Remote Controlled Godzilla Speeds Past 200kph - The Fastest R/C Car Ever?

Oct 12, 2017, 00:42
Remote Controlled Godzilla Speeds Past 200kph - The Fastest R/C Car Ever?

Specifically, it's the GT-R/C, since it's a radio-controlled GT-R, piloted with a standard DualShock 4 controller that's plugged into a computer that remotely controls a series of robots installed in the car's interior which manipulate the wheel, accelerator, brakes, and transmission.

The world's first gaming controller operated Nissan GT-R is a reality - yes, all you unbathed gamers who haven't seen the light of day, this really happened. Mardenborough was spawn through the GT Academy which takes gaming drivers and transforms them into real-life racing drivers.

As shown in the video above, NISMO athlete and GT Academy victor Jann Mardenborough put the special GT-R to the test, driving it around Silverstone's famous National Circuit from a helicopter cockpit above.

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Nissan's GT-R is often referred to as "the PlayStation sports auto", due to the fact that before the release of the very first Gran Turismo video game in 1998, much of the English-speaking world had never heard of Nissan's halo vehicle. And it performed: the vehicle topped out at 210km/h on the National Circuit's longest straight and recorded a best lap time of 1:17.47, as well as an average speed of 122km/h versus the human-driven car's average of 134km/h. Mardenborough controlled the GT-R /C from the cockpit of a helicopter. Unfortunately it's also a one-off project so don't expect your next sports vehicle to come with your choice of controller attached.

During the run, a micro-computer transmitted inputs from the controller to the GT-R's on-board systems.

In 2011 he was the victor of the GT Academy, Nissan's driver discovery and development programme. The controller itself was completely unmodified connected to a microcomputer with a wireless operation control range of one kilometre.

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A Racelogic VBOX Motorsport sensor relayed speed information to an LCD display in the helicopter for Mardenborough to judge speeds with.

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

The GT-R /C was engineered in the United Kingdom by JLB Design, using a standard-spec 404kW V6-powered 2011 R35.

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After this demonstration run, Nissan will tour the GT-R/C around schools in the United Kingdom to promote STEM education.

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