You can now drive an Aston Martin in your living room: here's how, moneybags

Aston Martin
(Image credit: Aston Martin)

Fancy the experience of driving an Aston Martin, but determined not to leave the house to do so? Well, you're in luck, as the British car maker has launched its first ever racing simulator, the AMR-C01.

You will, however, need to be quick - and filthy rich - to bag yourself what Aston is calling "the ultimate in luxury Esports experiences."

Limited to just 150 units, and with the price starting at £57,500 (around $73,000, AU$100,000) plus tax, the AMR-C01 racing simulator costs more than many actual cars.

So, this particular simulator - which Aston very much bills as an in-the-home product - isn't within most people's reach, but it's still an intriguing piece of tech to take a look at.

It's been engineered by Curv Racing Simulators, with Aston Martin adding its distinctive design which includes a carbon fiber monocoque, a seating position that mirrors that of the Aston Martin Valkyrie and of course the firm's famous logo on the nose.

And it wouldn't be an automotive influenced product with styling choices, with eight colors and three trim levels to choose from too.

Aside from the Aston Martin design, what does the significant outlay get you in terms of tech?

Well, the main feature is that ultra-wide, QHD, 32:9 aspect ratio, curved Samsung gaming monitor, which Curv says has "the lowest possible latency, and high refresh rate for smooth visuals" - we'd certainly hope so, considering the price.

You also get a Formula 1-style racing wheel with 9 rotary dials, 12 push buttons and a full-color LCD display. It's powered by an Intel i7 CPU and Nvidia GTX 2080 GPU, features built-in speakers, plus it comes with its own Sennheiser headset if you don't want to hear your butler's 'advice' on the line you just took through that final corner.

Assetto Corsa is the pre-installed racing game on the AMR-C01, but the system is also compatible with other platforms including iRacing and rFactor2 - we unfortunately are unable to confirm whether it can run Crysis though.

If you are fortunate enough to have a spare £57k knocking around in your bank account - and a games room big enough to house it - the Aston Martin AMR-C01 racing simulator will start shipping at the end of 2020. 

For the rest of us though, we'll just ogle the images and quietly weep into our keyboard.

John McCann
Global Managing Editor

John joined TechRadar over a decade ago as Staff Writer for Phones, and over the years has built up a vast knowledge of the tech industry. He's interviewed CEOs from some of the world's biggest tech firms, visited their HQs and has appeared on live TV and radio, including Sky News, BBC News, BBC World News, Al Jazeera, LBC and BBC Radio 4. Originally specializing in phones, tablets and wearables, John is now TechRadar's resident automotive expert, reviewing the latest and greatest EVs and PHEVs on the market. John also looks after the day-to-day running of the site.