Dutch inventor and computer technician Bjorn Harms fell in love with the DeLorean DMC-12 when he watched the Back to the Future films as a youngster. So, when he came across the perfect project vehicle, he decided to snatch it up and six months transforming it into a life-sized, remote-controlled version of the one found in the movie. It wasn’t an easy task to say the least, since he had to first replace the robotic servos under the dashboard – the one that control the break, throttle and steering. Read more for a video and additional information.
When the remote control function is switched off, the BTTF DeLorean replica is street-legal as a normal-driving car, powered by a V6 2.8 litre engine producing 130-horsepower. This isn’t his first project inspired by Hollywood, as he’s also created a remote-controlled 2006 Corvette C6 and a Knight Rider KITT replica.
“But I have to say, I get more reactions to the DeLorean than to any other remote control car I’ve built. It’s special for people to see. The fans go crazy, you can’t just take it for a normal drive. I think the value of the DeLorean, with this R/C system, is around €75,000 to €80,000 (EUR),” said Bjorn.