It's one of only nine racing simulations built by Pininfarina.
As technology has rapidly evolved, popular racing games like Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport have become more realistic than ever before, virtually replicating the thrill of driving the world's fastest cars like the Bugatti Chiron. For maximum immersion, you need a fancy racing rig with a steering wheel, pedals, and driving seat.
If you have money to burn, a state-of-the-art racing simulator developed by Italian design house Pininfarina, which recently unveiled the 1,900-hp electric Battista hypercar, is being auctioned this month in Switzerland, where it's expected to sell for six figures. Created in collaboration with The Classic Car Trust (TCCT), the "Leggenda" racing simulator was built to celebrate Pininfarina's 90th anniversary last year.
The first of only nine ever made at Pininfarina's factory in Cambiano, Italy, the design of the Leggenda Simulator is inspired by the Cisitalia 202, a two-seat grand tourer designed by Pininfarina in the 1940s, although it can only seat one person. As you would expect for such an expensive, state-of-the-art racing simulator, the attention to detail is extraordinary. As a homage to classic sports cars of the era, the Leggenda Simulator features a Nardi wood steering wheel, manual gear lever, a three-pedal setup, and a Hanhart chronometer integrated into the dashboard. High-quality Marrone Tobacco-shade Connolly leather adorns the cabin, which is enclosed in an exterior shell finished in Argento Vivo.
A curved widescreen television allows the driver to experience the thrill of driving classic cars on virtual roads and race tracks. As part of the auction, the lavish racing simulator includes access to the eClassic Club, an online community for collector car enthusiasts. A classic car of the winning bidder's choice will be scanned and virtually recreated for the simulator to race on virtual versions of famous tracks such as Spa, Nurburgring, Brands Hatch, and a 1960s-inspired Monza.
The Pininfarina Leggenda eClassic Simulator will be auctioned by RM Sotheby's in Switzerland, where it's expected to sell for around 150,000 Swiss Francs (around $164,000). For the same money, you could buy a Porsche Taycan Turbo and still have some spare change left.