Let’s face it, most auto enthusiasts will never get the chance to drive a real F1 racecar, regardless of how wealthy they may be. However, if you fall into the latter group, there may be a solution. Introducing the Cranfield Full Motion + G-Force F1 Simulator, which recreates the racing experience at home. That’s right, you’ll be able to choose just about any car and build it to your desired specifications before hitting the circuits worldwide.
Just how realistic is this simulator? For starters, its composite single-seat chassis was formed from a real F1 racecar mold, customized to the customer, and equipped with an F1-style steering wheel as well as pedals. Powering this machine is a top-of-the-line PC, complete with a VR headset and a virtual 55-inch screen. There’s no word yet on pricing or availability, but you’re able to contact the company now to get a quote.
- OpenWheeler and SimFab products are designed, manufactured, and assembled with attention to detail in the USA.
- Gear shifter mount included for either left or right hand side use
- All mounting hardware and tools included. Ready to use right out the box
- Immersive Gaming Experience: Perfect for Xbox and PC gaming titles, the Driving Force simulates the feeling of driving a real car with precision steering and pressure-sensitive pedals
- Premium Control: The Driving Force feedback racing wheel provides a detailed simulation of driving a real car, with helical gearing delivering smooth, quiet steering and a hand-stitched leather cover
- Customizable Pedals: These pressure-sensitive nonlinear brake pedals provide a responsive, accurate braking feel on a sturdy base - with adjustable pedal faces for finer control
Most simulators used in motorsport are little more than fairground rides. This system, however, uses a variety of carefully tailored inputs to the body’s sensory system, and the driver’s brain interprets these to be the result of real accelerations being applied to the body. If the brain believes it, simulation becomes reality and the training value is considerably enhanced,” said Ian Poll, emeritus professor of aerospace engineering at Cranfield University.