SimCraft APEX - Professional Racing Simulators
APEX, from SimCraft, is the premier “professional racing simulator” product lineup for racing driver training. APEX racing simulators are designed to *realistically* simulate race car feel and provide competitors an invaluable asset for driver development and track preparation. As a result, unlimited seat time in the comfort of your home is a reality. First launched in January 2009, the SimCraft flagship product line has been in development, and in production, for over a decade. Compatible with iRacing, Gran Turismo, Assetto Corsa, Forza Motorsport, Project CARS, and many others. APEX motion simulators are installed in homes, mancaves, garages, car condos, clubs, and race shops across planet Earth.
How Advanced? How Realistic? APEX Cockpit to 6DOF “Full Motion”
Designed around the only motion simulation method which feels like driving a race car at speed and with price points from $3,000 to over $100,000. In other words, there is no more extensive or more advanced product line in professional racing simulators. The product line starts with the APEX cockpit which is made from race-class round tube DOM steel, and TIG welded in the SimCraft factory. Above all, the cockpit is robust and versatile. Additionally, the APEX cockpit is ergonomically designed and boasts extensive adjustments for virtually any racing pedals, steering wheels, racing seats, and shifters. In addition, compatibility for many visual options is supported as well, including all types of single or triple screen setups as well as Oculus VR. The cockpit can be purchased separately, with a motion chassis as a base model, or as a complete unit with a trim package which is detailed below.
Motion Versatility, 6 Different Motion Simulation Models, all Realistic Motion
Above all, each cockpit has built in motion simulator adaptability to incorporate roll, pitch, yaw, surge, sway and heave down the road at a later time. Additionally, all design, engineering, and fabrication is performed in-house, therefore SimCraft can also customize to suit your specific, bespoke, application needs. Motion simulator models start at the Yaw only APEX1 with oversteer and understeer feel. Additional degrees of freedom can be added over time. As a result, you can ultimately scale up to a unit that incorporates all 6 degrees of freedom, also known in the industry as “Full Motion”. Decide which APEX model is best for you, then pick a trim package, which are comprised of components for audio, visual, and sim control technologies.
Trim packages are combinations of commercially available components that are integrated into the simulator to complete the unit. As a result, there are many options to choose from. Racing seats, display technologies such as LED monitors and Oculus Rift VR, and audio options comprise some of the options. Racing pedals, steering wheels, force feedback technology, and other options such as electronically adjusted pedals are also either designated in a trim package, or customizable to suit your particular needs. Desktop or laptop? iRacing or GT Sport? The various APEX chassis are extremely versatile and full of options.
- Base Model: Chassis and SimCraft motion technology
- GTC: Complete System, Consumer/Prosumer Controls
- CT (Compact Trainer): Complete system, Small footprint package
- GTS: Complete System, Professional Controls, New tech and features
- Custom: Completely customize the options for your sim
For a comprehensive, detailed comparison of APEX Racing Simulator trim packages: Compare Trim Packages