What you’re about to see is one hundred percent completely real. It’s not just footage of a guy with a silly virtual reality helmet on his head, intermittently edited with some way ridiculous CGI. The CGI in question is exactly what stunt driver Matt Powers really sees, in real time, while driving. So set aside your fully justified mistrust of the internet for a moment, and just take in the glorious awesomeness of “Titanium Strong: Virtual Drift.”
Castrol’s been making a lot of headlines lately with its crazy internet ads featuring cars drifting in different places, from aircraft carriers to helicopter-borne chunks of road. All of them have featured a pretty healthy dose of CGI — so maybe it’s not so strange that Castrol would take the next logical step and get rid of reality altogether. At least for Powers himself.
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Castrol Reveals Titanium Strong Virtual Drift: Video originally appeared on topspeed.com on Monday, 1 June 2015 19:00 EST.