Enjoy watching real-life drifting through the eyes of a video game camera angle

Ever wonder what it’s like to watch real-world racing from the perspective of video games? This video provided by YouTube channel Frenemies gives us a close look at what’s become possible for the viewing audience of Formula Drift.

Imagine for a second a camera mount that’s strapped to the back of a Formula Drift car. The camera is turned on and the car is let loose at a race track in Irwindale, California. The resulting footage is as breathtaking as you’d imagine.

It doesn’t just give you a glimpse of what it’s like to watch the race car drift from a camera angle that we normally only see in the video game world. More important than that is the sense of speed that comes in watching this video. It’s like you can feel the car drifting from your computer screen to the point that your body starts to lean into the side as if you’re inside the race car yourself.

Forza in Real Life? This Drift Camera Rig Is As Close As You'll Get
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Nothing else needs to be said about this video other than that it showcases the Forza Experience like you’ve never seen it before. Who knows, maybe we’ll see this kind of camera setup in actual races in the future.

However, there might be some drag issues if a camera is strapped into a mount, which, in turn, is strapped into a car, but the video footage that came out of it makes you think of the possibilities that are out there when it comes to digesting real-world racing from the eyes of a camera lens.

Forza in Real Life? This Drift Camera Rig Is As Close As You'll Get
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Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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