Remote-Controlled Nissan GT-R Hits 130 miles per hour

Remote-Controlled Nissan GT-R Hits 130 miles per hour

Nissan also runs the GT Academy race series that brings console racing drivers into the real world - Aussie racer Matt Simmons, who is now running in the 2017 Blancpain GT Endurance series, got his start by winning the worldwide 2015 GT Academy. But what if that RC vehicle is a real Nissan GT-R?

Silverstone is a big track, though, so in order to keep an eye on his full-scale R/C auto, Mardenborough hopped into a helicopter for a bird's-eye view. Still, it would not be so until next several years after which Nissan introduced the auto and availed them in the European as well as American markets and this is how the mental connection has become permanent between the Gran Turismo and GT-R. He controlled the auto while riding inside of an R44 Raven II helicopter.

While you will probably never be able to drive it in real life, some very lucky schoolchildren in the United Kingdom will get to see it in person. His fastest lap was 1:17:47.

The GT-R/C has a top speed of 196 miles per hour and 542 brake horsepower, which wasn't restricted for the sake of the project. The GT-R (or GT-R/C as this version of the auto was dubbed) tops out at 196mph.

The GT-R /C was engineered in the United Kingdom by JLB Design Ltd., using a standard-spec 542bhp V6-powered 2011 R35 - the same year Jann Mardenborough won GT Academy.

Nissan GB has created the ultimate remote-control vehicle for gamers - the Nissan GT-R /C. JLB Design has done an incredible job at making everything respond really well. "Steering, acceleration, and braking were all intelligently configured, allowing for the controlled application so I could really get a feel through the corners and hold it steady down the fast straights".

The GT-R /C is fitted with four robots that operate the steering, transmission, brakes and throttle. Robots inside the auto controlled steering, transmission, throttle, and brakes. A Racelogic VBox Motorsport sensor relays speed data to the "remote" driver.

Engineers have transformed a Nissan GT-R into the world's ultimate radio controlled racer - capable of 196mph - and raced it around Silverstone.


Anything is possible with technology, and this is certainly a very cool effort by Nissan.

Let's face it, any racing sim fan would love to take this for a spin. I know I'd love to give this a shot.

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