Race driver Ben Collins, who joined Slightly Mad Studios and their WMD-powered Project CARS title last month, has compared the developing title to professional driving simulators.
The real-life race driver and former “Stig” on the BBC’s popular Top Gear TV show, who serves as Physics & Handling Consultant on the team, has been impressed with the promise the early versions of the title has been showing.
Despite still being in pre-alpha stage, Collins compares the driving experience in Project CARS to that in multi-million dollar professional-grade simulators that are used by Formula One outfits and race car manufacturers:
“So far my impression of this sim is that the physics are very similar to the Le Mans / F1 simulator we’ve been using this year at Wirth Research for the Le Mans Series, which is very impressive,” Collins commented.
“The graphics are mega and track realism is extremely close for such an early stage in development. If this is the early stages the end result could be stunning.”
Aside from having served as “The Stig”, Collins is also an active race driver, having competed in numerous racing series since 1994, including Formula 3, FIA GT, BTCC and V8 Supercar competition. Furthermore, Collins also competes in the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing the 2011 edition 4th in the LMP2 class with RML.
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