rFactor Pro video

Published - 13 Feb 2015

rFpro Nurburgring Nordschleife Simulation Intro from rFpro on Vimeo.

rFactor Pro is a version used by race teams and developers. Check out the Green Hell.....



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Real versus Virtual Road America which one wins?

Published - 28 Jan 2015



Digiprost have produced another excellent "real versus Project Cars" comparison video. This time Road America. Virtual was chasing real, to best mimic the real environment. The progression of screen graphics and techniques have reached a point where virtual maybe will be preferred.

The question is not which one looks more real but which one would you prefer to drive?



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3D Holographic Interface for Windows 10

Published - 27 Jan 2015

Microsoft has announced Holographic support for Windows 10. A wireless "HoloLense" headset is required in order to bring the augmented reality into your lounge room. No firm date has been announced for the release but Microsoft is planting its stake in the ground as to what can be expected.

The headset itself is wireless and self-contained, so there's no need to tether it to a PC, console, smartphone or anything else. The headset has transparent lenses that Microsoft says will make the illusion rock-solid.

Back in 2009 we hacked together a short tech concept video which imagined the use of this interface as a car design facility for sim driving.



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Assetto Cors - Dream Pack teaser video

Published - 25 Jan 2015

Kunos Simulazioni continues to release video teasers of the cars that will be included in the upcoming “Dream DLC” pack. The newest video shows off the 2014 Nissan GT-R GT3, Nissan’s weapon of choice for competition in the highly-competitive GT3 class.


Aside from the Nissan, the pack will also include the following cars, as well as a laser-scanned version of the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife: Alfa Romeo GTA

Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI

Alfa Romeo 4C

BMW M235i Racing

Corvette C7.r GTE

McLaren F1 GTR

McLaren P1

Mercedes-Benz Sauber C9

Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II DTM

NISSAN GT-R NISMO GT3 2014


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Formula Gulf FG1000 in Project CARS versus real

Published - 23 Jan 2015

Project CARS will be available for the PC, Sony Playstation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One starting March 17 in the United States and March 20 in Europe, coming both as standard edition and Limited Edition with additional content.

Thanks to AdrianF1ESP for the comparison video, showing off the Formula Gulf FG1000 in Project CARS.

The video below shows off two parts of Project CARS that make the WMD-powered multi platform racer very much unique as Project CARS is the only title to feature the FG1000 car and one of the very few racing titles to offer a fully-dynamic time of day engine that allow to simulate every time of day dynamic and in real time.


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Assetto Corsa BMW 325i Teaser video

Published - 21 Jan 2015

Kunos Simulazioni has released a new preview video of the BMW M235i Racing that is part of Assetto Corsa’s upcoming “Dream DLC” pack. Built by BMW Motorsport, the M235i is BMW’s newest offering in customer race cars, giving participants in series such as the VLN championship a solid car to compete with. Powered by a twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engine providing 333hp, the car is equipped with full racing features, including roll cage, traction control, diffuser & carbon-fibre aero parts.

Aside from the BMW, the pack will also include the following cars, as well as a laser-scanned version of the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife:

Alfa Romeo GTA

Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI

Alfa Romeo 4C

Corvette C7.r GTE

McLaren F1 GTR

McLaren P1

Mercedes-Benz Sauber C9

Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II DTM

NISSAN GT-R NISMO GT3 2014


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Project cars LMP2 15 lap Race at Watkins Glen

Published - 19 Jan 2015

Here is a 15 lap LMP2 race in Project Cars. View this in full 1080p which shows the detailed, 60 frames per second, visuals. This shows what level simulation racing has got to.

"Yorkie" who produced the video (and drive) gives an entertaining race commentary against the Artificial Intelligence (AI) competitors.


Project CARS will be available for the PC, Sony Playstation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One starting March 17 in the United States and March 20 in Europe,ight


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Forza Motorsport bags Ford GT for XBox One

Published - 16 Jan 2015


So Forza Motorsport has bagged the new Ford GT for the X Box One. The Ford GT graced the cover of Gran Turismo 4 so the tide has changed. The new Ford GT was confirmed as the cover car for Forza Motorsport 6, which was also announced at the NAIAS show. Check out the promo video.


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Porsche 918 Construction uses Bluetooth Screw drivers

Published - 15 Jan 2015


OK the sim racing news is pretty thin so why not take a look at cool car tech. We take notice of design queues from cars like the Porsche 918.  When is comes to hi tech, our Germans friends call the "car" - "our domain".  You have to give all credit, the Germans have provided icons in design and production leading all but the most elite marques.  As a person who loves sports cars - I have owned a three. A Porsche '78 911 SC (dog - heavy steering, mechanical timing chain - blew it up the 2nd day lapping the Embankment in London), a 964 Turbo 3.6 (wonderful to drive - it just ate the miles effortlessly - the P35 tyres were a downfall. The rims cut the tyre sidewalls if not at the exact correct tyre pressure) - and then the beast of then all, the Carrera GT (Serial No. 424) (phenomenally powerful and worthy of the title "super-car". All good stories...) Back to "car and tech". 

The Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid supercar has been called the "genetic blueprint for the Porsche sports car of the future," but the technical innovations aren't restricted to the car's two electric power systems and V8 engine punching 887 bhp. The company has also put a lot of innovation into its Porsche 918 Spyder factory in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. The 4,000 sq m (43,000 sq ft) facility where the 918 is hand built employs 100 people and uses a new take on the assembly line.


We like a bit of hi tech so picked up on the way the make a point of "one person, one car" in a time where robots are taking over. The geeky highlight for me was the Bluetooth screwdrivers.

Quote "Another innovation is the Bluetooth-controlled cordless screwdrivers. These are cordless and wireless and virtually silent, which cuts down on factory noise and makes it easier to reach where needed. In addition, the screwdrivers are connected to a database that records the torque applied to all safety-specific screws, so they can be checked and corrected later if needs be. Porsche says that the new factory is exclusively cordless for all tools and platforms as a way maintain the floor's open plan, increase work flexibility, and reduce component damage."

(Note to oneself: I have to get a Bluetooth screwdriver!)

I wonder who will get the ' 918 to the console first?


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New Ford GT coming in 2016

Published - 13 Jan 2015




The Ford GT is an iconic race car series built for endurance racing. Here is Fords new 2016 super car. This is aimed at the Ferrari and Lambo's market. The overall body lines have been kept - as can be seen from above. As a lover of the original design and driver of the GT40 MkI I'm reserving judgement. Understandably, the 600hp requires some serious cooling requirements. I would not turn down some road and track time.. 

What do you think? Hit or miss?










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