Check Out This Crazy Race Between a Virtual Race Car and a Real Race Car (VIDEO)

Check Out This Crazy Race Between a Virtual Race Car and a Real Race Car (VIDEO)

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.

The Verge:

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.


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