Nissan GT-R Drone can do 0-62mph in just 1.3 seconds
Drones are cool. There’s no doubt about it. But what about a drone that can do 0-62mph in just 1.3 seconds and takes its name from one of the most iconic supercars that’s ever been built: the Nissan GT-R.
When you’ve got cars hurtling around a track at 100+mph, and overtaking one another throughout the course of a race, it presents a massive challenge for photographers trying to capture images and video. Finding the perfect angle used to be difficult, but that was before drones became mainstream and photographers started using them to achieve shots that would otherwise be impossible.
The trouble with drones, however, when it comes to photographing and videoing race cars, is that they are simply too slow to keep up with the action. It’s a reality that Nissan understood and wanted to do something about. That’s why it turned to a bunch of experts and basically said, build us a drone that can keep up with a GT-R.
Traditional high-end quadcopters can achieve speeds of around 40-50mph. The GT-R Drone, on the other hand, can do more than double that speed.
Created in collaboration with World Drone Prix champions Tornado XBlades Racing, the GT-R Drone can go from 0 to 62mph in an eye-watering 1.3 seconds and tops out a blazing 115mph, making it one of the fastest First Person View (FPV) machines on the planet.
The GT-R drone features a 1400mAh lithium polymer battery, which powers four 2000kV XNova motors, and Nissan recently took it and a 2017 GT-R along to Silverstone in the UK to show exactly what both machines are capable of.
Check out the promotional video below to see the compelling results that occur when the most sophisticated, most refined Godzilla yet comes up against a drone that has been built specifically to keep up with it on a racetrack.
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