Sphero and Disney Announce iPhone Controlled 'Ultimate Lightning McQueen' Race Car [Video]

Sphero and Disney Announce iPhone Controlled 'Ultimate Lightning McQueen' Race Car [Video]

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Sphero and Disney have announced an iPhone controlled 'Ultimate Lightning McQueen' race car ahead of Disney-Pixar's "Cars 3" which hits theaters June 16th.

Packed with animatronic features that embody Lightning’s supercharged personality, Sphero’s Ultimate Lightning McQueen features hybrid performance specs including driving, drifting, racing and reactive touch, allowing fans to connect with the character like never before.

“From the beginning, we wanted to make Ultimate Lightning McQueen feel as real as he does in the film,” said Paul Berberian, CEO of Sphero. “In order to create a scaled down version of his big personality, we worked closely with the team at Pixar to ensure we were getting his nuances just right – such as leaning into turns and expressive facial and body movements.”



The car connects to an app on iOS and Android devices which lets users hit the gas, watch him responds to commands, and train for the next big race. Users can also watch Disney•Pixar’s "Cars" with Ultimate Lightning McQueen in “Watch With Me” mode, where he reacts to the movie in real-time.

Hybrid Performance Specs:
● Driving: Emotive suspension allows Ultimate Lightning McQueen to move like a champion
● Drifting: Drift and do donuts Ultimate Lightning McQueen-style with authentic movement
● Reactive Touch: Master Ultimate Lightning McQueen’s latest moves with a simple tap
● Build Strategy: Match wits with Ultimate Lightning McQueen and sharpen your skills through a pit stop-inspired mini-game
● Acting Studio: Build custom scripts that bring existing animations to life

Sphero and Disney Announce iPhone Controlled 'Ultimate Lightning McQueen' Race Car [Video]

Under The Hood:
● 6 Motors: One controlling the animatronic mouth, two for emotive suspension, two for the front tires and one for steering
● 5 Capacitive Touch Panels: Ultimate Lightning McQueen will physically respond to a tap on his roof, hood, both side doors and his rear window
● 3 Processors: Bluetooth Smart and WiFi allow for updates and app control, while the main processor controls the eye animations and more
● Custom- Built Trapezoidal Screen: Ultimate Lightning McQueen's windshield eyes are actually an LCD screen, allowing for live animation renders
● Automatic Head and Tail Lights: Ambient light sensor allows the front and rear LEDs to adjust based on the light in the room
● Versatile Tires: The tire materials allow Ultimate Lightning McQueen to drift on hard surfaces, average carpet conditions and at slow speeds
● Custom Speaker and Speaker Box Design: Ultimate Lightning McQueen’s integrated speaker system creates crystal clear audio
● Custom-Built Animations: Sphero created custom animations to make Ultimate Lightning McQueen’s eyes as emotive as the character in the movie

Sphero and Disney Announce iPhone Controlled 'Ultimate Lightning McQueen' Race Car [Video]

Pricing and Availability:
Ultimate Lightning McQueen is available to purchase from the link below for $299.99.

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Sphero and Disney Announce iPhone Controlled 'Ultimate Lightning McQueen' Race Car [Video]

Sphero and Disney Announce iPhone Controlled 'Ultimate Lightning McQueen' Race Car [Video]
Regal Beagle - May 26, 2017 at 3:22pm
Cool toy... not cool enough to pay $300 bucks though...
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