Many video games have focused on cars to date, or featured car driving as an integral part of their gameplay. Such is the case of Forza Horizon 3, which features accurately modelled real-life cars for players to take control of, or Sony’s Gran Turismo series which also includes a large roster of photo-realistic cars. And of course, games like GTA V also feature quite a bit of driving, but of the unsafe, dangerous kind nobody would want to try in real life…
It’s not often, though, that a real-world car model is based on a video game vehicle, but that’s exactly the case with Audi’s new “Audi R8 Star of Lucis”, which is based on Noctis’ car in the upcoming Final Fantasy XV. Noctis is the protagonist of the latest iteration of Final Fantasy, the long-running video game series which has been a hit in Japan and worldwide since the first game hit the shelves back in the 80’s.
Although it is clear that this one-off Audi model sadly won’t be at everyone’s reach, as it’s priced at close to $500,000 US dollars, meaning it’s aimed at those eccentric millionaires who fancy rare cars, and who might be Final Fantasy fans too.
But still, even if this Audi model is not within most people’s reach, at least PS4 and Xbox One owners will get a chance to drive Final Fantasy protagonist Noctis’ virtual car in the upcoming Final Fantasy XV on November 29, when Square Enix’s game finally hits the shelves worldwide.
Final Fantasy XV
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