The United States of Project CARS

This Tuesday (1), Slightly Mad Studios finally released the latest DLC for the Project CARS title, named the “US Race Car Pack”, which brought four recent cars that have some good history into the American scene. Four specs of cars were brought in this pack, which should make most of the fans happy: IndyCar, NASCAR, LMGTE and GT3, along with the Aston Martin GT12 road car that comes as the free car this time.

Starting with the open wheel side, the Dallara DW12, which received its name in tribute to the British driver Dan Wheldon, is introduced in Project CARS in the standard road course aero configuration that was used from 2012 to 2014, before the arrival of the manufacturer aerokits to the series. It comes with several fictional liveries as well a special one about the 100th edition of the Indianapolis 500, to be raced on the end of May. Official Firestone Firehawk soft, hard and rain tires as well push-to-pass are also featured.

If you are thinking on doing double duty, then the Ford Fusion stock car is also featured in its full roaring V8 glory. This is a heavy load to throw into the road courses since there are no ovals in Project CARS, so you will need the skill of a ringer to tame this beast. This one comes only with fictional liveries too.

Going to the sportscar side, the big GT3 field receives the Cadillac ATS-V.R machine, which hit the road on Pirelli World Challenge in 2015 with the duty to replace the multiple champion CTS-V.R GT machine, something that the Cadillac Racing team delivered in its first year by conquering the drivers title in 2015 with four wins spread into two clean sweeps. This car comes with the 2015 champion No. 3 livery used by Johnny O'Connell and the official No. 8 livery used last year by Andy Pilgrim, along with fictional liveries.

Probably the car that everyone was expecting, the Corvette C7R GTE adds more Le Mans-spec machines to the mix that had the Aston Martin Vantage V8 GTE and the BMW M3 E92 GT2. This V8 monster that replaced the Corvette C6R in 2014 comes with Michelin tires and with four official liveries, the 2015 No. 64 car that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the No. 3 car that won the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2015, as well the No. 63 GTE and the No. 4 GTLM ones, and also several fictional liveries.

The free car of the month, the Aston Martin Vantage GT12 is in fact an special road version of the Vantage V12 GT3 machine, bringing most of the knowledge acquired on track to the road, with only 100 editions of this machine being available to purchase. To demonstrate how track-ready this car is, it ran the 24 Hours of Nürburgring with minor modifications of its street spec.

All these cars feature a slot to put your customized liveries in the game, and the US Race Car pack is available on Steam for 3,49€ . The Vantage GT12 comes outside of the pack, just needing an automatic update in the game to be available.

Below we have a hotlap around Road America with the DW12, a combination that will be in IndyCar later in the 2016 season:

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