The move from diesel and petrol to electric automobiles has been picking up speed in recent years. There’s certainly plenty of excitement about the power a battery or two is able to produce and before long it’ll be the electrifying surge of battery powered cars that are found on not just our streets, but also the race track. The future is in fact electric and that is found in the latest Project CARS 3 DLC pack – a pack that not only gives us gamers access to some of the fastest electric cars available today, but a whole host of additional content as well.
Available to purchase and download right now for Project CARS 3 is the Electric Pack. This comes priced at £7.99 but should you be willing to stump up that cash amount will discover a host of goodies within. There are cars – no less than 4 of the finest electric vehicles ever created – there’s a new track with a variety of layouts, more liveries than you could ever wish for, a female driver and a ton of additional items.
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It’s the cars which are the star, and the Project CARS 3: Electric Pack brings forth the poster child of the electric car era, the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S. Alongside that is VW’s attempt at going mainstream – albeit with a race version – in the 2020 Volkswagen ID:R along with Audi and their AI:RACE. Rounding out the roster is the power of the stunning NIO EP9 supersportscar, as it brings a little bit of Formula E to the table.
In all, details of each of the cars included in the Project CARS 3: Electric Pack are as follows…
- —2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S – “Soul, electrified” is Porsche’s tagline for their first EV sportscar that takes everything you know and love about Porsche to the EV space. Precision-handling—as fast around the ’Ring as a Porsche Cayman GT4—allied to 750hp and 0-100kmh in 2.5s with a brain-warping 1.3Gs under full acceleration. Throw in the world’s first “multispeed” transmission in an EV car and all the pedigree that Porsche has gained from racing for 70 years and this is the future—today.
- —2020 Volkswagen ID.R – The Volkswagen ID.R has been destroying track records around the world. Pikes Peak? Humbled. The ‘Ring? Conquered. Goodwood? Outright record. Then VW made it even faster with this evolution, the 2020 Volkswagen ID.R that blistered everything anyone thought possible at the Bilster Berg. Developed as an uncompromising and lightweight prototype with immense downforce, this represents the first fully electric racecar for the VW brand. Average Gs for its record-run at the ’Ring was 3.5, while power comes from two electric engines pushing 680hp—in a car that weighs just above 1,000KGs.
- —2020 Audi AI:RACE – Audi’s design and technical all-electric concept car is called the Audi AI:RACE and it’s their vision of what tomorrow’s sportscar could offer. In a word: speed. Innovation starts with the cockpit where the driver’s seat can be positioned in the centre to make it into a traditional “monoposto”. The battery is positioned to give it a mid-“engine” feel, while aluminium, carbon, and multi-material composites bring the weight down to less than 1,550KGs ensuring handling and balance. Add 3 electric engines (1 upfront and 2 powering the rear wheels) for 765hp in boost mode or, in actual performance, 0-100kmh in a blink over 2s. LMP1-like prototype performance.
- —2019 NIO EP9 – The NIO EP9 is a two-seater supersportscar that brings all of NIO’s Formula E pedigree onto the road & track. It holds world records for production cars on many tracks around the world including a stonking 6:45.90 around the ’Ring. That’s what comes from 335hp on each wheel, 4WD (and individual-wheel drive for handling performance), advanced torque vectoring, and full carbon fibre chassis based on LMP regs. With a total weight of just 1,735KGs, this EV monster will get to 100kmh in 2.7s and 300kmh in 15s all the way to a top-end speed of 350kmh. Neck-snapping power and racing-levels of grip.
But that’s not all, and for good measure the Electric Pack also allows us the chance to head to the Netherlands in order to take in a lap or five of Circuit Zandvoort (complete with three different layouts), whilst all the latest liveries from Formula E are in place as well. Throw in an extra 12 paint jobs, 20 decals, 5 patterns, 10 license plates, 5 racing numbers, 5 rims and 10 tyres and you’ve got a ton of content. And don’t forget, there’s also now the chance to play as a new female character.
If you have Project CARS 3 kicking up dust in your digital library, and fancy seeing what the future holds the automobile industry, then the Project CARS 3: Electric Pack should be considered. You’ll find it on the usual digital stores – with the game available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and PC.
Yes, it’s a bit of a shame this Electric Pack isn’t included in the Season Pass, but hey, we can’t have everything!
The future is electric and it’s in the Project CARS 3: Electric Pack. Get to grips with 4 of the world’s fastest electric vehicles—the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S and its warp-drive 1.3Gs of acceleration, the 2020 Volkswagen ID.R that humbled Pikes Peak, the 2020 Audi AI:RACE concept with its “monoposto” vision of the future and the refined power of the NIO EP9 supersportscar. Own the future today along with dozens of customisation options.