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  • Patent drawings for Porsche 917 Tribute concept - Photo credit: German Patent and Trade Mark Office

    Patent drawings of what looked like a production version of Porsche's 917 Tribute from 2019 surfaced online last month. The drawings, which were discovered on the German Patent and Trade Mark Office website, quickly led to rumors that Porsche might build a small run for well-heeled track enthusiasts, just like it did with the modern 935 track car. However, CAR reported Thursday that the patent drawings are actually for a virtual version of the stunning concept that will be made available in “Gran Turismo Sport” on Sony's PlayStation 4. It's apparently one of three Porsches bound...

  • Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept
    New Mazda RX-Vision GT3 ready to race in the virtual world

    Mazda has revealed a racing version of its stunning RX-Vision concept, but this one is for the virtual world only.

  • Brent Cheney's 2005 Mini Cooper S racing simulator build
    Junkyard Mini Cooper gets second life as racing simulator

    How a Mini that was left for dead found a second life as a dream racing sim rig.

  • Team Fordzilla P1 project
    Ford wants gamers to help it design the ultimate virtual race car

    Ford is letting gamers get involved in the design of a virtual race car through its Team Fordzilla P1 project.

  • "Fast & Furious Crossroads" video game
    "The Fast and the Furious" is becoming a video game in 2020

    Get ready to celebrate, "Fast and Furious" fans, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson are coming to consoles in a new video game. Rodriguez and Diesel took to the stage during a recent game awards night and announced "Fast & Furious Crossroads." Set to be a video game for PC, PS4...

  • Need For Speed Heat Polestar 1
    Wild Polestar 1 "Need For Speed Heat" cover car is being built

    "Need for Speed Heat" video game variant of the Polestar 1 inspires real-life build of the super-tuned electric coupe.

  • Nissan Esports gaming chairs

    Nissan design decided to dangle its feet in the Esports pool for September 12's National Video Game Day with a handful of car-inspired gaming chair concepts. This isn’t a game. We’ve got some new concepts and they aren’t cars. Share your pick of the gaming-inspired styles below. #NationalVideoGamesDay — Nissan (@NissanUSA) September 12, 2019 The three chair sketches shared on Twitter are each inspired by a car in Nissan's current lineup. The company decided to do a little something for everybody, tapping the Leaf for its futuristic, almost...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra
    Toyota explains why its cars aren't in Need For Speed Heat

    Despite a decades-long presence in the tuning scene, Toyota's iconic Supra will be absent from Electronic Arts' upcoming "Need For Speed Heat". The reason? Well, that's just now coming into focus. When a fan tweeted at Toyota UK Tuesday to ask why the brand isn't represented in "Heat," the...

  • Need for Speed Heat
    "Need for Speed Heat" sizzles in new trailer

    "Need for Speed Heat" trailer has lots of street racing, stunts, crashes, and attitude.

  • Fordzilla logo
    Ford announces new esports racing program

    Ford announced its new esports racing program, Fordzilla, and said it will begin recruiting players for European teams at Gamescom.

  • Lego Porsche 911 Turbo
    Porsche 911 Turbo joins Forza's Lego expansion pack

    Earlier this year the "Forza" racing series for the Microsoft Xbox console let racing fans live out their childhood fantasies by introducing "Forza Horizon 4 Lego Speed Champions," an expansion pack for the popular video game that gave players the opportunity to drive some of their favorite cars in...

  • 'Forza Horizon 4' Lego Speed Champions expansion pack
    "Forza Horizon 4" goes Lego: Speed Champions expansion pack revealed

    "Forza Horizon 4 Lego Speed Champions" turns the cars and scenery in the popular open-world racing game into Lego depictions of the real thing.

  • GR Supra GT Cup one-make race series for 2020 Toyota Supra in 'Gran Turismo Sport'

    Avid gamers and Toyota Supra fans should gear up for a new virtual one-make racing series. Toyota and "Gran Turismo Sport" will launch a global one-make racing series for the Playstation and featuring the 2020 Supra this month. The racing series will take place entirely within the digital realm on "Gran Turismo Sport," the latest installment in the long-running driving simulator for the PlayStation. Officially titled the "GR Supra GT Cup," the series will consist of 13 rounds and finalists make their way to the Tokyo Motor Show this October. It's the first global one-make series to be...

  • Porsche Esports Supercup virtual one-make championship
    Porsche launches virtual one-make race series with real prize money

    Porsche is jumping into the world of Esports with a one-make race series that will see the winner take home $100,000.

  • Daimler in-car gaming development competition
    Daimler wants your help for in-car gaming ideas

    We don't know when or if self-driving cars will take over the roadways, but it's inevitable they'll change the way we spend time in the car. Mercedes-Benz's parent company, Daimler, recognizes that massive changes are afoot and has launched a competition called the In-Car Gaming Challenge to...

  • Wrench the game heads to Early Access on Steam this fall
    Become a virtual mechanic with the "Wrench" video game

    Back in 2017, a prototype trailer for a new video game made its way on to the Internet. Simply called "Wrench," the game promised the ability to build a car from the ground up in a virtual reality space. Now the game is moving closer to completion as creator Alec Moody has released more in-game...

  • Forza Horizon 4 commercial
    Here is the full list of cars in "Forza Horizon 4"

    The "Forza Horizon" franchise is ready to spread its virtual vehicular cheer to a new digital destination. On Oct. 2 (or Sept. 28 for those who buy the Ultimate Edition), "Forza Horizon 4" hits the stores, and this time the action is set in the UK, mostly Scotland and the lake district of northwest...

  • 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor
    Ford Ranger Raptor confirmed for Europe; is the US next?

    Europe, the Ford Ranger Raptor cometh. The Blue Oval used the Gamescom video game conference in Cologne, Germany, on Tuesday to reveal that the 2019 Ranger Raptor will go on sale across the continent in 2019. The Blue Oval also released the cool video above with the announcement. And with Europe's...

  • "The Grand Tour" game

    Video gamers will have a curious new driving title to explore with "The Grand Tour." Amazon Game Studios announced the game and released a short teaser video of it on Tuesday. It's unclear what exactly the premise of the game is, but the teaser video explains, "If you’ve ever wanted to be Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond or James May without the inconvenience of becoming tired and breathless and always followed around by two other middle-aged men, your dreams are about to come true." It seems the game will focus on giving players the opportunity to play some of the show's wildest stunts...

  • Mercedes-AMG Petronas eSports gamer team
    Mercedes-AMG forms eSports racing team

    Four gamers have caught the break of a lifetime as the inaugural members of Mercedes-AMG's newly founded eSports team. On Tuesday, the company announced the Mercedes-AMG Petronas eSports team will enter the 2018 F1 eSports Series. eSports, or electronic sports, are a form of organized video game...

  • Nissan GT Academy
    Nissan searching for fast drivers in FIA-certified PlayStation Gran Turismo Championship

    Nissan is looking for its next generation of fast drivers and will tap the FIA-certified Gran Turismo Manufacturers Series Championship to do so. Not to be confused with the Nissan GT Academy, the Gran Turismo Manufacturers Series Championship will be conducted via the latest PlayStation "Gran...

  • Forza Horizon 4 announced for the XBox
    "Forza Horizon 4" to bring more than 450 cars and a virtual UK to your Xbox

    The video game industry conference known as E3 rolled out this weekend in Los Angeles and with it comes great new titles for your preferred gaming console. For Xbox-owning automotive enthusiasts, that includes the world of "Forza." Microsoft's top-tier racing game has returned with a new version of...

  • Formula E video game ghost racing
    Now you can ghost race Formula E drivers in real time

    Things have certainly changed since Nintendo, Sony, and Sega home video game consoles reigned supreme. Formula E announced on Friday that fans will be able to ghost race actual race drivers as the motorsport unfolds in real time. The ABB Formula E series and Virtually Live have partnered to create...

  • Toyota GR Supra Racing concept in 'Gran Turismo Sport'
    Drive Toyota's GR Supra Racing concept in “Gran Turismo Sport”

    Toyota's new Supra won't reach showrooms until next year but you can already test the car, or at least a concept of it, in the latest update for the “Gran Turismo Sport” video game on Sony's PlayStation 4. The concept is the GR Supra Racing concept that Toyota rolled out at last month's...

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