Published on June 25th, 2012 | by Alisdair0
Project CARS – Ruapuna Park & Formula Gulf Coming soon
Slightly Mad Studios has officially announced the latest licensing deal for their WMD Powered title Project CARS which will now see the addition of Powerbuilt Raceway at Ruapuna Park and the formula Gulf 1000 series.
Through the kind efforts of a Project CARS members Andy Marshall Slightly Mad Studios gained the licensing to feature the Formula Gulf 1000 in Project CARS bringing what is said to be the world lowest cost, one make, single seater series that gives drivers the chance of a driving path into the formula racing world.
Designed by Ralph Firman Racing, the FG1000 single seater weighs 400 kilograms and is powered by a Suzuki GSX-R K8 superbike engine producing 150bhp. The car is equipped with a six-speed sequential gearbox, 4-pot AP Racing brakes, Formula 3-spec tires as well as an EVO 4 data logging system.
The next licensing deal to be announced will see another track being added to the game again with the generous help from a Project CARS member Mark Silcock who helped bring the Powerbuilt raceway at Ruapuna Park to the game. Located in New Zealand, 13 kilometers northwest of Christchurch the track will offer up a new proving ground for the new nimble open wheeler.
The track comes with multiple layouts, ranging from a small club circuit and a tri-oval configuration to the 3.3 kilometer Grand Prix layout. The track has hosted multiple instances of the New Zealand Grand Prix; the fast flowing layout features many sweeping corners, making Ruapuna the perfect match for the Formula Gulf 1000.
Source WMD Portal