Recording yourself driving is a dangerous idea, and especially costly if you’re behind the wheel of a high-end sports car, so what if your luxury vehicle came with a special app to put together a highlight reel of your sweet driving skills, hands-free?
Prestigious automaker Jaguar heard your call, and has teamed up with GoPro to produce ReRun, an app designed to record “high quality video with real-time performance data” as you hit the road in one of Jaguar’s newly announced F-Type 18MY sports cars.
The top-shelf vehicle can connect to a GoPro camera placed on the dash and create a series of clips from your drive, complete with overlaid data like speed, throttle, gear selection, and steering wheel angle to match the footage – turning the final product into something like a real-life Forza Horizon 3 replay.
The app is available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. We’ve also asked a Jaguar representative whether ReRun will come to Android platforms.
The F-Type’s built-in Touch Pro system – the console that makes up the ‘brains’ of the luxury vehicle – does more than sync up with a dash cam.
The 60GB SSD and 4G connection inside the car allows for speedy GPS navigation, a decent-sized Spotify library, and special alerts, like nearby parking and fuel stations.
As can be expected, prepare to also shell out some serious green for the privilege. The new F-Type starts at £51,450 (about $62,600/AU$85,100) and climbs up to a staggering £110,000 (about $134,000/AU$182,000) should you spring for the cushiest model.
However, if the partnership is a success, we could see GoPro teaming up with other car makers (read: more affordable ones) for similar apps and experiences. We’ll keep our Jetta-driving fingers crossed.