“Even the most enthusiastic drivers make mistakes,” said Takao Asami, Nissan’s global vice president for research and advanced engineering. “Machines are more capable, reliable, and better than even the best racing drivers. So thanks to autonomous driving technology we can offer even more driving pleasure out of performance vehicles.”Related: Throw away your dignity and have a blast in Nissan’s frogtastic Juke NISMO RSBefore self-driving Nissans start tearing up the track while their passengers nap, the current GT-R has some room to grow despite its age.“The GT-R is seven years old, so people think that it’s at the end of its life,” explained Shiro Nakamura, Nissan’s Chief Creative Officer and designer of the next GT-R. “But performance-wise it’s still one of the fastest cars in the world. And design-wise, it still looks very independent. But we have some major improvements for the current car that you will see next year,” he revealed with a cheeky smile and a heavy lift of the eyebrows.