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The Driver Ape Racing Club Races to the Top with High Utility NFTs

The turn of the decade saw a meteoric rise in digital cryptocurrencies. In early 2021, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have quickly taken over the trend, stirring up the digital market with their distinctive flair. Since then, many creators have launched their NFT projects showcasing their art to the world. One company joining the trend is The Driver Ape Racing Club, launching an NFT token for crypto enthusiasts and car race lovers.

The Driver Ape Racing Club (DARC) is a unique collection of the world’s first High Utility NFT that gives its holder access to the most prestigious car races in the metaverse and the physical world. With a unique backstory that begins on a distant planet named “Silver Lightning,” located a few light-years from Earth, citizens of this alien planet are acclaimed for their wild car races, festivals, and large population. They are so technologically advanced that they harness the power of lightning bolts for energy. However, like all technologically advanced civilizations, the planet started experiencing an energy crisis that thoroughly devastated its ecosystem. 

On the brink of extinction, these extraterrestrial apes fight for their survival and send the last 7,777 apes to receive the power of the silver lightning to Earth where they can participate and win money in car races by day and capture Earth’s lightning bolts by night to develop their home planet and give hope to its inhabitants. Each of the 7,777 available NFT tokens is randomly generated, ensuring that no two tokens are alike. 

Aside from being the proud owner of the fantastic digital artwork hosted on blockchain technology, with proof of digital ownership, once minted, collectors can enjoy the perks of being the holder of DARC NFT. Some of the perks include winning a custom helmet, joining a karting tournament, gaining access to the world’s most prestigious racing competitions, and participating in the metaverse’s first-ever digital car race.

Inspired by the hit movie Planet of Apes and the clothing brand Bape, The Driver Ape Racing Club is more than just another collection of NFT Apes. It reconciles the physical world and the metaverse. The brilliant team behind the innovative token has partnered with ten of the most prominent car groups and car influencers worldwide to ensure that holders enjoy exclusive rights and values for the tokens. “We are very confident and comfortable to have Apes and know that we are going to be a game-changer for the Solana Blockchain,” they shared. 

Although the project’s launch date is yet to be determined, the team has initiated the race by inviting interested individuals into their official Discord server. Once the server hits 20,000 people, members will stand a chance to receive highly-desired VIP access and a right to join the official pre-sale. Pre-sale dates are subject to change, but the team regularly posts updates on their social media platforms. To learn more about The Driver Ape Racing Club, visit the official website. You can also check out the team’s Instagram and Twitter for updates or join the Discord channel for announcements.

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