April 19, 2018
“The Motion Pro II provided heaps of feedback rather than the sometimes dull at-home setups I’ve tried out in the past. And when I say heaps, I mean enough to make my hands sore from fighting the steering tension and my calves burn after trying to apply the necessary amount of force to actually stop the lightweight racer.”
“I can’t believe how, with the Oculus on my head and this simulator seat gripping me, I see and almost feel the McLaren’s cockpit exactly as real drivers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button do: The switch- and light-covered steering wheel is in front of me, exactly where it should be in terms of height and distance. Additionally bizarre: I look down at my body and see it “wearing” an official Sparco-made McLaren F1 Nomex suit. I can only mutter, “Whaaaat the … this is … crazy.””
“A little over 15 minutes later, I’ve finished a couple of laps, and my back and arms are sweaty from the workout. This is no toy. The Motion Pro II is a proper race simulator and the closest thing to actually being in a car on track, driving in anger. Yes, you can feel every bump and rumble strip through the rim of the steering wheel. But there’s more to it than that; you feel those bumps and curbs through the seat as you pitch under braking and acceleration.”
“By the time I finish my 45-minute session, I’ve crashed twice and I’m sweating profusely. My arms are ragged and my core is beleaguered, like I had actually been lapping the track all day.”
“CXC’s work was the kicker. If I shoved the car over a curb at speed, the Motion Pro’s seat actuators would jump. Which would in turn make my head jump, a movement read by the Rift. Which then made the cockpit move instantly and ever so slightly, relative to my eyes. Just as it does in real life.”
CXC Simulations is a manufacturer of high-end racing simulators for personal and professional use. Our simulators feature the latest technological developments to achieve realistic motion and car control systems.
CXC simulators can be used as a tool for driving instruction as well as flight training and are available for purchase, lease or event rentals. We offer superb customer service and support to make sure you are behind the wheel of your favorite Formula 1, GT or rally car for as much time as possible!”