Project CARS is coming for Gran Turismo and Forza

Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport are two of the biggest video game franchises in the world, but don’t sleep on one other franchise that’s steadily becoming a big player in the car video game industry. Project CARS first captured our attention in 2015, and now, the highly popular video game franchise is turning up the heat with its third installment, appropriately called Project CARS 3.

Our first taste of the new game comes to us through a delectable teaser video that gives us an overview of the many new features that the new game will offer, including two vehicles — the Koenigsegg Jesko and the recently refreshed Porsche 935 race car — that will surely get most of us scrambling to get our hands on the game as soon as it’s available.

What can we expect from Project CARS 3?

The Project CARS franchise is known for boasting one of the best graphics of any video game in the business.

It’s not just about the graphics, too. The racing simulator experience of Project CARS was already at apex level in the first game. The sequel, Project CARS 2, took it to another level, offering more cars, race tracks, and gaming modes, the latter of which includes rallycross.

Koenigsegg Jesko and Porsche 935 Just Teased in New Project Cars 3 Trailer
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The teaser video doesn’t reveal much in the way of details, but there is a level of customization and personalization that we didn’t get to see in the first and second games. This could tie into a more sophisticated version of the game’s career mode, which allows players to earn their racing stripes as they progress from neophytes to world champions.

The graphics also look next level, though that’s expected considering that Project CARS 3 will, in all likelihood, be available in the next-generation Xbox Series X.

What about the cars?

Koenigsegg Jesko and Porsche 935 Just Teased in New Project Cars 3 Trailer
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Then there are the cars. The Project CARS 3 teaser video showed plenty of randy-dandy supercars, race cars, and everything in between, all looking about as life-like as you’d imagine. Two models, though, garnered more screen time than the rest: the superstar Koenigsegg Jesko and the recently-refreshed-for-the-modern-world Porsche 935 racer. Both models will be included in the game; that spells great news for everyone who’s chomping at the bit to see the Jesko and the 935 in action.

The opportunity to drive the Jesko — the fastest car Koenigsegg has ever made — even if it’s in the video game world of Project CARS 3, is a proposition that no one’s going to turn down.

Koenigsegg Jesko specifications
Engine 5.0-liter twin-turbo V-8
Power 1,578 horsepower.
Torque 1,106 pound-feet.
0 to 60 mph 2.5 seconds.
Top speed 300+ mph
Gearbox nine-speed multi-clutch
Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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