CSR2′s hyperrealistic super cars leave other iOS racing games in the dust

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So real it hurts.
So real it hurts.
Photo: Zynga

If you’ve ever wanted to own a garage full of incredible super cars from the likes of Ferrari and McLaren, then you’re in luck. Virtually, at least.

NaturalMotion’s CSR Racing 2, the sequel to 2012’s hit drag racing game CSR Racing (an iTunes App Store Essential game), is headed to iOS devices soon and wow is it a tour de force of graphical fidelity. The light in the game’s garage caresses every curve of these hot automobiles, shining back the deviotion the development team obviously put into each and every loving shot.

CSR2 lets players experience the thrill of attaining not just one, but a whole garage of the most desirable cars on the planet,” writes Torsten Reil, CEO of NaturalMotion, “and it feels as close as possible to the real thing. That’s because each car, down the stitching on the seats, is built without compromise to its real-world beauty, integrity and authenticity.”

Check out the gorgeous teaser trailer below.

The original game plays out like a fast arcade version of a drag race, asking you to tap the gear shift with precision timing to make sure that your car gets to the end of the drag strip first. It’s compelling gameplay, but the real fun came from collecting the various super cars along the way, leveling them up with better engines and auto parts to create the ultimate hot rod.

CSR Racing 2 promises to deliver more of the same (with some secret enhancements promised to be revealed later this year), only with manufacturer-supported car models that use the actual CAD files from the car makers themselves.

“We’ve worked closely with our vehicle manufacturer partners – Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Pagani and more – not just on the exterior of the cars, but the interior as well,” writes Reil. “Not only can you choose the official paint options for the body and brake calipers but even the real-world manufacturer and model trim options to truly make each car your own.”

Once you specify your customizations, your tricked out ride is delivered to your garage in a beautiful sequence that looks as real as I’ve ever seen on a mobile device.

Free-to-play publisher Zynga is launching CSR Racing 2 later this year, with a soft launch in several non-US countries in the coming weeks to get the balance right.

This Ferrari has wings.
This Ferrari has wings.
Photo: Zynga