A new car & track combination will be coming to Project CARS as the Formula Gulf & Ruapuana Raceway have been announced as Project CARS will be the first simulation to feature the Formula Gulf series.
The series races exclusively in the Middle East as the Dubai Autodrome and the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi host all of the seven events that make up the 14-race calendar, using the FG1000 race car.
Designed by Ralph Firman Racing, the FG1000 single seater weighs 400 kilograms and is powered by a Suzuki GSX-R K8 superbike engine producing 150bhp. The car is equipped with a six-speed sequential gearbox, 4-pot AP Racing brakes, Formula 3-spec tires as well as an EVO 4 data logging system.
Alongside the new car, a new track has been announced as well as New Zealand’s Powerbuilt Raceway at Ruapuna Park near Christchurch is coming to the simulation.
The track comes with multiple layouts, ranging from a small club circuit and a tri-oval configuration to the 3.3 kilometer Grand Prix layout. The track has hosted multiple instances of the New Zealand Grand Prix; the fast flowing layout features many sweeping corners, making Ruapuna the perfect match for the Formula Gulf 1000.
WMD members will be able to give the new car & track a spin in Project Cars as soon as first development versions will be added to the regular builds.
Membership on Project CARS starts with a one-time payment of 10€ for Junior membership, for more info on pricing and benefits, please check out the WMD website.