The closest most people will ever get to setting foot inside a supercar like a McLaren has long been playing games like those in the Forza Motorsport series. But how do you actually go about capturing what it’s like to drive a car with an insanely powerful twin-turbo V8 engine? The new short film FilmSpeed attempts to by capturing the in-game McLaren P1 from the perspective of a speeding McLaren 12C.
To celebrate the impending arrival of Xbox One this November, Xbox invited world-famous stunt driver Tanner Foust to sit in the cockpit of a McLaren 12C, one of the fastest production cars in the world. But this was no normal McLaren... This one was modified with several hundred pounds of camera equipment. This film was a practical exploration of what that power is capable of, giving you a visceral sense of the incredible things only Tanner and the McLaren can do.
Because it isn't just about achieving a maximum flat-out speed. It's about accelerating hard out of turns while maintaining precise speeds in order to capture Forza Motorsport 5 one frame at a time.