Nissan celebrates launch of Gran Turismo Sport
To rejoice the approaching launch of Gran Turismo Sport for Ps four, Nissan has launched a remote-control GT-R. It’s not a digital automobile for the sport, however fairly a real-life GT-R that may hit 131 mph on the Silverstone Circuit whereas being pushed by a Ps controller.
Within the video beneath, skilled racer Jann Mardenborough remote-controls a GT-R from the cockpit of a helicopter. As a winner of the Nissan GT Academy competitors that mixes digital racing with precise monitor races, Mardenborough was a pure selection for the duty. On his greatest run round Silverstone’s Nationwide Circuit, he averaged 76 mph and hit a high pace of 131 mph. His total quickest time was 1:17:47.
Throughout the run, a micro-computer transmitted inputs from the controller to the GT-R’s on-board programs. Because of a Racelogic VBOX Motorsport sensor, Mardenborough was capable of preserve monitor of the automobile’s pace on an LCD show within the helicopter cockpit.
4 robots managed the steering, transmission, brakes, and throttle based mostly on instructions from the unmodified Ps controller. At the back of the automobile, six computer systems up to date the controls at as much as 100 instances a second to ensure the GT-R didn’t miss a beat.
Gran Turismo Sport formally launches within the U.S. on October 17. Avid gamers will be capable of drive a variety of GT-R fashions in addition to the Nissan Idea 2020 Imaginative and prescient Gran Turismo.
Watch the video beneath to see Mardenborough pilot the GT-R from a helicopter.