GTR Evolution

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  • 49 Unique cars in 12 classes with over 500 variations--combines the elements of racing with touringcars, GT cars, formula cars and sportscars
  • 19 tracks and over 40 different layouts, including the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife
  • 26 brand new GT car models in 4 different classes, including a selection of exclusive production cars
  • WTCC Extreme Cars--evolution concept cars developed together with the car manufacturers of the WTCC

Product Description

Product Description

GTR Evolution will contain 5 new classes containing a total of 30 new car models. First there are 3 classes of GT cars, each class with its own type of GT cars. In these classes you can find famous race cars such as the Corvette C6R, Aston Martin DBR9, BMW M3 GTR, Koenigsegg CCGT and Spyker C8 Spyder GT2R. Next to 3 GT classes there will be the WTCC Extreme cars. These are fictional designs of the vision of SimBin together with the WTCC Manufacturers on how the ultimate WTCC car could look. To finish it off there will be the Production Car Class, featuring the road going versions of the Audi R8, Dodge Viper SRT/10, Koenigsegg CCX and Gumpert Apollo.

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The most beautiful GT's. Extreme versions of the already spectacular World Touring Cars. Exclusive roadcars from prestigious brands. You will find that and much more in GTR Evolution, including the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife, a 20.8km long racetrack in Germany.

Game Modes

Arcade Extreme
GTR Evolution will come with new game modes, of which the Arcade Extreme game mode is the most noticable. In this mode the emphasis is shifted from realism to action and fun. This is done by implementing more and bigger backfires, damage and debris and easier physics.

Added Championship functionality
Other news is the added material to Championship and Custom Championship. These new options allow for full integration of the GT cars now and offer the possibility of running a endurance championship as well as a touring car championship. Functionality is added to the Custom Championship as well, allowing to player to mix in the GT cars and WTCC Extreme cars with the other content.

49 Unique cars in 12 classes with over 500 variations. Click to enlarge.

Race with easier handling, more damage visuals and debris and huge backfires in Arcade Extreme mode. Click to enlarge.

Cars

GTR Evolution will contain 5 new classes containing a total of 30 new car models. First there are 3 classes of GT cars, each class with its own type of GT cars. In these classes you can find famous race cars such as the Corvette C6R, Aston Martin DBR9, BMW M3 GTR, Koenigsegg CCGT and Spyker C8 Spyder GT2R.

Next to 3 GT classes there will be the WTCC Extreme cars. These are fictional designs of the vision of SimBin together with the WTCC Manufacturers on how the ultimate WTCC car could look.

To finish it off there will be the Production Car Class, featuring the road going versions of the Audi R8, Dodge Viper SRT/10, Koenigsegg CCX and Gumpert Apollo.

Key Features and Game Modes

  • In total 49 Unique cars in 12 classes with over 500 variations
    GTR Evolution combines the elements of racing with touringcars, GT cars, formula cars and sportscars.

  • 19 tracks, over 40 different layouts, including the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife
    From the streets of Macau to the straights of Monza or the Karussell on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

  • GT Championship Frenzy.
    26 brand new GT car models in 4 different classes, including a selection of exclusive production cars.

  • WTCC Extreme Cars.
    Evolution concept cars developed together with the car manufacturers of the WTCC. Rear Wheel Drive, over 600hp in 1000kg cars with extended body-kits; these beasts will give GT cars a run for their money.

Enjoy Evolution concept cars developed together with the car manufacturers of the WTCC. Click to enlarge.

A racedriver's heaven. Click to enlarge.

19 tracks and over 40 different layouts, including the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife Click to enlarge.

Cars
GT Pro: Aston Martin DBR9, Audi R8 GT Concept, Corvette C5-R, Corvette C6.R, Dodge Viper GTS/R, Gumpert Apollo GT, Koenigsegg CCGT, Lister Storm, Saleen S7-R

GT Sport: BMW M3 GTR, BMW Z4 GTR, Corvette Z06 GT2, Marcos Marcorelly GTS, Mosler MT900R, Seat Cupra GT, Seat Toledo GT, Spyker C8 Spyder GT2R, SunRed SR21

GT Club: Aston Martin DBRS9, Dodge Viper Comp. Coupe, Gillet Vertigo, Marcos Marcorelly GTC, Alfa-Romeo 156, Alfa-Romeo 156 GTA, BMW 320si e90, BMW 320i e46, Chevrolet Lacetti, Honda Accord Euro-R, Peugeot 407, Seat Le—n, Seat Toledo Cupra

WTCC '87: Alfa-Romeo 75 turbo, BMW M3 e30

WTCC Extreme: Alfa-Romeo 156 Extreme, BMW 320si Extreme, Chevrolet Lacetti Extreme, Seat Leon Extreme

Formula 3000: Lola B02/60

Formula BMW: Formula BMW

Mini Cooper Challenge: Mini Cooper S


Tracks

Nürburgring: Nürburgring Nordschleife, Nürburgring GP

WTCC '06/'07: Anderstorp, Sweden; Brands-Hatch, United Kingdom; Brno, Czech Republic; Curitiba, Brazil; Istanbul, Turkey; Macau; Magny-Cours, France; Monza, Italy; Oschersleben, Germany; Pau, France; Porto, Portugal; Puebla, Mexico; Valencia, Spain; Zandvoort, The Netherlands

Additional Tracks: Estoril, Portugal; Imola, Italy; Vara Raceway, Sweden

Features

In-Game File Sharing
It will be possible to share files, to up- and download setups while being in the game. The same will be possible for the ghost-files for time trial sessions. You can up- and download ghost files in-game, which can also include the setup that was used to make the ghost.

Online Leader-boards and Ranking
Online leader-boards and ranking will be available for all the new tracks and classes, both on the website and in-game.

Race-Line
In Time-Trial a feature is added called the Race-Line. This raceline is inspired by the race-line in GTR2, but features much more options. There are distinctive brake-markers to indicate braking points, and you can not load just one but even two race-lines to compare and follow. These race-lines including their ghost-files and setups can be up- or downloaded in-game as well.

Replay Studio
The Replay system is now equipped with the possibility to not only save the full replay after the race but also the instant replays that can be viewed during the race.

Nationality Indicator
The player-profile will now be equipped with a flag and a country indicator, which will follow the player throughout the game. This will also allow for country specific rankings and other country specific options.

GT Championship Frenzy
26 brand new GT car models in 4 different classes, including a selection of exclusive production cars.

WTCC Extreme Cars
Evolution concept cars developed together with the car manufacturers of the WTCC. Rear Wheel Drive, over 600hp in 1000kg cars with extended body-kits; these beasts will give GT cars a run for their money.

Online rankings and leaderboards
Upload your times online and attack the leaderboards. Do you have it in you to be ranked #1?

Full dynamic weather
Dynamic weather changes. Do you see those dark clouds? Be afraid, be very afraid!

Welcome to the Green Hell of the Nürburgring Nordschleife
A PC exclusive: experience the modern Nordschleife for the first time in a PC title, along with the Nürburgring GP track.

GT Championship Frenzy
26 brand new GT car models in 4 different classes, including a selection of exclusive production cars.

WTCC Extreme Cars
Evolution concept cars developed together with the car manufacturers of the WTCC. Rear Wheel Drive, over 600hp with extended body-kits; these beasts will give GT cars a run for their money.

New race-line including a dynamic trackmap
New features supply a driving tutorial to educate you to become a racing driver.

All-new Arcade Extreme Mode
A brand new game mode; perfect for the beginner or for the casual gamer. Race with easier handling, more damage visuals and debris and huge backfires.


Product Information

ASIN B0018XWLKA
Release date August 26, 2008
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews

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Product Dimensions 7.5 x 1.4 x 5.3 inches
Media: DVD-ROM
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When I saw GTR Evo at Amazon, I jumped at it thinking "Finally. An update to GTR2." I was wrong.

GTR2 is probably the best racing simulation game out there. It has all the detail and depth you might want from a simulation: the physics system is excellent, AI cars are appropriately aggressive and smart, car setup and configuration options are extremely detailed, and there is an excellent tutorial system that will educate you as a simulation racing driver. In short an excellent simulation and a must for any racing simulation fan. However, GTR2 is now several years old, so an update is possibly in order. This, unfortunately, is not it. Still, that's not all bad.

Compared to GTR2, Race and Race 07 were both good racing simulations but not designed to be as realistic as GTR2. GTR Evo is an extension of Simbin's Race and Race 07 game franchise. Like Race 07, GTR Evo takes the existing game and adds some new cars and some new tracks. (So, if you buy GTR Evo, you will have all the Race 07 game features, cars, and tracks.) Anyone who is familiar with the Race franchise will feel right at home with the menus, options, and general look and feel of the game.

The additions to this game are primarily GT-class cars such as Corvette, Aston Martin, Lister Storm, and others. (Conspicuously absent are Porsches and Ferraris, both prominent in GT racing.) The game also includes some "fantasy" cars. For example, the Audi R8 supercar is included, although Audi has not confirmed racing plans for it yet. Also there is a set of WTCC Extreme cars, that give the touring cars from Race 07 600+ horsepower, just in case you wanted to know what a 600 HP front-wheel driver was like.

The game adds some new tracks and combines them with the old ones.
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By RB on October 24, 2008
GTR Evolution will install Securom copy protection software on your system.

A description of Securom by another Amazon customer:

"The primary concerns are these:

- Securom is an undocumented program that is designed to, can, and does alter the function of a computer upon which it is installed, and it is installed without the user's knowledge, consent, nor control.
- It actively runs without notice to the user, has access to the computer kernel, utilizes the user's computer resources, the user has no control over its operation, and it transmits unknown information over the user's internet connection without the user's knowledge.
- Securom installs hidden files, folders, and undeletable registry entries upon execution, but does not fully uninstall when the associated software is uninstalled.
- Securom is not named, notated nor fully documented anywhere on packaging nor digital download description at point of purchase."

The boxed DVD contains two versions of the game, an Offline and an Online Steam version. The offline version will definitely install Securom. Even after allowing the system changes identified by antivirus software as an "invader" the game still would not launch.

I then tried the Online version. After installing the Steam software and registering the CD key, the Steam install screen said it would take 2 days+21hrs to install from the DVD, an apparent symptom of trying to verify every single file. It appears the online version was using Securom disk verification as well.

A separate issue is after manual installation with help from Steam Customer Support "updating" the game with Steam requires a 4GB download, 7 hours via a DSL connection.
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Since the game play details have already been extensively discussed in prior reviews here, let me discuss what I consider a major flaw in the implementation of GTR Evolution that not one reviewer has covered.

The game comes in four parts:

1) Steam
2) GTR Evolution Offline
3) GTR Evolution Online
4) Race 07 Dedicated Server

Installing ALL aspects of this game eats up approximately 9 GBs of hard drive space!

The Steam application is used to look for online games (not just GTR Evolution games) as well as chat with your buddies and everything else, except the kitchen sink (basically, it's another version of GameSpy bloatware). You MUST install Steam in order to play online.

GTR Offline only contains the game made for offline playing and there is no way to play online once you have loaded this version of the game. Instead, you have to exit the offline version and load in the online version of the game. This is a ridiculous implementation and the first time I have seen such a convoluted design in a game. The load times are horrendous! I have a 4 hard drive (7,200 RPM) RAID array and it still takes a fair amount of time to get the game up and running.

GTR Online is the EXACT SAME GAME as the Offline version, except it contains the Multiplayer menu option. It seems that the designers want you to think you have to install the Offline version of the game in order to play a Championship, but this simply isn't true. You can play the exact same Championship in the Online version of the game as you can with the Offline version (Championship mode has nothing to do with being online or offline). The silly thing is, if you start a Championship in the offline version, the online version can't see your saved progress (and vice-versa).
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