The formula-1 2023 season kicked off in Bahrain and Red Bull yet again seems to have the championship-winning dominant package on track. With a goal to keep up the winning streak of last year’s RB18 F1 car, this season’s Red Bull racer is a hard competitor for other teams in the paddock to reckon with.
To bring home an exclusive experience of F1 sim racing for Formula-1 fans who are rooting for the current favorite Oracle Red Bull Racing team, a life-sized F1 simulator rig has been designed by 2022 Constructors’ World Championship-winning team in collaboration with memorabilia pros, Memento Exclusives (F1 Authentics).
This Show Car Simulator is built on repurposed ex-show cars from the 2022 season (designed by Adrian Newey – CTO, Red Bull Racing) which saw Red Bull winning 17 out of the 23 GP races. On this development Christian stated, “Driving a Formula 1 car is something most of us can only dream of, but this simulator is as close as it gets to the real thing. Memento Exclusives have recreated the car to bring the track into your home.”
To keep things as close to reality as possible, all these manufactured racing simulators will be made using the same process and CAD data used in the F1 racing cars. The 160 kgs of bodywork are crafted using composite tools to carve the carbon fiber molds. According to F1 Authentics, the simulators are like the ones used by drivers to prepare for races.
Of course hardware on the simulator will be top-notch with curved AOC gaming screens, surround sound speakers by Z906 Ultimate THX, industry leading adjustable racing pedals, brakes and force feedback paddle steering wheel featuring go-race quick-release mechanism.
The simulator will come in two variants – one will be ’The Champions Edition’ having a front wing assembly and the other one is ‘The Racing Edition’ which misses out on the wing.
They are priced at £99,999 (approximately $1,21,500) and £74,999 (approximately $91,125) Both of these racing simulators come in either Verstappen or Perez-themed liveries, so you can make your preferred choices. The Red Bull Racing RB18 Show Car Simulator rigs will be manufactured in Northamptonshire, England, and shipped to customers in April 2023.