Top Race 2009 – Hands-On Screenshots

After bringing us the Argentinian Turismo Carretera Series, 2PEZ Games Development is bringing us another South American racing series with their Top Race 2009 simulation.

Based on the trusted gMotor 2 engine by Image Space Incorporated, Top Race 2009 simulates the successful Top Race touring car series, including all cars, drivers and tracks that make up this rather exotic series.

Powered by 350HP V6 engines, the Top Race touring cars are tube-framed racing cars that use silhouettes which resemble well-known road cars such as the VW Passat, the Ford Mondeo or the Chevrolet Astra. The cars are powerful and durable enough to provide stunning door to door touring car racing on twelve different race tracks.

While most sim racers should be familiar with the Brazilian Interlagos track, the other 11 circuits will be new to most European or North American sim racers. The choice of tracks includes both tight and twisty as well as fast flowing tracks, all of which are available as dry and wet version.

Top Race 2009 will be available in Spanish and English, the title is planned to be released later this month. More info can be found on the Top Race 2009 website and you can enjoy lots of screenshots below.

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  • phil23

    Some very nice screen shots 😎 .

    I like the look of this game now that I’ve watched the Video on their official website. Might have to try it when it’s out.

    I didn’t like Turismo Carretera as the cars were too hard to control, but hopefully this will have a better feel to it. The video certainly promotes some good close racing :happy: .

  • GeraArg

    This game have my local track, the Oscar Cabalen… 😎 😎 😎 :sd:

    You like the Zonda? 😛

  • ghost_301

    Everything seems nice beside no hand on the steering wheel … meh … :roll:

  • NombreyApellido

    It certainly looks a bit better than the ACTC, car models at least… I haven’t seen much about tracks though, which were underwhelming to say the least, in previous 3DGen/2Pez games. If they’ve improved in that area, I might end up paying for it.

    /Chris

  • JasonSix

    Looks pretty good from the screenshots. Might have to check it out.

  • ForzaBarca88

    Hmm, anyone know what that track is with the mountains in the background?

  • http://www.racedepartment.com TehFuzzi0n

    The menus look really good, much better than a lot of other games.

  • Rasmus

    What struck me the most was the almost identical Monitor and Setup menus as rFactor. 😀 Just with a white theme. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing though, as rF works just fine.

    The cars look… weird, in some way, I think. Probably just because I haven’t seen their real life counterparts. And I still prefer the look of the WTCC cars instead of this. Maybe that’s just me.

    The screenies are okay, I guess, but not stunning in any way.

  • http://hompe.blogspot.com Hompe

    The raindrops looks intressting, maybe we get to see them in rfactor after the release of this game 😀

  • wizza

    Looks very intresting but I have never see any 2Pez game in my local stores here in the Uk. Any news on where this will be availble???

  • NombreyApellido

    ForzaBarca88:
    Hmm, anyone know what that track is with the mountains in the background?

    Autódromo El Zonda – San Juan – Argentina

    http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=-31.549941,-68.692038&spn=0.014775,0.036049&t=h&z=16

  • logos

    Looks good. The video on their site reminds me of the excellent tracks and close racing battles from the STCC.

  • GeraArg

    ForzaBarca88:
    Hmm, anyone know what that track is with the mountains in the background?

    “Autodromo Eduardo Copello (aka El Zonda)” 😉

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_1Ppwy3hmg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPz4sm8y40M

    Find the location on Google Earth… 😎 😎 😎 :tongue:

  • http://www.virtualr.net Montoya

    phil23:

    I didn’t like Turismo Carretera as the cars were too hard to control, but hopefully this will have a better feel to it. The video certainly promotes some good close racing :happy: .

    The cars aren’t really hard to drive, they´re pretty tame until you push them to the limit.

    Even though I didn’t even know the real life series before trying this sim, I have to say I like these cars a lot. They´re as durable as WTCC cars but more powerful, a very nice combination.

    I wish the DTM cars would be like this :roll:

  • trebor901

    ummm its already out, go to the downloads section there’s a buy and download bit for the game

  • Mr. A

    I’m not very familiar with 2PEZ Games.

    Do they do a lot of development themselves on the game engine (I see they have added rain at least) or is it pretty much vanilla rFactor with custom content?

  • NombreyApellido

    Mr. A:
    I’m not very familiar with 2PEZ Games.
    Do they do a lot of development themselves on the game engine (I see they have added rain at least) or is it pretty much vanilla rFactor with custom content?

    They didn’t add rain á la GTR2: you can choose between a dry or a rainy version of the same track AFAIK.
    I’d said pretty much vanilla rFactor. And that’s what kept me way from those products.
    Until now, that is.

    /Chris

  • trebor901

    If anyone who buys this managed to get past the activation please say here because i didnt get a code for the stupid activemark activation thing (like rFactor’s) i just got one for the program that runs before it.

  • Piquet

    Is INTERLAGOS “scratch made”???
    Nice shots.
    I will by this title for sure.

    Good luck to all involved.

    Danny

  • curcanos

    NombreyApellido:

    They didn’t add rain á la GTR2: you can choose between a dry or a rainy version of the same track AFAIK.
    I’d said pretty much vanilla rFactor. And that’s what kept me way from those products.
    Until now, that is.
    /Chris

    How did they add raindrops then? Surely they modified the game somewhat.

  • NombreyApellido

    curcanos:

    How did they add raindrops then? Surely they modified the game somewhat.

    Just a guess: perhaps they licensed the same code that was used back in 2006 with GTR2. Reading some previews, I see now that dynamic grip is announced as feature of the game. So perhaps my assumption about fixed dry/wet was wrong… :question:

    So it could well be that is not based solely on the trusty old rFactor as before.

    /Chris

  • fxs

    Piquet: Is INTERLAGOS “scratch made”???

    nop.. is the same Interlagos GP4 for rfactor :sad2: but now u pay for it :sd:

  • phife9355

    okay I just tried the game and I have say I love it :happy: It is Rfactor but the only car you can choose is the Toprace touring cars. The everything else is rfactor. Interlagos has a lot more detail in the track than before. The handling is great, only problem is if you play the game from the cam outside the car, the engine noise is really quiet, but if you play from any other cam view it is fine. The car really feels sluggish below 3000 rpms. For the post above that could not get the game to work, here is what you have to do. Use the coupon code they email you, and then when it ask you to buy the full version, say yes, and then click on “I have coupon” on the left side of the page. Then put in the same code they emailed you and it will load and the game will work after that. 😆

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