While this isn’t exactly Mac or iOS related, being as we’re big gamers here at MacTrast, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share this video with you. A real race car driver – in a real race car – goes head-to-head with a decorated video gamer driving a virtual car on the same track, while riding in the real-life car. So cool.
Does being good at driving simulator games translate very well to real-life racing? Swedish digital games store Viagame decided to find out with an unusual test: strapping a real race car driver into the same vehicle as a decorated video gamer to go head-to-head in both the real and virtual worlds. All this took place at the Circuit de Catalunya, a race track in Barcelona, where the pair climbed into a Renault Mégane RS 265 coupe outfitted with a gaming PC and a 19-inch monitor in the passenger seat. Both drivers started at the same time, hoping to finish the very same circuit from identical cars.
The gamer gets a little thrown off at first, as he’s not used to the disconnect of the video game (EA’s Shift 2), and the real-life car he’s riding in, but he soon gets the hang of it.