Wanna race? Aston Martin unveils limited-edition racing simulator
MANILA: You can now take an Aston Martin indoors, as the carmaker introduced the AMR-C01 Racing Simulator, a luxury home simulator for drivers who wish to compete in the digital or real-world — a first for the British brand.
AMR-C01 is the first product to be conceptualized out of a new collaboration between Aston Martin (for the design) and the Curv Racing Simulators (for the engineering), a British technology firm.
The AMR-C01 has a lightweight carbon-fiber monocoque and it uses the newest technology to give a completely immersive driving experience for home users.
The all-carbon fiber monocoque offers a rigid structure and its design also contributes to the athletic appeal of the simulator.
The seating position reflects that of the Aston Martin Valkyrie, which contributes a futuristic hypercar appeal to the simulator.
Manually assembled by Curv Racing Simulators, it utilizes the highest quality components and newest Assetto Corsa software, preparing AMR-C01 to lead its users into the exciting digital racing realm.
The AMR-C01 is deemed as a trendy addition to any luxury game room. The appeal of the simulator is distinct due to the work of the design team from Aston Martin, which is based at the firm’s Gaydon Headquarters.
Handmade in carbon fiber, the front of the sim's bodywork is formed to exhibit the iconic Aston Martin Racing grille.
AMR-C01 has a dynamic-looking stance while maintaining the level of surface quality, finish, and refinement that customers can anticipate from any Aston Martin.
Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman said, “This was a challenge for the design team as, although the simulator isn’t a car, it is inspired by our racing cars. 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.”
Esports racing has experienced a progressive growth when the global racing events were placed on hold for this year and continuously flourishes with the resumption of real-life racing.
With the reveal of the Aston Martin AMR-C01, it becomes an ideal option for those who are thrilled about the digital world of competitive esports and also for committed racing drivers who want to improve their skills prior to their next race.
Aston Martin works driver Darren Turner currently leads Curv Racing Simulators. Turner is also a simulator specialist with more than 20 years of experience in innovative Formula 1 simulation.
Turner explained, “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.”
He added that the driving position was modeled on the Aston Martin Valkyrie so that those who use the AMR-C01 can obtain the complete hypercar experience.
As it is limited to only 150 samples, orders for the Aston Martin AMR-C01 have been opened. The first deliveries are set for the last quarter of 2020 and for more details, customers can visit this website.
Photos from Aston Martin