The Most Expensive Peripheral Ever

Racing games have given rise to some pretty cool (and pretty expensive) gaming peripherals.  Whether it’s a $100 racing wheel or a $600 rally seat, we can always count on titles like Forza and Gran Turismo to blow our bank accounts as we seek true driving simulation.  However, a company named Cruden (yes, it’s Dutch) has decided that everything else wasn’t good enough.  They’re developed a hydraulic racing simulator called the Hexatech, and it costs $191,000.  Yes, that’s American dollars.

So then, for the price of a new Ferrari F430, you can get the sensation that you are driving an actual supercar.  It doesn’t actually work with any video game console; everything you see above is proprietary, and it’s not available in stores. However, it is sold for both professional and entertainment purposes. A quick search of YouTube turned up some teenagers playing competitively against one another in a Dubai arcade. Granted, if you’re deathly afraid of crashing a real supercar (or you happen to own an F1 team,) then this might be right up your alley.  For the rest of us, it’s only a dream.

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