Posted by Megalith 10:55 AM (CDT)
Thursday October 12, 2017
Jann Mardenborough put his gaming skills to the test by driving a full-size, remote-control GT-R around Silverstone from a helicopter. Celebrating the release of Gran Turismo Sport, out in Europe on October 18th, and marking 20 years of Nissan involvement in the Gran Turismo gaming series, the one-off GT-R /C project car was extensively modified to be driven entirely by a PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller.
A few millimeters of button movement or joystick travel are all it takes to unleash the GT-R’s full power. The remote-control vehicle is capable of a top speed of 196mph -- not restricted for the purpose of the project car -- with no one sitting behind the wheel. The GT-R /C was put through its paces by NISMO racing driver Jann Mardenborough, around Silverstone’s famous National Circuit. Jann controlled the GT-R /C from the cockpit of a Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter, which had been given special permission to operate at a low altitude.