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  Car video games are more realistic than ever. With famous franchise like Gran Turismo and Forza motorports leading the way in mass market racing simulaion. Car video games are available in all genre, from destruction derby to drag racing. This page covers them all and on every platform: console, pc, mac, mobile, tablets.

Creating Vision Gran Turismo concept cars has become quite the habit among automakers, as they rushed to showcase their design skills and advanced powertrains in the latest iteration of the franchise. This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed brought yet another futuristic supercar to the game, this time from British-based company Aston Martin .

Dubbed DP-100 and developed in-house by a team led by Design Director Marek Reichman, the concept car highlights a brand-new approach for the company, as its engine is mounted behind the seats. The Brits have yet to build sports cars in this configuration, except for the B09/60 Le Mans prototype co-developed with Lola, and the DP-100 comes to put an end to that. At least in the virtual world.

The DP-100 joins a large batch of virtual supercars created for Gran Turismo 6 this year, and will be available for gamers to download starting July 2014. There are no production plans waiting to turn this virtual racer into a vehicle for the real world, but the DP-100 is a concept worth looking into from a design and technological point of view.

Click past the jump to read more about the Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo.

Nissan has been synonymous with performance ever since the Skyline GT-R was introduced in 1969. The moniker quickly made a name for itself on the street and the track, ultimately evolving into a coupe that went on to dominate the race courses starting in the late 1980s. The saga continued through the 1990s with the R33 and R34 models, and came to an abrupt halt in 2002 when Nissan decided to separate the GT-R line from the Skyline name. Five years later, the GT-R we all know today came alive and things got ridiculously fast and powerful.

Now, with GT-R getting up there in age, Nissan is looking to take it up a notch. One that’s likely to include a hybrid powertrain, enormous amounts of power and twist, and a brand-new design approach. The Japanese aren’t too keen on divulging the details behind the brand-new GT-R, but they’re giving us a taste of the next supercar using the Gran Turismo franchise. Dubbed Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo — we speculated that it would be called the NC 2020 (not too bad for a guess, right?) — this new concept vehicle will hit said game starting July. We also suspect that this dream project will materialize, in some form or another, as Nissan’s upcoming GT-R.

Updated 06/26/2014: Those of you who attended Goodwood had the pleasure of seeing lots of cool cars, including Nissan’s Vision Gran Turismo. For the rest of us, Nissan unveiled a new set of images and one new video that explains the design idea behind the new concept.

Updated 06/27/2014: Nissan unveiled a new video showing the new Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo while being unveiled in Goodwood. Enjoy!

Updated 06/30/2014: This review was updated with a new set of images from the car’s official debut in Goodwood. Enjoy!

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo.

Are you interested in the wild and wooly world of car repair, but you are a little bit afraid of breaking the things you are trying to fix? Well a new video game has been released for the PC , and it looks to help. Titled Car Mechanic Simulator 2014, this game is designed to help people learn their way around general car mechanic work.

When I first heard about this game I was interested to see how they would tackle the issue of every car being built slightly different. Would this game be impossibly detailed and difficult, or would it be a generic game that would teach nothing to a novice?

The game promised a collection of cars to work on from SUVs and compact cars to vans and even off-road vehicles . I was intrigued.

I was lucky enough to grab a copy of the game and try it out. Did it teach me to be a better mechanic, or did I just get bored and delete the whole thing? Well you are going to have to keep reading to find out all my thoughts.

Read the full review of Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 after the break.

Stuff’s about to get real — in a digital sort of way — in the world of VW concept cars . At the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed that is set to run June 26th through 29th, Volkswagen will display the bad-ass GTI Roadster Concept for the first time on UK soil, but that is small potatoes to the next statement. At the 2014 Goodwood festivities, fans can also drive this phenomenal concept up the famous hillclimb course. Of course, this is all in the digital world of Gran Turismo 6 on a recreation of the Goodwood Hilclimb.

It would be so much cooler had Volkswagen actually offered the chance to drive the real car up the Goodwood hill, but I understand the reasoning behind keeping it all digital. Regardless, it will be a fun time, thanks to 503 PS (496 horsepower) and 560 Nm (413 pound-feet) of twist traveling from its biturbo, 3.0-liter, V-6 engine through a DSG transmission and out to all four wheels. Digital or reality, this topless VW is sure to be a hoot to take up the hill. I only wish I was in the UK to "drive" it.

Click past the jump to read more about this opportunity and the GTI Roadster Concept.

The Electronics Entertainment Expo — also known as E3 — is currently going on, and that means lots of great news for lovers of video games. We just brought you news that the Nurburgring is now available for the Xbox One game Forza Motorsports 5 , and now we have even more Forza news. The freshly announced Forza Horizon 2 has a cool new announcement trailer, and we have a release date.

On September 30, 2014, Forza Horizon 2 will be racing onto the Xbox One .

Along with a release date, this new trailer gives us a few more details about the upcoming game. We get a look at some of the environments, including what appears to be an Italian coastline. We also get a look at some of the cars — according to the video there are more than 200 cars in total.

We see a C7 Corvette , an Audi R8 V10 and a Pagani Zonda . A close eye will also spot an SRT Viper, a Camaro — looks like a ZL1 — and there is a McLaren P1 and Aston Martin Vanquish. The video then shows off a little bit as it parades cars like the Koenigsegg Agera R, Mercedes SLS and Pagani Huayra through some old city streets. There is also a quick snap of a C63 AMG and what appears to be a Alfa Romeo 8C .

If you prefer a more Japanese lean to your car selection, there are multiple generations of GT-Rs, the Toyobaru coupes and I spy the Nissan 370Z . The rally-bred monsters of the Subaru WRX STI and the Lancer Evo X also make cameos.

The video also shows off the pre-order bonuses that include special versions of the A45 AMG, Dodge Challenger and the Ford Fiesta ST.

So we have more cars, more tracks and even better locations. If you weren’t excited about Forza Horizon 2, that should have just changed.

This is the moment every Forza Motorsports 5 owner and fan has been waiting for. The Nurburgring has been completely recreated for Forza 5. Best yet, it is 100-percent free and it is available RIGHT NOW!

When Forza Motorsports 5 was first announced, fans around the globe lamented the fact that the most iconic slab of asphalt in the world was not going to be included . Turn 10 claimed it was a simple omission due to time constraints. Every track in Forza 5 was laser scanned for incredible accuracy and remade from, and doing the immense length of the Nurburgring just was not possible.

Now they have apparently had the time they needed, and the entire track has been recreated from the ground up using the most advanced scanning and modeling techniques that Turn 10 has access to. Every bump, surface and piece of graffiti looks to be represented in incredible detail. More than 13,000 man hours went in to creating this racing masterpiece.

While bringing the Green Hell to Forza 5 is a great thing, a lack of tracks was one my biggest complaints in my original review . Turn 10 is taking things a step further by allowing players to drive the entire 16-mile course. This is the first time the full course has been available to players of the Forza Franchise. Looks like fans of Gran Turismo have one less feather in their caps when it comes to comparisons between these storied franchises.

Now if you will excuse me, I have to go waste the rest of my work day flogging a car around a digital representation of Germany.

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It wasn’t long ago that Mitsubishi was known for producing some of the most desirable performance vehicles in the U.S. Lately, however, Mitsubishi has let that performance mantle slip, mostly selling not-that-bad crossover SUV s and a less-than-inspiring economy car . There’s been the promise of a next generation Evo for a while, but at least for now, it would seem then that Mitsubishi has lost its way, and the prevailing opinion seems to be that it’s only a matter of time before they fade away into obscurity.

While the fate of Mitsubishi may be uncertain, gamers may be getting a peek into the future with the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo, a car available exclusively in Vision Gran Turismo. Instead of just being a visual exercise though, Mitsubishi claims that this car was developed for the game by their actual design teams just like they would design a real life vehicle.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mitsubishi XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo Concept.

Oh, be still my beating heart. Microsoft has just announced a sequel to Forza Horizon will be coming to the Xbox One console . Best yet, it will be built using the same graphics engines that made Forza 5 the best looking racing game on sale today.

If you are unfamiliar with Forza Horizon it was the last game released for the Xbox 360 console in the storied Forza Motorsports franchise. While the traditional numbered sequels of Forza have been hard-core racing sims targeted at fans of Gran Turismo, Forza Horizon took the graphical prowess of Forza Motorsports and used it to craft a more open arcade style racer that was easier for new fans to pick up and play.

While the game was less than loved by fans for its less realistic gameplay, those who could look past the name found a great racer that provided hours of fun in a new and interesting format compared to most racing games.

I for one found the game to be very satisfying to play. It seemed to be the perfect mix between crazy arcade racing like Need for Speed and the graphical depth and realism offered by Forza Motorsports. Plus it had bad-ass stunt races like car vs. plane matches.

There is not a lot of news about the new game, but we have a few details and IGN has given us a nice video overviews of what is to come.

Click past the jump for the video and more details on Forza Horizon 2.

Source: IGN

When DriveClub was announced for the PS4, I almost canceled by reservation for Forza Motorsports 5. Sony was promising a true open-world driving experience that I could share with my friends. They were promising a style of gaming and play that would focus on camaraderie; it would be a virtual version of meeting your friends for a Sunday drive.

For all the promise, the game was delayed and I ended up with the incredible Forza Motorsports 5 instead.

Now after this long delay, DriveClub has made back onto my radar. This new video footage looks incredible, and we finally have a real release date. Come October 7th, all PS4 owners can get their hands on what is promising to the best massively multiplayer racing game ever created.

From scenic vistas, an impressive list of cars that looks to include Aston Martin and Pagani , plus all that promised robust online functionality, DriveClub may have finally given me a reason to go buy a PS4.

What do you guys think? Does DriveClub look like a game you would be interested in playing, or would you prefer to stick the already established games like Gran Turismo , Need for Speed , and Grid ?

If you’ve been a fan of the Grand Theft Auto video game franchise, you might recognize this sports car . Why yes, it’s the Bravado Banshee, the getaway car that made its debut in the opening moments of Grand Theft Auto III. The Banshee was always treated simply as a video game car that ultimately became one of the mainstays of GTA.

All that’s about to change now that a real world version of the Banshee has been built, thanks to Rockstar Games’ collaboration with West Coast Customs. It’s only a one-off machine, yet it makes good use of state-of-the-art fabrication technologies to turn it into a true sports car befitting its stature as a bad-ass in the GTA franchise.

One look at the Banshee and you can surmise that it was based on a past version of the Dodge Viper — a 2006 model, to be precise. WCC used molds for the exterior, and cut and machined piece-by-piece to recreate the high-performance look of the video game sports car . And as an added treat, the Banshee’s iconic metallic-blue exterior complete with ice white racing stripe, ensuring that the sports car’s video game looks translated perfectly into the real-world car.

Additionally, the interior is also a sight to behold with the seats upholstered and embroidered with the "Banshee" name and insignia. Likewise, carbon inlays were used on the dashboard, door panels and center console while a multi-speaker premium sound system was installed.

But the best part about this Banshee isn’t so much it’s appeal; it’s the fact that GameStop raffled it off as part of its Epic Rewards Giveaway back in 2013.

Updated 06/02/2014: If you want to drive the Bravado Banshee for real, you will be happy to know that one unit is currently on sale on eBay. The only problem is that it is listed at $170,000

Click past the jump to read more about the 2006 Banshee.

Source: eBay

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