Aston Martin, the famous manufacturer of cars of both the race and spy types, falls outside its comfort zone. The British company offers a luxurious racing simulator, complete with a cockpit modeled after the Valkyrie supercar, a careful steering and feedback of steering wheel and pedals and a massive curved display where the dashboard would be.
The AMR-C01Racing Simulator was developed in collaboration with Curv Racing, a UK-based supplier that does not appear to have any other products on display. Aston Martin designed and fitted the entire carbon fiber shell with a front grille reminiscent of its signature luxury cars. Why a simulator must be made of extremely expensive lightweight materials when it is not moving is just a relevant question for plebeians who have to think about everyday things like cost of living.
The simulator’s wheels contain integrated paddle changers and clutches, nine steering wheels and twelve buttons and a secondary display for even more car information. More technical information – as if there is a gaming PC in there to play Race trim or just plug in one thing – was not included in the PDF information package. (The screen looks like a Samsung CHG90, for what it’s worth, which’s about $ 900.) Aston Martin says it’s the developed simulator for both eSports players and pro-racers who need a dedicated sim rig.
It does not matter if the simulator has a PC or not. If you can afford the £ 57,500 starting price (just under $ 75,000 in US dollars, excluding taxes or shipping!), You can afford a gaming PC on top of that, and what ridiculous luxuries are offered as custom trim. Aston Martin says it plans to launch the first deliveries of the AMR-C01 by the end of the year.
Source: Curv via Engadget