Now you can race an Aston Martin without leaving home

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It’s game on for Aston Martin as the British sports car maker launches a new racing simulator. Adding to a lengthy list of branded collaborations from whisky to kids’ cars, apartments and submarines, the carbon-fiber rig is inspired by the Valkyrie hypercar.

Hand-built by Curv Racing Simulators, the AMR-C01 does look like a serious piece of kit. Curv is led by Aston racer Darren Turner who won his class at Le Mans three times, so he knows a thing or two about bringing the track experience to your games room.

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Aston Martin

“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,” said Turner.

The rig features a massive QHD 32:9 curved screen and a powerful PC with an Intel i7 CPU and Nvidia GTX 2080 GPU. The F1-style steering wheel has nine rotary switches and 12 buttons, its own LCD display, paddle shifts, and a hand clutch with adjustable biting point. Sound is from built-in speakers and a Sennheiser headset. It’s been built around Assetto Corsa software but will be able to run other sims, such as iRacing and rFactor2.

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Aston Martin

In keeping with Aston Martin’s current business model the AMR-C01 is limited in numbers to drive up desirability. Only 150 simulators will be made at a price of $74,000 plus taxes and shipping. It comes in a range of Aston Martin color-schemes, from Cinnabar Orange to Aston Martin Racing Green.

At least new Aston Martin F1 signing Sebastian Vettel will be able to get some practice before the 2021 season.

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