Busy professional Porsche factory driver Patrick Long has been trying to find time to test a CXC Motion Pro II racing simulator for more than a year. Recently in Los Angeles for a Porsche presentation to the Motor Press Guild, the versatile two-time Le Mans GT2 winner and ALMS GT2 champion had the opportunity to slip away to CXC Simulations for a couple of hours and try out our racing simulator, “driving” several of the different types of cars he races all over the world. His opinion?
“Easily the best simulator I’ve been on to date. It’s just more realistic. There’s less exaggerated motion, motion sickness, if you will, Disneyland type stuff going on. You’re feeling a lot more of the energy you get when you’re driving a car. The steering, whether you’re driving an Indy car, a stock car, whatever, relates more than other sims that I’ve been on.”
One of America’s great driving talents, Long won in his first appearance at Le Mans and set the GT2 lap record there. In 2010, he co-drove the Porsche GTR Hybrid to its first victory and has scored wins racing at Sebring, Daytona and Zhuhai, China. Successful in Formula 1 racecars, GT cars, stock cars, and ALMS cars and Grand-Am prototypes, Long enjoys all kinds of auto racing. And the professional racecar driver made it clear that he wants to spend more time in a CXC Motion Pro II simulator.
“Absolutely, I look forward to coming back. My next goal is to have all my clients buy one so wherever I go I have a place to go play.”
Well, CXC wouldn’t mind that either…
Here at CXC Simulations, we take the opinions of real professional drivers seriously, just as we did in designing the Motion Pro racing simulator at its inception. The CXC MP II Simulator is not only the ultimate simulator for racing game enthusiasts – it also serves as training tool for professional drivers. Find out more about our driving simulator, including purchasing or leasing one, today.
CXC Simulations is headquartered in Marina del Rey, California and was established specifically to manufacture a professional-level racing simulator that was not only suited to pro drivers and race teams, but one that was practical for home use as well. Developed with the expertise and experience of 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 the same materials as racecars: aluminum, laser-cut steel and carbon fiber. It is compatible with all major commercial and online software options and users may choose from a practically limitless 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. Yet what separates the MP II from other simulators is the implementation and interpretation of that software; 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 panorama video display. The MP II realistically reproduces the sensation of racing, making it the ultimate driving simulator for both racing professionals and recreational racing game aficionados alike.