You will not get an ordinary RC car with DR!FT. You'll get a racing simulation for your smartphone, which sets standards by itself.
The DR!FT-Racer themselves are the "output medium" of this driving-simulation and they can reproduce any real driving behavior, calculated by the app with the highest precision.
This includes for example realistic acceleration, braking distance, spinns and, of course the most difficult state: controlled drifting. With DR!FT the realistic simulation is taken out of
the computer and released in reality. This is completely new, worldwide unique and only possible due to the patented drive concept of the DR!FT-Racer.
With DR!FT you will not get an ordinary RC-car. You get a high-quality racing simulation for your smartphone and a DR!FT-Racer, which is, so to speak, the "output" of this app game.
We want you to have fun with this high-tech product for a long time. Every DR!FT-Racer is therefore produced here in Germany under high quality requirements.
In addition, we offer you a comprehensive customer service and ensure that you have long-lasting pleasure in our products. This also includes the fact that the DR!FT-Racer are fully
updateable, so you will have a product up-to-date for a long time.
In most videos the DR!FT racer are controlled in a special mode. It is like a “little driver” sitting behind the wheel helping you to keep the car in the direction you want to go, i.e. doing
the counter-steering for you. You only need to control the curve radius. This feature replaces the “butt feeling” of a race driver that would be necessary to cope with the realistic driving
behaviour. ;-) It takes little time of getting used to, but it really works great. As in a real car the drift can be controlled using throttle, brake and handbrake. Later you will be able to
choose from various settings, from "just having fun" to "as realistic as possible. We are currently working on these modes - with and without the counter-steering system.
Yes, in the future models of different real vehicle types will be available. One of the special features of DR!FT is that the cars will not just look like their role models: they will also
accurately reflect their performance, their driving behavior and their sound. Even the wheelbase will despite the small scale, correspond to the respective model. For the beginning we have
the vehicles described on the kickstarter side. How fast we can do other vehicles depends, of course on the success of the kickstarter campaign. Hope you understand that we need to go step by
At DR!FT you get models, which have not only the appearance, but also the characteristics of their role model. The current cars has "imaginary" role models. Because these "imaginary"
originals has different engines installed, the same applies to the DR!FT-Racer. The models have not only different sound, but also the respective engine characteristics of the six-cylinder
turbo engine (RED-Turbo and Kickstarter-Edition) and the V8 (SILVER-V8).
Yes, we are planning a lot with DR!FT and Sturmkind, the company behind DR!FT. There will be spare-parts as well as tuning-parts, such as other rims for example. We already have many ideas
for tuning parts. Maybe we can realize the firsts of them by stretch goals? We will see. In addition, tuning and setting possibilities are planned via the app.
Our app developers have created a very fast Bluetooth transmission. An ordinary Bluetooth connection is significantly slower than the transmission of modern model rc-car controlers. This is
one of the reasons for the bad controllability of conventional, smartphone-controlled RC-cars.
However, it is much more important that conventional RC-cars do not move scale as their role model. Even RC-cars on the same scale as DR!FT can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 0.1
second! Any questions why the control of such a car requires an extremely fast radio transmission?
Right here, DR!FT is different: thanks to a complex driving simulator on your smartphone, the DR!FT-Racer are the first model cars that move like a full size racing car. This also means what
is transferred from your smartphone to the DR!FT-Racer is not the steeringwheel- or throttleposition, but the resulting behavior of a real car. In a real car, you also can not turn the
steering wheel from one direction to the other in a few milliseconds, and nevertheless precise driving is possible. For this reason, Bluetooth is more than fast enough to provides you an
excellent control over your DR!FT Racer.
If you lose control of your Racer, there is an emergency stop function: Turn your smartphone with the display down and your DR!FT-Racer stays instantly. If there is a "crash", the
DR!FT-Racer, since the actual drive is under the vehicle, are extremely robust.
Because your DR!FT-Racer moves exactly like a real racing car, it has also the same braking distance and it also spins like a big car. If you turn the smartphone display to the ground, the
simulation is overridden and the racer stops instantly. Similar to the break button on the computer.
The wheels, in the form of the mechanical parts on your DR!FT-Racer, do not wear and therefore they do not have to be replaced under normal use. However, DR!FT is supposed to be realistic.
Therefor the conditions of the wheels are simulated in your app. The driving behavior changes, like a real car, with increasing tire wear. You can then simply change the tires in your
simulation free of charge.
The DR!FT-Racer are very robust. Another advantage of this drive concept is its insensitivity. There is no sensitive drive shaft and because of the built-in sensors all overloads are
registered immediately and the motor is switched off for safety. To be honest: We have done to date many drop tests. ;) Thus, we can confirm that even the prototypes have survived the crashes
In most of our videos, scale speeds of 60-100 km / h are demonstrated. The racers can drive up to 2 m / s, which is scale about 300 km / h. The top speed depends on how fast the respective
car can go in real.
We place the highest quality demands on our production in Germany. The mechanical parts are made of high-quality reinforced polyamide. The DR!FT-Racer are designed for good reason for
intensive and long-term use.
Dust and above all lint and hair are always a problem with small RC-cars. We have also come up with something special here. The drive unit of the DR!FT-Racer is designed not to collect hairs.
If necessary, cleaning is easy and without tools possible. In addition, we are currently working on the feature, where the vehicle electronics detects when cleaning is necessary and this will
be displayed to you via the app.
The drive unit of the DR!FT-Racer is designed in such a way that you can free it from dust and hair with few handles. In addition, each DR!FT-Racer will have a cleaning tool attached, which
can be used to free your Racer in seconds of dust.
Yes, one of the main pillars of our company philosophy is to produce products that offer long-term and sustainable value. And because we produce everything here in Germany, this will be easy
to handle. It goes without saying that an extensive supply of spare parts is also part of this. For example, all motors and the built-in battery are equipped with plug-in connectors. This
allows them to be exchanged easily in the service at any time. With the help of video repair instructions you can even do it yourself.
In addition to product development, we will set up a service center in Speyer, Germany. You can then contact us at any time. It is our demand to develop products that offer extraordinary
gaming-fun. So it is very important to us that these products are capable of intensive and long-term use. Should there ever be a problem, we will take care of it. "Made in Germany" means for
us that you always have a contact person and many years of fun with our products.