Dutch Man Builds Remote-Controlled Corvette, Does Donuts and "Drives" in Public

With the auto industry rushing towards autonomous driving, some people have decided to take matters into their own hands. In the case of one Dutch DIY man, that means building a remote-controlled Corvette.
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Why would somebody take a real C6 'Vette, not a scale model or a toy, down the R/C route? We're not really sure of the answer, but we can confirm this man has done it.

The proof lies in the videos below, which show the Chevy in action. We can see the man... driving shotgun in his creation, which gives us a good opportunity to check out the controller.

Returning to the R/C Corvette itself, an important part of the magic comes from the glovebox, where the control unit has been placed. This holds the receiver, as well as controllers for the motors that handle the car's controls.

There's a second video that shows the guy pulling a few tire-smoking moves, but don't expect anything too elaborate. As he explains, playing with a 3,240 lb toy isn't exactly easy.

"I know it looks easy, but it's pretty hard driving in a straight line," the builder explains.

Which brings us to the problem - the third video. This clip shows the guy parking his creation and "driving" it on the street in the process.

While he explains the fail-safe procedures have been doubled, stating the car slams on the brakes if it goes out of range, for instance, playing in such a manner on the street simply isn't acceptable.

Sure, there are harmless full-size R/C contraptions out there, such as the trash can we showed you yesterday, but that can't act like too much of a weapon if it gets out of control, at least not an effective one.

Let's just hope this guy's otherwise remarkable building skills don't get people in trouble, himself included.

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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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