Remote Controlled Godzilla Speeds Past 200kph - The Fastest R/C Car Ever?


Remote Controlled Godzilla Speeds Past 200kph - The Fastest R/C Car Ever?

Remotes can be used for many things: changing the TV channel, playing video games, and controlling an RC auto. If you have never driven a fast RC auto, you might not know how hard it is to control the vehicle when it is coming towards you, controls are reversed in that instance.

The vehicle was a standard-spec GT-R with its 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 producing 419kW.

Mardenborough, 26, sat in the cockpit of a helicopter as he tailed the Nissan GT-R around the home of racing on the Bucks and Northamptonshire border.

Nissan has created the ultimate remote-control vehicle for gamers - the Nissan GT-R /C.

The GT-R /C is fitted with four robots that operate the steering, transmission, brakes and throttle.

Mardenborough controlled the GT-R/C from this Robinson R44 helicopter. They hooked up a GT-R to a PlayStation DualShock 4 controller and let it loose for remotely-controlled flying laps around Silverstone's National Circuit.

During the run, a micro-computer transmitted inputs from the controller to the GT-R's on-board systems. With the controller connected to a micro-computer transmitting signals from the controller's buttons and joysticks to the car's onboard systems, Mardenborough reached speeds of up to 131 miles per hour while zipping around the track. The wireless operation has a primary control range of one kilometer.

A Racelogic VBOX Motorsport sensor relayed speed information to an LCD display in the helicopter for Mardenborough to judge speeds with.

Gran Turismo Sport is due to be released on October 17-barring any unforeseen six-year delays.

Dubbed the GT-R/C (R/C for "remote control"), the vehicle was actually a modified 2011 model with a top speed of 196 miles per hour.

Since taking out the GT Academy in 2011, Mardenborough has gone on to become a full-time professional driver for Nissan in Japan.

Jann said: "This was once-in-a-lifetime, truly epic stuff".

The GT-R /C was engineered in the United Kingdom by JLB Design, using a standard-spec 404kW V6-powered 2011 R35.

Next year it'll be used in a tour of schools in the United Kingdom to promote future careers in STEM subjects, and we're already intrigued to see how many gamer kids try to yoink it.



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