Assuming you aren’t able to get your hands on a real race car, the next best thing, then, might be to pick up a copy of the upcoming Project Cars 2. Created by Slightly Mad Studios – the same studio responsible for the original Project CarsNeed For Speed Shift, and a host of other installments – the first trailer for the hyper-realistic racing game was officially announced at the year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), and it looks awesome.

The one-minute, 43-second video shows off a wide variety of vehicles and racing categories, everything from Le Mans, to World Rallycross, to GT – Ferraris, Porsches, and Aston Martins galore. We even catch a glimpse of some classic Indy and Formula 1 cars, suggesting users will be able to travel back in time and relive some of history’s most memorable races.

Bandai Namco says that "fan-requested" multi-class racing will also be available at launch. Meaning users could hypothetically race a Honda Civic rallycross car against a Le Mans prototype on any track. "In any car, anytime, anywhere, off- and-online, against both in-class competitors and other classes too," says the company.

Project Cars 2 will debut on September 22, 2017, for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Those interested in getting their hands on the game a bit early can pre-order the Limited Edition, the Collector’s Edition, or the Ultra Edition on the Project Cars website, which comes with a number of exclusive features.

Together with Gran Turismo Sport, Need for Speed Payback, and the potentially upcoming Forza Motorsport 7, there should be no shortage of racing sims available to gamers in 2017. 

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Gallery: Project Cars 2 Trailer

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