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Hyundai gives virtual tour of i20 WRC with new app

Hyundai gives virtual tour of i20 WRC with new app image

Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Hyundai | posted January 22, 2015 10:35

Race inside the virtual cabin of the i20 WRC

Ever wanted to see the view and feel the excitement of being a co-driver’s of a rally car racing in the World Rally Championship (WRC)?

Well imagine no more as Hyundai offers the Hyundai VR+ app for smartphones for free as long as you use either an Apple or Android powered device.

Available since January 20 on Google Play and the App Store, the launch was timed to increase interest on the first round of the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship starting on Thursday 22 January in Monte Carlo.

The user will get a chance to be part of the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team and experience being Dani Sordo’s co-driver in the Hyundai i20 WRC.

One of the main features of the app is Virtual Reality (VR+) which gives a 360° panoramic view play function from the co-driver’s seat.  To get the most out of this feature, the use of Google Cardboard or any commercial VR dive device in the market is highly recommended.

Fans of the team may also access the website through the app to get the latest news, developments and even YouTube videos of the Hyundai Motorsport team as they embark on a second season in WRC.

“We hope through this ‘Hyundai VR+’ App that anyone can enjoy a thrilling i20 WRC in-car ride, all through a conventional smartphone.  More VR contents are soon to be uploaded and Hyundai Motorsport rally fans will be able to enjoy even more in the future,” said Gyoo Heon Choi, President of Hyundai Motorsport.

The Hyundai VR+ app requires iPhone5 or higher Android v4.1 or higher. Language support is English only.