British racing driver Nick Tandy joined Corvette Racing for the 2021 season after spending the vast majority of his profession racing for its arch rivals over at Porsche. Whereas Tandy is a longtime Porsche man, it appears as if he’s having fun with his time as a Chevrolet manufacturing facility driver, having not too long ago picked up a remote-controlled Corvette C8.R to play with whereas he’s not behind the wheel of the life-size model.
Tandy confirmed off his new radio-controlled Corvette C8.R on his Twitter account final week. This automobile makes use of a 1/7 scale Arma Felony chassis and a totally licensed Corvette C8.R physique manufactured by PROTOform. Tandy’s skills gained’t be required by Chevy once more till June, so the Le Mans winner has had loads of time to check out his new R/C automobile – even taking it out it Silverstone for a enjoyable shakedown take a look at.
This factor is an absolute beast. 80mph 1/7 scale Arrma Felony with @CorvetteRacing C8R physique from PROTOform. With no GTLM motion in IMSA till June, we’ve introduced it testing right now to Silverstone pic.twitter.com/ER3uykt4SK
— Nick Tandy (@NickTandyR) March 29, 2021
The Arma Felony chassis that Tandy’s automobile rolls on incorporates a highly effective brushless electrical motor and is able to reaching speeds of as much as 80 mph. The PROTOform physique, in the meantime is an actual reproduction of the Corvette C8.R and is absolutely licensed by Chevrolet. PROTOform additionally has loads of different GM our bodies that may match over this similar Arma chassis, together with a Chevy Camaro GT4.R, Corvette C7.R, C7 Corvette ZR1 and Cadillac ATS-V.R.
To have a good time day one in every of going again to racing in 2021, right here’s a customized construct @CorvetteRacing C8R I made in UK lockdown 3.0. Protoform 1/10 physique on a hopped up Tamiya TT02 chassis working 3s brushless #modelcitizen pic.twitter.com/OkNg2Zy5nO
— Nick Tandy (@NickTandyR) January 20, 2021
Tandy truly began engaged on this R/C automobile construct again in January whereas the UK was nonetheless underneath COVID-19 lockdown. The Briton received to climb behind the wheel of the actual Corvette C8.R a number of weeks later on the Rolex 24 ay Daytona and loved his second outing with the staff on the 12 Hours of Sebring final month. He’ll be again in motion in his gray No. 4 Corvette C8.R at Belle Isle in June, the place he’ll be trying to take his first-ever victory in Chevy gear with the assistance of American co-driver and skilled Corvette racer Tommy Milner.
Subscribe to GM Authority for extra Corvette Racing information, Corvette information, Chevrolet information, and around-the-clock GM information protection.