Nissan Modifies GT-R To Be Driven With PlayStation Controller

October 13th, 2017 by

Gamers rejoice, Nissan just modified a GT-R to be driven with a PlayStation controller.

Tweaktown.com has more details:

“To celebrate Nissan’s 20th year involvement with Gran Turismo and the upcoming release of Gran Turismo Sport, Nissan modified a Nissan GT-R to be compatible with a DualShock 4 controller. That’s right, this GT-R was fitting out with robots and a micro-computer and was driven around Silverstone’s National Circuit using an unmodified DualShock 4 controller and nobody behind the wheel!

Professional racer Jann Mardenborough was chosen to drive the Nissan GT-R, or GT-R/C as it’s officially known as, around the race track. The Nissan GT-R/C is fitted with four robots that controls the race car- Steering wheel, transmission, brakes and throttle. A micro-computer receives the inputs from the DualShock 4 controller and then processors the data for the robots to control the car.”

Mardenborough controlled the race car from a helicopter hovering above the racetrack. His lap was timed at 1 minute and 17.47 seconds with a top speed of 131 mph.

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