Formula 1 car without wheels and motor for $120,000 Oracle Red Bull Racing RB18 racing simulator presented
Red Bull and F1 have teamed up to create the Oracle Red Bull Racing RB18 racing sim that promises an “unparalleled F1 experience” at a price tag of over $120,000. The whole simulator resembles a Formula 1 car without wheels and a large curved monitor.
Behind the creation of this racing setup is the Memento Exclusives team, founded by former Honda F1 lead mechanic Barry Gough. He built the 2022 and 2023 Alfa Romeo F1 show cars. The authors say that this racing simulator is created using the same processes as real Formula 1 cars.
The construction process of the play station uses CAD data directly from Red Bull. There are two versions. A cheaper one, called the Show Car, costs $90,447. The $120,596 version, called the Champion’s Edition, adds a front end not found on the Show Car.
The rig also features working adjustable gaming pedals, a Rexing Formula Wheel Mayaris wheel with Red Bull logo and paddle shifters, and an extra-wide curved AOC gaming monitor. Sound is provided by the Z906 Ultimate THX surround sound system. However, there is no information about the computer stuffing.
Buyers can choose between the livery of championship winner Max Verstappen or Sergio Pérez.
The brainchild of BYD and Mercedes-Benz: presented crossover Denza N8
BYD introduced the new Denza N8 crossover, which is an upgraded version of the BYD Tang model.
The announcement turned out to be formal: the manufacturer published the first images, but did not disclose details about the technical component of Denza N8.
According to Chinese Automobiles, Denza N8 will be available with hybrid and pure electric powertrains. In addition, it is known that buyers will be able to choose between the number of seats in the cabin (5, 6 or 7).
The original BYD Tang was released in 2015, a second generation followed in 2018 and is still in production today. In 2019, Denza X was released based on this model, which was created in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz. Denza N8 replaces Denza X.
Prices and other details about the Denza N8 will be made public later.
Tesla GigaBier introduced. It’s already available for purchase.
Tesla has released a limited edition Cybertruck-themed GigaBier beer. Beer is offered for $30.
It is worth recognizing that this is not the first original idea from Elon Musk’s companies. Previously, The Boring Company offered flamethrowers and Burnt Hair cologne with the smell of burnt hair, and Tesla released a Cyberwhistle in the spirit of Cybertruck. Of course, there was Tesla branded tequila. By the way, at the time of its announcement, they also thought that this was an April Fool’s joke.
The Tesla GigaBier bottle is designed to mimic the shape of the Cybertruck, paying homage to the 500-year-old Reinheitsgebot tradition of German brewing. Enjoy this beer brewed in Berlin with our exclusive Cyberhops and notes of citrus, bergamot and sweet fruit. Each bottle has a glow-in-the-dark Giga logo.
Tesla is selling a pack of three beers for 89 euros.
The Chinese sat down Qualcomm and Nvidia? China launches its own 7nm SoC for cars with 8-core CPU, 14-core GPU and LPDDR5 memory support
Many cars are now equipped with Qualcomm SoCs (which are responsible for both multimedia capabilities and driver assistance systems) and Nvidia Drive systems-on-a-chip (for advanced autonomous driving functions). But China managed to release a competitor, if not to Nvidia platforms, then to Qualcomm for sure: mass production of the 7-nanometer SoC Dragon Eagle No. 1 for use in cars (so-called “digital cockpit systems”).
Wang Kai, CEO of SiEngine Technology, said work on Dragon Eagle No. 1 was carried out for three years. During this time, the system was developed, verified, tested and launched into mass production.
SoC includes all standard components including 8-core CPU, 14-core GPU, LPDDR5-6400 memory controller, 8 TOPS Neural Processor (AI Task Accelerator), ISP, DSP clusters and other typical Components.
It is reported that as early as the middle of the year, many new car models will be released in China that will use the Dragon Eagle No. 1. Among these automakers are Geely and FAW.
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