The Pagani Edition of Project CARS, the racing game from Bandai Namco and Slightly Mad Studios, has been made free for PC and Steam users today, as part of a partnership between the above two companies and Pagani Automobili. The game is an improved version of the original game, and features a number of different Pagani cars.
Pagani Automobili is one of Italy’s manufacturers of Italian muscle cars and supercars, making it the perfect choice for a company that wants to promote its merchandise through Project CARS.
While the gamers that play the Pagani Edition may not be able to afford a car made by a company like Pagani, you can’t deny that it would be exhilarating to at least drive one of their cars, even if it’s only in a game.
Project CARS Pagani Edition features a number of Pagani’s different products, including the Pagani Huayra, Huayra BC, Zonda Cinque, Zonda R, and Zonda Revolucion. The Argentinian founder and Chief Designer of Pagani, Horacio Pagani, has said that as a fan of video gaming himself, he’s honored that his company is a part of the game.
Considering that Project CARS has a VR version of it as well, players that are in possession of an Oculus Rift or an HTC Vive will probably also be able to play the game, and, while it won’t give you the sort of feeling that driving an actual car would, you can at least get behind the wheel of a Pagani car and see how you like driving it.
The Pagani Edition of the game includes three tracks for players to test drive the Pagani vehicles on; the Nürburgring and Nordschleife combination (the Nordschleife is one of the test tracks of the Nürburgring itself), the Monza GP (a Formula One racing track), and the Azure Coast in the south of France.