The Stock car racing simulator can give your kids a sense of the real thing but in a protected environment without the risks of using a real car. It is built on a moving platform similar to those used in museum simulators. Electric actuators built into the base enable to simulate rolling and pitching movements. Indeed, this simulator is promoted as offering the most realistic stock car racing experience.
The simulator goes the extra mile to give you a realistic experience. For example, if you need to change a tyre, it will raise and lower itself. Similarly, when simulating a turn, it will give you the sense of banking on the curve, so that the part of the vehicle on the outside of the curve is higher than the side of the vehicle on the inner curve.
The simulator comes with a fluid-damped steering wheel that gives you a sense of gripping a real steering wheel in a real moving car. The simulator also comes with paddle gear shifters and accelerator, brake and clutch pedals that adjust for resistance. The steel frame roll cage is covered by a fibreglass shell and netted windows. All these enhance the physical appearance and improve experience.
The Stock car simulator also has some bells and whistles, such as a padded racing seat with an embedded a 5.1 sound system. There’s a 22” widescreen LCD monitor that delivers high resolution graphics (1680×1050 pixels).
The Stock car racing simulator does not come cheap, unless you consider a $60,000 (£40,000) price tag as being small change. That’s indeed the price of this simulator. If you want to know where to buy it from, it’s available at Hammacher Schlemmer.