WATCH | Is this the world's fastest camera car?

The brief wasn't that simple. What car would be fast enough to keep up when you filming the 2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo edition? 

Step in UK stunt driver Mauro Calo who assembled a team to bolt on a tubular rig onto the GT-R's chassis. Calo says the car is versatile enough to handle a flight-head mini camera to 360° GoPro cameras. There's a pretty cool-looking dual black arm that the camera rests on and moves via a control. 

If more equipment needs to be added to the supercar, Calo reckons it doesn't interfere too much with the Nissan's handling. Aluminium supports were added to make sure there's enough structural rigidity.

Calo works around the world supporting automotive action sequences for TV, the movies, and media projects', according to his Twitter bio

The precision driver says: "When I started to think about developing a high-performance camera car, I quickly realized that the Nissan GT-R was the only car that would meet my criteria.

"It has supercar performance, with outstanding all-wheel-drive handling, and stability. It’s famously reliable, and it can seat the team I need to operate the camera system. There were no other contenders," the stunt driver said. 

If you're wondering why the camera car is painted matte black, it's to make sure the car doesn't reflect light onto the car being filmed. 

A maximum of four people can be in the car: Calo in the driver's seat with the director at the back watching the footage via a monitor. 

 

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