27 Jun '16, 8am

Nissan GT-R drone – faster to 100 km/h than the car https://t.co/Hu0UFxh4Tm

Nissan GT-R drone – faster to 100 km/h than the car https://t.co/Hu0UFxh4Tm

Nissan apparently has a problem. Its 2017 Nissan GT-R is so fast that regular drones are unable to keep up with it. Therefore, the carmaker has unveiled the GT-R Drone, one of the fastest accelerating first-person view (FPV) racing drones in the world. Just how fast is it? The 0.7 kg drone will accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 1.3 seconds. This is in part thanks to four propellers mated with 2000 kV XNova motors and a race-spec Sky-Hero quadcopter frame. The drone is custom designed by World Drone Prix Champions, Tornado XBlades Racing. To test out the GT-R Drone’s capabilities, Nissan decided to unleash its well-known sports car on a purpose-built course at Silverstone, and have the drone attempt to follow it. With a VR38DETT 3.8 litre twin-turbo V6 under the hood providing 565 hp and 633 Nm, the road-going GT-R is looking to put on a strong fight. Of cour...

Full article: http://paultan.org/2016/06/27/video-nissan-gt-r-drone-tak...

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