What the VRC-1
comes with is simply a frame and some goodies that help to install your steering wheel and pedals. (In other words, STEERING WHEEL AND PEDALS NOT INCLUDED.) This having been said, the VRC-1
comes with a comfortable padded seat mounted to an adjustable frame. The frame is designed to allow for adjustments from really tall riders to absolutely short riders, both with adjustable length from seat to pedals and angular height/distance of the steering wheel mount.
During a recent event at Louisiana State University using the VRC-1, we had contestants from a full range of sizes: from about 3'5'' to 6'3'', male and female, and no one had a problem fitting in the VRC-1. The steering wheel we used for the event didn't hold on to the VRC-1 tight enough, and would come loose occasionally during gameplay. This could be in part due to the steering wheel mount height not being adjusted low enough for certain contestants. In the home environment, with many fewer users and a more time allowed for adjustments between changing of riders, this problem should be greatly diminished. I didn't encounter this problem at all when testing the unit out on my own at home.
The VRC-1 used in conjunction with a TV is great. I, however, also tried the VRC-1 unit in conjunction with a pair of Olympus Eye-Trek glasses. Think beyond great. Together, the VRC-1 and the Eye-Trek glasses create an incredibly immersive racing simulation environment. If you can afford to spend the cash, a couple of VRC-1's and a couple of pairs of Eye-Trek glasses hooked up to a pair of i-linked PS2s provides an excellent home racing simulation setup for two. If you can afford more, buy eight of each and hook them up to a LAN and you've got your very own location based entertainment complex in the making...