Corvette Racing driver Nick Tandy shows off his RC Corvette C8.R at Le Mans and attempts to break last year’s record of 114 mph on the track’s front straight.
We’ve beforehand shared the very coolpiloted by Le Mans qualifying champ and final night time he introduced it out to the beginning/end line at Le Mans for some high-speed testing. Becoming a member of him on the observe was Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor.
“We’re right here…Le Mans 2022. Most likely an important night time of the week. It’s RC-car testing with Nick Tandy. Nick Tandy is driver/engineer. We now have Antonio Garcia out right here for a administration function, and I’m right here as…the video man,” says Taylor.
Final yr at Le Mans, Nick’s RC automobile ran 114 MPH on the observe and throughout the low season he made some extra upgrades to each the facility of the automobile in addition to extra aero for high-speed stability.
In its first run, the C8.R had a prime velocity of 138 mph based on the cellphone app, simply setting a brand new file for the automobile. Site visitors on the course stored the testing restricted, after which we watch because the automobile speeds down the observe after which dies, forcing an extended stroll to retrieve it.
We thought the C8.R was then performed for the night as “many flashing purple lights” have been viewable within the cockpit. However after a fast cool-down, the RC Corvette was again on the observe and added to its file run with a time of 143 mph!