SIM2’s Grand Cinema C3X pulls a 1080

We thought SIM2 had done it with the £13,000 Grand Cinema C3X-E but now it's just dropped the SIM2 Grand Cinema C3X 1080 – and we’re

We thought SIM2 had done it with the £13,000 Grand Cinema C3X-E but now it's just dropped the SIM2 Grand Cinema C3X 1080 – and we’re weeping.At £18,000 we're into large family car territory, but that's half as much as last year's hulking great HT5000 – and we ain’t never seen a family car that looked like this. Undoubtedly the Ferrari of projectors it has what must be the ultimate spec list in home projection.Whereas before the choice was between single-chip 1080p units or superior but lower-res three-chip 720p projectors, the 1080 manages the Holy Grail of 1080p three-chip DLP projection. Simply put: it is the ultimate in home cinema.All this and, thanks to designer Giorgio Revoldini and a lot of red gloss, it looks good enough to drive.EssentialsSIM2 Grand Cinema C3XPrice: £18,000On sale: November Contact: SIM2Related stories:Gadget of the Day – Sim2 Grand Cinema C3X-EThe world's smallest 1080p projectorBest of Stuff: SIM2 debuts £40k projector