Posted on June 28, 2016

Nissan recently unveiled the GT-R Drone – one of the fastest accelerating FPV (First Person View) racing drones in the world. Built to be able to keep up with the new 2017 Nissan GT-R while filming on the track, the drone features the very latest in performance-enhancing technology, just like its automotive equivalent. Custom designed by World Drone Prix Champions, Tornado XBlades Racing, the GT-R Drone uses a special race tuned configuration and low-drag canopy to reach 100kph from a standstill in just 1.3 seconds.

To show off the talents of both machines, the GT-R Drone took on the road-going supercar around the challenging Silverstone circuit. Both machines use incredible technology and engineering to extract the maximum performance, both in a straight line and through corners. The GT-R car transfers power from its twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter 24-valve V6 to all four wheels; the GT-R Drone delivers incredible acceleration via four propellers mated with 2000kV XNova motors and race specification Sky-Hero quadcopter frame.

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The race saw Nissan NISMO driver Ricardo Sanchez take the wheel of the new GT-R with James Bowles, the 2015 British National Drone Racing champion, piloting the GT-R Drone around a purpose-built 1.2-mile course at SilverstoneThe new 2017 GT-R represents the most significant changes to the car since the R35 model was first introduced in 2007. Unlike the drone, the GT-R features new aerodynamic features, which are designed to keep it firmly on the ground.

While the drone can out accelerate the car, wheels soon catch up with rotors: The GT-R Drone has a top speed of approximately 185kph, versus 315kph for the European model car. Even the incredible four-wheel-drive system of the GT-R can’t match the ultimate agility of the drone, which is has a turning circle of just 0.3 meters. Its custom setup allows it to perform heart-stopping maneuvers with incredible precision and agility. Both machines were on display at Goodwood Festival of Speed recently.

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Tech Spec on the Europe-model GT-R and GT-R Drone

 

GT-R

GT-R Drone

Top Speed

315kph

185kph

Width

1895mm

30cm

Length

4710mm

30cm

Height

1370mm

6.5cm

Weight

1752kg

0.7kg

Battery power/Engine

V6 twin turbo

1400mah Lithium Polymer

6s

Turning circle

12.2m

0.3m

Static Thrust/Max Torque

637Nm

4.68kg

Model/Drone Frame

Nissan GT-R

Sky-Hero

Skill

Straights

Slalom Course

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