Using the sim Reckless Racing 2, a red and a silver MG F roadster, and the skills of remote control engineer James Brighton, Sony have shown off their new Xperia phone in a most elaborate way: by allowing people to drive the cars with their phones.

The two MG’s were set up by Brighton so that gamers could control them by playing the racing sim on their phone screens. On a dirt track at a former military base, Reckless Racing 2’s creator Martin Noriander raced the fabulously named technology journalist Hunter Skipworth.

It’s something you’ve seen in action movies before, but it’s quite another thing to see it done for real, with off-the-shelf tech.