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  Project CARS Welcomes Audi
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03/18/2014
 


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London, March 19, 2014:   Slightly Mad Studios is very excited to announce another high-profile addition to Project CARS as Audi joins the WMD-powered multi-platform racing title.

Project CARS will feature seven Audi cars, giving players access to five of Audi’s most iconic & successful racing cars and two stunning cars from Audi’s current lineup of road cars.

The pack of seven of Audis in Project CARS is kicked off by the 2012 A1 Quattro, a strictly-limited 256hp version of the Audi A1. While only 333 of these will hit the real-world roads, Project CARS will make sure that all car enthusiasts around the world can experience one of the world’s most powerful compact cars.

Sports car fans looking for something even more powerful will love the 2013 Audi R8 V10 Plus, the latest rendition of Audi’s sought-after mid-engine sports car. Powered by a 550hp V10 engine, the R8 V10 Plus is equipped with everything that makes a sports car desirable, including a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission & ceramic brakes.

Testament to Audi’s tremendous on-track success, all four Audi racing cars in Project CARS are championship winners as each of them has left a lasting impression in the series they have competed in.

Audi’s Le Mans success will be represented in Project CARS by Audi’s first Le Mans-winning car, the Audi R8 LMP900, and the 2011 LMP1 R18 TDI Diesel prototype. These two cars combine no less than eight Le Mans overall wins in their racing history, alongside countless other endurance racing wins around the world.

The group of Le Mans Prototypes is spearheaded by the brand new 2014 Audi R18 e-tron quattro that will race in the FIA World Endurance Championship season and the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Also included is the R8 LMS Ultra, Audi’s highly successful customer race car for GT3-class racing. Competing in countless national & international series by privateer teams around the world, the R8 LMS Ultra has clinched several championships and marquee wins in events like the Nürburgring 24 Hour race and the Bathurst 12 Hours.

The lineup of Audi race cars in Project CARS is rounded out by one of the company’s most iconic competitors: The Audi 90 Quattro IMSA GTO car. Build for the GTO class of the 1989 IMSA GT Championship, the car was powered by Audi’s rally-proven 2.2 liter turbo engine, offering no less than 720hp of power for drivers to prove themselves with.

Audi In Project CARS

2012 Audi A1 quattro

2013 Audi R8 V10 Plus

2002 Audi R8 LMP900

2011 Audi R18 TDI LMP1

2014 Audi R18 e-tron quattro

2013 Audi R8 LMS Ultra GT3

1989 Audi 90 IMSA GTO

WMD members will be the first to test drive these new additions once they are added to the Project CARS development builds.

To shorten the waiting time, members also get to follow every aspect of the car development process on the WMD forums, from the first steps of development to the finished car out on track.

Project CARS will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam OS, PC, and Wii U starting Fall 2014.

WMD ON YOUTUBE 

Visit the all new World of Mass Development Youtube channel for all the latest Project CARS trailers & gameplay videos:

http://www.youtube.com/user/WMDPortalcom

ABOUT PROJECT CARS

Project CARS is the first title to be created using the unique crowd-powered WMD Portal. Already critically-acclaimed as being the first true competitor to Forza Motorsport and Gran Turismo and the premier authentic race experience on Wii U, Project CARS gives players the freedom to choose their own destiny - whether that's starting as a karting prodigy and going on to become an Formula champion within 3 years, to return year after year and defend your GT title against all oncomers, or to prove your dominance across six other distinct and popular motorsports.

Featuring a dynamic time of day and weather system, full pit stops & strategies, fully-loaded online play, a comprehensive tuning system, over 100 tracks, bleeding-edge physics, and a world-class graphics engine supporting 4K gaming and Oculus Rift, Project CARS is the truly next-generation race experience.

ABOUT WMD

 WMD (World Of Mass Development) is a revolutionary platform allowing games to be both funded and powered by the contributions of actual players.

Developers simply submit their ideas to an active gaming community that then funds the titles through the purchase of Tool Packs. With these, those community members then become bona fide contributors to that project allowing them to contribute ideas, speak to the development team, download regular builds of the game, vote on important decisions, collate feedback, and ultimately share in any profits earned from the launching title.

WMD is therefore a unique prospect for both gamers that want to get involved in exciting upcoming titles and developers looking to raise funds for their projects. To see a full breakdown of the details for both players and developers, plus lots more, please visit www.wmdportal.com, or contact info@wmdportal.com and follow the updates on Twitter @WMDCars.

ABOUT SLIGHTLY MAD STUDIOS LTD

Slightly Mad Studios is an independent, award-winning developer celebrating 10 years working on some of the most critically-acclaimed and popular franchises in the racing genre - GTR, Need For Speed, and Test Drive. The company has a core studio located near Tower Bridge, London but predominantly uses a unique distributed development system allowing the team to work from home all around the world whilst still being ultra-efficient and collaborative.

Slightly Mad Studios' social/mobile gaming division - Gamagio - has also enjoyed success having most recently created the hugely-popular "The Walking Dead: Assault" title for iOS and Android.

For more information about Slightly Mad Studios or Gamagio, please visit www.slightlymadstudios.com or www.gamagio.com and follow the updates on Twitter @SlightlyMadTeam and @GamagioGaming

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