Nissan earlier today unveiled the GT-R Drone, an incredibly advanced drone that Nissan categorizes as “one of the fastest accelerating FPV (First Person View) racing drones in the world. So just how fast is it? Well, the GT-R Drone was designed to keep up with the Nissan’s new GT-R car on a race track.
Specifically, the GT-R Drone can accelerate from 0-62 MPH in just 1.3 seconds and can reach a top speed of 115 MPH. Of course, piloting a drone at such high speeds requires an individual with top-notch skills, which is why Nissan called in British National Drone Racing champion James Bowles to a racetrack recently.
The end result is an exciting and admittedly absurd video featuring the GT-R Drone chasing Nissan’s 2016 GT-R around a 1.2 mile track.
Sure, we know that this is nothing more than a brilliant piece of marketing dressed up as a viral video, but come on, it’s still pretty darn cool.
The video description reads in part:
Custom designed by World Drone Prix Champions, Tornado XBlades Racing, the GT-R Drone uses a special race tuned configuration and low-drag canopy to reach 100 km/h from a standstill in just 1.3 seconds. Both machines use incredible technology and engineering to extract the maximum performance, both in a straight line and through corners. The GT-R car transfers power from its twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre 24-valve V6 to all four wheels; the GT-R Drone delivers incredible acceleration via four propellers mated with 2000kV XNova motors and race specification Sky-Hero quadcopter frame.
Undoubtedly, the web certainly doesn’t have a clip shortage of downright absurd race videos to choose from. Just two months ago, for instance, we saw footage of a Tesla Model S P90D in Ludicrous Mode go head to head with a Boeing 737, of all things.