The Lexus Virtual Drive places viewers not just in the passenger seat, but throughout different spots throughout the track as well as on the car, while the Lexus does a few runs of the beautiful Ascari circuit in Spain.
Downloading the app puts the viewer in the car’s cockpit with a racing driver who will take them on a journey around the course, accompanied by another RC F who will join in on the fun. Occasionally, the action will jump out of the car and place the viewer at a cool vantage point on the side of the track or even on the tarmac while the two sports cars whiz by.
The perspective will also jump to a mounted spot on different parts of the car’s exterior. In all these instances, the app lets you scan your surroundings, providing a full 360-degree perspective, which you can pause and continue to look around at your leisure.
Lexus’ app is fun and designed for either Apple or Android devices. If you have a Google cardboard or similar accessory, there’s a mode that will accommodate them with a split screen, but you can also just play it normally on the face of the smartphone.
Be forewarned, though: spinning around in an office chair to keep up with the action (or while trying to grab screenshots for an article) can leave you awfully dizzy. There’s a browser version available, too that’s less fun, but much more stationary. The App is a free grab that’s good for a few minutes of fun and gives you a ride around a wonderful track, so we recommend you jump on your device’s app store, grab it, and enjoy.