'Speed Demon' Racer's 462 mph Run Captured in HD
|Replay XD1080 cameras captured multiple angles of the Speed Demon racing vehicle during a test run.|
Want to watch one of the world's fastest land racing vehicles tear across Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats like a "Star Wars" podracer? All the action is on display in a new video taken by small HD cameras the size of a pocket flashlight.
The video taken with Replay XD1080 cameras show a 462 mph top speed run by the "Speed Demon" racer from almost every possible angle. Viewers see the Speed Demon accelerating away from trailing trucks and cars, experience the sights and sounds inside the driver's cockpit, and even get a glimpse of the vehicle's inside workings.
Built by Ron Main and driven by George Poteet, the Speed Demon is one of the leading contenders aiming to set land speed records for piston-engined, wheel-driven vehicles. The popularity of their video experiment with Replay — more than 760,000 views on YouTube — may encourage other daredevils may to consider bringing along one or more of the cameras.
The Replay camera features water resistance and a ruggedized aluminum housing to survive extreme adventures, according to its product description. The company also claims it represents the smallest and lightest full HD action-camera on the market.