Hardware Review: Topspeed Motion Simulator

Shaun Cole On July 9, 2015
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This is a full review of the TopSpeed Motion Simulator by The Simpit.  TopSpeed is a newer company on the market that produces a motion simulator that moves the entire rig.  Seat, pedals, wheel and driver all in unison.  The forces that are being delivered from the racing sim, get fed into the motion simulator and translated into movements that mimic g forces, body roll, road noise and the movement of the car on the track.

The Top Speed Simulator features 2 150mm actuators that create movement in many different directions.  You have front to back, and side to side movement and and combination of the two together.   In this review you find out how it holds up under real racing conditions.  Can a motion sim compare to a static rig when it comes down to lap times?  Is the experience actually realistic?  These questions and more will be answered in this review.

Sim Racers, their equipment is everything.  It is our connection to the simulation and what allows the realism to flow through our brains.  A better computer, a better steering wheel and pedals and even triple screen monitors can all add to the experience making sim racing that much more realistic.  The next natural progression in equipment would be a Full Motion Sim.

Topspeed Motion Simulator

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Zaphod Christiani On 2015-07-12 10:51:09
Zaphod Christiani

thanks for the good insight look into Motion Simulator driving from an experienced Sim-Racer!
one question I never found an answer before investing in an Motion Simulator Rig:
shouldn't the monitors move along the motion (and be fixed to the Motion Simulator) and isn't it confusing having a stable "outside" look through the monitors while moving with the Motion Simulator?


Paul Thompson On 2015-07-11 14:18:30
Paul Thompson

Enjoyable to watch as ever, with lots of information :D


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