Category Archives: Video Racing and Sims

Ordonez tastes success at Le Mans 2011, Audi victorious

Another great step in the career of PS3 gamer-turned racing driver Lucas Ordonez occurred at the 2011 Le Mans 24 hours, where the young Spaniard claimed a second-in-class finish. Driving for the signatech nissan team in the LMP2 category, Ordonez … Continue reading

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Force Dynamics Driving Simulator in 3D Video

Start the video, then pause and click on the “3D” icon in the player’s menu bar to select your choice of 3D format or 2D. Reporting from the Shanghai auto show, my colleague over at TTAC,  Bertel Schmitt, discovered that … Continue reading

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Ordonez finishes class second at Sebring

Lucas Ordonez got his debut for the Signatech Nissan team off to a flying start at the Sebring 12h, with a 2nd place finish in the LMP2 class.  Partnered by Soheil Ayari and Franck Mailleux, the GT Academy winner put … Continue reading

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GT Academy winner Lucas Ordoñez to Race at Le Mans

Lucas Ordoñez has come a long way since winning the first GT Academy back in 2008. After making his debut in a GT4-spec Nissan 350z at the Dubai 24 hours, he has since had two successful seasons in the European … Continue reading

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Cheats in the GT Academy, Contest Tainted for Honest People

Cheating in competition is not uncommon. When competing for huge prizes, some will feel that they need to win in any way they can. The highest forms of sport are littered with examples; (the following two stand out in my … Continue reading

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How to Train Your Racing Driver – GT5 3D

I had something of a revelation the other day. I was playing Gran Turismo 5 in 3D, Logitech wheel hooked up, driving a Suzuki Cappuccino, of all things.  Using the cockpit view and with the track in darkness, it dawned … Continue reading

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Gran Turismo 5 3D Champion Alex Ingram Joins Cars In Depth

(Video is in 2D) From the outset, at Cars In Depth we wanted to cover the world of video racing. Video games are one of the major forces driving consumer acceptance of 3D and there’s a natural crossover between video … Continue reading

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The Challenge Of Perspective In Online Racing

At this week’s media preview for the 2012 Focus, Ford set out an entertainment option decidedly different from the free alcohol, complimentary top-shelf meals, and gorgeous PR people one normally finds at these events: a Gran Turismo game in 3-D. … Continue reading

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Vroom Vroom? There’s an app for that.

Modern technology is amazing. Even more amazing is how people will use such advanced technology for such mundane purposes. Remember when you were a kid and you’d pretend to be driving a car or riding a motorcycle and you’d make … Continue reading

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Ford’s Ken Block Rally Simulator

Start the video, then click on the 3D button in the menu bar to select 3D or 2D format. You can also select resolution up to 720p HD At the 2011 NAIAS, a number of manufacturers had video racing games … Continue reading

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