'Project CARS' DLC: brings new Lotus cars, race tracks to game

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The Classic Lotus Track Expansion has just been released for “Project CARS,” bringing four new Classic Team Lotus cars, three race tracks, as well as a free car, the 1970 Lotus Type 49C Cosworth.

Players can choose from different cars that tell different stories as described by a report from Otaku Study. The 1963 Lotus 25 Climax was the first race car that used a monocoque chassis, debuting in the 1962 Dutch Grand Prix. The race car won its first Gran Prix on the same year and garnered 14 wins and 17 pole positions until it stopped racing in 1965.

On the other hand, the 1965 Lotus Type 40 Ford, powered by a Ford 351 Ford V8 engine, comes in an open-top design driven by Lotus drivers Richie Ginther, Jim Clark, and American racing legend A.J. Foyt.

Meanwhile, the 1966 Lotus Type 38 Ford was a mid-engine car that Jim Clark drove and won at the Indianapolis 500. It served somewhat as a predecessor to the Lotus 49 designs. As for the 1967 Lotus Type 51, it was considered as one of the most successful race cars and was used to pave the way for aspiring drivers to start in open-wheel races.

For the free car, the 1970 Lotus Type 49C Cosworth was the last of the Team Lotus cars that dominated the Formula One in 1967. It comes with a DFV V8 engine with front and rear wings design, serving as the car between the former make and the new aerodynamic design seen in Lotus 72.

As for the new race tracks, the Rouen les Essarts is a 6.5-kilometer track that includes different challenges such as cobblestone hairpin and several blind corners with little to no run-off areas. It was considered a legendary motor racing venue that served as a place for racing from the 1950s to 1970s.

On the other hand, the Hockenheim Classic carries a reputation of creating the most thrilling slipstream battles in racing through its combined winding stadium called “Motordrom” and long straights track. It is still a popular venue for touring cars and formula machinery to date.

For the Silverstone Classic, racers can expect to go relive the British Formula One venue that still has the original airfield-track.

The Lotus DLC retails at $6.56.