By Team SimRacingWorld
16 July 2005
In TOCA Race Driver 3 you'll be competing over 100 individual championships covering 35 different racing disciplines - that's more than any other racing game has ever offered. Forget modded cars, forget streetcars, forget fictional racecars, just jump straight into some of the world's most exciting real competition cars - both modern and historic.
TOCA Race Driver 3's career disciplines cover GT, Off Road, Touring Cars, Historic, Open Wheel, Rally and Oval and you can jump in and out of each one as you choose. The game's sublime, authentic handling engine will give you the nuances of racing every individual car, providing for a huge range of different racing experiences.
You'll also see how a specific racecar type has evolved through history, from the most technically advanced modern cars to historic classics, when victory really was all down to the driver's skill.
TOCA Race Driver 3 will bring you some of the greatest cars that have competed in F1 races and you'll experience how handling and technology has evolved and changed over the years.
From the most modern BMW WilliamsF1 Team car, through to Damon Hills' championship winning FW18 of the 1990s, Nelson Piquet's classic FW11b of the '80s, the Lotus 49 of the '60s right back to the Mercedes-Benz W25 Silver Arrow of the '30s when it was it was all about the most powerful engine on the lightest car with the fewest technical aids, being driven by the greatest driver.
There's real race content from the US too, including the Dodge Charger that's new on the NASCAR circuits this year. Alternatively, try the open-wheel endurance with the IndyCar Series championship cars at Indianapolis.
Other key international race competitions, featuring all the real racecars, include Germany's DTM and Australia's V8 Supercars series. Both championships will feature the 2005 season, complete with car set-ups, practice sessions, and qualifying races.
For a change of pace and exhilaration, try the 4x4 Monster Series trucks with their huge, air-filled, 1.5m tyres, 4WD steering and low-end torque that'll let you pull wheelies from the start! Similar racing, on a smaller scale, is found when you take the Baja Beetles off road. In a white-knuckle ride across the dirt tracks, there are plenty of jumps that really send the Bajas flying!
There's also plenty to show off your technical racing skills, especially with F3, Formula BMW and the Formula Palmer Audi with its turbo boost function that delivers an extra whack of 50bph to the engine! Though use the turbo tactically to overtake or achieve a fastest lap time - it lasts just 8 seconds and you can only use it 8 times in a race.
With over 40 championship circuits, you'll be racing some of the greatest cars on the greatest tracks - sometimes taking them to an unusual location. How about taking a V8 car out of Australia and race its 5.0 Litre engine at the Nurburgring or taking a TVR from the British GT out east and racing it at the Shanghai International Circuit?!
With so many different racing experiences and real racing cars, TOCA Race Driver 3 is revving up for a release in February 2006 on PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC.