Slightly Mad Studios
recently announced that a partnership between Project CARS
and Formula Gulf has been made and the FM1000 race car will join an already prestigious list of cars, that will be represented in the racing simulation game. Project CARS
will be the first simulation to feature the Formula Gulf 1000 race cars.
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.
Additionally, Raupuna Park has been added to the racing simulator to test your driving skills on the various track layouts. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the track at Powerbuilt Raceway, it's located 13 kilometers northwest of Christchurch, Ruapuna and is one of New Zealand's premier racing centers.
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.
Currently, Project Cars
is being developed and released for the PC in 2013. Slightly Mad Studios hopes to bring the game to the Xbox 360 shortly afterwards.