• Sep 2nd 2010 at 2:01PM
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Ferrari Driving Academy Trailer - Click above to watch the video after the jump

There are a handful of F1 driving simulators out in the market today, ranging from Codemaster's F1 2010 to the $191,000 Cruden Hexatech simulator. Ferrari has decided to try their hand at their own version called Ferrari Virtual Academy 2010.

The simulation racing game will benefit from much of Ferrari's own expertise in Formula One. The team's engineers were consulted to provide realistic driving dynamics and each of the tracks were digitally recreated with Laser Scan and Motion Capture. Ferrari's current competitor, the F10, is the vehicle of choice, and Fiorano, Mugello and the Nürburgring are the current tracks available. There's no word as to whether historic cars or additional tracks will be offered.

The game will be available for download on September 9 with a price tag of 15 Euros (around $19 USD), although to tantalize potential users, Ferrari has said that there will be "exclusive Scuderia gadgets and further surprises" for the drivers. We don't know what that means, but we can't imagine a Ferrari gadget that we wouldn't like. Need to see more? You can watch the game's official trailer after the jump.

[Source: Ferrari]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      laser scanned tracks sounds awesome.

      this is built on netkar pro engine a very good sim so this should be great game
      • 4 Years Ago
      looks like rFactor.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I will just wait for the Williams F1 in iRacing. I can't forsee this being anything great. The last Ferrari licensed game sucked.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The engine is based on netKar Pro. It is extremely realistic as far as racing games go. It also offers a free trial with 1 car (Formula Ford 1600) and 1 track (fictional). It's well worth having a look at.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Seems pretty interesting, although I would like to know how realistic the simulator is.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If I'm not getting team orders while I'm driving, it won't be realistic enough.
        • 4 Years Ago
        How realistic do you want it? If you hear "Fernado is faster than you", I would worry.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I too think that Ferrari Virtual Academy 2010 will be cool to try! With so much experience in Formula 1, Ferrari could be trusted with all that they have promised - realistic driving dynamics, tracks digitally recreated with Laser Scan and Motion Capture, and lots more! The new simulation could give a tough competition to the advanced driving simulation developed by Mercedes-Benz recently. You might like to see a great video about it at http://clients.ccm-news.com/?client=Mercedes-Benz.