The CXC Simulations Motion Pro II Racing Simulator was featured at the Motor Press Guild’s prestigious Dean Batchelor Awards banquet at the Petersen Automotive Museum. In attendance were prominent members of the automotive press, as well as auto industry and motor racing luminaries. Among the celebrities who tried the MP II was racing icon Dan Gurney. His son Alex, 2007 Grand-Am champion, had gotten seat time at CXC’s October launch.“It’s very, very good,â€ said Gurney, the only American to win a Grand Prix in a car of his own manufacture. Allie (Alex) told me, but now I know what he was talking about.”
“It’s very realistic. I’m sure he did better than I did, but I’ll tell you,” he added, laughing, “next time I’m darn sure not going to drink any wine before I drive it!”CXC Simulations is headquartered in Marina del Rey, California and was formed specifically to manufacture a professional-level racing simulator that was not only suitable for pro drivers and race teams, but practical for home use. Developed with professional drivers and engineers over a two-year period, the result was the CXC Motion Pro II, about which AutoWeek said, “might just be the best racing simulator in the world.” Powered by a purpose-built rack-mounted simulation computer, the MP II is meticulously assembled from aluminum, laser-cut steel and carbon fiber, the same materials as racecars. It is compatible with all major commercial and online software options and users may choose from a nearly inexhaustible and ever-increasing list of modern or vintage cars to drive, including F1, GT, NASCAR, sports cars, off-road, open-wheel and rally (even race boats) and tracks around the world to race on. But it is the implementation and interpretation of that software that separates the MP II from other simulators the precise timing, intensity and accuracy of its proprietary full-motion system, tactile transducers and force-feedback controls, together with 5.1 surround sound and a 1080p high-definition video display.