VisionRacer VR3 offers ultimate gaming experience with new driving rig

- Combines full-adjustable, ergonomic race chassis and seat with Logitech force-feedback wheels, gear changers and pedals

London, England – 31 March 2009: VRI Technology Ltd is set to offer the ultimate immersive gaming experience with the introduction (today) of VisionRacer VR3. In partnership with Logitech force feedback wheels and pedals, the innovative VR3 will thrill and inspire a new generation of drivers, offering the perfect ergonomics for long sessions of lap-time and race wins.

Available from today, the VisionRacer VR3 smart seat chassis brings together the latest console or PC gaming platforms and high-end gaming peripherals, such as the Logitec GT25 and the Logitech Driving Force GT wheels, and software such as Gran Turismo. Made from polished stainless steel, with anodised aluminium fittings and a fully adjustable seat, the VR3 includes cabling ducts.

VisionRacer VR3 combines the heritage of Engish race car design from the company founder and design chief, Geoff Turton, and New Zealand-based marketing and IT business expertise from CEO David Harvey. They are passionate about driving, racing, race car development, and the VisionRacer project.

VisionRacer grew out of an understanding that as a new, technology-based generation moves forward, virtual simulation has become a household reality through products such as PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. The one missing elements was how to bring all of these elements together.

Geoff Turton, comments, “the problem we found was that while all the components for high-def immersive racing are in place, the experience was just not complete. This is when I started thinking how we could complete the experience. Three years ago I started designing my first VisionRacer in my work shop”. Turton has gone on to develop the third-generation VR3, a professionally manufactured, fully adjustable racing rig for consumers.

Consumers today are hungry for better products, and actively seek real competition and visual communities. VisionRacer is, “the glue”, that brings together all of those components. VisionRacer is aimed at gamers that want to bring their driving to the next level.

Other groups include race car drivers who will be the future Lewis Hamiltons who want to hone their driving skills and become accustomed to high speed racing on global race circuits. In addition there will be those that are actively involved in virtual communities and will want to join the Formula VTTM virtual online racing competition.

Harvey continues “We are really proud that we have created a product and a system that facilitates low-cost entry into competitive virtual motorsport for a huge market. Today we are launching a world class product and racing experience that will be admired and loved by all”.

“VisionRacer have created the ultimate driving simulator platform and Logitech is delighted to be the supplier of choice for its force-feedback racing wheels,” commented Yehia Oweiss, Logitech's Regional Director, UK & Ireland. “The combination of our award-winning wheels and the VR3's perfect driving ergonomics gives gamers total immersion in the driving experience and the opportunity to post ever faster laps. You can't get more real than this without actually being on the race track”.

VisionRacer is a global company with operations in New Zealand and in the UK. The VR3 rig sells for 699 GBP incl. VAT, the VR3 Gearshift Mount if 59 GBP incl. VAT, and the VR3 LCD Stand is 99 GBP incl. VAT. VisionRacer sells its products via its website on

Logitech's flagship G25 Racing Wheel features simulator-grade force feedback, six-speed gear shift, leather-wrapped stainless steel frame wheel, and full metal pedal set with accelerator, clutch, and brake. SRP of this combination is 279.99 GBP incl. VAT.

The Logitech Driving Force GT is the official wheel of Gran Turismo, designed from the ground up to provide an exceptionally realistic PLAYSTATION 3 racing experience. It features force-feedback technology, a comfortable rubber-overmold grip, a 24-position real-time adjustment dial and full-size accelerator and brake pedals. SRP for this is 99.99 GBP incl. VAT.

Source: VisionRacer & Logitech