This is incredible.
Of all the uses for a radio-controlled car (RC car), playing the role of a towing monster probably isn't at the top of the list. Then again, it does make for some epic viewing, as we saw a couple of years ago when 15 miniature RC cars managed to get a Toyota Hilux pickup moving. But what about just one RC car? In a new video, the Arrma Kraton 8s EXB RC car known as Colossus was tasked with what seemed to be the impossible: towing not just one but potentially two large cars. In an astonishing feat, the little RC car managed to pull it off.
For the test, a Kia Stinger GT weighing 4,023 pounds, a Mercedes-AMG S63 (4,914 lbs), and a Porsche Taycan Turbo (5,119 lbs) represented the different levels of difficulty that the team hoped to work its way through. The Colossus comes with a 2028 Extreme 1100 kv motor from Castle Creations and two CNHL 14.8V 6000 mAh 70c batteries with a parallel connection. The Colossus starts with the lightest car, the Kia Stinger GT, and manages to pull the sport sedan fairly easily, although at this point the RC car was spinning all four of its wheels and putting down only 40 percent of its maximum towing power.
Next was the Mercedes but following some rain and a wet surface, the Colossus had even less traction to work with. The only way to increase the RC car's towing capacity is to add more weight to it. After one of the testers sits atop the Colossus and adds 150 pounds or so of weight to the RC car, it manages to pull the S63 quite easily. For the final test, the S63 was hooked up to the Taycan and amazingly, the Colossus managed to pull their combined weight of over 10,000 lbs. Although nothing broke, an immense amount of heat was emitted by the RC car's motor wires but it was too late to stop it from this superb accomplishment.