Frequently asked questions
Der The sound comes from the simulation. What means from your smartphone.
The DR!FT-app will first be available for iOS and Android.
At DR!FT you get models, which have not only the appearance, but also the characteristics of their role model. The current cars has "imaginary" role models. Because these "imaginary" originals has different engines installed, the same applies to the DR!FT-Racer. The models have not only different sound, but also the respective engine characteristics of the six-cylinder turbo engine (RED-Turbo and Kickstarter-Edition) and the V8 (SILVER-V8).
If you lose control of your Racer, there is an emergency stop function: Turn your smartphone with the display down and your DR!FT-Racer stays instantly. If there is a "crash", the DR!FT-Racer, since the actual drive is under the vehicle, are extremely robust.
Because your DR!FT-Racer moves exactly like a real racing car, it has also the same braking distance and it also spins like a big car. If you turn the smartphone display to the ground, the simulation is overridden and the racer stops instantly. Similar to the break button on the computer.
For the beginning there will be different difficulty levels. From a "fun mode" up to a "pro mode" where you can learn and apply different drifting techniques, just like a real drift car.
Our passion is that DR!FT awakens not only through appearance, but also through movement and sound emotions. That is why we are working together with one of the leading game audio studios in Europe, which produces sounds for programs such as Need for Speed, or Project Cars. The sounds for DR!FT are all recorded in a special recording studio on original vehicles. Unfortunately, the final soundfiles are not finished, so we can only present you the prototype at the moment.
Our app developers have created a very fast Bluetooth transmission. An ordinary Bluetooth connection is significantly slower than the transmission of modern model rc-car controlers. This is one of the reasons for the bad controllability of conventional, smartphone-controlled RC-cars. However, it is much more important that conventional RC-cars do not move scale as their role model. Even RC-cars on the same scale as DR!FT can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 0.1 second! Any questions why the control of such a car requires an extremely fast radio transmission? Right here, DR!FT is different: thanks to a complex driving simulator on your smartphone, the DR!FT-Racer are the first model cars that move like a full size racing car. This also means what is transferred from your smartphone to the DR!FT-Racer is not the steeringwheel- or throttleposition, but the resulting behavior of a real car. In a real car, you also can not turn the steering wheel from one direction to the other in a few milliseconds, and nevertheless precise driving is possible. For this reason, Bluetooth is more than fast enough to provides you an excellent control over your DR!FT Racer.
Of course you can regulate or switch off the sound. However you won't do that often because the high quality sounds makes DR!FT even more emotional.