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.
As amazing as this may sound, the AMG Gran Vision Turismo will make it to production! Unfortunately, Mercedes will be the developer, but a custom builder whom will use the brand new 2014 SLS AMG GT as the base car. The production version will be limited to only five units and one is already sold. Of these five units, two will be available in the Middle East, two in Europe and one in the U.S. As you can imagine, price will be monumental — $1.5 million, to be exact.
The production version of the Vision Concept will feature a carbon-fiber body kit that will the SLS AMG GT’s total weight by about 200 pounds. It will feature a chrome paint job and will come with a retractable rear spoiler and custom exhaust. The car will also ride on custom ADV.1 wheels and will feature a modified interior, with color designed according to the customer’s request.
We assume that the engine will be the SLS AMG GT’s 6.3-liter V-8, but we have yet to confirm this.
We have reached out to the manufacturer to get some more information on the vehicle, and we will bring you a full review once we receive all of the information.
Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo.
Sony usually puts a gap of a few years between two different editions of Gran Turismo. The only exception was the second and the third games of the series, which were unveiled only one year one after the other (2000 and 2001). Now it looks like history is about to repeat itself, as the seventh installment of the game is already under development and may hit stores in 2014, in the "best-case scenario."
This announcement is a strange move, considering that Gran Turismo 6 is expected to go on sale on December 6th, 2013. However, this announcement was made by Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi himself, so it’s no hyperbole..
Of course, the decision was mostly influenced by the release of the new PlayStation 4 — a platform that will be used for the upcoming GT7. According to him, while developing the new GT6, the company had to "tune the software 100 percent to maximize the PS3’s architecture," but the "PS4’s hardware is much better, so I think the overall quality of the game across the board will be boosted when you come to play it."
So PS4 buyers rejoice, as Gran Turismo will soon be a part of your new console. We’re just wondering if the current Vision Concepts developed for the GT6 will still be offered in the GT7, because it will be indeed a real waste.
Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes-Benz Vision Gran Turismo Concept.
Passion for cars and passion for racing games go hand in hand, so we’re certain that you’ve spent lots of time playing at least one of the famous car games out there, like Need For Speed, Gran Turismo or Forza.
As you probable know, huge leaps forward in game content and graphics a new game require a new consoles that are powerful enough to run these advanced games. This is where things have evolved at light speed over the last few decades.
From the Magnavox Odyssey released back in 1972, things went at high speed and now the world is preparing for the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One consoles, which will once again revolutionize digital racing, thanks to enhanced graphics, processing speeds and the ability to store their games in the "cloud," so they can pick up right where they left off, even in the middle of a highly competitive race.
What the launch of this two new consoles means for racing game players? Only good things of course.
Gran Turismo 6 is just around the corner, and we have for you yet another new trailer for the upcoming racing game. The sixth installment in the famous GT series is just a few weeks away, and according to the first details we have, it will offer the closest-to-reality driving simulation you will ever get on a gaming console.
If you not able to tally up all of the cars shown in the new "Start your engines" trailer, don’t feel bad, as the new GT6 will feature no less than 1,200 cars — that’s enough to make your head spin. Of these models, 124 of them are all-new to the series, like the new Corvette Stingray , SRT Viper , Jaguar XKR-S , KTM X-Bow R , Pagani Huayra and many, many more.
We’re pretty sure that you will be able to dig up the car of you dreams in the upcoming Gran Turismo game.
We’re willing to bet that the majority of our readers have played Mario Kart at least once. We’re also pretty sure that most of you have fooled around with Angry Birds. Well, if you liked both of those games, we are certain that you will love the upcoming Angry Birds Go! game.
Angry Birds Go! is a downhill racing game that takes place on Piggy Island. The game features high-octane racing, upgradable karts, tons of characters with unique special powers and a fully rendered, 3-D world. Players get the opportunity to customize and update their vehicles with tons of special features, plus they get to tinker around with all sorts of special powers.
The new Angry Birds Go! is available for download on December 11, 2013, and will be available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10. The best part of this game is that is comes absolutely free and you will be able to download it from http://go.angrybirds.com.
Microsoft has just released a new video of the upcoming Forza Motorsport 5 game set to be released on November 22nd, 2013 for the Xbox One.
The new video focuses on the company’s partnership with Audi and explains why the Le Mans-winning R18 e-tron quattro is a worthy addition to the game. You will see interviews with Tom Kristensen, nine-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and his Audi Sport Team Joest teammates — the most successful team in modern endurance racing. They will explain their passion for drive and what it takes to succeed at the highest levels.
As a first, you will see some scenes filmed at the Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe, which means that it will be part of the upcoming Forza Motorsport 5.
We don’t know about you, but we are getting more excited about the release of Forza each and every day.
GT6 producer Polyphony Digital, together with the Ayrton Senna Institute, recently made the announcement that a collaboration was in order between the two companies that could see Senna, considered by many as one of the greatest racecar drivers in history, as a playable character in the actual racing simulator.
The Senna pack will be made available as a downloadable content and, while nothing imminent was announced as to what the pack will contain, all points seem to lead to him being in the game with players afforded the opportunity to "trace the roots of Ayrton Senna’s racing career."
In addition to this news, plans also call for a limited edition PlayStation 3 Ayrton Senna Bundle to be sold in Brazil with the bundle coming with an assortment of freebies, including a copy of Gran Turismo 6, bonus in-game credits, and even the inclusion of Anniversary Edition cars.
There’s a lot to like about Ayrton Senna being in Gran Turismo 6, especially for those who still consider him as the finest F1 racer in history.
Remember, GT6 hits shelves on December 6, 2013. If you’re having trouble with the math, that date is around six weeks away!
Click past the jump to watch a preview of Gran Turismo 6
NASCAR The Game: 2013 is the third installment of the popular PC game series, after the 2011 and Inside Line versions. The latest game was unveiled in the summer of 2013 and starting this week-end it received the final paint scheme DLC packs, ‘Summer Heat’ and ‘The Long Run to Homestead’.
With the new paint schemes, NASCAR The Game:2013 now offers a total of 80 alternate paint schemes for today’s hottest teams and drivers like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, and Jimmie Johnson. Each paint scheme is grouped by race packs and is priced at $6.99.
The new NASCAR The Game:2013 is the perfect race game for any NASCAR fan out there and it puts the racers into the driver’s seat of America’s favorite motorsport. Players will enjoy the new Gen 6 model cars that supports an updated and enhanced paint booth tool. In the new game, players can take their own shot at being crowned the Sprint Cup Series Champion by starting a competitive season as a rookie and racing against their favorite drivers in career mode.
Click past the jump for a list of the entire NASCAR downloadable collection.
The upcoming Forza Motorsport 5 driving game is set to feature the legendary TopGear driver himself.
Some say, he is even faster in the dark...
That’s right, Forza Motorsport 5 will offer you the chance to race against The Stig.
The Stig’s Digital Cousin will only be available for those players planning to get both the new Xbox One and Forza 5 next month. So, if you are really good on racing games, the virtual Stig is waiting for you.
You will be able to race against him on the famous Top Gear test track that was rendered in meticulous detail, including the follow-through and Gambon sections. The game will also offer lots of in-game commentary from Jeremy, Richard and James on the career modes, and races inspired by Top Gear events, amongst other things.
The new Forza Motorsport 5 will be released on November 22nd, 2013.
Be warned, though, The Stig’s Digital Cousin doesn’t take defeat lightly.
Bathurst — also known as the Mount Panorama or Motor Racing Circuit Bathurst — is a racetrack located in Bathurst , New South Wales, Australia. Each year, the track is the home of two major shows: Bathurst 12 Hour Motor Race, held each February, and the Bathurst 1000 Motor Race, held each October. What is very cool about this circuit is that it is not a traditional racetrack, as it is actually becomes a public roadway when it’s not being raced on.
With the Bathurst 1000 getting closer — it kicks off on October 10th — the folks at Polyphony decided to reveal a new promo video for the upcoming Gran Turismo 6 that features the Aussie raceway.
We are not very sure if Bathurst will be featured in GT6 or if this is just a simple marketing strategy, but it is still pretty neat to see this racetrack in its digital form.