Kato Becomes A Race Car Driver

by Matthew Kato on Apr 11, 2011 at 01:00 PM

I'm probably as good of a real-life race car driver as I am in video games, but that's not saying much. I test drove a Porsche 911 Carerra 2S on an actual race track to see if any of my racing experience in video games would translate to the real world. My instructor for the day was Porsche professional factory driver Patrick Long, who not only had some invaluable tips on how to drive race cars, but also wasn't too shabby  behind the wheel of Forza 3.

Check out this video of us trading paint in the game and getting behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 Turbo, Porsche 911 Carerra 2S, and the smokin' Porsche GT3 (which Patrick calls a "race car with a license plate").

Also be sure to check out my full story in the new Mass Effect 3 issue of Game Informer (issue #217).

Thanks to videographer Jon Gordon for filming and our own Ben Hanson for editing.