California-based CXC Simulations unveiled their latest creation which is a Champ Car simulator. And the best thing about this simulator is that it is actually based on a 2006 Lola Champ Car provided by Toyota of North Hollywood. Say what you want, but it looks to us like a big, awesome toy!
Turning a real-life Champ Car into a simulator was a challenge for CXC, because of the project’s requirements. The client wanted unparalleled realism, easy access in and out of the car, a seat that would accommodate a wide range of body sizes, as well as in-game and on-car branding.
The simulator includes three 55″ LCD screens offering a 180 degree field of view as the drive in the real car would have and a high-powered force feedback system to simulate real-life driving condition. The beauty of this thing is that CXC managed to utilized the champ car’s pedal assembly and hydraulic brake system and integrate them into the system. The main computers and electronics bits and bobs are fitted where the engine used to be.
Special attention is paid to this car’s cabin, where it features an LED gauge system, custom stairs for easy access, and a custom-made wide seat and headrest covered in leather.
There is no word on how much creating this unique simulator has cost to build, but it is apparently a one-off. Well, unless they find another Champ Car donor! These videos will give you a detailed look at this piece: