[Video] Nissan unveils GT-R drone that can reach 62 mph in 1.3 seconds image

We just found out a team of students posted a new world record for electric vehicles and now here’s Nissan delivering its new GT-R Drone that hits 100 km/h in just 1.3 seconds and can go as fast as 115 mph.

The Japanese automaker is also making us aware of yet another new segment of motorized vehicles – because it bills the GT-R Drone as “one of the fastest accelerating First Person View racing drones in the world.” Well, we had no idea First Person View racing drones even existed – though it makes sense now. The GT-R Drone has been designed and developed as a companion to the 2017 Nissan GT-R – and has been made by World Drone Prix Champions Tornado XBlades Racing. It comes with a Sky-Hero quadcopter frame, a 1,400 milliampere hour lithium polymer battery, and four propellers that are powered by 2,000 kilovolt XNova motors. Yes, that gibberish for us too.

[Video] Nissan unveils GT-R drone that can reach 62 mph in 1.3 seconds 2

With this utterly geeky setup, the drone has an impressive acceleration time from not to
62 mph (100 km/h) in just 1.3 seconds before hitting a maximum speed of around 115 mph. Thus the drone can easily outpace the car off the line – though that changes as higher velocities are involved, with the GT-R topping out at 195 mph. To showcase its geeky high-speed selfie potential, Nissan played with it on the Silverstone circuit where it raced alongside a GT-R being driven by Ricardo Sanchez. At the helm of the GT-R Drone was 2015 British National Drone Racing champion James Bowles.