• Mar 16, 2011
Everyone knows that driving simulators, no matter how good they are, are just that: simulators. They don't quite get the experience nailed, and they won't make you the next Sebastien Vettel. Still, Red Bull and Playseats have teamed up to make your experience that much closer to Vettel's with the release of this Red Bull racing simulator.

Playseats has nailed the details for this setup, putting the seat in the same location relative to the pedals and steering wheel as in a real Formula 1 car. The best news is that Playseats makes the set up for a variety of systems, meaning you can have one for Forza, Gran Turismo 5 and F1 2010, should you have the funds and the desire.

The funds are the big issue here. Playseats charges $1,300 for the system on sale. Regular price is $1,400, not to mention the cost of a TV to make this worth while. Looks like it's good, old-fashioned joysticks for us, then.

[Source: CrunchGear]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      That amt of coin would buy a lot of hookers. Or at least 1 really good hooker.
        • 3 Years Ago
        with money left over for Viagra!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Or just build your own from PVC and a beach chair for like $40.
        • 3 Years Ago
        That would be the Hispania Racing Team model.
      • 3 Years Ago
      for the champions for video game addicts
      you'd have to be one dumb brainwashed dude to spend that kind of money on a stupid video game chair - that's quite a bit of real track time you can buy for that kind of coin
      • 3 Years Ago
      Biggest issue with the playseat: the supporting bar in the middle of your legs.

      Not worth the hassle. I looked at them for a long time to play compliment my GT5 but eventually went with obuttu seats.

      That being said that redbull playseat would look great in any man cave with a nice TV.
        • 3 Years Ago
        This, by far. I have a Playseat classic and evolution, and I by far prefer the classic because of that stupid bar. There's a definite benefit in rigidity there (the evo has no wobble whatsoever) but it's not worth the tradeoff. Their newer models move that bar to originating under the seat, so pushing it back out to the knees seems like a regression here.
      • 3 Years Ago
      danm i can imagine a huge pain in the back
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am surprised that the majority of people on here now &*^%-all about Formula 1 driver seating positions. YES THEY DRIVE LIKE THAT TO KEEP THE CENTER OF GRAVITY AS LOW AS POSSIBLE IN THE CAR! Get over it!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Are F1 drivers legs really that high in the air in their real cars? Looks very uncomfortable.
        • 3 Years Ago
        i thought the same thing. that is very odd. there has to be something supporting their legs. i can't imagine them keeping their feet up in the air for an entire race.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It seems that Autoblog left out that it doesn't include the steering wheel or pedals. Not a big deal... That will only set you back another $2,000!!!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      No seatbelt?! What am I going to hook my HANS device to?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I was looking at the website that sells this and they make a Forza 3 set up... that comes with a Logitech g-27. oh the irony

      http://playseat.com/shop/playseats-forza-motorsport-3/playseat-forza-motorsport-logitech-g27.html
      • 3 Years Ago
      What is that? A space shuttle launch simulator? Who the flip drives in that position and in what kind of car? lol
        • 3 Years Ago
        Formula 1 drivers!
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