On November 13 NASCAR driver Ryan Newman remotely operated a D11T Dozer near Tucson, Arizona from 150 miles away at the Phoenix International Raceway. Check out some key differences between our D11T and a typical Sprint Cup Series car:
- Max Speed: The D11T travels at a max speed of 7.3 mph in forward. That means it would take 8.2 minutes for it to complete one lap of the 1-mile tri-oval track at the Phoenix International Raceway. It would take it 68.5 hours to complete the 500 miles of the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500. NASCAR drivers complete the race in about 3 hours.
- Reverse Speed: The D11T can go faster in reverse than it does going forward. Max speed forward is 7.3 mph, while the dozer can travel 8.7 mph in reverse. But that’s still about 190 mph slower than the NASCAR cars will race.
- Engine Horsepower: The horsepower of the D11T is 850 hp — very close to the 860-900 hp made by a NASCAR Sprint Car engine.