Aston Martin has taken the wraps off a luxury home simulator for drivers who want to compete in the virtual or the real world. The AMR-C01 Racing Simulator is the first of its kind to be offered by the iconic British racing marque.
A partnership between Aston Martin and British technology company Curv Racing Simulators, the AMR-C01 has a lightweight carbon fibre monocoque and promises a fully immersive driving experience for the home user. The seating position mirrors that of the Aston Martin Valkyrie, adding a futuristic hypercar feel to the simulator.
The simulator is hand-assembled by Curv Racing Simulators, using the highest quality components and latest Assetto Corsa software.
The seating position mirrors that of the Aston Martin Valkyrie, adding a futuristic hypercar feel to the simulator…
The look of the simulator is the work of the Aston Martin Design team based at the company’s Gaydon Headquarters. Crafted in carbon fibre, the front bodywork is shaped to invoke the signature Aston Martin Racing grille, the all-carbon fibre monocoque provides a rigid structure.
“This was a challenge for the design team as, although the simulator isn’t a car, it is inspired by our racing cars,” says Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman. “It needed to exude the same elegance, boasting the same dynamic lines and balance of proportions as any Aston Martin with a racing lineage. I can picture the AMR-C01 in the most beautiful of residences as a sculptural work of art in its own right.”
The AMR-C01 is expected to find a ready audience amongst esports pro drivers. Curv Racing Simulators is led by Aston Martin works driver, Darren Turner, who is a simulator specialist with over 20 years’ experience in cutting edge Formula 1 simulation.
Says Turner: “The AMR-C01 is all about the love of racing. We’ve created a home simulator with incredible immersion that offers users the opportunity to have a great time racing in the virtual world, from the comfort of their own home. Our goal was to create a simulator that provided as much enjoyment in virtual reality as real racing does. Racing cars is a lot of fun and it is great to see that with the growth of Esports racing, more people are now getting involved.”
The Aston Martin simulator is limited to just 150 examples, and sells for £57,500 (sans tax). You can place your order over at curvrs.com