Nissan GTR vs Bullet train

A Nissan GTR racing against a Japanese Bullet Train (Shinkansen). Well, it is not exactly like that, it is a race between a GTR and doing the same route with public transportt. Usually in Japan you arrive almost everywhere faster using trains and not cars.

I found very interesting the video because it shows the rural Japan, beautiful landscapes, big highways and also mountain roads. I also found interesting the car control panel (Minute 8 in the first video). The panel is designed by the same company that designs the cars UI for the Gran Turismo video game series. A video game company designing a real world car user interface, isn’t it awesome? But I think it is natural, sometimes things we find in video games are much better than in the real world. For instance, the United States Army is “studying and learning” from UIs from games like WOW or Starcraft.

Enjoy the ride!

5 Comments
  • _rem

    January 20, 2009 at 7:16 am

    I love that show: top gear.

    How amazing the number of cars they have driven… and how they torn them apart.

  • Jamaipanese

    January 20, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    wow I remember blogging about this episode last year. I think I will go watch it again 😀

  • Neil Duckett

    January 20, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Nissan GT-R On Top Gear…

    If you’re in to cars then it’s a great 2 part video. If you’re not then there’s some great scenery from around country and city Japan.
    Nissan have outdone themselves with the GT-R and Carlos Ghosn’s aggressive effort to ge…

  • shinemoon

    January 20, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Interesting. I agree with your words:”sometimes things we find in video games are much better than in the real world”– That’s why we like games so much 🙂

  • BR

    January 25, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    This was an awesome challenge on an awesome show. That scenery was beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!