Slightly Mad Studios are very excited to announce the newest addition to Project CARS as McLaren Automotive joins the expanding list of manufacturers represented in the studio’s upcoming WMD-powered racing title. Thanks to the efforts of SMS partner Andy Marshall of Racetek Simulators, players will be able to experience five of McLaren’s most successful & sought after sports cars in Project CARS. Part of the McLaren Group, McLaren Automotive creates high-performance vehicles equipped with technology derived from McLaren’s successful Formula One team. McLaren sports cars have enjoyed tremendous success on and off the race track, clinching various awards, championships and accolades ever since the company’s foundation in 1989. Project CARS will allow everyone to experience the long way McLaren has come, starting with the 1994 McLaren F1. The company’s first road car made the Guiness Book of World Records as “World’s Fastest Production Road Car”, hitting 391 kph of top-end speed thanks to its mighty BMW V12 engine. The F1’s speed translated to on-track success quickly as McLaren won the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans and made a big impact on GT racing with the F1 GTR race car that was campaigned around the world by various customer teams.
16 years later, the company picked up where they left off with a brand new road car, the Mclaren 12C. Like its predcessor, the 12C set a new benchmark across the board, earning the car the “ 2012 Car of the Year” & “Best Supercar” awards. Once again, a successful road car also bred a great racing machine as the Mclaren 12C GT3 has been successfully racing in some of the world’s most competitive racing seris and endurance racing events since 2012. Completing the selection of McLaren cars in Project CARS is the company’s newest brainchild – The Mclaren P1 plug-in hybrid supercar. McLaren Models in Project CARS - 1994 McLaren F1 - 1997 McLaren F1 GTR - 2013 McLaren 12C - 2013 McLaren 12C GT3 - 2013 McLaren P1 WMD members will be the first to test drive these new additions once they are being added to the Project CARS development builds. To shorten the waiting time, members also get to follow every aspect of the car development process on the WMD forums, from the first steps of development to the finished car out on track. Project CARS is coming to PC, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Wii U in 2014.