As a well-informed motorsport competitor or track day enthusiast you probably already know about VBOX dataloggers: a range of products that make it possible to analyse your performance on a dragstrip, closed circuit or even a rally stage, and to tune and tweak the performance of both you and your machine via the gathered information.
There’s the four-camera VBOX Pro, dual-camera Video VBOX and Video VBOX HD, PerformanceBox, DriftBox, VBOX Sport…and now the uniquely South African ChristmasBox.
It’s available exclusively from us, the motorsport equipment leaders. The Christmas (often pronounced “Creasemiss”) Box comprises the pint-sized but potent 20Hz VBOX Sport datalogger, complete with both handlebar and windscreen mounts and an external antenna – all for R8 630 including VAT. With this single package, you’ll be able to test just about anything with wheels – including a bicycle – and several things that don’t run on terra firma: watercraft, for example.
Says our Sales Director Kobus Roos: “Being fast is the single most important thing in motorsport. Whatever you compete in or on, the ChristmasBox will enable you to seamlessly transition from motorcycle to car and from the dragstrip to circuit, for example. The fact that it can be connected to an iPhone or iPad via Bluetooth for a ‘live feed’ is a major plus, as is the fact that data can simultaneously be saved to an SD card for analysis later.”
With the Predictive lap time function and a linked smartphone, you’ll know exactly where you are on your current lap compared to your best. The Circuit Tools software makes it possible to interrogate the data in detail once back in the pits and compare lines, turn-in and braking points and get an understanding of what cornering techniques work best for a given combination of turns. It’ll also automatically ‘cherry-pick’ different sectors from all your laps in a session and come up with an Ideal Lap that can realistically be achieved. Accurate acceleration from standstill to a pre-determined speed, or acceleration between a start and an end speed in a particular gear, makes it possible to quickly quantify the effect of tuning or gear ratio changes.
The result of having access to all this information? Getting faster will almost certainly be easier.
“With the ChristmasBox, you’ll be getting the windscreen mount free. Then we’ve included the external magnetic antenna at a reduced price because with the increasingly commonplace usage of heat-reflective athermic glass, the signal can be degraded if the device must acquire satellites through the windscreen.
“Add in the Sport’s rugged, waterproof design and powerful 20Hz engine and it is exactly what you’ll want to find lovingly gift-wrapped (even if you have to do it yourself) on December 25 – or preferably much sooner,” concluded Roos.
We also have a pile of useful VBOX promotional items (including a visor sticker designed to keep the sun out of your eyes), which we’ll be giving away with the ChristmasBox while stock last.