In response to the “number one” request from fans of the first game, developer Slightly Mad Studios has confirmed that Project Cars 2 will feature 10 Ferraris, spanning “a series of historic, classic and current models carefully chosen to represent the passion, the technology and the glorious sporting history that defines the brand”.
“Curating and selecting Ferraris from over 80 years’ worth of motorsport history was both a challenge and a joy,” explains game director Stephen Viljoen in the press stuff. “Our fans’ number one request after Project CARS 1 was to bring Ferrari to our game. We’re proud and really excited to have managed to bring this legendary brand to the franchise. Recreating their handling and legendary performance was a top priority for us.”
Besides the previously announced 180-something white and yellow cars, and probably some other colours too, the game’s garage now also includes the Ferrari 330 P4, 365 GTB4 Competizione, 288 GTO, F40 LM, F333 SP, F50 GT, Enzo Ferrari, 488 GT3, 488 GTE, and LaFerrari.
“Having Ferrari in Project CARS 2 is fantastic news for our drivers,” adds creative director Andy Tudor. “But it also comes with its own unique set of challenges. With so much pedigree and expectation, getting the feel of these Ferraris right, in-game, was a massive responsibility for us. Fans and drivers of both Project CARS 2 and Ferrari expect something special, they expect the cars in-game to echo all the hallmarks of what it is to drive some of Maranello’s greatest-ever cars. We can’t wait to get our drivers into these Ferraris and let them experience what we’ve achieved. These cars are truly special.”
Game’s out on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on 22 September.