I don't know much about cars. I know where the gas goes. I know where the groceries go. I know where I go. I know to bring along a rubber toy so the dog doesn't chew the shifter knob off. And that's about it. But I love how they look, and how they sound, and Project CARS looks set to do a fine job of reproducing both within the safe confines of my monitor.
Slightly Mad's none-more-sexy racing game was recently pushed back into 2015, but if you don't mind the risk you can throw your money at it now on Steam. As is the way with retail pre-orders these days, doing so will get you not only the game, but also a Modified Car Pack, which comprises three "amazing limited-run custom machines" that can be used in all game modes: The Ruf CTR3 SMS-R, the Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster, and the Ariel Atom 3 Mugen.
The bad news is that the Modified Car Pack offer is only good until March 17, 2015, but the good news is, that's when the game comes out. That means you've got four months to think about it. The trailer above (which actually debuted in October at the Golden Joystick Awards) might help with your decision, and we'll of course review it when it's out.
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Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.