Hexatech F1 Racing Simulator: the ultimate playboy toy?

If money is no object and you are looking for the perfect formula 1 gift then why not purchase the Cruden Formula 1 Racing Simulator? You will be amazed at the real world feel of this technologically advanced gadget.

The basic model, complete with realistic G-force simulation and seat belt tensioners will set you back a whopping £120,000. It is an impressive piece of tech, which may well become a firm favourite among football players and high-powered businesspeople.


Frank Kalff, Cruden’s commercial director said ‘ Snooker rooms, swimming pools, gyms and cinemas have been done time and again. Now, enter the professional racing simulator’.

‘Although easy to operate, this is the exact same equipment used by the top racing drivers and engineers to improve their race craft and evaluate new tracks and car settings. Our simulator and the software it uses cannot be bought in a store’, he continued.

Among those who have already experienced the high octane thrills of the Hexatech are Nick Wirth, Technical Director of the Virgin Racing Formula One team. He was given the opportunity to test his design for the Acura ARX-01 Le Mans vehicle when it was still in preproduction.

Unlike Hamilton’s Mercedez and Alonso’s Ferrari the Hexatech is able to withstand an almost unlimited amount of racetrack punishment. The simulator can be driven thousands of kilometres and will only require a major overhaul once every 10 to 15 years.

The Cruden team will provide full installation, training, and complete telephone support, should anything go wrong with your new toy. Those individuals who take their environmental responsibilities seriously will be happy to hear that the system only requires 5 kWh of electricity to run.

If your life savings won’t stretch far enough to buy your own simulator then you can head to the I-Way Centre in France to try out theirs. Alternatively you could just settle for the Codemasters’ Formula 1 Playstation game.