The good folks at Bandai Namco Games have been working their socks off at Gamescom this week promoting the upcoming racing sim Project CARS, which is being developed by Slightly Mad Studios.

With over 60 licensed cars and 35 race tracks, it looks like a comprehensive racing simulator, while its visuals have also been a key selling point throughout its development.

It's scheduled to launch November 2014 and will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One; Wii U owners will unfortunately have to wait until 2015 to get behind the wheel. While this game will have stiff competition from the likes of DriveClub and Forza Motorsport 5, on the Wii U there is a real lack of authentic driving simulators; it could be quite the success on Nintendo's system.

Without further ado feast your eyes on these 18 new screenshots.

If all these lovely screenshots weren't enough to whet your appetite, there's also a fresh Gamescom trailer too.

While it's a shame that Wii U owners will have to wait until next year to get behind the wheel of Project CARS, it certainly looks like a drive worth waiting for. Will these new screenshots and trailer tempt you to click the pre-order button?