Nissan celebrates launch of Gran Turismo Sport
To rejoice the upcoming 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 slightly a real-life GT-R that may hit 131 mph on the Silverstone Circuit whereas being pushed by a Ps controller.
Within the video under, 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 observe races, Mardenborough was a pure alternative 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.
Through the run, a micro-computer transmitted inputs from the controller to the GT-R’s on-board programs. Due to a Racelogic VBOX Motorsport sensor, Mardenborough was in a position to preserve observe of the automobile’s pace on an LCD show within the helicopter cockpit.
4 robots managed the steering, transmission, brakes, and throttle primarily based on instructions from the unmodified Ps controller. Behind 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. Players will be capable of drive numerous GT-R fashions in addition to the Nissan Idea 2020 Imaginative and prescient Gran Turismo.
Watch the video under to see Mardenborough pilot the GT-R from a helicopter.