This is the Coolest Remote-Controlled Car Ever

Nissan Raced A GT-R Around A Track At 210KM/H, Using A PS4 Controller

Nissan Great Britain has created the ultimate remote auto for gamers called the Nissan GT-R/C which is operated by a PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller.

But that nearly shouldn't come as a surprise, seeing as the young race vehicle driver is a graduate of Playstation's GT Academy, which takes top Gran Turismo racing sim players - who'd be quite familiar with a Playstation controller - and pits them in real-life motorsports series, including Le Mans, in Mardenborough's case. The Nissan GT-R/C is fitted with four robots that controls the race car- Steering wheel, transmission, brakes and throttle. Mardenborough was up above the track in a helicopter as he controlled the GT-R /C, clocking an impressive average speed of 76 miles per hour and a lap time of 1:17:47.

To celebrate the impending release of Gran Turismo Sport for Playstation 4, Nissan has introduced a remote-control GT-R. None other than Jann Mardenborough, GT Academy victor and Nismo driver, took the controller-driven vehicle out to Silverstone for a few hot laps.

Nissan have revealed that they've managed to achieve every racing video game fan's dream: a controller operated auto which can hit speeds of 130mph.

As explained on Jalopnik, the DualShock 4 controller was connected to a microcomputer that transmitted signals to the GT-R/C.

Six computers in the boot update controls 100 times a second.

GT-R/C is produced in association with GT Academy, the driving school by Gran Turismo, and Nissan in order to bring video game players into the real world of racing.

In 2011 he was the victor of the GT Academy, Nissan's driver discovery and development programme.

Nissan is no stranger to cool Gran Turismo tie-ins with its GT Academy program, but this one is as large as real life itself.

Dubbed the GT-R/C (R/C for "remote control"), the vehicle was actually a modified 2011 model with a top speed of 196 miles per hour.

No stranger to a gamepad then, Jann clocked a fastest lap of 1 minute 17 seconds with an average speed of 76mph, hitting a top speed of 131 miles per hour.

Nissan will also use the auto in a tour of primary and secondary schools in the United Kingdom next year to promote future careers in STEM. And a pair of redundant safety systems were installed, allowing two different operators the ability to apply full brakes and cut the engine in the event of Mardenborough losing control of the GT-R/C.

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