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DR!FT - Hybrid Gaming

DR!FT - Hybrid Gaming

 

Last year at the EMS 2018 Sturmkind received the German Developer Award in the category Innovation for the development of its hybrid and the game behind it. Now, two years after the delivery of the first DR!FT-Racer, the time has come to start a new chapter. DR!FT - Hybrid Gaming combines two worlds - a highly complex racing simulation and a real racing game system - in a completely new and unique way. So far, Sturmkind designed the racers itself, but now they have real models. DR!FT-Racers, which not only look, but also move and sound exactly like the big models in the real world.

This year the company officially present the first true to model DR!FT-Racers: the BMW E30 M3 and the Mercedes 190 EVO II. Both will be available as production cars as well as limited DTM race versions. After the successful Kickstarter campaign, you can now order the new racers in the online shop at www.sturmkind-shop.com .

As the original M3, the BMW E30 made automotive history. In drifting, the E30 is still a firm fixture today. It has often been converted to six-cylinder turbo engines, such as the 2jz, or V8 engines - which you can of course do in the DR!FT game: You can for example increase the performance of your M3 ingame to up to 1,000 turbo-hp or enjoy it in its original condition.
Wide, deep splitter, giant spoiler and a high-rev four-cylinder. Built only 502 times, the then competitor of the M3, the Mercedes 190 Evo II, is an absolute rarity today. Too nice to drift? Absolutely not. Even tuning is allowed - at least virtually in the DR!FT-App.

Have a look at the two beauties here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7hG5-E5vmg

Stand events

DR!FT Hybrid Gaming Cup at the Essen Motor Show 2019

DR!FT Hybrid Gaming Cup at the Essen Motor Show 2019
Hall 3 Stand 3B49
11/30/2019 13:00 - 17:00
12/01/2019 13:00 - 17:00
12/07/2019 13:00 - 17:00
12/08/2019 12:00 - 17:00

As part of the Essen Motor Show, a competition will be held at the DR!FT booth at the ADAC (3B49) in the new and so far unique game genre of Hybrid Gaming. This genre is real driving art and virtual game in one.

 

The Cup will take place on the two fair weekends (Saturday and Sunday). Professional DR!FT drivers will compete against each other. The reigning German DR!FT champion Norman Schlabschy and the reigning runner-up Ulf Bohlender will also be participating. The competition will be held in several disciplines and at the end, the overall winner will be crowned.

 

The disciplines:

  • Parallel Slalom
  • Race of Champions
  • Gymkhana

 

The final of the DR!FT Nürburgring Cup will give you a first impression of what awaits you.

All visitors are cordially invited to watch the spectacle at the EMS and cheer on the drivers!

Product range

Yellow Beast

Yellow Beast

Battle with your friends - start thrilling races and spectacular gymkhana drifts! Gain points and tune your DR!FT-Racer, with more horsepower or the powerful V12, for example.*

Build your own DR!FT course and match your scores against other DR!FTers worldwide! Everything you need is included (gymkhana targets). 


Enjoy engine exchange, horsepower increase and more!


If you're looking for like-minded people, possibly close to you, check out our brand new forum: https://community.sturmkind.com/or the Facebook group DR!FT Community!


Colour: Curcuma-Yellow

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Silver V8 Sport

Silver V8 Sport

The 5.2L V8 engine of the SILVER-V8 pushes like crazy. If you can control the power and get it on the road, your SILVER-V8 will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in a breathtaking 3.3 seconds.
Colour: Dark titanium silver


A great introduction to the racing scene - no frills but high fun factor!
Race and drift. Meet up with friends, build your own individual course and get started! All SPORT edition vehicles can be extended to include the exclusive functions of the Gymkhana edition.* If you want more later, you can upgrade your Sport Edition Racer with the Gymkhana features. (with a paid upgrade)

So you still have all the possibilities, including the ability to earn points for virtual tuning, such as an engine exchange.

If you're looking for like-minded people, possibly close to you, check out our brand new forum: https://community.sturmkind.com/or the Facebook group DR!FT Community!

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RED Turbo Sport

RED Turbo Sport

With its powerful in-line six-cylinder engine with double turbocharging, the RED Turbo is your high-performance athlete for every application. Only with 8500 revolutions the speed limiter intervenes. In addition there is finest turbo sound with everything that belongs to it.
Colour: Europium Rot

A great introduction to the racing scene - no frills but high fun factor!
Race and drift. Meet up with friends, build your own individual course and get started! All SPORT edition vehicles can be extended to include the exclusive functions of the Gymkhana edition.* If you want more later, you can upgrade your Sport Edition Racer with the Gymkhana features. (with a paid upgrade)

So you still have all the possibilities, including the ability to earn points for virtual tuning, such as an engine exchange.

If you're looking for like-minded people, possibly close to you, check out our brand new forum: https://community.sturmkind.com/or the Facebook group DR!FT Community!

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Blue Blizzard

Blue Blizzard

Battle with your friends - start thrilling races and spectacular gymkhana drifts! Gain points and tune your DR!FT-Racer, with more horsepower or the powerful V12, for example.

Build your own DR!FT course and match your scores against other DR!FTers worldwide! Everything you need is included (gymkhana targets). 


Enjoy engine exchange, horsepower increase and more!


If you're looking for like-minded people, possibly close to you, check out our brand new forum: https://community.sturmkind.com/or the Facebook group DR!FT Community!


Colour: Cyber-Blue

Company profile

Due to the combination of electric drive and combustion engine, the term "HYBRID" has recently become very popular. Whenever two different or opposing factors are combined in one system, it's referred to as a hybrid solution. You know the one. You know the other. But both in one? Whenever we're confronted for the first time with the fusion of two technologies, our brain - programmed by experience - promptly comes up with the question: "How's that supposed to work?"

DR!FT HYBRID GAMING technology also connects two worlds. It all began in 2003 with a vision - to finally be able to experience gripping motorsport everywhere and at all times. Today, DR!FT combines the potential of a highly complex racing simulation with a real racing game system in a completely new and unique way.

The resulting hybrid of mobile game and real robot vehicles was first met with some astonishment by both the gaming scene and the traditional games market. Very quickly, however, initial amazement turned into true admiration. The enormously large and continuously growing fan community is the best proof that something fascinatingly new has emerged that captures people's interest. Winning the coveted German Developer Award 2018 in the "Innovation" category also showed us that we're on the right track - pardon me, on the right racetrack.
We have succeeded in uniting two previously separate worlds in one fascinating application: HYBRID GAMING. This fusion of virtual and real games, unique in the dynamically growing gaming market, opens up a completely new game world for players. Whatever your goal - be it learning different drift techniques in real racing with your DR!FT-Racers, combing virtual gaming with the DR!FT app, or interacting with like-minded people - DR!FT HYBRID GAMING opens up a whole new dimension of play.

The haptic and physical experience of track independent racing with the 1:43 scale DR!FT-Racers will amaze you with realistic driving physics, true-to-scale acceleration, drifting and braking. Precise control is complemented by the various gaming functions of the simulation app, such as High Scores, Tuning and Gymkhana Racing, as well as the appropriate engine sound and much more.

DR!FT HYBRID GAMING thus combines the best of both worlds: real, tangible vehicle technology that can be experienced with all your senses, combined with the fascination of virtual gaming.

We are particularly proud of our DR!FT community, which is not only growing in number, but is also developing more and more exciting activities, such as our own high-end tuning, creative racer conversions, designing challenging racetracks, organising DR!FT competitions, community meetings and much more. When you buy a DR!FT-Racer you don't just buy a product but open up a completely new, fascinating and thrilling world in which boredom is a foreign concept.

Martin and Stephanie Müller
DR!FT inventor and managing director of Sturmkind GmbH