HTC VIVE™ and McLaren Racing has collaborated together to design and develop a special edition VIVE Pro McLaren Limited Edition VR headset. It is the first co-created product since the announcement of the partnership between HTC VIVE™ and McLaren Racing in May and this will offer an unparalleled VR racing experience to fans.

Other than the unique design, look and feel, the VIVE Pro McLaren Limited Edition headset will be paired with the new ‘McLaren Garage VR’ experience, a Vive Studio release in cooperation with McLaren, as well as a custom version of ‘RFactor 2’ VR racing that was designed to operate without any additional driving accessories.

McLaren Garage VR experience is a multi-player simulation game where players can be part of the McLaren pit crew and act like one by learning how to complete tire adjustments etc. The experience also includes the ‘Pitstop Challenge’, a multiplayer competitive VR game that allows users to explore McLaren’s latest pit garage in room scale, learn to change a car tire, and take other players on a timed tire change challenge.

VIVE Pro McLaren Limited Edition VR Headset - Price, Features, Specs and Availability

Customers purchasing the special edition VIVE Pro McLaren Limited Edition headset from now until January 2019 will go into a draw to win a coveted Papaya Pass courtesy of McLaren. This includes an F1 experience with VIP Paddock access to an international F1 race as a super-guest, a private garage tour, a personal meeting with McLaren drivers, and more.

The Vive Pro McLaren Limited Edition headset will also come with a free six-month subscription on VIVEPORT, where users can exclusively download the McLaren Garage VR experience and customized RFactor2 racing game.

Vive Pro McLaren Limited Edition headset is the official VR device for the McLaren Shadow Project. The finals of the competition will take place at the McLaren Technology Centre on January 14-17, 2019, and all finalists will train and compete using the Vive Pro headset.

With this partnership, HTC Vive and McLaren will offer customers the most immersive McLaren Racing and track experience from the comfort of their own home through VR.

Ramit Harisinghani, Vice President, HTC MEA said ;
High class single-seat auto racing attracts over 500 million fans globally, and we’re excited to partner with McLaren to bring a unique perspective to race fans through VR. Through our collaboration, we’re combining our best-in-class VR headset with their long heritage of racing expertise to create the most immersive experience for fans across the globe. This is a chance for customers to go beyond being a spectator and feel the excitement of being a McLaren driver or pit crew right from their living rooms
Zak Brown, CEO, McLaren Racing commented ;
It’s been brilliant to tap into HTC’s technology and work together closely to create this top of the range headset and VR experience, so fans can feel like they are in the heart of the action, at a racetrack with the McLaren Racing team. We think this limited edition Vive Pro headset is hugely exciting for both racing and VR fans alike
Lando Norris, McLaren Racing driver said ;
VR is an incredibly exciting technology that brings fans closer to racing than ever before. The realistic experience provided by the VIVE Pro and McLaren headset can be enjoyed by everyone from professional gamers, to people who have never experienced single-seat racing as a sport before.
The price of VIVE Pro McLaren Limited Edition headset is SAR 6,599 and it is available starting now on the HTC Vive regional e-commerce store