Back in December of last year, we got our first glimpse of a full-sized C6 Corvette that had been modified so that it could be driven remotely via an off-the-shelf transmitter of the sort you’d typically use to fly a model airplane. While the video was potato-quality, it was interesting enough that we tracked down the man who built the Corvette (or maybe he tracked us down – it was over the Christmas holiday, so the details are somewhat hazy) and asked him a few questions about the project.
Since then, Bjorn Harms has been getting more and more attention for his creation, and most recently was featured in a video for Bright TV shown here. To put it in context, Bright is the Netherlands’ rough equivalent of our own WIRED magazine, with a print publication, broadcast television show, and of course a strong web presence.
In the video, Harms pulls his Corvette out of the tiny one-car garage he built it in, gets in the passenger seat, and (slowly) drives the car from the right side via remote control. Then it’s off to a mostly-empty parking lot for some driverless donuts, demonstrating Harms’ confidence in his control over the car. Unfortunately (unless you’re from the Netherlands of course) all the dialog in the video is in moonspeak, but it’s still fun to see some professionally-shot video of an empty Corvette sliding around on smoking tires.