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A Deep Dive into Zack O’Sullivan’s 2024 Virtual Drift Championship Setup: The Tech Behind the Thrill

Zack O’Sullivan was kind enough to share with the world the jaw-dropping tech that he will be wielding in the 2024 Virtual Drift Championship (VDC). 

What he’ll be steering is an RB powered S14 with a fresh engine package! The design and wheels are still to come.  

Now, let’s rev up our engines and delve into the technical marvels that make up O’Sullivan’s VDC arsenal:


  • Simagic Alpha U: This direct-drive wheelbase is built for the hardcore enthusiasts who crave nothing but the best. With its powerful custom 5-pole servo motors cranking out a maximum torque of 23 Nm, you’ll feel every bump and curve like never before. And let’s not forget the wireless power supply option and the snappy 200 MHz processor that adds seamless performance to the mix. 
  • Simagic DS-8X Shifter: A game-changer for sim racers in search of that authentic manual transmission feel. It’s built to precision, with ultra-responsive magnetic sensors and a sturdy metal construction that screams durability. Feels like having a real gearbox at your fingertips, allowing you to slam through gears with lightning-fast shifts. Plus, its compact design means it won’t hog up precious desk space.
  • Simagic P2000 hydraulic pedals: Their hydraulic system offers an unparalleled level of precision and responsiveness. It’s like having a direct line to the brake and throttle, feeling every nuance of pressure as you navigate those hairpin turns. Plus, the adjustable pedal positions and customizable spring strengths ensure a comfortable fit for every driver. 
  • Simagic TB1 load cell handbrake: This advanced piece of hardware brings a whole new level of realism to your virtual races. With its high-precision load cell sensor, it accurately measures forces up to 100kg, giving you a lifelike feel as you slam on the brakes. The multiple installation methods and adjustable resistance ensure a customizable setup that suits your driving style.
  • Extreme Sim Racing USA P1 Sim Rig: With its sturdy fiberglass construction and racing shell seat, you’ll feel like you’re sitting in a real race car. The P1 Sim Rig is compatible with Direct Drive steering wheels, ensuring precise control as you navigate those hairpin turns.
  • NRG Custom Steering wheel: Its premium materials and impeccable craftsmanship, feel like holding a high-end sports car in the palm of your hands. The customizable options are endless.
  • Grip Royal Custom VDC Steering wheel: Crafted from top-notch materials like suede and leather, with precision engineering and an ergonomic design, it’s like having a direct line of communication with the road. And let’s not forget about the customization options. 
  • The Prisma Lab Ultra bucket seat: This bad boy combines comfort, style, and performance into one epic package. The ergonomic design provides optimal support, while the high-quality materials ensure durability for those intense gaming sessions. 
  • Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset: This all-in-one device allows you to play like never before. With its wireless design, intuitive controls, and immersive experiences, it’s like strapping a portal to another dimension onto your head. 
  • AOC 34in Curved Ultra Wide 144hz: It’s like having a panoramic window into a digital wonderland, with its immersive curved display and blistering 144hz refresh rate. Say goodbye to screen tearing and hello to smooth, fluid visuals that will leave you in awe. 

So there you have it, a behind-the-scenes look at the tech that will power Zack O’Sullivan’s 2024 VDC campaign.

Last Updated on November 30, 2023