If you’re like us, you’d probably love to race a Ferrari on some of the world’s classic circuits. Perhaps your idea of automotive nirvana is piloting a Ferrari 312 around the Monaco Grand Prix street circuit, or racing an F40 at Spa-Francorchamps.
Like us, your biggest hurdle is likely a severe lack of funding; after all, Ferraris cost serious money, as does globe-trotting to the world’s finest tracks. We don’t have a solution to our problem in the real-world (yet), but we may have found the next best thing in the virtual world.
As Wheels Blog tells us, Atari will release Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends this spring. Based on a physics engine developed by Slightly Mad Studios and used in Need For Speed Shift 2, Ferrari Racing Legends allows players to pilot nearly 50 different Ferrari models on 36 classic (but yet unidentified) tracks.
Details on the models included are also lacking, but we spot a Ferrari 312, a 430 Scuderia, a 458 Italia, an Enzo, an F40, a Testarossa and a 308. From what we can tell, all the wheel-to-wheel racing takes place in identical models, though it looks like the game includes a time attack mode as well.
New to Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends is a “vintage look” to the landscape while racing classic Ferraris, as if the player were viewing archival film stock (less the scratches and static in the audio, we hope). Look for the game to be released in versions for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC this spring.