This Tiny Scale Model Race Car Has an Actual, Working V16 Engine

It sounds incredible.

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We've seen some pretty wild remote-control cars out there, but this one might be the most interesting of all. It's a tribute to 1930s Grand Prix car fitted with a real, working V16 engine. Watching it run is as cool as you'd expect.

The car is a 1:3 scale model 1936 Auto Union Type C, which also used a V16 engine. But instead of displacing 6.0 liters like in the real car, this miniature version makes due with just 216 cc. That doesn't stop it from sounding fantastic. Here, listen for yourself:

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The builders have outfitted the motor with water cooling, an electric starter, and a central overhead camshaft with two valves per cylinder. The body is equipped with fully independent suspension and hydraulic drum brakes. Here's a clip of it moving under its own power.

What's next, V24 engined R/C cars? When will this wonderful madness end? Never, we hope.

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