looks really cheap.
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Old 09-05-2009, 09:50 PM   #5
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i would rather own this car then the rx-7

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I wouldn't own a P.O.S. RX-7 if it was given
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on the website it sais cen 5.0 90+mph do you really think they will pull this off and become the fastest rtr? im wondering cause its caught my eye and i want one.

http://www.cenracing.com/cars/CTR50/CTR50.html
First they have to release the dam thing!! They have been saying coming soon for months. On paper the car looks like it has what it needs to hit 85-90mph. But in reality will that is something else I don't think the tires will be up to task or the kit car body it is not very aerodynamic = drag. I think the car has the potential to reach really high speed with some extra work done by the owner. But 90 mph , stock out of the box nope.

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CEN is junk, I would never buy another one. I've owned every major brand of RC and CEN is the only one that I can say was a turd from day one.
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CEN is junk, I would never buy another one. I've owned every major brand of RC and CEN is the only one that I can say was a turd from day one.
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This is what comes to mind of a rc car that goes at ridiculous speeds

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When you are trying to set a landspeed record sometimes accidents happen, its part of the sport.
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Stock CT4

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This tape is controversal when you compare it to the tapes of The Serpent King and Miami Finest. Miami & Serpent cars looked like they were going over 75mph+ This Cen car looks like it is going 50mph.
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But what is the point.
How many times can you run up and down an empty parking lot, or even a runway before you are bored out of your mind.
If you want to run a drag car, then build a drag car.
If you want to compete with other cars on a real track, as most every one is aware, you never even come close to those speeds. Usually it is around 64 to 70 mph on the largest tracks.
I have to guess that Cen wants to claim to have the highest speed with a RTR car.
Put a Cen on a track with any of the top 4 or 5 kits on the market now, and they will run away from the Cen RTR.
I myself owned a Cen way back when, and to tell the truth, you could not give me another one.
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But what is the point.
How many times can you run up and down an empty parking lot, or even a runway before you are bored out of your mind.
I agree I would get bored doing that but there are alot of people who enjoy doing landspeed attemps and drag racing. I believe they would be better off like you said designing their own car but people are lazy and like rtr's. Not realizing to get the kind of speeds they are looking for is going to require them to do alot of modifications to their car.
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