Real Racing 3 (Muscle Cards update, teaser 001)

One of the key reasons I used to burn midnight oil quite a lot playing Driver on the original PlayStation – apart from the locations (Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York) and the awesome controls coupled to realistic physics – is the vehicle lineup, the sort of cars you see smashed inĀ the 1960-1970s car chase and cop movies.

To fans of such legendary cars asĀ the Dodge, Shelby and other big V8 muscle cars: Electronic Arts’s latest content update to free-to-play Real Racing 3 is a no-brainer.

That’s right, you can now own classic Detroit metal in this Real Racing 3 update, as well as race friends on a bunch of new tracks, appreciateĀ physics enhancements, better camera anglesĀ and lots more…

Check out the trailer.

There are also some notable new events, including one that has you competing in multiple challenging series featuring “a field of muscle cars hailing from Detroit”.

The enhanced physics engine takes care of the moreĀ realistic pitch and bodyroll while the improved andĀ more accurate skill adjustment allows for better competition, with enhanced cameras giving you a better sense of speed.

Additional social networking options for enhanced Time Shifted Multiplayer and Cloud Save functionality are also part of this version 1.3 update. Should you encounter issues setting up iCloud saves, this help doc will come in handy.

The previous update focused on some of the world’s most prestigious cars such as theĀ Mercedes-Benz and Bentley vehicles.

Real Racing 3 costs zero bucks on theĀ App StoreĀ and Google’s Play store.

If you’re looking for something different, keep an eye on Gameloft’s forthcoming Asphalt 8: Airborne, scheduled to land on the US App Store this midnight.