NEW ASTON MARTIN AMR-C01 SIM RACING RIG UNVEILED | Automotive News | Auto Reporter
Aston Martin has been in a good situation in recent times, but its importance on speed and performance has hardly paused. And perhaps recognizing the need to also branch out from developing high-performance vehicles, the company recently unveiled a unique race simulator for gaming fanatics who aspire to feel at-home speed rush at its most premium, like its price.
At $68,278 before tax (approximately ₹54 lakhs), the Aston Martin racing simulator called AMR-C01 is not for the crowds. One can drive an actual Porsche 718 Boxster or 718 Cayman models in the UK at this price point.
Aston Martin has designed this hand-crafted shell and mimics the brand's real-world road and race cars' nose, bearing the iconic grille design to the front. A range of colors, represented on Aston's various motorsport attire, are given. The carbon monocoque gives a firm structure, enabling the rig to remain stable at even the most ham-fisted drivers.
The miry padded carbon-shelled race seat's leaned driving position matches the driving section of the Valkyrie supercar, the AMR-C01's pedal box is electrically flexible. The F1-style multifunction steering wheel emphasizes a screen to display lap and split times, gear, and reverses indicators.
Interested buyers can also choose from a wide variety of fit and finish, and can expect real racing experience courtesy the hardware and software in place.
The inspiration behind the AMR-C01 is, quite clearly, the rich inheritance of Aston Martin cars. Marek Reichman, Aston Martin CCO, said that AMR-C01 was a challenge for the design team as, although the simulator isn't a car. Their racing cars inspired ARM-C01, the ARM-C01 needed to emit the same elegance, boasting the same dynamic lines and balance of proportions as any Aston Martin with a racing lineage.
Aston Martin works driver Darren Turner said that The AMR-C01 is all about the love of racing. They've developed a home simulator with unbelievable immersion that offers users the chance to have a great time racing in the implicit world, from the convenience of their own home. They intended to create a simulator that gave as much enjoyment in virtual reality as real racing does. Racing cars is a lot of pleasure, and it is great to see that more people are now getting involved with eSports racing growth.
Interestingly, Aston Martin will only make 150 units of AMR-C01, and the first deliveries will start from the fourth quarter of 2020.