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08/29/2014
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

London, August 29, 2014:  Slightly Mad Studios announces a spectacular new addition to the lineup of vehicles in Project CARS as Aston Martin joins the WMD-powered racing title.

Project CARS will feature seven Aston Martin models, including some of the company’s most iconic and successful race cars from more than 50 years of on-track competition.

The selection of Aston Martins in Project CARS is kicked off by none other than the company’s first Le Mans 24 Hours winner: The DBR1. Driven by Carroll Shelby & Roy Salvadori, the open-top DBR1 clinched top honors at the French classic in 1959.

Three years later, Aston Martin returned to top-flight sports car racing and Le Mans with the DP212. Powered by a 4-liter straight-six engine and driven by Graham Hill & Richie Ginther, the DP212 raced at the 1962 Le Mans 24 Hours and several other endurance racing events afterwards.

Only a single example of DP212 was built, so Project CARS gamers will be able to experience a true and rare racing legend.

Fast-forwarding into the modern age, the Aston Martin Racing works team returned to top-class prototype racing at Le Mans in 2009, debuting the Aston Martin DBR 1-2. Using the company’s proven 6-liter V12 engine, the closed-cockpit prototype racer competed successfully against both works prototype and privateer competition.

Project CARS will also feature the company’s recent choice for GT racing around the globe – The Aston Martin Vantage. The Vantage comes  in several versions, including the V8-powered GT4-class version, the V12-equipped GT3-class challenger as well as the Vantage GTE that competes in the World Endurance Championship which includes Le Mans 24 Hours.

Completing the lineup is the 2013 Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S. Based on Aston Martin’s four-door, four-seat Rapide sports car, the car was developed in co-operation renewable energy experts Alset Global, using both a traditional 6-liter V12 gasoline engine and Hydrogen power.

Aston Martin in Project CARS

  • 1959 Aston Martin DBR1
  • 1963 Aston Martin DP212
  • 2009 Aston Martin DBR1-2
  • 2012 Aston Martin Vantage GT4
  • 2013 Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3
  • 2013 Aston Martin Vantage GTE
  • 2013 Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S
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.

ABOUT PROJECT CARS

Project CARS is the most authentic, beautiful, intense, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet.

Create a driver, pick from a variety of motorsports, and shift into high gear to chase a number of Historic Goals and enter the Hall Of Fame. Then test your skills online either in competitive fully-loaded race weekends, leaderboard-based time challenges, or continually-updated community events.

Featuring world-class graphics and handling, a ground-breaking dynamic time of day & weather system, and deep tuning & pit stop functionality, Project CARS leaves the competition behind in the dust.

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

For more info, please make sure to visit:  www.projectcarsgame.com and the  Project CARS Facebook page

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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