The physics of modern racing games have come a hell of a long way since Cruis'n USA, but they're still missing the raw sense of urgency and unpredictability that can only occur in real life. That's why the forward thinking bunch known as VEODRIVE have taken some RC cars and GoPros, and created the most unique racing simulation experience available today.
Based in Brussels, Belgium, this small company has created a packaged arcade system that can work is as small as 150 square meters and can accommodate nearly an infinite number of simultaneous racers. With the insane sensation of speed provided by GoPros mounted on professional electric RC cars, it's likely the most unique and thrilling experience you can have behind the wheel without actually being in danger of bodily harm.
I'd love to have a larger course, maybe a turn-by turn recreation of the Nurburgring? One can only dream.
Tavarish is the founder of APiDA Online and writes about buying and selling cool cars on the internet. He owns the world's cheapest Mercedes S-Class, a graffiti-bombed Lexus, and he's the only Jalopnik author that has never driven a Miata. He also has a real name that he didn't feel was journalist-y enough so he used a pen name and this was the best he could do.