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Porsche enhances the experience

Friday, February 23, 2018

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ATL Motorsports, the division of ATL Automotive which is responsible for the Porsche brand, unveiled their state-of-the-art Porsche race simulator with an invite-only event at their New Kingston showroom last Saturday.

“We wanted to bring the competitive spirit to our customers and allow them to opportunity to test- drive, for real, our amazing line of Porsche vehicles,” Christina Thwaites, group marketing manager of ATL Automotive, told the Jamaica Observer's weekly Auto magazine.

The Porsche race simulator is based on the commercially available video game Assetto Corsa, featuring its highly accurate physics engine for an emphasis on the most realistic racing experience possible, alongside extensive customisation and modification options. Outfitted with a range of race modes, a host of virtual Porsche models from the company's extensive motorsport and street car catalogues, it draws users into the cockpit using realistic graphics, audio and force feedback with the ultimate aim of giving users as real as possible feel of driving any Porsche. This was given even more impact as the game was projected on a giant screen in the showroom for all to see.

“The Porsche race simulator is currently limited to our New Kingston showroom, but we are planning future events,” Thwaites said.

She said the virtual simulator isn't limited to local competition.

“It can be connected to the wider network of Porsche race simulators in the various Porsche showrooms around the world, allowing us here in Jamaica to race others internationally,” she said.

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