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Watch Nissan’s incredible GT-R drone keep up with a sports car

Nissan GT-R Drone

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.

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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.

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 15 years. A life long Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW. When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.