RACE Pro

The production cars featured in RACE Pro are luxury, high end sports cars and super cars. All of them can be purchased and driven on public roads, but in order to truly appreciate their speed potential, RACE Pro has taken them for a spin at the track. Originally designed for the street, these precision engineered driving machines are a perfect addition to RACE Pro’s line-up of racing cars. The production cars featured in RACE Pro each give a different racing experience, so to give a taste of what RACE Pro has to offer, unveiled below are the Koenigsegg CCXR, Dodge Viper SRT-10 and Audi R8.

1. Koenigsegg CCXR

• Manufacturer Overview: Koenigsegg (Koenigsegg Automotive Ltd)

Since the first prototype left its assembly line in 1996, Koenigsegg has established itself as a manufacturer of high-performance cars based inÄngelholm, Sweden, and is reputed for making one of the fastest production cars in the world. In 2004, Koenigsegg launched the CCR which broke the Guinness World Record for the fastest street-legal car in production. The car's badge is based on the shield of the Koenigsegg family, a noble family with roots in Bavaria and Prussia. In 2007, Koenigsegg launched the CCXR model featured in RACE Pro capable of running on E85 and E100 Ethanol as well as unleaded 98 octane fuels. Running on ethanol, the car produces 1018 horsepower and can achieve speeds of 400+ km/h.

• Key Stats

The two production cars from Koenigsegg featured in RACE Pro are the CCXR and the CCX, both with the true specs and speed potential of the real cars. The 1018 horsepower CCXR is therefore the fastest car in the game when it reaches its top speeds on the straights.

Power: 1018 bhp @ 7200 rpm

Torque: 1060 Nm @ 6100 rpm

Weight: 1180 kg

Top speed:> 400 km/h

2. Dodge Viper SRT-10

• Manufacturer Overview: Chrysler (Chrysler Holding LLC)

Walter P. Chrysler founded the Chrysler Corporation in 1925 in Detroit with the automaker quickly earning a reputation for advanced engineering. In 1928, Chrysler Corporation expanded with the purchase of Dodge and the creation of the DeSoto and Plymouth divisions, making it the third of Detroit’s“Big Three” automakers overnight. Known for many years as Detroit’s engineering company, Chrysler Corporation gained fame for creating power steering, power windows, the alternator, electronic fuel injection and the Hemi engine. The Hemi V8 engine made its debut in 1951 offering 180 horsepower and rivalling the V8 offered by Cadillac: it kick-started Detroit's horsepower race of the '50s and '60s. In the late '60s, Chrysler was heavily involved with NASCAR and producing performance-oriented cars. After a difficult decade in the 1970s due to the oil crisis, new government regulations and changing consumer tastes, the late 1980s saw Chrysler purchase American Motors Corporation (which netted the company the Jeep brand) and launch a joint venture with Mitsubishi known as Diamond Star Motors. In 1998, German-based Daimler-Benz merged with Chrysler to form DaimlerChrysler.

• Key Stats

With its 8.3 litre V10 engine producing 510 horsepower, the Viper SRT-10 is capable of reaching super car numbers for both acceleration and top speed. It does exceptionally well at track days whilst also serving as a car for daily use. The Viper model’s pedigree has been proven time and time again in GT championships as well as 12 and 24 hour races around the world. All the data gathered from motorsports racing has been used in developing and producing the real life Viper SRT-10.

Power: 600 bhp @ 6100 rpm

Torque: 760 Nm @ 5000 rpm

Weight: 1552 kg

Top speed:> 300 km/h

3. Audi R8

• Manufacturer Overview: Audi (Audi AG)

A German manufacturer with its headquarters based in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Audi is one of the world’s leading performance-luxury brands. The historic Audi Company was founded in 1910, but has been a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group since 1966. The name Audi comes from the founder of the company, August Horch, whose surname in Latin is audi (hear). Audi’s rich tradition in motor sports began with the Auto Union in 1932, and Audi has successfully competed in several forms of auto racing since. Few manufacturers of modern sports cars have a history in motorsports that is as long and as successful as Audi’s. Audi has won in touring cars, IMSA, Rally, 12 and 24 hour races.

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• Key Stats

The Audi R8 is a masterpiece of engineering and the 420 horsepower V8 engine ranks as one of the best V8 engines ever built. This engine coupled with Audi’s fantastic 4 wheel drive technology and aluminum chassis makes the R8 a truly incredible driving machine. The Audi R8 presented the RACE Pro development team with a completely new challenge as SimBin had never simulated a car with 4 wheel drive before, but the team is proud to deliver a true recreation of the Audi R8 in RACE Pro.

Power: 600 bhp @ 7500 rpm

Torque: 620 Nm @ 6000 rpm

Weight: 1120 kg

Top speed:> 300 km/h

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About RACE Pro:

RACE Pro recreates a breathtaking reality giving players the ultimate racing simulation experience so that nothing gets closer to the action and thrill of professional car racing. RACE Pro provides unrivalled realism and deep immersion into the racing world through ultra realistic car models and official FIA championships and tracks. Developed by renowned award-winning game developer SimBin, a leading creator of PC racing simulators, RACE Pro is scheduled to speed into stores in January 2009 exclusively for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

For more information on RACE Pro, visit www.atari.com/racepro

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