Remember that one scene in the first Back to the Future movie when Doc Brown used a remote control to send his DeLorean (and his dog) one minute into the future? Well, 34-year old Bjorn Harms sure does.
Harms is a computer technician from Urmond, Netherlands, who decided to turn a 2006 C6 Corvette into a remote controlled car that can be operated easily and safely. He’s also known for having built remote controlled versions of a DeLorean, as well as a KITT from Knight Rider.
Obviously, he’s really good at what he does, because all of his creations seem to work just as intended. This Corvette in particular looks extremely impressive. In fact, Harms says that it could probably reach its top speed while controlled remotely, although he wouldn’t recommend such an attempt.
Another very interesting aspect is that this Vette has a built-in fail-safe system, which applies the brakes automatically if the remote transmitter is ever out of range – similar to how semi-autonomous systems can bring your car to a halt if you fail to regain control after being instructed to do so.
The performance of the car is stock as far as we understand. The 6.0-liter LS2 V8 produces 400 HP (405 PS), which we guess makes it the most powerful remotely controlled car in the world.
OK, it’s not powered by plutonium, like the fictional DeLorean, and it lacks the cool gullwing doors, but with the DMC-12 actually featuring a puny 130 HP, Renault-sourced V6, the remote ‘Vette is infinitely faster. Like, nuclear-powered faster.