Nissan creates world’s first GT-R Drone

The 2017 Nissan GT-R is a force of automotive power to be reckoned with. Despite the 565 horsepower, 467 pound-feet of torque powering all four wheels the GT-R comes with, Nissan faced one problem with the iconic car: most every drone was too slow to keep up.

Because all the best ideas come from a place of necessity, the Japanese automaker decided to develop their own drone.  in collaboration with

In a collaboration with World Drone Prix champions Tornado XBlades Racing, Nissan developed the GT-R Drone. It is one of the fastest First Person View machines in the world and features the very latest in performance-enhancing technology – just like its automotive equivalent.

The airborne GT-R features a 1400mAh lithium polymer battery powering four 2000kV XNova motors along with a low-drag canopy which makes the drone capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.3 seconds before hitting its top speed of 115 mph.

Nissan then gave the 2015 British National Drone Racing champion, James Bowles, control of the drone and put him against Nissan NISMO driver, Ricardo Sanchez.

The battle took place at the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom. The video shows the results.

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