VIRTUAL RACING IN STYLE
Who would have thought that the world needed a racing simulator rig that goes beyond function, to a place of pure beauty and at-home-racing luxury? Aston Martin of course, since that’s just the kind of envelope that the British marque is so good at pushing. The AMR-CO1 is a lightweight carbon fibre monocoque rig platform that uses the latest and greatest virtual technology to create a fully-immersive racing experience for the virtual racer. Designed by Aston Martin, and engineered by Curv, the AMR-CO1 features distinct Aston Martin touches like the frontal grille that is present on its current model line-up, as well as the type of surface quality and finishes that, the carmaker says, customers have come to expect from an Aston Martin. The expected cost will be in the region of R1.2m and, odd as it might sound, that is not all that expensive considering the real-world costs associated with racing.
September has been an exciting month for motorsport, not only globally with the return of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and one of the most dramatic Grand Prix in recent memory, but also for the country which celebrated its first DTM winner, Sheldon van der Linde.