• Apr 22, 2009
It's like a dream-come-true for tifosi everywhere, hearing the words "Ferrari" and "free" in the same sentence, but Ferrari has posted a free racing simulator on their website. Ferrari Virtual Race can be downloaded straight from the automaker's website, allowing PC users to pilot a virtual 599 GTB Fiorano, 612 Scaglietti or 430 Scuderia of their very own.

Word has it you'll eventually be able to add a Ferrari California or F430 to your stable if you so choose. Apparently you can pre-configure those models and save them when they're released down the road. And in case you think this is a simplistic, watered down, bargain bin app, know that it will offer head-to-head online action for those so inclined. You can download Ferrari Virtual Race by clicking the link and registering at the Ferrari website.

[Source: GT Channel]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      So I just downloaded this. The download was not at Ferrari speed but more like Fiat 500 speed, SLOW.

      Installed it and just played 2 laps. Does anyone else car bounce around like this is an off roading game?
      • 5 Years Ago
      "But you can't really complain because it's free."

      And yet he did: "...its pretty terrible from any perspective, it looks bad sounds bad and plays bad."
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Costs you nothing" is the definition of free :)
        • 5 Years Ago
        well obviously he did complain...I'm saying you shouldn't complain because it's free and costs you nothing...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not worth the download IMO, but I'm a major GTR2 fan so that may be why I'm not enjoying this game. Also to MajorGeek if you get GTR2 Game of the Year edition it comes with GT Legends. Live for Speed and iRacing are also some more realistic sims. iRacing is monthly fee though and you have to buy ever single thing they release which sucks.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You don't have to buy everything they release. You start out with 2 cars (Solstice & 600 Racing Legends Car along with 7 tracks. The cars you start with kinda suck in the beginning as they feel slow but the races are pure fun. You can buy additional cars and tracks for about $15-20 each or you can buy multiple items and receive a 20% discount. If you are to a true die hard sim racer and enjoy high caliber racing then Iracing is the way to go. I also like GTR2, rFactor, and LFS too. Iracing just feels more serious to me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Pretty much any of the offereing from Simbin are the way to go for racing sims. Great car selection as well: http://www.simbin.se/
      • 5 Years Ago
      If you want a great Ferrari-based racer then check out F355 Challenge for Dreamcast or the arcades, it's a super-realistic experience.
      • 5 Years Ago
      These free racers almost always suck. Then again, so do the majority of paid ones. Typically any realism is set aside for arcade style, simplistic play. Sure the masses want arcade driving apparently, but this would rock if they could REALLY simulate driving a Ferrari. Let me know if this one is a rare one that plays right and i'll grab it then, thanks!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Try Iracing.com. It's a little pricey but well worth in my opinion. They spent like $40mil on developing the game. You can even see Dale Jr racing on there along with a few other real world drivers. They have Oval racing and Road racing with real tracks that were laser scanned. Stats are tracked as well.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Thanks Ryan, I will take a look at those.
        • 5 Years Ago
        No problem MG. It's been a while since I've ran rFactor, but the realism was fairly high even back then and I'd imagine they've added even more with regular updates. The physics simulation is the best out there, but it does take a powerful system to run.
      • 5 Years Ago
      http://www.acid-play.com/download/ford-simulator/

      hows it rank against fords simulator?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe it's lost in translation... but the Ferrari Web peeps spelled "DOWNLOAD" incorrectly... can't wait to play the game
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah well the web monkey over at porsche.com/usa/ needs one less bananna today...mouse over the Panamera and *wallah* it transforms to a Cayenne. DOH!
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      Of course if the game is of any realism, Ferrari should feature their F1 team and "DNF" is the pre-set race result.
      Sorry, couldn't resist.
      GO HAMMY GO
      • 5 Years Ago
      it isn't so bad...it's only 80mb
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sweet! I've been waiting for an App like this ever since the M3 one came out.
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