Sunday, 22 October, 2017

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

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Cecilia Poole | 12 October, 2017, 00:45

It took a Nissan GT-R and turned it into a full-size RC auto that is controlled by a DualShock 4 controller to create the GT-R /C. Would you be willing to take the controller and race a real supercar? Unfortunately it's also a one-off project so don't expect your next sports vehicle to come with your choice of controller attached. This particular auto is a standard 2011 GT-R from the same year Mardenborough won GT Academy.

So it's entirely appropriate that to celebrate the upcoming release of Gran Turismo Sport, the newest entry in the series, Nissan put together a special one-off GT-R that the driver controls not by gripping the wheels or stepping on the pedals, but by using a PlayStation 4 controller. Four robots inside the vehicle controlled the steering, transmission, throttle and brakes.

The Nissan GT-R/C, as the name suggests, is a full size, remotely controllable Nissan GT-R racecar.

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. On his fastest lap that lasted one minute 17.47 seconds, the vehicle reached 131 miles per hour and averaged 76 miles per hour.

That micro-computer is responsible for interpreting the joystick and button signals and transmitting those signals to the car's onboard systems. The wireless operation has a primary control range of one kilometer. In the helicopter, Mardenborough used an LCD display to judge speeds.

Mardenborough described it as "once-in-a-lifetime, truly epic stuff". JLB Design has done an incredible job at making everything respond really well.

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. "Now that's innovation that excites!" Mardenborough became a racecar driver after winning the GT Academy program, which gives virtual racers the chance to compete for a spot as a real-world racing driver.

The Nissan GT-R/C which was powered by the stock 3.6-litre twin-turbo V6 engine now go on tour of schools around the United Kingdom as it bids to get students interested in engineering, math, science, and technology.

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