Nissan builds drone to challenge its 2017 GT-R

Nissan builds drone to challenge its 2017 GT-R

Nissan has unveiled the GT-R Drone, one of the fastest First Person View (FPV) racing drones in the world. It is built to be able to keep up with the 2017 GT-R while filming on the track.

Designed by World Drone Prix Champions, Tornado XBlades Racing, the racing drone features a Sky-Hero quadcopter frame and a low-drag canopy with 4 propellers. With its 2000kV XNova motors, Nissan says it can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.3 seconds before reaching a maximum speed of 185 km/h.

The 2017 GT-R, on the other hand, runs with a 3.8L twin turbocharged V6 gasoline engine that generates 565 hp and 633 Nm of torque. It gives motion to all four wheels via 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. With its improved powertrain and enhanced aerodynamic body, this Japanese supercar can achieve a top speed of 315 km/h.

When it comes to maximum speed, the 2017 GT-R would definitely leave the GT-R drone behind, but what about acceleration and cornering? To find that out, Nissan recently held a Car vs. Drone race in the challenging Silverstone circuit. In control of the GT-R Drone was 2015 British National Drone Racing champion James Bowles, while onboard the 2017 GT-R was Nissan NISMO driver Ricardo Sanchez.

The race was exciting, to say the least as they launched off the line and tackled the corners of the purposely-built 1.9 km course within Silverstone. 

Check out the video posted below to see how the GT-R drone challenges the Japanese supercar.

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