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GRID Autosport trailer offers a look at Endurance racing

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Posted on May 26, 2014 AT 03:45am

Codemasters has released a new trailer for GRID Autosport that offers a look at the game’s strength sapping Endurance races.

The Endurance category features high tire wear, longer races (up to 40 minutes), larger grid sizes (16 offline, 12 online), night time races, rolling starts, and use the Practice, Qualifying, and Race format.

“Whether you’re racing a classic GT40 or a modern Prototype, expect a lot of mechanical grip at low speeds and a car that likes a smooth turn in and requires a careful application of the throttle. The GT cars are relatively heavy but have good downforce, so drivers will find more grip and confidence at higher speeds,” Luke Stephenson, a car handling designer at Codemasters says.

“Be careful not to overstep the boundaries though, as tires wear over the course of a race. Expect to start under steering if you wear the fronts by locking your brakes, or a tail happy machine if you spin up the rears.

“Endurance cars tone down the urgency of a car built for a sprint to the finish, but these are thinking drivers’ machines built for a world where patience and planning is just as important as raw pace.”

The selection of Endurance cars available in the game include: Audi R8 LMS Ultra, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3, Aston Martin N24 V12 Zagato, McLaren 12C GT3, Nissan 2008 (R35) GT-R Nismo GT500, Honda HSV-010 GT, Lola B12/80, Shelby Cobra “Daytona” Coupe, Ford GT40 MK1, and Mazda 787B.

GRID Autosport is set to launch June 24 in North America and June 27 in Europe for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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