Touted as a serious contender to the likes of Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo series, and the Microsoft Xbox-exclusive – Forza Motorsport, Slightly Mad Studios’ Project CARS aims to be the most authentic, beautiful and technically-advanced racing game ever released.

It’s quite an unbelievable goal when taking into consideration the current crop of high-quality car sims on the market, but what’s even harder to believe – at least for Nintendo fans – is the fact the game is still coming to the Wii U. Even if it has been reconfirmed for Nintendo’s relatively-new system on multiple occasions, the idea of a fully-fledged racing simulation coming to a modern Nintendo platform is an exhilarating thought, especially after going for so long without the genre.

To continue the trend of reminding next gen gamers Project CARS is indeed a reality (including us Nintendo fans), Slightly Mad has now locked in a November 2014 release date within its latest trailer – featuring absolutely jaw-dropping in-game footage.

To top it off, the former Need for Speed developer has also revealed Oculus Rift and 4K resolution support for the title, although it’s hard to imagine these certain extras will make it across to the Wii U version. It’s also likely whatever has been shown of this game so far is presumably with the assistance of high-end PC specs, with Wii U imagery and video footage yet to be officially revealed.

Project CARS has now been in development since 2011, with Slightly Mad Studios axing PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 development in favour of next generation systems. Alongside rival next gen platforms, the game is also in development for the PC. Take a look at the latest trailer for Project CARS below, and let us know if you'll be ready to race on release.

[source eurogamer.net]