Castrol ‘Virtual Racers’ Trials

In a world first that fuses video games technology and real world driving skill, Castrol EDGE premiered its latest Titanium Trial driving challenge – a head-to-head race between two global adrenaline junkies and international driving stars: Formula Drift professional Matt Powers versus UK racing & stunt driver Ben Collins (previously “The Stig”).

The thrilling race saw the young rookie, Matt Powers, go up against the more experienced driver, Ben Collins, on a groundbreaking track that pushed them both to the limits of their talent.

The pair raced for glory on the sunlit tarmac in LA in real world 2015 V8 Ford Mustangs lubricated by Castrol EDGE engine oil, while all the drivers could see was a perilous virtual reality track featuring an ever-evolving terrain of sheer drops and death defying twists and turns through their state-of-the-art Oculus Rift Kit 2 headsets.

Fusing video games technology with real world driving skill, the cars responded in the real world on the track.

The ‘Virtual Racers’ 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.