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V8 Supercars back in 2005

The V8 Supercars series will be back for another spin this year, with V8 Supercars 2005 set to hit PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC in October.

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The V8 Supercars series will be back for another spin this year, with V8 Supercars 2005 set to hit PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC in October.

V8 Supercars 2005 is the third game in the series, and unlike the popular Gran Turismo 4 will feature damage effects and online multiplayer racing.

Developers Atari and Codemasters boast that the new game will simulate full tyre wear, tyre and engine temperatures, fuel consumption affecting weight distribution, and real world engine inertia. Developers are working on a new collision system called Terminal Damage Engine, which aims to create spectacular real-car collisions on world famous circuits.

Atari and Codemasters said in a statement that the game would feature 35 different motorsport disciplines, with players competing in V8 Supercars, British GT (BGTC), Muscle Cars, DTM, Monster Trucks, Baja Motocross, Formula Palmer Audi, Historic Grand Prix, Touring Sports Cars, Formula 3, BMW Williams F1 Team and many more specialised championships, complete with race rules including flags, warm up laps and full car set up.

"For the heavyweight touring car racer, there's also the V8 Supercars and DTM Career modes, featuring both series' 2005 seasons, complete with car set ups, practice sessions, qualifying races and current season car liveries," the statement said.

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