All the angles of Red Bull’s stunning £99,999 RB18 simulator that fans can own

Sam Cooper
Red Bull simulator.

Red Bull simulator.

Red Bull fans will soon be able to feel like they are Max Verstappen as the team release a simulator designed to look like the RB18.

The RB18 was the ninth-most successful car in Formula 1 history as Verstappen and Sergio Perez secured 17 of a possible 22 wins last season.

Now fans are being given the chance to remember that monumental season by owning a simulator built to look just like the RB18.

Red Bull have teamed up with sports memorabilia specialist Memento Exclusives to create the show car simulators which are now on sale on F1’s store, F1 Authentics.

There are two versions of the car with ‘The Champions Edition’ and ‘The Race Edition’ and the former features a front wing assembly.

Those wishing to purchase one will also be given the option of having it designed in the livery of Verstappen or Perez.

The Champions Edition will set you back £99,999 ($121,723) while the Race Edition is slightly cheaper at £74,999 ($91,287).

If those figures are not quite in your price range, then Red Bull are also selling some ‘play seats’ for £1,049 ($1,276) and £2,199 ($2,676).

The simulators will be constructed in Northamptonshire, England before being shipped out to customers next month.

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said driving these simulators was “as close” as most people were ever going to get to driving an actual F1 car.

“We are delighted to have co-created a unique sim racing experience that puts drivers in the cockpit of the championship-winning RB18,” said Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner.

“Driving a Formula 1 car is something most of us can only dream of, but this simulator is as close as it gets to the real thing. Memento Exclusives have recreated the car to bring the track into your home.”

Barry Gough, founder and CEO of Memento Exclusives said: “We are delighted to finally share news of this exciting partnership with Oracle Red Bull Racing.

“It’s an honour to be producing these exceptional RB18 show car simulators that celebrate and represent their 2022 F1 championship-winning season.

“To be trusted to build and sell Oracle Red Bull Racing-branded simulators underlines our team’s credentials and the trust that the team has in us. This marks our first partnership with the team and what a brilliant way to do so.”