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.
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.