Prodrive Announce "THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SIMULATOR IN THE WORLD"

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Working together with legendary car designer Ian Callum, Prodrive announced a new high-class sim rig. You can reserve the package now for £39,000 excluding VAT, duties and shipping.

The Hardware & Software​

Stunningly, the entire rig is encased in a birch wood framing, painted black on the outside.

The Simulator will include a 12 GB VRAM Nvidia Graphics card. This means either a 2060, 3060, 3080 or 3080 Ti will be in the computer. Along that, 16 GB RAM will be available.

The included monitor will be a 49'' Dual QHD with a refresh rate of 165 Hz.

A Simucube 2 PRO powers a Precision Sim Engineering LM-PRO. The pedals are said to be electrically adjustable mechanical pedals. Presumably, those pedals would be designed by Prodrive itself.

The seat is a Cobra Nogaro Street in an upright seating position, allowing for a focus on GT and rally racing.

As an accessory, customers receive a Bowers & Wilkins PX7 headphone.

The PC will already be set up basically and include an Assetto Corsa installation.

If you decide to get one of these rigs, you are going to need a bit of space though. The entire thing is 3.3m long and 1.23m wide.

The Parties Involved​

Prodrive, the manufacturer of this beauty, is known for producing several championship-winning race cars, especially in rallies. Developing many rally cars with Subaru for names like Colin McRae or Petter Solberg, they are used to racing success.

More recently, Prodrive has been developing Dakar rally cars and GTE cars. They even won with Aston Martin Racing in 2017 and 2020 in the GTE Pro class.

Together with Ian Callum, they developed the new Prodrive Racing Simulator. Callum is known for designing cars like the Ford RS200, Aston Martin DB9 and Jaguar F-Type amongst many others.

Impressions​

Overall, the rig looks very well produced and stylish. If I had a good amount of money just lying around, I'd think about getting one myself. There is just one detail that seems off.

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The keyboard. It's meant to be in a side pocket. This means you cannot bind any of your keys to the keyboard without having to get it out every time. And given that the only push buttons assignable otherwise are 12 by number and on the wheel, some people might need to bind extra buttons.

I'd expect a nearly 40 grand rig to be at least completely functional and practical. And it just seems like "assigning extra buttons" was an afterthought of the design process. Practicality should still stay above beauty.

What are your thoughts on the Prodrive Racing Simulator? Are you planning on getting it? Let us know in the comments down below!
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The Simulator will include a 12 GB VRAM Nvidia Graphics card. This means either a 2060, 3060, 3080 or 3080 Ti will be in the computer. Along that, 16 GB RAM will be available.

That is a wide range of graphics cards. I don't think the 2060 has 12gb of RAM and even if it did, why include a dead product like that in a new build? For that matter in couple of months the 40xx series will be out. Why even bother with the 30xx series of cards ?

Also, there are no specs on the CPU that is running this configuration. I think my P1-X will suffice for maybe......................the next 2,000 years.
 
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That is a wide range of graphics cards.
Indeed.
I don't think the 2060 has 12gb of RAM and even if it did, why include a dead product like that in a new build?
Most 2060s have 6GB, there are 12GB versions, however (not from Nvidia themselves but Gigabyte for example has one). I don't think those will be used, though. Since we don't know I had to include it in the list, however.
For that matter in couple of months the 40xx series will be out. Why even bother with the 30xx series of cards ?
If leaks and announcements about the required electricity are to be trusted, the 30 series is preferable to the 40 series in terms of power needs. Also, the 40 series imo will be helplessly overpowered. But then again, why would people who have 40 grand for a rig care about electricity cost? :D
 
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firts time ever I looked at a rig and thought: this looks good. Totally love it, never ever will get close to buying or wanting it, clamp and unclamp before and after playing has been the name of the game for me the last twenty years, never felt the urge to go beyond. But this looks really really great.
 
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What are my thoughts?

I think that this is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever seen. £39,000 for a rig? Why?
I think the main customers for something like this would be commercial. Exhibition halls, Motorsports teams and the like.

Either this or it is a product that just drives people to the site in order to generate leads. Like they don't plan on actually selling some but just use it as a marketing tool.
 
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Don't forget the additional taxes and shipping - UK VAT puts another £7800 on the price.

No mention of shipping costs... but they say they will "deliver it to your home and set it up for you." That's jolly nice of them.
 
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Looks very comfy...after a long race, just curl up and go to sleep:rolleyes::)

...joking aside, their will possibly be people out there that will purchase this, people that have $100,000 worth of Audio equipment, Garages full of expensive cars, own multi-million dollar Houses...it's a target market.

Looks great with a unique design...like it personally.
 
You can buy a 2060 for £300, 16 gig of ram is a joke nowadays and although i personally love AC it's not exactly cutting edge, i know inflation is artifically through the roof an it's probably down to greedy price gougers like these people !
 

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