• Apr 16, 2008

At first glance this could be Super Aguri's latest F1 contender. It's not like they need any bodywork for all their sponsors' stickers...

But no, it is a limited edition Takuma Sato Play Seat that can be parked in front of your TV for just 60,900 cents/Yen (around $600 USD). There goes that precious living room square footage freed up by last year's purchase of an ultra thin widescreen plasma display. Play Seats are comaptible with PS2s, 3s, Wiis and X-Boxes, and we're just aching to give one, or preferably two, a test drive. Fortunatley, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue came out yesterday and a few of us have it in hand, though we're not sure how we're going to convince AOL that a Play Seat is a required business expense for reviewing the game.

Source: Auto Gallery via Le Blog Auto



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      • 6 Years Ago
      This has been done before. I think the best attempt previously was the Sparco Racing Cockpit Pro. Where this seat seems to have the edge though is that on the old Sparco seat, you had to buy the Logitec wheel separately. The seat and frame alone cost about $600.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Man I bet with all the money Sato is making pushing this play chair maybe he will buy Super Aguri himself.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Finally! A racing seat in which Sato can sit without endangering other drivers or himself.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Great... if it's anything like Sato, it'll crap out at random moments for unexpected reasons. :D
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Sweet videogame chair"
      • 6 Years Ago
      At least he will have some hope of a successful career on GT5.
        • 6 Years Ago
        given that the buy-out of Super Aguri has just fallen through, this might be the only seat he can get
      • 6 Years Ago
      Funny posts about Taku and Super Best Friends. On-the-edge racer or not, Takuma is one of the few characters in racing today. Unfortunately, one of the others, Montoya, has chosen to run the chitlin' circuit with the good ol' boys.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Will it crash your system?
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is more "lose" for $600 than I ever imagined I could buy.
        • 6 Years Ago
        the normal one is 300 bucks

        I want one, but I don't know if it's worth 300 bucks
      • 6 Years Ago
      I would expect it to start smoking out the back of the seat or it would try to run into your living room walls.