Established in 1999, VRX Racing Simulators has built a devoted following from their manufacturing facility near Sidney at the tip of the Saanich Peninsula.
Why? Relatively little-known locally, VRX is in fact recognized globally for producing the most advanced and best constructed racing simulator ever created, the VRX iMotion Z-55.
A typical VRX product offering can sell for $60,ooo, and is no toy – it’s a piece of high-performance techno-art all decked out in carbon fiber, stainless steel, and aircraft-grade aluminum.
Another product, the VRX iMotion Custom Racing Simulator is arguably the greatest thing Costco has ever sold (although it will set you back $35,000), and is like the simulators you may remember from the glory days of the arcade, except installed in your house and supports 40 racing games.
VRX’s systems have been used for professional driver training, to train racing drivers on how to handle the forces exerted on the vehicle and their body during an intense competitive environment, as well as for private users who want to feel the intensity and realism of racing and flight from the comfort of their own home.
The company’s technology features a true-to-life, immersive motion system for vehicle and flight simulators. The company’s technology creates dynamic motion in response to on-screen visuals and user controls, resulting in a fully immersive experience.
If you want to check out VRX for yourself there is no need to go all the way to Las Vegas – they’re a big part of the local community. For example, The Sidney Torque Masters car club invited VRX to be apart of their annual car show that consisted of over 500 classics and muscle cars that spanned most of downtown Sidney.