Project CARS 2 – Version 1.5 Adds a Free Ferrari (Series)

Even if a sim is already several months old, that is no reason to not supply it with free content. Slightly Mad Studios thinks so too and has released a free Ferrari with the current Project CARS 2 update!

Which Ferrari is It?

It is the Ferrari 488 Challenge, and as all of the liveries for the 2017 Ferrari Challenge Championship are included, it can actually be considered more of a series.

Said series is a one-make customer racing series, specifically designed by Ferrari to give its more well-off buyers the real racing experience many crave. The 488, the newest and current car in the series, is also the first turbo-charged car to be featured.

By the way, not only has the 488 Challenge appeared in the sim racing software world, but Thrustmaster also themed a TS-PC racer wheel after it.

What Else?

The rest of the patch notes is just about bug fixing, however, Slightly Mad Studios also added two new layouts to the Porsche on-road circuit in Leipzig, Germany. So, if you own the Porsche Legends pack, you can definitely go and check them out.

The update is available now available on PC and should follow on consoles very soon.


  • Addition of the Ferrari 488 Challenge car, and liveries from the 2017 Ferrari Challenge series. This is the latest Ferrari to feature in Maranello’s single-marque championship, and the most powerful car in the series’ 25-year history.
  • Addition of two new layouts to the Porsche Leipzig on-road circuit.
  • Corrected a small number of turbo and suspension issues on various cars.
  • Resolved an issue where some drivers would appear stuck on track during qualification or race session.
  • Resolved an issue where the end of race results would display incorrectly.
  • Resolved multiple ghost loading issues in time trial.
  • Polished the Online Reputation calculations, including tweaks for when players retire due to excess damage.
  • Corrected an occasional issue of players being taken to the wrong lobby if the host set up a new lobby whilst the old one was populated.
  • Mechanical failures no longer include aerodynamic damage.
  • Various improvements to the AI at a number of tracks and conditions.
  • Solved an issue in career when, under certain circumstances, the standings would not display correctly.
  • Multiple other miscellaneous fixes and optimisations.

In case you are wondering why the changelog is so small compared with recent updates, Slightly Mad Studios was able to accelerate the certification process by keeping the updates (and their patch notes) smaller.

Project CARS 2 Porsche on road circuit test track Leipzig preview

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