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AMR-C01: An Aston Martin to drive in your home

Tuhin Guha  | Published: September 15, 2020, 08:34 AM IST

In keeping with the rising trend of e-racing league, Aston Martin has revealed its first-ever racing simulator. The device is called the AMR-C01 and has been developed in collaboration with Curv Racing Simulators, a British tech company. Darren Turner, an Aston Martin works driver leads Curv and has over 20 year of experience in Formula 1 simulation tech. Expectedly, the AMR-C01 is rare and pricey. Only 150 will be made cost GBP 57,500 or Rs 54.41 lakh before taxes and duties. Deliveries will begin in Q4 2020.

The seating position of the AMR-C01 mirrors that of the forthcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar, and is built around a lightweight carbon fibre monocoque. The C01 has been hand-assembled by Curv and uses the latest Assetto Corsa software and other top-tier components. The outer shell, also made of carbon fibre, has been designed by the Aston Martin Design team based out of Gaydon. The front of the simulator's body has been modelled on the Aston Martin grille and numerous colour options that are reminiscent of the brand's cars are offered. The company claims that the same level of refinement, quality and finish that customers expect front an Aston Martin car has gone into the making of this simulator.

Aston Martin AMR-C01 Racing Simulator exterior

Aston Martin AMR-C01 Racing Simulator seating

The simulator is aimed at individuals who like to race in virtual racing as well as dedicated racing drivers who want to hone their skills. Turner says of the AMR-C01, "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."

He goes on to add, "We modelled the driving position on the Aston Martin Valkyrie so users of AMR-C01 can get the full hypercar experience. I'm very proud of what we've been able to achieve, with design and engineering creating what I believe to be the most beautiful home simulator available."

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