|Comparison of Motion Simulators for Racing / Motorsport Simulation|
Seat Mover Based
|Known companies and brands using this method||SimCraft||Cruden||CXC||Simxperience||VRX||VESARO||RESEAT|
|Motion designed around physics and the center of mass (CoM or center of gravity) [?]||yes||no||no||no||no||no||no|
|Motion degrees/axes are independent from each other (mechanically seperated DOF)||yes||no||no||no||no||no||no|
|Full cockpit motion (entire cockpit is moved in the simulation, including driving controls)||yes||yes||no||no||yes||yes||yes|
|Active visuals (visuals that move with sim, and stay relative to the occupant during use)||yes||yes||no||no||no||no||no|
|Range of Motion (Large enough to effectively simulate Daytona banking)||yes||yes||no||no||no||no||no|
|Range of Motion (Large enough to effectively simulate uphills and downhills)||yes||yes||no||no||no||no||no|
|Yaw (Oversteer / Understeer Simulation) Products Offered||yes||yes||no||no*||no||no||no|
|0 Degrees of Freedom (Motion Upgradeable Cockpit)||yes||no||no||no||yes||yes||yes|
|1 Degrees of Freedom (DOF) Product Offered||yes||no||no||no||no||no||no|
|2 Degrees of Freedom (DOF) Product Offered||yes||no||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|3 Degrees of Freedom (DOF) Product Offered||yes||no||no||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|4 Degrees of Freedom (DOF) Product Offered||yes||no||no||no||no||no||no|
|5 Degrees of Freedom (DOF) Product Offered||yes||no||no||no||no||no||no|
|6 Degrees of Freedom (DOF) (Full Motion) Product Offered||Q1 2019||yes||no||no||no||no||no|
|Upgrade from 0DOF to 1DOF to 2DOF to 3DOF to 4DOF to 5 DOF||yes||no||no||yes**||no||no||no|
|*offers “rear traction loss” only|
|**2DOF to 3DOF only|
|With SimCraft you also receive:|
|Product Support Always Included||YES|
|Phone Support Always Included||YES|
|Limited Lifetime Warranty Included||YES|
|3 Year Actuator Full Replacement||YES|
|Full Service Installations Available||YES|
|Free Software Setup and Configuration||YES|
|Free Software Updates For Life||YES|
|Reliability – Since 1999 – celebrating 20 years!||YES|
|Chassis manufactured in our Atlanta, GA USA factory||YES|
"I have been in motion simulators before and they were not that accurate...and then I drove the SimCraft motion technology...it is second to none."
“SimCraft is the most realistic simulation solution on the market. Not only is it a great training tool, but it’s incredibly fun, that’s the most important part. Having the APEX3 GTS has been very valuable to our on-track performance.”
"SimCraft makes, by far, the best racing simulation equipment there is. You really have to drive SimCraft motion technology to appreciate how good and how realistic it is."
"SimCraft is the sim that provides the best feedback and is the best representation of what we do as race car drivers in real life."
"There is only one style of sim I can drive, it has to be a SimCraft APEX. SimCraft is the only sim I have driven where the motion feels natural, like driving the actual race car."
"I used to strongly dislike sims until I drove an APEX4 GTS from SimCraft, and before I finished my first lap, my opinion of sims completely changed."
"The real physics approach to motion simulation just works, best for feeling proper car control in the sim, and for driver development, better than anybody!"