New Features for 2016
With a Twin Turbo V6 producing an earth-shaking 545 horsepower, it's easy to overlook everything else GT-R® has to offerâwhich is a lot. For 2016, that includes a new recalibrated suspension that reduces load fluctuation between the four wheels, and helps keep your wheels tight on the road for a smoother, more sophisticated ride. We've also added advanced headlights that adjust their illumination pattern based on your driving speed, and an all-new interior option with pale ivory semi-aniline seats, and contrasting hand-stitched details.
From start to finish, each GT-R® engine is handcrafted by its own master engine-builder in a climate-controlled "clean room." Each twin-turbo V6 is precisely assembled from lightweight, highly durable aluminum and magnesium parts. It takes the exacting standards of the plant's most talented and devoted engine builders to produce the engine that has redefined what a supercar can be.
Nissan is famous for making the GT-R high-tech sports car which has a top speed of 196mph and can go from 0-60mph in around 2.9 seconds. To keep up with the prestigious sports car Nissan has built a drone which can travel at 115mph, but our-accelerates the car to 62mph, managing the sprint in 1.3 seconds.
The drone's speed comes from a special custom design that's optimised to keep drag to a minimum, it's not likely that most of us will be able to get our hands on drones that are this fast, but then most of us won't get our hands on cars as fast as the GT-R either.
There's a video showing the drone in action below, and it's quite remarkable seeing it fly with that speed and precision. That said, the speeds involved here aren't that much greater than those in drone championships where speeds can top 120mph.
The drone is the FPV type, so it's flown in the same way as competition drones. The pilot has a headset which relays a drone-eye-view to him, enabling pinpoint precision and allowing these high speeds and fast maneuvering. The drone is flown by 2015 British National Drone Racing champion James Bowles, while the car is in the charge of Ricardo Sanchez a Nissan NISMO driver.
So the drone accelerates quicker, but the car wins on top speed. The drone should also be much more nimble than any earth-bound car could be. The car's turning circle is 12.2m, but the drone can do it in 0.3m. It's also a lot faster than most commercial drones with the DJI Phantom 4 managing an absolute maximum top speed of 44mph, less than half the GT-R drone's speed.
The car and drone will be racing each other at the UK's Goodwood Festival of Speed from the 23-26th of June.
Written by: Ian Morrishttp://www.forbes.com/sites/ianmorris/2016/06/23/this-nissan-gt-r-drone-can-do-0-62mph-in-1-3-seconds/#2b4781b72768