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RACE - Caterham expension pack announced (release: 22-06-'07)

Discussion in 'RACE 07 - Official WTCC Game' started by Bram, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. Bram

    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium


    The CATERHAM Expansion contains three car models from Caterham Cars Limited in 60 different designs along with two new tracks, Imola and Estoril.

    On top of new cars and tracks included in this expansion it also comes with new functions that affects RACE, such as an improved performance scalability where we have optimized track and car LODs, improved the options and settings menu’s to allow for more individuality when configuring the game. RACE Caterham also features a performance monitor that will help the player find the best possible graphical settings.

    A new controller interface with more attention paid to the players wanting to drive the cars using joy-pad, keyboard or mouse steering. Other details are a keyboard hotkey control function of ghost to more efficiently toggle the ghost car on/off by a map-able hotkey, and the support for one race format as an option to the two race format used in FIA WTCC.


    Caterham CSR
    As the name of the expansion pack reveals the focus of this expansion pack is on the Caterham sportscars. To celebrate the 50 year anniversary of Caterham Cars Ltd the CATERHAM Expansion pack for RACE – The Offical WTCC Game will feature three different Caterham models in a total of 60 different variations, also including a concept car with a grueling 320 Hp which is true beast on the race tracks.

    • Caterham CSR 200
    • Caterham CSR 260
    • Caterham CSR 320 Concept

    Team and driver names will be based on real life SimRacing teams and their drivers.
    This is done as a tribute to the loyal fans of SimBin games.


    We are proud to present two new tracks for the CATERHAM Expansion pack, Estoril and Imola. Both tracks have long glorious histories, and both are famous as great "driver tracks" demanding the utmost of both driver and car. These two new venues should be perfectly suited to see how the Caterham cars perform under pressure.

    Estoril - Portugal
    The Autódromo do Estoril (officially: Autódromo Fernanda Pires da Silva) is a 4.36 km (2.709 miles) race course in Portugal, and the home of the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix from 1984 to 1996.

    The Estoril circuit was built in 1972 on a rocky plateau not far from Estoril, Portugal, the beach resort lending its name to the circuit. The course has two hairpin turns, noticeable elevation changes, and a long start/finish straight. Estoril became a popular event on the F1 calendar, the setting for many well-known moments including Jacques Villeneuve
    overtaking Michael Schumacher around the outside in 1996, and Riccardo Patrese being
    momentarily launched onto two wheels after colliding with Gerhard Berger on the main
    straight in 1992. Estoril was dropped from the F1 calendar for the 1997 season, though it continued to play host to top-level single-seater, sports car, Dallara World Series and touring car events, including the FIA GT Championship, the DTM and the World Series by Renault.

    Imola - Italy
    The Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari is an auto racing circuit near the Italian town of Imola, 40 km east of Bologna and 80 km east of the Ferrari factory in Maranello.
    The circuit is named after Ferrari's late founder Enzo and his son Dino who had died in the
    1950s. Before Enzo Ferrari's death in 1988 it was called 'Autodromo Dino Ferrari'.

    It was the venue for the Formula One San Marino Grand Prix (usually, two Grands Prix are held in Italy every year, so the race held at Imola is named after the nearby state) and it also hosted the 1980 edition of the Italian Grand Prix, which usually takes place in Monza.
    For safety reasons the circuit went through many changes over the years, resulting in its current layout. The layout featured in the game will include the changes to the Variante Alta chicane made in 2006.

    The CATERHAM Expansion is brought to you either through a 2-Disc bundle found in retail and/or through a digital update on Steam for existing RACE gamers.

    The bundle retail version includes the very latest game version of RACE – The Official WTCC Game on a DVD and the CATERHAM Expansion Pack on a separate CD-Rom.

    Through Steam you can either download the complete game bundle digitally or if you already own RACE purchase the CATERHAM Expansion separately, in this case your RACE game will automatically be updated to the latest version.


    Q:Are the Caterhams gonna be in Race '07 too, or an exclusive to the Race'06 update?

    A:How the Catherham will tie in with RACE 07 is yet to be seen... but lets hope for some good positive news on that one later ;)
  2. Owww yes, let it be true that the Caterhams are in !!!
    And 22-6-2007, it is still far away :(
  3. Bram

    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

    less then two months :)
  4. Yoeri Gijsen

    Yoeri Gijsen
    aReDeeeLeMeS Staff

    Odd... I suppose that they might postpone RACE 07 and keep us warm with this add on.
  5. Neil Tennant

    Neil Tennant
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    I would just like a BTCC add on for Race.

  6. BTCC... Gaaaaaaa...ggghhh!! ( My best Homer Simpson impression, complete with drool!)

  7. I wil say DOHHHH!!!!!!!!! then :)
  8. Neil Tennant

    Neil Tennant
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    BTCC 1994 season of course :p

    knockhill > monza :p
  9. Bram

    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

    haha, no i would love to see the caterham add-on. simbin has the license of that car (and some others :) )
  10. Bram

    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

    Anyone heard news about this add-on?
  11. Nope it's very quiet in the Racing world... :(
  12. Bram

    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

    "Stilte voor de storm", like we say in Holland..

    Silence before the storm comes!
  13. Robert Wiesenmüller

    Robert Wiesenmüller
    The one and only Premium

    Look simbin.com for news

    Says that it will be released in June 22th, adds 2 new tracks (Imola/Estoril), a lot of caterhams and you can download it via Steam.

    But the worst: We'll have to PAY for it!!!! Price is to be announced.

    I won't buy it. I bought RACE on the release day for the full price and will do with RACE 07 aswell. This is not the right way to handle your customers Simbin!!!

    I hope this version will be still compatible with old versions. Otherwise I'll stick with GTR2
  14. 22nd of june

    well, we have to wait till the 22nd of june, but it looks promising: 3 !!! new cars and two new tracks, lets keep our fingers crossed that it's for free if you're connected to the steam download system ... well, forget about crossing those fingers:

    Through Steam you can either download the complete game bundle digitally or if you already own RACE purchase the CATERHAM Expansion separately, in this case your RACE game will automatically be updated to the latest version. (quote: race homepage)







    all infos on the race homepage!
  15. Bram

    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

    Awesome awesome awesome :)
  16. If you already own RACE then this will most likely be a very very cheap investment, and through steam it should also be a very easy addon to get hold off.

    I can honestly say that these Catherhams are among the most fun cars I have ever tried in any game and I believe they will be a huge hit here at RPM... But of course only time will tell if I'm right or if I'm overly optimistic ;)
  17. lol I post it on the RSC forum a time ago seeing today its tru, catherham are so mats funn to drive ,much have gentel right feat lol.
  18. the tiny buggies look nice.

    Why not?

    I'll wait until the reatil price decreases.
    RACE did here extremely quickly from fullprize to 24 bucks.
    Within a quarter of a year afaik.


  19. Bram

    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

  20. I don't like the Caterham but it's a good news!
    how much will cost it..?