Aston Martin is first and foremost a maker of premium cars and SUVs, but it has branched out in recent years to reach untapped niche markets. From designing luxury hotel furniture and auto garages to developing a speedboat and even a submersible, the people of Gaydon have many talents that extend far beyond the automotive industry.
For example, meet the Aston Martin racing simulator. The British brand has teamed up with technology company Curv Racing Simulators to create a high-end racing simulator. It’s called AMR-C01 and costs £ 57,500 before home taxes in the UK. This works out to around $ 74,000 or the starting price of a new Porsche 718 Boxster S in the United States.
It is billed as the “ultimate luxury home simulator” and has a full carbon fiber monocoque. If that’s not impressive enough, the one percent in esports will be happy to hear the sitting posture after the Valkyrie hypercar. The simulator is hand assembled by Curv Racing Simulators with the best hardware available and relies on Assetto Corsa software for a realistic immersive driving experience.
In case you haven’t noticed, the AMR-C01’s front structure takes over the Aston Martin Racing grille and is made of carbon fiber to keep weight as low as possible. As is the case with the company’s cars, buyers will be able to choose from a variety of finishes or opt for the bare carbon fiber look.
The racing simulator is the only acceptable form of drinking and driving if you have a bottle of 1964 Black Bowmore DB5, a single malt scotch that costs almost as much as the AMR-C01 and includes Aston Martin engine parts.