By Daniel De Bruyne
The chaps at turn 10 are doing a really good job of keeping all us digital petrol-heads glued to our controllers with more and more delightful cars from then, now and still-to-come, in their monthly car pack releases – and this one is a real gem.
With the August Car Pack, kindly sponsored by the manufacturers of leading racing seat simulators – Playseat, you are going to get behind the wheel of some really fun old-timers, like the Triumph TR3B, gorgeous, but sounds like it’s engine is going to dis-assemble itself if you rev it too high and then there’s the all time boy-racer favourite and rally legend in the Peugeot 205 Turbo, try some hot laps around the Top Gear circuit in the Peugeot for some good hot-hatch fun. However, if you were looking for something newer to cruise the views with, settle in to the DB7 Zagato on Fujimi Kaido and melt into goo every time you squeeze the throttle through a tunnel.
Feeling like a gangster today? Climb aboard the wallowing drive-by assassination automobile of choice in the Lincoln Continental. Too slow and presidential for you? You might feel like killing some polar bears while driving some gas guzzling brutes with the carbon footprint of a T-Rex, like the 2013 Chevy Camaro ZL1 and Mustang 302 Boss, which are best driven on something without corners and sweet Mary, don’t bother changing up to 6th in the Mustang unless you have the distance from here to the sun to reach top speed.
There’s tons of fun to be had behind the wheel of the Scion FR-S, which is the American triplet to the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ. The Hyundai Genesis is just a nicer looking version of the previous Genesis and it’s performance is not what you would call “much better” than it’s predecessor, but I do believe a good tuning set-up holds the key to unlock this car’s abilities. Then again, if fast is what you’re looking for, then strap in behind the thundering Sauber-Mercedes C9 for some tar-tearing laps around Le-Mans or Sebring, that should do it.
In order of appearance:
- 1962 Triumph TR3B
- 1962 Lincoln Continental
- 1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16
- 2013 Scion FR-S
- 2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport
- 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track
- 2003 Aston Martin DB7 Zagato
- 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302
- 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
- 1989 Mercedes #63 Sauber-Mercedes C9
The pack is 107.78Mb to download and it’s even light on the wallet at 560 Xbucks.
Last Updated: September 10, 2012