F1 In Your Living Room

To anyone who has spent a lot of time building a realistic(ish) F1 simulator out of sofas, cushions and any other household items they could get their hands on, I must apologise but the simulator above far out rates yours.

The simulator can be bought exactly as it is seen above for a ‘mere’ $115,000 in CostCo. If you don’t live in the states, you could be left with a hefty FedEx bill to have it shipped to you.

It’d be worth it though. It’s run off an Inter Core i7 processor gaming PC with 16GB of RAM. For anyone not tech-savvy – that’s pretty nice. Furthermore, there are three 23 inch LCD screens to give you a nice peripheral view of the game. To top it off, the simulator is equipped with a built-in 5.1 surround sound system.

Strangely, all the fancy-pants technical mumbo-jumbo you’ve just read about doesn’t even make up a tenth of the price of the simulator. The remaining $100,000 or so is down to the super-realistic chassis the player sits in. Unfortunately, the simulator doesn’t move as the driver does in-game, but the carbon fibre shell adds to the realistic nature of the simulator and would also be a snug place to take a nap, I’d imagine.


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  1. I was going to build one myself, not as realistic and great of course, but improving bits of this… I would definately make the mirrors actual in-game mirrors if possible. Then I would have one big screen in front of the whole thing switched to a nose cam. That means I could lean out in corners to see the kerbs, like real drivers. 😀

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