Wild Willy R/C car gets a life-sized makeover

Say hello to the gargantuan radio controlled car whose control unit is bigger than you are

The Tamiya Wild Willy (for those of you too young to remember) was an immensely popular Japanese R/C car back in 1982, and German tuning company The Bug Box has decided to build a 1:1 scale driveable model, for no reason other than the fact that it can.

The unfortunately named Wild Willy has been painstakingly crafted to be as accurate as its 1:10 scale 30 year old ancestor, with a rear-mounted VW engine providing the same tire-slamming wheelies that made the original Wild Willy so popular.

Coupled with the gigantic radio control unit, this is one re-vamped bit of 80's nostalgia that we can definitely get behind, but sadly one that won't be mass produced any time soon.

[Bug Box, via Jalopnik, Hobby Media]

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