We last told you about the open-source racing game Project CARS at the end of December, calling it the Mona Lisa of racing games. That post, which included some beautiful screencaps as well as a video showing the game in action, presented a wide breadth of cars and tracks in stunning detail. Now, we have another trailer, and if anything, the game looks even better.

Available in ultra-high-def 1440p, this new trailer looks particularly stunning when the courses are wet. As with the last trailer, the sheer variety of cars and tracks is seriously impressive, even without the damage and weather effects. According to the video game fanatics at Kotaku, Project CARS is still under development. If that's really the case, we can't wait to see what the finished product looks like.

If there's one qualm we have, it's that this new title from Slightly Mad Studios still doesn't have a release date. All we know is that it will be available on Steam, Microsoft's Xbox One, the Sony Playstation 4, Nintendo Wii U and Oculus Rift later this year. Take a look below for the full trailer.


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      LafinJack
      • 9 Months Ago
      Good job linking to everything except the developer's site. http://www.wmdportal.com/projects/cars/
      ToyotaSupraMan
      • 9 Months Ago
      "All we know is that it will be available on Steam, Microsoft's Xbox One, the Sony Playstation 4, Nintendo Wii U and Oculus Rift later this year." Erm, Oculus Rift is not a "game system", it's a Virtual Reality headset. What you meant is that the Steam version will have Oculus Rift support
      Andre Neves
      • 9 Months Ago
      Looking forward to replacing the "expensive" Forza series with this. Can't wait.
        Lachmund
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Andre Neves
        In terms of car variety you may be disappointed. In all other terms pCARS excels Forza. Amazing track variety, great physics (more realistic than Forza for sure), dynamic weather and daytime. Graphics on my middleclass PC are amazing. It is not very demanding so the PS4 should be able to run it fine!
      Daz91e
      • 9 Months Ago
      I must be missing something because the graphics are not at all impressive to me. Looks good from inside the car but the scenery looks pathetic. I certainly wouldnt bother getting another 780 to max it at 1440p.
      omgcool
      • 9 Months Ago
      Watching the motion of the cars in the videos, I'm not convinced these physics will feel as fluid as Forza. And possibly more important to me, I don't see enough vehicle variety. Call me crazy, but I'd rather race with cars I actually have a shot at owning someday. Gumperts, McLarens, etc. don't really interest me. The weather, however, is a huge plus. I've been awaiting the day Forza brings weather and night racing to the series. That would make Forza V's pitiful track selection actually bearable. None of my position is relevant, though. I'm too stingy to buy a One at this point, and I'll gladly keep working at Forza IV for the next couple/few years. I don't take time to play much anyways.
        Lachmund
        • 9 Months Ago
        @omgcool
        Trust me...Forza physics are way behind pCARS.
        RampantFury
        • 9 Months Ago
        @omgcool
        Right, So youd rather drive a bunch of Honda's and Toyota's *Rolls eyes*
      citidriver
      • 9 Months Ago
      Ultra HD: 3840 x 2160, 4K: 4096 x 2160.
      Rita Silva
      • 9 Months Ago
      http://www.projectcarsvideos.com/2014/03/2015-ford-mustang-gt-coming-to-project.html
      EZen
      • 9 Months Ago
      Project CARS stands for Project Community Assisted Racing Simulator. It's community assisted in that it was funded by people in the first year or so back in October 2011. I joined right at the beginning and those early pre-alpha builds were excellent. Every week things changing and people giving feedback. There were tons of polls from the devs to backers asking what they liked and didn't like, wanted to see and didn't want to see, what cars and tracks, etc. At this point (should be releasing by holidays 2014), they know what it's going to be. The community has focused testing on things like specific tire compounds, car setups, force feedback tweaks, etc. They've hired Ben "The Stig" Collins as well as Nic Hamilton to be full time testers. They provide extremely detailed feedback on a regular basis. I can assure you that they aren't just saying "Yeah, feels good enough." They are very critical to make sure all aspects of car handling feel right to them. I would say that when you're playing a car/track combo that is well sorted it feels really damn good. There are cars/tracks/situations that are utterly broken because sometimes changing one thing changes another. There have been times that engine braking caused traction issues and then they balance that. Maybe making sure things flatspot correctly cause too much overheating, etc. I'm certain that this will be the most realistic racing game you can play for the newest generation of consoles and should stand up proudly alongside iRacing, rFactor 2, Assetto Corsa and others.
      jcar302
      • 9 Months Ago
      I think any game would be hard pressed to beat out Forza or Gran turismo on it's first try. Of course i hope it's a great game. But it will be more of a seeing is believing thing. And let's not forget, while awesome graphics are great and all, Forza and GT have a big head start on sound and handling characteristics.
        Lachmund
        • 9 Months Ago
        @jcar302
        I play the game for a year and at the actual state handling is definately more realistic than Forza, sound is on par. The things in question atm are still will the campaign be fun? (not implemented yet) Will the AI be great (it's gotten alot better but still work to do) and will the relatively few cars be enough?
        RTHKI
        • 9 Months Ago
        @jcar302
        Pcars easily beats Forza in everything except car count and maybe sound. Can't say anything about Gran Turismo. It's not exactly their first try either, they have plenty of experience.
      Alexander Stewart
      • 9 Months Ago
      I need to buy a wheel set up for this game.
      turbo_awd
      • 9 Months Ago
      Seems like some people are already playing/testing this game. All I ever see is "it's not here yet, but soon". Did I have to be one of the first people to donate to get access? I'd like to try some kind of demo to see if I like it (PC), and whether it's worth waiting for. Maybe I'm just impatient, but the website is just horrible for conveying this type of information. Is there more info on STEAM? I've used that once in my life, to install Dirt 3 - I never login, search, etc..
      Gator
      • 9 Months Ago
      Graphics are easy. Unless they get the physics right, it's another need for speed and as a result will be worthless. Now I pray that won't happen because this game has almost everything I have ever wanted, but looks don't mean much if it can't perform; just like a car.
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