Watch How Nissan Built a GT-R You Can Drive With a PS4’s DualShock 4 Controller

Japanese car manufacturer Nissan shows how its partnership with PlayStation is once more merging gaming with real driving.

on January 29, 2018 11:37 AM

Many of you are probably quite used to drive a Nissan GT-R with a DualShock 4, in Gran Turismo Sport, but Nissan wanted to go a step further.

Today they released a video with first GT Academy winner Lucas Ordoñez showing how they converted a GT-R in six weeks from a dream sports car into a super-costly radio-controlled toy you can drive with Sony’s controller.

The car’s controls are driven by hydraìulic pistons that can actually put a lot more pressure on the pedals than a human could do (which is good for braking), and they even thought to display the gear with the light bar of the controller.

Unsurprisingly, the car’s livery is full of PlayStation imagery, including Gran Turismo Sport‘s and PS4 Pro logos.

So what’s the next step, Nissan? Having us play Gran Turismo Sport on a PS4, indirectly controlling a real car on the real circuit? That’d be cool. I’d even volunteer to test it, as long as I don’t have to pay for the inevitable damages.

You can check out the video below, alongside a second that showcases how Ordoñez performs with the car on the track. He certainly makes a valiant effort, even if controlling a car while sitting on another that’s much slower and positioned fifty meters behind must be all sorts of weird.

If you’re more interested in virtual driving, Gran Turismo Sport just got a rather sizable update with new cars and tracks, and Kazunori Yamauchi made a few remarks about the future of the series.


 /  Executive News Editor
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