Project CARS 2

Project CARS 2 Celebrates Porsche’s 70th Anniversary with Porsche Legends Pack

Article By 
Alan Walsh
February 9, 2018
Project CARS 2

Project CARS 2 Celebrates Porsche’s 70th Anniversary with Porsche Legends Pack

Article By 
Alan Walsh
February 9, 2018

Bandai Namco and Slightly Mad Studios have announced the second major expansion for Project CARS 2, known as the ‘Porsche Legends Pack.’ It will be available in “early March” for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

The Porsche Legends Pack celebrates the seventieth anniversary of the very first Porsche road car from 1948 – the Porsche 356. Featured in the upcoming expansion is “a visceral and unmissable celebration” of the iconic German manufacturer’s cars spanning seventy years of racing legacy and automotive innovation.

Project CARS 2 will add “nine legendary cars” from Porsche’s storied history, as well as one FIA-certified track “intimately associated” with Porsche. Whilst Slightly Mad Studios hasn’t shared the name of the track just yet, they did state that it’s “a first in any simulated racing game.” The expansion also includes 20 liveries, nine community events, and five new career events, all of which have been “carefully crafted” to be integrated into the game with the Porsche Legends Pack.

The nine Porsche cars featured include their current GT-runner, the 2017 Porsche 911 RSR. This car will add to the vast line-up of GT race cars already featured in the game. It will also be joined by eight more historically significant Porsches that Slightly Mad Studios say have been “hand-picked” from the last seventy years of racing history.

These include the ‘Can-Am Killer’ that is the 1972 Porsche 917/1. This racing legend is an analogue monster, boasting a 5-litre flat-12 boxer that was mated to two massive big-box turbos to create what many consider the most brutal car in sportscar history with an immense 1,200bhp.

Slightly Mad Studios has yet to detail the six other cars featured in the Porsche Legends Pack, but we’ll be sure to let you know once they reveal additional information about the upcoming expansion. Pricing details have also yet to be announced, but it will be available to Season Pass holders at no additional charge.

The last DLC for Project CARS 2 was the ‘Fun Pack,’ which added eight new cars, two new rallycross tracks, several new Invitational Events, and 17 new liveries, including those by esports racing teams such as F4H Motorsport and Japspeed Racing.

Meanwhile, Porsche already featured in Project CARS 2 from launch due to the expiration of the manufacturer’s exclusivity deal with Electronic Arts. The Porsche models found in the base game include the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3, the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, the 1977 Porsche 936 Spyder, and more.

Whilst Microsoft has signed a six-year, multi-project partnership with the famed German manufacturer, this doesn’t exclude Porsche from being featured in other racing games, however it did see the brand-new 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS debut exclusively in Forza Motorsport 7 as its cover car when it launched last October. The car was also revealed by Turn 10 and Microsoft at E3 2017, and has yet to appear in any other racing game.

In other news from Slightly Mad Studios, coinciding with today’s announcement is a new title update for Project CARS 2. Update 4 introduces “numerous performance and stability improvements, gameplay balance tweaking, UI and render enhancements, and extensive AI improvements across many locations and vehicle classes.” You can find the full patch notes over on the game’s official forums. This new update is available now for PC users on Steam and will be “available imminently” for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Project CARS 2 launched on September 22nd, 2017 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It also takes advantage of Xbox One X and PS4 Pro to offer three distinct gameplay modes – improved framerates, higher resolution, and increased graphical quality.

Whilst it doesn’t achieve a Native 4K resolution on Microsoft’s upgraded console, it does offer a dynamic scaler between 1440p and 1620p, whilst the other two modes focus on a locked 60fps experience and improvements to graphical features, such as increased levels of detail, better shadow quality, and improved trackside environments.

Alan Walsh

Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he keeps the website updated with new and relevant content, including news stories, reviews and opinion pieces for the games he likes writing about the most. He also tweets too much, probably.