If you’ve been watching the evolution of GT5 at various game shows and events over the past few years, you probably noticed these circular “racing pods” used to show off the game. Made of steel and glass, they’re certainly impressive looking and are now being sold to the public.
According to Middle Eastern gaming site MEGamers, the pods are available for 35,000 Dirhams (or approximately $9,529.24 at current exchange rates) at Jumbo Electronics stores in Dubai – and a few units have already been sold. For that price, you get the pod itself, the racing seat, a Logitech DFGT, a PlayStation 3 250GB console, a copy of GT5 (when it’s released), and a 40” Sony Bravia 3D TV.
One of GTPlanet’s own users, super_fla, actually won one of these pods back in August of 2008 in the GT5 Prologue Middle East Challenge. Don’t miss these pictures of his modified rig – complete with a Logitech G25 wheel upgrade and custom inverted pedals.