VIR­TUAL RAC­ING IN STYLE

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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.

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