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Gold Coast, Australia — Next Level Racing is introducing new technology that offers fans of driver and flight simulators a level of realism previously unmatched in the simulation industry.

Despite marked improvements in simulation technology in recent decades, there remained a gap between the raw realism and sensation of being behind the wheel or a joystick, and the experience that even the best simulators could offer. Now, thanks to Next Level Racing’s Traction Plus technology, that gap has nearly been shut.

“Our goal is to be the world leader in racing simulation technology,” said Hess Ghah, CEO of Next Level Racing, “We understood that in order to achieve the ultimate realism that we strive to offer our customers, we needed completely unique technology and engineering.”

To achieve that ultimate level of realism, the team at Next Level Racing has worked with world leading motion and software engineers for over 4 years on the Traction Plus. The result is an experience that lets drivers feel sway, surge, roll, pitch, understeer and front traction loss, oversteer and rear traction loss, power sliders and drifting, partial heave and vehicle/road effects in ways that were previously unheard of. Users will even be able to sense and feel the subtle differences between front, rear and four-wheel drive vehicles thanks to the precise feedback Traction Plus offers.

“For a consumer-level motion platform, it’s absolutely outstanding,” exclaimed Lee Mather, Game Director of Codemasters F1 2019, after trying out Traction Plus at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). “I’ve used many platforms (…) but to finally have one that has a sled as part of it, it brings a whole different dimension to the way it feels.”

If the user is in the air, as opposed to on the pavement, the pilot is able to feel traverse axis, lateral turbulence and side wind effects, as well as the experience of a crosswind landing. Much like Next Level Racing’s Racing Motion Platform V3, Traction Plus technology can be used to simulate flight and landing at a level recognized and utilized by military and defence contractors and departments.

“This is product we are very proud to launch and offer to our customers both professional and home users,” affirmed Ghah. “We plan to continue innovating with a product range that continues to close the gap between simulation and real life.”

The Next Level Racing® Traction Plus platform is available from August through global retailers, including those Europe (€5999 EUR, VAT included), UK (£5499 GBP, VAT included) and Asia Pacific ($8999 AUD, GST included / $5999 USD).
North American partners will receive stock Q4 2019.

A complete list of all products can be found on our product page here.

Next Level Racing had the pleasure of meeting with Lee Mather, Game Director of the Formula 1 Game series by Codemasters and Shaun Cole from The Simpit. They had the chance to share their thoughts on our new products including the new Traction Plus Motion Platform, our new wheel stands and new cockpits.

View the interviews below, to see more videos like this you can subscribe to our YouTube channel.

It is very exciting for us to announce the launch of the Next Level Racing Motion Platform V3.

We continued our development, innovation and technology based on previous feedback and performance to ensure the V3 will exceed user expectation and continue leading the market in design and performance

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• Precision - Updated encoders to provide even further accuracy
• External Design - Completely revised in terms of appearance to accommodate for internal power supply and internal micro controller. V3 is now in Stealth Black with laser cut logos
• Cooling - Passive and active cooling method with adaptive fan speed control to ensure the platform can even be used for more demanding purposes such as commercial centers and events whilst not overheating
• Robust - The V2 was known to be a “bulletproof” kind of product however USB filters and mounting design for springs have been improved further
• Speed – V3 max speed is 200% faster than V1
• Tactile Feedback – Vibration features simulating road bumps, road texture, engine vibrations, gear changes, collisions, rubs & bumps. We use in game telemetry data delivering true and accurate feedback
• Noise – We are confident the V3 is the quietest motion platform on the market. The V3 now has acoustical panels inside to reduce noise of operation even lower than the V1 and V2 which were both known for being surprisingly quiet for a motion platform anyway
• Electromagnetic Motor Shaft Brakes - Usually only used in high fidelity and high cost commercial motion platforms this feature prevents any undesired movement of the seat if the platform is switched off

All Next Level Racing retailers will be stocking the Motion Platform V3. To find  your local stockist visit our Buy Page for more information.

Our New Zealand Partners were busy at the Auckland V8 Fan Day with V8 Supercar drivers and fans running hundreds of laps in the Next Level Racing Simulator Cockpits equipped with the latest Thrustmaster wheels. The event was a great success with drivers and fans loving the Next Level GTultimate Cockpits.