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Race Like a Formula One Driver Without Certainly Dying

So you want to race and train like the pros? Good, the engineers at Vesaro have taken care of things. For just north of $50,000, the British manufacturing company will build and assemble the world’s first triple 55-inch OLED screen-equipped simulator system, right in your home. A ten step installation process that brings to life what it’s like to sit in the driver’s seat of a Formula One car—including bumps, shakes, and crashes—is complete with a triple panel display, measuring 700 by 2030 by 4030 millimeters and weighing over 100 pounds.

Now featuring those three huge curved OLEDs from LG, this is basically a suped-up version of their Vesaro I sim that debuted a while back. It comes with a legit racing seat from Cobra, immerses you in full THX 5.1 surround sound, and features their own racing software. With over six inches of movement, there's enough jostling power that you’ll feel every rattle, every jolt, every neck-bending turn that, say, Sebastian Vettel does when winning the Brazilian Grand Prix. Lamborghini racing team Blancpain has trained using “Two Quad Motion Vesaro” simulators, and has formed a partnership to ensure off-season training is the most advanced of its kind. In 2012, F1 driver Lewis Hamilton tested the contraption out at the Gadget show in the UK.

We should mention that yes, you can save money by installing the contraption yourself, but when dropping this amount of cash, why risk doing it wrong? Vesaro also offers a ten year warranty with nearly every part, ensuring your investment until your mid-life crisis is over.


Ryan Hatch is the deputy editor for Supercompressor. He'd certainly die in an actual F-1 car. Or a simulator. Doesn't matter.