The 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of the racing world’s most famous circuits, has been announced as one of several new tracks coming to the next-gen racing game Project CARS. Though Le Mans is perhaps better known outside of the United States, another of the new tracks unveiled, Laguna Seca, may be more familiar to U.S. fans. And yes, it’s included.
Bandai Namco has already stated that Project CARS will cover quite a few regions. For instance, the PS4 and Xbox One racing game will include scenic drives along the French Riviera, mountain passes down the west coast of the United States, exotic vistas from Australia and Dubai and a slew of iconic motorsports tracks from the UK, U.S. and Europe.
Like, say, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. For more than 80 years, France has been a racing hotbed in June as drivers try to show both their speed and stamina. In Project CARS, virtual players will also be able to tackle this racing gauntlet, and they’ll be able to do so against a full grid of 55 opponents.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was also announced a new Project CARS track. Laguna Seca features dramatic elevation changes and the infamous “Corkscrew,” all of which will be presented in detail — and in all weather conditions.
Home to rock concerts, grand prix, and motorbike championships alike, Donington Park was the first park circuit in England. It continues to this day to be a household name with racing fans from around the world. And, like the others mentioned above, it too will be included in Project CARS.
And finally, the fourth new track Bandai Namco announced today is the UK’s Snetterton, which is host to Touring, GT and Superbike championships. Featuring three layouts, Snetterton is one of the UK’s newest race tracks and can be used in Project CARS to either compete against other players online or to provide a track on which to test a new car setup.