We’ve previously shared the very cool remote controlled Corvette C8.R piloted by Le Mans qualifying champ Nick Tandy and last night he brought it out to the start/finish line at Le Mans for some high-speed testing. Joining him on the track was Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor.
“We are here…Le Mans 2022. Probably the most important night of the week. It is RC-car testing with Nick Tandy. Nick Tandy is driver/engineer. We have Antonio Garcia out here for a management role, and I’m here as…the video guy,” says Taylor.
Last year at Le Mans, Nick’s RC car ran 114 MPH on the track and during the off-season he made some additional upgrades to both the power of the car as well as additional aero for high-speed stability.
In its first run, the C8.R had a top speed of 138 mph according to the phone app, easily setting a new record for the car. Traffic on the course kept the testing limited, and then we watch as the car speeds down the track and then dies, forcing a long walk to retrieve it.
We thought the C8.R was then done for the evening as “many flashing red lights” were viewable in the cockpit. But after a quick cool-down, the RC Corvette was back on the track and added to its record run with a time of 143 mph!
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