A 1.76 pound drone can now move faster than a Tesla at top speed in Ludicrous Mode.
Yesterday, the Drone Racing League set the Guinness World Record for fastest drone, or the category of “fastest ground speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopter.”
Called the DRL Racer X, the drone can fly at a top speed of 179.6 MPH.
The test was done in a field outside of New York City – with an official Guinness World Records adjudicator on hand to verify the speed.
The drone was clocked flying back and forth across a 100 meter long field – with the official record being the average of the top speed from each trial.
So the official world record ended up being 163.5 MPH.