More Pre-Order Details for Project CARS

By Ashley Woodcock, 1 year ago
Back in August last year, we covered details on a limited edition and pre-order details of Slightly Mad Studios' upcoming racer Project CARS. Within the pre-order details, one of the included vehicles was the Ruf CTR3 SMS-R, which at the time was covered up and kept secret. Now, this super-secret vehicle has finally been exposed after all this time!

The Ruf CTR3 SMS-R has been created by Slightly Mad Studios' own engineers and is a spec version of the Ruf CTR3. Packing a wonderful 750 horsepower, a top speed of 330 km/h, the Ruf comes with "a stripped interior, bespoke bodywork and a highly-tuned engine".

Vehicle Lead Casey Ringley gives us more details on the ideas behind the track-only version of the vehicle:

We wanted the bodywork to reflect our idea of what Ruf would really do if they were to make a track-only version of the CTR3, very much like what Pagani did with the Zonda R. As a result, none of the bodywork is excessively extreme and it takes a lot of cues from modern GT3 class cars: dive planes at the front, swan neck rear wing, aggressive diffuser and other little details that are normal for a car that is honed to perform on the track.
A new set of screens have also been released with the pre-order details showcasing the Ruf gamers will soon be able to take for one hell of a spin. Also included are more juicy details on the car from the motor enthusiasts themselves:

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Mechanically, the engine is similar to the CTR3 Clubsport with 767hp and 980Nm of torque! That power level puts it on a par with the aforementioned Pagani Zonda R and allows it to compete alongside it in the GT1X class in-game.
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By the removal of 270kg of weight and the addition of an aerodynamics package that doubles the downforce of the road car and tuned suspension for increased cornering loads, the SMS-R is a machine that could entirely exist in the real world thanks to the authentic way that it was created using techniques that real drivers have used for decades - cutting weight, tuning suspension, improving aero.
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Get your hands on the Ruf by pre-ordering right here. Project CARS is set for release on April 2nd.
Ashley Woodcock
Written by Ashley Woodcock
Assistant News Manager for TrueAchievements and member of the Newshounds team since 2010. Lover of completions, tough achievements, shooters, action, adventure and racing titles, hip-hop, NBA, and my Scooby. Finding it hard to pull myself away from The Division and its dangerous Dark Zone.