At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed on the weekend of June 23rd, one of the biggest parties for gearheads of the year, the new Nissan 4D virtual reality simulator was revealed. The simulator allowed festival goers to experience the Goodwood Hill Climb with GT-R NISMO driver Jann Mardenborough, putting them—virtually—in the passenger’s seat with him.
Fifteen people at a time will be able to experience the 4D simulation, using Samsung Virtual Reality headsets to simulate the visual cues and integrating the fourth dimension with dynamic seats, which move in time with the vehicle.
Known as the supercar for the Playstation generation, the GT-R was the perfect car to introduce 4D driving simulation. Nissan has always been at the forefront of developing new driving technologies, and the use of 4D is a great way to engage fans and further driving research.
Nissan has also developed a drone fast enough to keep up with the GT-Rin order to provide a totally unique way of watching races. Nissan recently raced the drone against the GT-R at the Goodwood Festival, demonstrating the drone’s ability to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.3 seconds.