Watch a Remote-Control Nissan GT-R Take on Silverstone

Watch a Remote-Control Nissan GT-R Take on Silverstone

Watch a Remote-Control Nissan GT-R Take on Silverstone

The company has transformed the Nissan GT-R into the biggest remote control auto, which can be controlled using DualShock 4 controller to make the GT-R /C. If you have never driven a fast RC auto, you might not know how hard it is to control the vehicle when it is coming towards you, controls are reversed in that instance.

Former virtual driver turned Nismo hotshot Jann Mardenborough remotely piloted the GT-R from overhead in a Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter. To celebrate the release of Gran Turismo Sport on October 18, the company turned its all-wheel-drive GT-R into a life-size RC auto that's controlled by a PlayStation DualShock 4.

The GT-R/C has a standard 542bhp V6 engine and uses four robots to operate steering, gearbox, brakes and accelerator. He was flown behind the vehicle at low altitude in a helicopter throughout, which made controlling the supercar easier.

To celebrate the release of Gran Turismo Sport on the PlayStation 4, Nissan heavily modified a GT-R that could be driven entirely by a DualShock®4 controller.

The unmodified DualShock 4 connects to a microcomputer which interprets the joystick and button signals and transmits them to the GT-R /C's on-board systems.

Since taking out the GT Academy in 2011, Mardenborough has gone on to become a full-time professional driver for Nissan in Japan.

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On Mardenboroughs" fastest lap (1:17:47), the GT-R /C averaged 122 km/h and reached a top speed of 211km/h - the "driven' average for the 1.6mile/2.6km loop circuit is around 134km/h.

Nissan says the car's performance is not restricted by the radio controls so in the right conditions it is capable of a staggering 196mph - with no one in the driver's seat. Six computers also connected everything together and were able to make adjustments up to 100 times per second.

Jann said: "This was once-in-a-lifetime, truly epic stuff".

The stunt was to promote the upcoming release of Gran Turismo Sport for PS4, but the vehicle will also tour primary and secondary schools across the United Kingdom next year to promote careers in STEM subjects. JLB Design has done an incredible job at making everything respond really well.

Insane promotional efforts aside, this GT-R/C will serve some useful objective in 2018 on a tour of primary and secondary schools in the United Kingdom to promote future careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) subjects.

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