The Nissan GT-R drone, which Nissan has developed to highlight the speed of the new 2017 GT-R, is, according to Nissan, one of, if not the, fastest accelerating first-person view racing drones in the world. Nissan raced the drone and the GT-R against each other at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in late June.
Able to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.3 seconds, the drone accelerates even faster than the GT-R, though the GT-R goes faster in straightaways, with a max speed of 196 mph, while the drone tops out at 115 mph. On the other hand, the drone’s much smaller turn radius gives it a distinct advantage around turns.
The drone was developed by Tornado XBlades Racing, the winner of the World Drone Prix which took place in March. It’s powered by a four propellers tied to the motors as well as a lithium-polymer battery. Nissan says it has no plans to sell the drone and hasn’t announced the cost of production.