Here’s a bit of trivia for computer game fans. Audio engineers from Microsoft Game Studios have spent hours capturing tyres squeals and electric motor sounds from a gorgeous little Telsa Roadster.
Anxious to make the gaming experience as realistic as possible they have recorded the spins, squeals and skids of the tyres on the all-electric sports car driving different surfaces for two upcoming racing titles – Forza and Project Gotham.
Tom Burt, the proud owner of Roadster No 203, jumped at the chance to clamp a few mics on his car and hurtle round former airport for the benefit of the sound engineers.
“We were able to get clear recordings of the sound the tyres make over these different pavement types at the various speeds,” Tom reported on his blog.
“ Next was hard braking over these different surfaces from 100 mph. Then the real fun started — hard sweeper turns (generating good tire chirps at the edge of adhesion) then more aggressive skids and slides on the various pavement conditions at the track.
“The team then asked for “longer” squeal segments. We did tight circles just fast enough to keep the tires howling continuously for 30 seconds or so.”
Sounds like a lot of fun. But you gaming fans are going to have to wait to hear the full results until the games come out.
Finally, another bit of Telsa trivia, the Roadsters electric motor also provided the sound for the Batpod in The Dark Knight.
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team