Slightly Mad Studios have released a new render of their upcoming, community-funded, C.A.R.S. project, revealing a brand new car as we get to check out the Audi R18 TDI LMP1 Le Mans Prototype.
Following the first renders that revealed the Lotus 49 Formula One car, this is the first time we get to see a modern race car in C.A.R.S. The R18 TDI is powered by a V6 Turbo Diesel engine, it won this years’ Le Mans 24 Hours race after making its competition debut at Spa Francorchamps just a month earlier.
Interestingly, the car sports a completely fictional paint scheme without any Audi logos, this may very well be a sign of licensing still being worked on in the background as SMS revealed in a past article.
C.A.R.S., which stands for Community Assisted Race Sim, is a new project by Slightly Mad Studios that will allow sim racers to invest in an upcoming simulation title. In return, the investors will get to have a major say in the direction the title will be taking, get development builds and get to follow a completely transparent development process that shows the SMS team at work.
Update: High resolution preview added.