AWE to supply Base Performance Simulators (BPS)

Base Performance Simulators (BPS) is one of the UK’s leading race simulation companies, led by three-time Le Mans winning Aston Martin factory driver, Darren Turner.

Darren Turner, explains, “BPS use their extensive knowledge and experience of professional simulation and real world racing to create bespoke simulators for racing teams, professional drivers, and now for amateur enthusiasts via integrators, exclusively via AWE. All hardware and software, installation and commissioning is provided, backed by an extendable 12-month BPS warranty and telephone support.

“These are fully bespoke simulators, which are purpose-built into a dedicated room, featuring a giant wraparound projection screen and edge-blended projection. There is also a custom-built standalone simulator for those wanting a more independent solution.”

The GT – Bespoke Race Simulator

Expert in the simulation of professional endurance racing, BPS offers a highly authentic and immersive GT race simulator experience, featuring a giant wraparound screen. Manufactured from a genuine racing chassis, such as an Aston Martin Vantage, and fitted with BPS developed hardware, the GT simulators are the ultimate simulator for closed roof racers says the company and were used by Aston Martin Racing at the 2020 Virtual Le Mans.

The BPS GT Simulator provides an immersive experience for those wanting a professional grade GT and Touring Car race simulator. The cockpit and chassis are race bred, and the addition of a passenger seat provides an opportunity for side-by-side coaching, which has proved to be of great benefit to amateur drivers wishing to improve their craft.

GT Simulators include a real GT race car chassis, full roll cage, adjustable Alcon 2 or 3-pedal box complete with master cylinders, calliper, disc, braided steel, cockpit brake bias adjuster, a 25Nm direct drive steering motor – capable of delivering detailed force feedback & replicating real steering torque from any race car, a choice of steering wheels (GT4, GT3 or bespoke), choice of Cosworth or MoTeC dash display with integrated shift lights, a custom membrane switch panel allowing control of simulator software from driver’s seat, cooling fans and LED cockpit lighting, three edge-blended projectors and a wraparound screen with convincing audio solution.

The Single Seater – Bespoke Race Simulator

The BPS single-seater simulator provides an immersive environment for driver development, featuring a giant wraparound screen. The choice of many drivers from F4 to F2, the BPS sim has been a key factor in many championship victories around the world says BPS. It can be used as a static sim, or fitted with a 6-DOF motion platform, depending upon requirements and space available.

The BPS Single Seater Simulators include a bespoke BPS 2-pedal box system, electronically adjustable sliding pedal box, a wide choice of steering wheels including XAP steering wheel with integrated LED display & shift lights, and a 25Nm direct drive steering motor capable of delivering detailed force feedback & replicating the real steering torque from any race car. The authentic single-seater chassis is fitted with FIA extraction style seat insert to replicate the real thing as closely as possible.

Blade – Custom Built Race Simulator

BLADE is a custom designed and built race simulator for the home user who requires the benefits of a professional grade simulator, but not the cost or space requirements demanded by a bespoke sim.

Built on a specially commissioned, rigid, powder-coated steel frame, Blade boasts a custom designed BPS carbon, two-pedal box with electric fore/aft adjustment and a bespoke BPS carbon race seat, for the ultimate in feel and responsiveness.

Darren adds, “We’ve worked with AWE for over a decade now and they have always provided us with great technical support and knowledge. We are very proud to be partnering with them on this initiative to get our products into the homes of AWE customers.”

Stuart Tickle, Managing Director of AWE, adds, “The wealthy clients that many of our integrator customers serve demand the absolute best, and Base Performance Simulators are just that. It is a privilege for us to work with Darren and the team at BPS to bring these unique solutions to integrators.”

AWE is now the exclusive UK distributor for Base Performance Simulators to the Residential Integration and Electrical Retail Channels. With a custom-built Blade Simulator starting at £22,750 SRP inc. VAT, and bespoke sims from £96,800 to over £500,000, AWE says these are the real deal offering an unparalleled professional simulator experience for the home.

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