Just one more reason why the iPhone is awesome – it doubles as a Ferrari. There’s a new app in town that turns your iPhone into a virtual Ferrari, complete with all the sounds and sights that come along with driving one.
The official Ferrari app gives you the opportunity to “drive” your dream Ferrari. You get the rev of their engines, all which were registered directly at the Fiorano track. You can clock your speed on the exact reproduction of the Ferrari California, F430, F430 Spider, 430 Scuderia, 599 GTB Fiorano and 612 Scaglietti speedometers. And to make this interactive experience amazing, just tilt your phone to speed up and slow down, and switch gears using on-screen controls.
There’s a lot of sound engineering brilliance used to ensure that the Ferrari app gives users an “I’m in the driver’s seat” experience, including loop sounds recorded at constant RPM, bi-cubic sample interpolation and RPM Parameter Scaling. You don’t have to know what those things mean – all you have to do is download the app and take it out for a test drive to get blown way by the attention to sound detail the smart folks at Ferrari have put into it to give fans an virtual ride they’ll never forget.
You can download the app for $1.99 at the iTunes store and we’d love to hear your thoughts on the Ferrari app.