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Project CARS 2 Available as Free Xbox One “Games With Gold” Title For April

Racers on Xbox One can look forward to a titan of a racing game this April as part of Microsoft’s monthly “Games With Gold” program. Previous big-name titles that have gone free as part of Games with Gold include Forza Motorsport 6 and its open-world counterpart, Forza Horizon 2.

Beginning on April 1st (this is no April Fool), Microsoft have announced that the latest blockbuster to join those ranks is Project CARS 2. Launched back in 2017, Slightly Mad Studios’ highly anticipated sequel is deeper and more advanced than ever before. We praised pCARS 2 for the depth of its physics and evolution of the dynamic time and weather conditions.

SMS is no stranger to being featured on Games with Gold. The first Project CARS was available as a free title for February 2017.

The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, one of over 180 cars available in Project CARS 2, March 22nd 2019, courtesy of Scaff

Since launch, SMS has continued to evolve the title. Numerous updates and additional content have helped keep the game as one of the richest racing experiences available.

Players will have access to over 180 cars and multiple racing disciplines. From touring cars to rallycross, and Le Mans to IndyCar, there will surely be a discipline for everyone. There are also 60 circuits available to drive, with a total of over 140 layouts.

If you’ve been wary about jumping aboard until now, then this will be the perfect opportunity to start your virtual racing career. Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be able to pick up pCARS 2 for free throughout April.

With both Project CARS Revolutionand Fast & Furious: Crossroads in the pipeline, there is good reason to be excited about what SMS plans for the future.

Feature image courtesy of imported_rik19.

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eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Preview: Bristol

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LEGO Fast and Furious Charger Lets You Live Your Life a 1×4 Brick at a Time

If you’re a Fast and Furious franchise fan, you might be down in the dumps right now. As well as finding yourself cooped up indoors, the latest entry in the blockbuster film series, Fast and Furious 9, won’t even be in cinemas until next year thanks to a coronavirus-influenced delay.

Luckily the famed Danish building block brand LEGO has you covered, with a new LEGO Technic model. The Dom’s Dodge Charger kit is a 1,077-piece model based on the Toretto-family 1970 Charger R/T which appears in no fewer than four of the films — and is due to appear in Fast 9 too.

When completed, the model comes in at 15 inches (39cm) long and six inches (16cm) wide. The standing height is four inches (11cm), but the kit comes with a bracket to put it up into a wheelstand — as seen in that climactic drag race with the orange, ten-second Supra in the first film.

Other details include a pint-sized version of the supercharged 426ci Hemi V8, and moving pistons, supercharger pulley and belt, and BDS blower intake. In the rear of the car you’ll find a couple of nitrous bottles. Proper Fast and Furious nerds will note it comes with the original license plate too — 2JRI424 — rather than the plate swapped over from Brian’s Skyline at the end of the fourth film.

The Charger also has the regular bits you’d expect from a LEGO Technic car, with working suspension and steering. LEGO notes that the kit is for kids and adults, of 10 years and up, but we all know it’s going to be in the hands of thirty- and fortysomethings.

You can order the Dom’s Dodge Charger kit from the LEGO Store right now, priced at $99.99 (£89.99), but you’ll need to wait a little while to get building. First deliveries are due around April 27, which should leave you with plenty of time to get caught up on Fast and Furious lore. We’ll give you a head start:

Every shift in Fast & Furious

That’s a lot of shifts.

Posted by GTPlanet on Monday, April 30, 2018

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