The combination of our award-winning wheels and the VR3’s perfect driving ergonomics gives gamers total immersion in the driving experience
VisionRacer VR3 offers ultimate gaming experience with new driving rig - Combines fully-adjustable, ergonomic race chassis and seat with Logitech force-feedback wheels, gear changers and pedals
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London, England - 31 March 2009- VRI Technology Ltd is set to offer the ultimate immersive gaming experience with the introduction today of VisionRacer VR3. In partnership with Logitech force feedback wheels and pedals, the innovative VR3 will thrill and inspire a new generation of drivers, offering the perfect ergonomics for long sessions of lap-time records and race wins.
Available from today, the VisionRacer VR3 smart seat chassis brings together the latest console or PC gaming platforms and high-end gaming peripherals, such as the Logitech GT25 and Logitech Driving Force GT wheels, and software such as Gran Turismo. Made from polished stainless steel, with anodised aluminium fittings and a full-adjustable seat, the VR3 includes cabling ducts
VisionRacer VR3 combines the heritage of English race car design from company founder and design chief, Geoff Turton, and New Zealand-based marketing and IT business expertise from CEO David Harvey. They are passionate about driving, racing, race car development, and the VisionRacer project.
VisionRacer grew out of an understanding that as a new, technology-based generation moves forward, virtual simulation has become a household reality through products such as PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. The one missing element was how to bring all of these elements together.
Geoff Turton, comments, “the problem we found was that while all the components for high-def immersive racing are in place, the experience was just not complete. This is when I started thinking how we could complete the experience. Three years ago I started designing my first VisionRacer in my work shop”. Turton has gone on to develop the third-generation VR3, a professionally manufactured, fully adjustable racing rig for consumers.
Consumers today are hungry for better products, and actively seek real competition and virtual communities. VisionRacer is, “the glue”, that brings together all of those components. VisionRacer is aimed at gamers that want to bring their driving to the next level.
Other groups include race car drivers who will be the future Lewis Hamiltons who want to hone their driving skills and become accustomed to high speed racing on global race circuits. In addition there will be those that are actively involved in virtual communities and will want to join the Formula VR™ virtual online racing competition.
Harvey continues “We are really proud that we have created a product and a system that facilitates low-cost entry into competitive virtual motorsport for a huge market. Today we are launching a world class product and racing experience that will be admired and loved by all”.
“Vision Racer have created the ultimate driving simulator platform and Logitech is delighted to be the supplier of choice for its force-feedback racing wheels,” commented Yehia Oweiss, Logitech’s Regional Director, UK & Ireland. “The combination of our award-winning wheels and the VR3’s perfect driving ergonomics gives gamers total immersion in the driving experience and the opportunity to post ever faster laps. You can’t get more real than this without actually being on the race track”.
Notes for Editors:
VisionRacer is a global company with operations in New Zealand and in the UK. The company has eight fulltime employees. The VR3 rig sells for £699 inc VAT, the VR3 Gearshift Mount is £59 inc VAT, and the VR3 LCD Stand is £99 inc VAT. VisionRacer sells its products via its website on www.visionracer.com.
Logitech’s flagship G25 Racing Wheel features simulator-grade force feedback, six-speed gear shift, leather-wrapped stainless steel frame wheel, and full metal pedals set with accelerator, clutch, and brake. SRP is £279.99 inc VAT.
The Logitech Driving Force GT is the official wheel of Gran Turismo, designed from the ground up to provide an exceptionally realistic PLAYSTATION®3 racing experience. It features advanced force-feedback technology, a comfortable rubber-overmold rim, a 24-position real-time adjustment dial and full-size accelerator and brake pedals. SRP is £99.99 inc VAT.
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