Gamer turns $400,000 Lambo into an Xbox controller

Cal Jeffrey

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What is the most expensive video game controller that you can think of?

Maybe it's ColorWare's $300 24K Gold controller for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that came out a few years ago and quickly sold out. Perhaps the Thrustmaster 2960720 HOTAS Warthog flight stick at $450 came to mind. Or maybe the $1,300 Forza Motorsport Racing Wheel and Pedals from Fanatec for PC and XB1 is what you were thinking.

Forget all that.

A French car enthusiast who goes by the handle POG on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube turned his Lamborghini Aventador into a controller for his Xbox just to play Forza 7. Now I have no idea how much he paid for his Lambo but I do know Aventadors start at $400,000 and go up from there. It would be safe to say that this is the most expensive Xbox controller ever made.

It is not, however, the first car to ever be used as a video game controller. The Nissan Urge concept car (produced back in 2006) had an Xbox 360 built into the trunk. When parked, you could play Project Gotham Racing 3 on a 7-inch in-dash screen using the pedals and steering wheel. The car never saw actual production so it never received a list price but you can be sure it would have gone for less than $400,000.

I guess doing 190 kph to the video game store in an Aventador just isn't as thrilling as turning it into a controller and playing Forza 7 in it. Call him crazy but if you can afford to turn your Lambo into a game controller and still have a Ferrari and McLaren parked in the garage, I doubt you care at all what people think.

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davislane1

Call him crazy but if you can afford to turn your Lambo into a game controller and still have a Ferrari and McLaren parked in the garage, I doubt you care at all what people think.

Zero f***s given is the purist form of the zen state.

This is followed very closely by the most powerful justification of all:

"Because I can."

Which is exactly what this man has done.
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

TS Evangelist
I've just gotta give that froggy kudos for his daring, and his ingenuity. He paid for the car, it's his money and he's fully entitled to whatever he likes with it... within the laws of course. I'm just disappointed he stoops so low as to play on a console when it appears he can probably afford to build himself an outrageous super gaming PC with the change he finds lost in between his sofa's cushions.When Codemasters release F1 2017, perhaps he'll buddy up to the Petronas AMG Mercedes F1 team looking to buy Lewis Hamilton's 2017 title winning car... if he hasn't already.
 

Cycloid Torus

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Certainly interesting but it would be better to just go to Spa and take it up Eau Rouge for real instead of on that screen
Maybe this is more fun...unlikely to generate an insurance claim or to be pulled over by the cops.. something to be said for it as we get closer to VR.

Go POG!
 

Comanche

TS Booster
Because now , is not about the money , is how much attention can you get even for a day , no matter how much it cost you

and the bar is getting higher and higher
 

Vulcanproject

TS Evangelist
Maybe this is more fun...unlikely to generate an insurance claim or to be pulled over by the cops.. something to be said for it as we get closer to VR.

Go POG!
This is more fun than taking an Aventador to Spa on a closed track day? It's more convenient granted but it certainly isn't more fun.

It's obviously been done 'just because' and no doubt something to put online and draw attention. I have no problem with it.

But I have done endless track days and it's far more fun ragging just a battered Ford Fiesta around a local circuit than sitting in a Lambo in a garage playing a racing game. And I'm a massive racing game fan.
 
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davislane1

Because now , is not about the money , is how much attention can you get even for a day , no matter how much it cost you

and the bar is getting higher and higher
If you think he's posting to social media and youtube purely for attention, you don't know the game. At all.
 
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Kraemepoo

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It's all fake. The wires running in and out of the engine bay, just for show. What you're watching is someone turning the wheel in time with a projected recording. Sorry to burst your bubbles.
 
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nismo91

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It's all fake. The wires running in and out of the engine bay, just for show. What you're watching is someone turning the wheel in time with a projected recording. Sorry to burst your bubbles.
it would appear so. first I thought how would the steering work properly if the engine is not running? and the second you look at the steering wheel movement, you'll notice the input lag and then the fact that during 1:32-1:42 there is a moment where the steering turns to left right before the real lambo wheel turns.

not a hater, but I figured we all play sims because we couldn't afford the real car. this dude has the real car and hid it in the basement playing sims?
 
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misor

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A car enthusiast which transformed his lambo into an xbox controller? maybe add 'crazy'... a real car enthusiast would never do that.
 
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wiyosaya

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it would appear so. first I thought how would the steering work properly if the engine is not running? and the second you look at the steering wheel movement, you'll notice the input lag and then the fact that during 1:32-1:42 there is a moment where the steering turns to left right before the real lambo wheel turns.

not a hater, but I figured we all play sims because we couldn't afford the real car. this dude has the real car and hid it in the basement playing sims?
I was thinking the same thing about the steering. I doubt the wheel moves freely when the car is not running.

Anyway, what is the point? This guy has a real, very high performance car that he could take to the track and run it there. Oh wait, he might crash it!
 
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StrikerRocket

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Just a small remark: the guy is NOT French, he is from Belgium, just look at the plate. Or he is French but lives in Belgium...

Edit: this is obviously a fake... movement of the wheel and on-screen does not add-up...
 
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