‘Project CARS’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Project CARS

Most gamers know about the leading franchises in the racing game genre – Need for Speed, Forza Motorsport, Gran Turismo, GRID etc. As far as racing simulation titles go, a new contender is throwing its name into the race to be the best – Project CARS.

Developer Slightly Mad Studios has set out to release the most realistic racing game everyone has ever seen and played. The range of real-world automobiles and locales on hand for this game are for true motorheads. The events leading up to this title’s release has come in the form of supportive fans who have donated their funds to make this racer a reality. There’s a lot to love about this awesome new franchise in the making.

Here’s every facet you need to know about the upcoming racer known as Project CARS.


1. Project CARS was not Only Funded by Slightly Mad Studios, But it was Supported by the Fans

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Project CARS (Community Assisted Racing Simulator) was developed by British game developer Slightly Mad Studios. The developer chose to financially support the game without the backing of a traditional video game publisher. Slightly Mad Studios and the community (filled with 80,000 members) helped raise 3.75-million Euro for Project CARS’ full funding goal.

Community members helped throw some money into the funding goal pot by buying in-game Tool Packs, which allowed players contribute to the game’s content creation, QA and marketing media. Along with gaining special perks upon the game’s launch, community members will be granted a share of the game sales profits generated within the 1st three years after the game’s launch.


2. The Game Features a Huge Collection of Cars Across Several Class Specifications

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Project CARS features over 67 playable cars. The car classes included in this racer are Retro Touring, Road Cars, Karts, Track Day Cars, Supercars, Le Mans Prototypes, GT, Modern Open Wheel. Some cars come with the standard edition of the game, while some of the other vehicles come in the Limited Edition Car Pack and Modified Car Pack. Plus, players will get the chance to download new free cars every month after release.

Check out the list below to see the cars revealed thus far:

– Alpine A450
– Ariel Atom 300 Supercharged
– Ariel Atom 500 V8
– Ariel Atom Mugen (Modified Car Pack)
– Aston Martin Rapide S Hydrogen Hybrid
– Aston Martin Vantage GT3
– Aston Martin Vantage GT4
– Audi R18 TDI LMP1
– Audi R8 LMS Ultra
– Audi R8 V10 Plus
– BAC Mono
– BMW 1 M Coupé (E82)
– BMW 320 Turbo Gr.5 (E21)
– BMW M1 Procar (E26/1) (Limited Edition Car Pack)
– BMW M3 Gr.A (E30)
– BMW M3 GT (E92)
– BMW M3 GT4 (E92)
– BMW Z4 GT3
– Caper Monterey Stockcar
– Caterham Seven Classic
– Caterham Superlight R500
– Caterham SP/300R
– Ford Capri Zakspeed Gr.5
– Ford Escort RS1600
– Ford Focus RS
– Ford Mk. IV (Limited Edition Car Pack)
– Ford Mustang Boss 302R1
– Ford Mustang Cobra SCCA TransAm
– Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Gr.A
– Formula Gulf 1000
– Ginetta G40 Junior
– Ginetta G55 GT3
– Ginetta G55 GT4
– Gumpert Apollo S
– Lotus 49 Cosworth
– Lotus 72D Cosworth
– Lotus 78 Cosworth
– Lotus 98T Renault
– Marek RP219D LMP2
– Marek RP339h (PM 06a) LMP1
– McLaren 12C
– McLaren 12C GT3
– McLaren F1 (Limited Edition Car Pack)
– McLaren P1
– Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evo2 DTM
– Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.8 AMG
– Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG
– Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe DTM (Limited Edition Car Pack)
– Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
– Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT
– Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X FQ400
– Oreca 03 Nissan
– Pagani Huayra
– Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster (Modified Car Pack)
– Pagani Zonda R
– Palmer Jaguar JP-LM
– Radical SR3 RS
– Radical SR8 RX
– Renault Clio Cup
– Renault Mégane R.S. 265
– Ruf CTR3
– Ruf CTR3 SMS-R (Modified Car Pack)
– Ruf RGT-8
– Ruf RGT-8 GT3
– RWD P20 LMP2
– RWD P30 LMP1
– Sauber C9 Mercedes (Limited Edition Car Pack)
– SMS Formula A
– SMS Formula B
– SMS Formula C
– SMS Formula Rookie
– SMS Kart 125cc (Kart01)
– SMS Superkart 250cc (Kart02)
– W Motors Lykan HyperSport (Free Car)


3. The Game Features Over 60 Race Tracks

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The final release will features over 60 race tracks. All of the tracks are based in a real-life region (Italy, France, Monaco, US, UK, Czech Republic, Belgium, United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Germany, China and Japan).

Take a peek at the list below to see the full lineup of playable tracks:

– Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari
– Autodromo Nazionale Monza
– Azure Circuit
– Azure Coast
– Brands Hatch
– Brno Circuit
– Cadwell Park
– California Highway
– Chesterfield
– Circuit de la Sarthe
– Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
– Circuit Zolder
– Donington Park
– Dubai Autodrome
– Glencairn
– Greenwood
– Hockenheimring
– Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
– Motorsport Arena Oschersleben
– Mount Panorama Circuit
– Nürburgring
– Oulton Park
– Road America
– Sakitto
– Silverstone Circuit
– Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit
– Sonoma Raceway
– Summerton
– Watkins Glen International
– Willow Springs International Motorsports Park
– Zhuhai International Circuit