Sponsored Video: Castrol Edge presents #VirtualRacers
Castrol EDGE has just premiered its latest Titanium Trial driving challenge in a world first. Fusing video game technology with real life driving. A head-to-head race between two driving stars – Formula Drift pro Matt Powers and none other than ‘The Stig’ AKA stunt driver Ben Collins – that took place on the track and also in virtual reality, and the result is incredibly cool!
The race saw the young rookie, Matt Powers, go up against the more experienced driver, Ben Collins, on a real life track in LA while driving 2015 V8 Ford Mustangs lubricated by Castrol EDGE engine oil.
The twist is that all the drivers could see was a peril-filled virtual reality track featuring an ever-evolving terrain of sheer drops and death defying twists and turns through some state-of-the-art Oculus Rift Kit 2 headsets! Sounds complicated? It couldn’t be simpler! Every turn or acceleration Powers or Collins made on the real track would be duplicated in the ‘gaming’ track.
The #VirtualRacers challenge is the most recent episode in the Castrol EDGE Titanium Trials – a series of high-powered driving challenges that bring man, machine and oil together to push the boundaries of performance.
We won’t spoil who wins the race but needless to say it’s a pretty close call between these two legends. Check out all the Titanium Trials on the Castrol Website and take a look at the brilliant video below documenting the day!
This post has been kindly sponsored by Castrol.