AR RISING

Race, tune and AR your dream cars

CSR Racing 2 is pure petrolhead fantasy. Tap to read why.

CSR Racing 2

2019’s Car Racing Game

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What’s the best part of CSR Racing 2? Is it the racing? The car-customising and tuning? Perhaps the giddy feeling of collecting your dream machines?

That stuff is all nice, sure. But the part that’ll blow your mind is seeing these rides in augmented reality (AR).

After placing the cars in your own driveway – or for that matter your living room – you can walk around them and even peek inside.

The cars in this game are not just for looks. CSR Racing 2 is a drag-racing game, the keys to victory being your ability to nail the start, the timing of your gear changes and when to use your nitrous boost. As you win, you earn in-game currency to upgrade and tune your cars.

Thanks to AR, you can see the race cars you’ve built up in photorealistic renderings – either as small as a toy car or at life-size scale. Take the spectacular Lamborghini Aventador Coupé, for instance. In CSR Racing 2 you can get close enough to examine the carbon fibre on the dash and the red stitching on the steering wheel.

Now move on to the Porsche 911 GT3. Notice how the ignition switch is to the left of the steering wheel, as it is in every Porsche. Or raise the rear hood of the Koenigsegg Agera, a car most of us will never even see in real life, and peer over its 5.0-litre turbocharged V-8.

There are more than 200 officially licenced vehicles in the game from the likes of Ferrari, McLaren, Bugatti, Pagani, Ford, Honda, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

And since this is AR, you can hand your iPhone or iPad to a friend and pose next to your dream ride for a photo. For a lot of us, it’s as close as we’ll ever get to these cars.

    CSR Racing 2

    2019’s Car Racing Game

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