GTR: The Ultimate Racing Game

Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Racing
Publisher: Atari / THQ
Developer: SimBin

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'GTR: The Ultimate Racing Game' Gets Additional Cars - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 18, 2005 @ 8:47 a.m. PST

The game is based on the FIA GT Championship racing series and GTR includes all of the cars and drivers from the season of 2003 as well as the prestigious 24 Hours of Spa race. Developed and tested by the FIA GT drivers utilizing actual racing telemetry data from the featured teams, GTR will deliver the most realistic driving experience the world has seen to date.

The new car models are:

Mosler MT900R
Country: USA
Engine: Chevrolet V8
Teams: Rollcentre Racing (GBR), Perspective Racing (FRA)

The Mosler is an American Sports car which is smaller then you would expect at first sight. It has proven itself as a competitor in several races around the world, being helped by its 5.7L V8 Chevy engine.

Porsche 911/996 BiTurbo
Country: Germany
Engine: BiTurbo Boxer 6-cylinder
Teams: RTM Racing (BEL), AD Sport (BEL)

The well-shaped Bi-Turbo cars come from the Belgian national championship, where they produce more power than under FIAGT regulations. This is definitely a car with some serious potential.

Porsche 911/996 GT3 Cup
Country: Germany
Engine: Boxer 6-cylinder
Teams: Signa Racing Team (FRA), Almeras Freres (FRA), Ruffier Racing (FRA), Land Motorsport (GER)

These cars were made popular in the famous cup-class races - the Porsche Cups. This car is ideal for the smaller teams, and due to its reliability it's often a class-winner in endurance races.

Seat Toledo
Country: Spain
Engine: Seat Bi-Turbo V6
Teams: Darro Motor Racing (SPA)

This brutal beast is a silhouette racer, a Seat Toledo body over a tube frame chassi. Sharp as a knife, with the Bi-Turbo V6 it gives enough power to compete with the top in the NGT field.

Gillet Vertigo
Country: Belgium
Engine: Alfa Romeo V6
Teams: Belgian Racing (BEL)

The Vertigo is a small Belgian Sports car. Its light weight helps create a very good handling characteristic. Powered by a V6 engine from Alfa-Romeo it should be fast enough to hang on to the bigger NGT cars.

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