The only difference between getting behind the wheel of a magnificent sports car from the 60s by Zagato or Pininfarina, and doing the same thing on a machine designed to be a faithful and exciting simulator, is in the minds of those privileged to drive it. The real one intimidates, for its performance out in the open but also out of respect for its value. If the steering wheel is attached to a simulator, however, your mind puts all fears aside and tells you that it’s safe to drive quickly albeit without experiencing that magical moment of understanding and confidence you get behind the wheel of a real car. The story presented by The Key on the two extraordinary simulators created by TCCT for the eClassic program, helps understand why even a simulator deserves to be brought into reality. Everything is authentic, from the figure-hugging seats of the past to the wooden steering wheel, and the gearchange that needs an expert hand to find that delicate equilibrium that keeps the driver safe from terrible accidents. Drivers from the past respected their cars and their opponents because they understood the risks they were taking. The eClassic program by TCCT offers that same level of respect and gentlemanly driving by making each driver the member of a Club. A sort of exclusive team, where the pleasure of driving and the pleasure of racing are combined magnificently. The Key presents the program in detail and Paolo Pininfarina and Andrea Zagato tell how these extraordinary “time machines” came into being. And why they love them.