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    News - Costco’s Intel i7 powered full-size F1 racing car sim costs £90,000

    Price includes delivery, installation and training.
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    Re: News - Costco’s Intel i7 powered full-size F1 racing car sim costs £90,000

    I'll have one, but not in that colour.

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    Re: News - Costco’s Intel i7 powered full-size F1 racing car sim costs £90,000

    Anyone who is seriously thinking of buying one of these can get me a new house first - they'll still have enough money left over to buy an equivalent PC and 3 TFT monitors - I'll even dip into my own pocket to get them a wheel and pedals to play their racing sims with.

    *sigh*

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    Re: News - Costco’s Intel i7 powered full-size F1 racing car sim costs £90,000

    You'd have to be mad to buy that, I've got a similar setup without the car which didn't even cost 10% of the price. Surely the car hasn't cost £80k?

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    Re: News - Costco’s Intel i7 powered full-size F1 racing car sim costs £90,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Domje View Post
    You'd have to be mad to buy that, I've got a similar setup without the car which didn't even cost 10% of the price. Surely the car hasn't cost £80k?
    You spent almost £10K on yours?

    You can get the same setup for less that 1/2 that price.

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    Re: News - Costco’s Intel i7 powered full-size F1 racing car sim costs £90,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Domje View Post
    You'd have to be mad to buy that, I've got a similar setup without the car which didn't even cost 10% of the price. Surely the car hasn't cost £80k?
    Firstly, why would you be mad?
    Same thing applies to me if you want a iPad/iPhone etc.
    People want what ever they want simple.

    Secondly,
    surely the car hasn't cost £80K?
    What makes you think that?
    the car is made from the same kinds of materials a real F1 racer would be made out of; panels made of composite carbon fibre, magnesium alloy wheel rims, Pirelli tyres
    Kind of think it is cheaper than it could have been.

    Overall you think because you made something cheaper (£10K on a racing setup, I used to do it on £400), others wouldn't need it. I find this strange to say the least.
    People buy what they buy, simple, what they want to buy as well.
    Basic concepts of cause and effect:
    "everything that follows is a result of what you see here"

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    Re: News - Costco’s Intel i7 powered full-size F1 racing car sim costs £90,000

    Just my wheel and pedals cost me £500 pounds....


    Isn't salad what food eats??

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    Re: News - Costco’s Intel i7 powered full-size F1 racing car sim costs £90,000

    People with more money than sense .....

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    Re: News - Costco’s Intel i7 powered full-size F1 racing car sim costs £90,000

    A digital PC? Neat.

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    Re: News - Costco’s Intel i7 powered full-size F1 racing car sim costs £90,000

    They appear to have missed off the motion simulator, quite an oversight there for that price.

    They also wont be real pirreli tyres ...

    Funny thing is though real f1 simulators use a modified version of rfactor with a very basic front end computer.

    It's also a shame that the mirrors are in a place that was banned years ago, should of fitted screens into the mirrors and used some of the graphics output to that

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    Re: News - Costco’s Intel i7 powered full-size F1 racing car sim costs £90,000

    I have had a go in one of these type of things using rfactor, I will say it was better than any home setup.

    But I wouldn't pay that much for it.

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    Re: News - Costco’s Intel i7 powered full-size F1 racing car sim costs £90,000

    for this price I would rather build my own pc and shove three screens into a mini

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    Re: News - Costco’s Intel i7 powered full-size F1 racing car sim costs £90,000

    With that perspective, I reckon the screens should be further towards the front as well...

    The wheels (BBS) and tires look pretty genuine to me, although not of the current generation...

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    Re: News - Costco’s Intel i7 powered full-size F1 racing car sim costs £90,000

    ....can it play crysis?

    It looks nice, but its out of my price range and i have no idea where i would put it. Fanatec wheel+pedals and custom pc. All you need for trackmania fun. (Forza too ect)

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    Re: News - Costco’s Intel i7 powered full-size F1 racing car sim costs £90,000

    Quote Originally Posted by keithwalton View Post
    It's also a shame that the mirrors are in a place that was banned years ago, should of fitted screens into the mirrors and used some of the graphics output to that
    That assumes the mirrors are for seeing simulated cars behind you, and not for spotting an angry wife trying to sneak up to beat you senseless for spending all that money on a toy car

    Edit to add: I guess if you have a house big enough to have spare room for a car somewhere indoors, then you can probably afford a toy like this, and you probably already have a real Ferrari or similar in the garage.

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    Re: News - Costco’s Intel i7 powered full-size F1 racing car sim costs £90,000

    Indeed, this is definitely 'fantasy lottery winnings' territory. I'd have it in red though. Red ones go faster.

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