Is This The World’s Most Expensive Video Game Accessory?

Tue 15th Sep 2020

If you thought forking out in excess of £50 for the latest X-Box joystick was a bit much, the latest racing simulator technology from Aston Martin might just make you want to give up gaming completely.

The Aston Martin AMR-C01 has been developed in partnership with Curv Racing Simulators and comes with a stunning price tag of £69,000. If you have the wherewithal to purchase this amazing piece of kit you better get on the grid early as there will be only 150 made.

Aimed at casual games, and maybe even some fledgling F1 drivers, the AMR-C01 has a carbon fibre monocoque chassis, with the aim of making as authentic to a real sports car as possible.

The shape of the simulator is said to mimic the future style of forthcoming Aston Martin’s though it is unlikely that the actual cars will have a huge curved LED monitor in front of them.

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.”

Aston Martin partnered with Curv Racing on the project, the company are experts in eSports and have 20 years experience in cutting edge Formula 1 simulators.

Speaking about the project, Darren Turner, founder of Curv Racing and also a Aston Martin works driver said: “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.”