, followed up two years later by its sequel, IndyCar Racing II
, is a racing game
by Papyrus Design Group
. It was released in 1993. previously developed The Simulation
, released in 1990.
The game was intended as a realistic simulation of CART IndyCar Racing, later known as the Champ Car World Series
. It featured many contemporary drivers, chassis and engines, and eight circuits which could be raced individually or as part of a championship season. Subsequent expansion packs added a further seven tracks and, later, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
. (In contrast, its sequel did not gain the licensing rights to do so.)
The simulation offers the ability to race in single events or a full Championship season (made up of all the tracks installed and available on the player's computer); to take part in associated practice, qualifying and warm-up sessions; to set up and customise the car both on-track and in a dedicated "garage" feature; and to race head-to-head against another player by connecting two computers, either via modems running at least 9600 bit/s or via a null-modem cable
attached to the computers' serial ports.
Following a short title sequence consisting of cars racing at the Toronto circuit
and an introduction from motorsport broadcaster Paul...