Sunday, September 9, 2012
The world’s most realistic F1 racing simulator cost $90,000!
The brainchild of a former Ferrari F1 engineer, with a price tag of $90,000, the Evotek was designed with pro racers in mind -- but quickly morphed into a high-tech toy for the ultimate game room.
"There's a lot of interest in the private market for this machine," says Loris Scagliarini, the director of San Anselmo, Calif.-based Evotek US, who recently arranged a session with the simulator for clients of Ferrari of San Francisco.
Part of that may be the cost; while a few companies build home simulators with three screens meant to give owners the feel of practicing at a track, most are a fraction of the Evotek's price.
But no other simulator has been built to specifically recreate the experience of driving a modern F1 car, using actual F1 data and a set-up similar to what F1 teams use in their own simulators.