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The fastest motor sport on earth

By Scott Newman, 08 May 2015 News

Finnish slot cars move at the speed of light

The fastest motor sport on earth

Forget Formula One, only a Top Fuel drag racer would have a chance.

The footage above is from the European Slot Car Championship finals, held in Finland.

The action starts at 41 seconds in and has to be seen to be believed.

The trouble is, you can barely see anything, as the cars are just nondescript blurs.

How anyone figures out who is winning or how many laps have been completed is beyond us, as the lap times hover around the two-second mark. Two seconds!

Our thoughts go out to the poor people that have to return crashed cars to the track, as despite being small, when moving at the speed of light surely even these little slot cars would leave quite a bruise.

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