Tesla rolls out new racing game, releases invites for Tesla Arcade events

Tesla has released a pretty cool and funny commercial for one of its newest in-car features: Tesla Arcade, specifically, Beach Buggy Racing 2, which takes the place of Pole Position, a racing game that was retired a few months back. So what exactly is Tesla Arcade? Based on the video shared by the company, Tesla Arcade is the company’s TeslAtari Easter Egg turned up to 11.

The short clip of Tesla’s new racing game will not look out of place beside some of the most compelling advertisements been released by other carmakers. Later tweets from the official Tesla Twitter account have also indicated that Beach Buggy Racing 2 is starting to roll out to the company’s electric cars today.

Apart from the release of Beach Buggy Racing 2, Tesla is also inviting interested individuals to try out Tesla Arcade firsthand. “Experience the Tesla Arcade” events will be held in Tesla showrooms from June 18 to 30, 2019, and those who wish to check out the electric car maker’s new in-car gaming capabilities are advised to fill up an RSVP form, which could be accessed here.

“Access the full library of games directly from the vehicle’s touchscreen to play gaming classics like Atari Missile Command and Asteroids – or experience our newest addition, Beach Buggy Racing 2, a kart racing game where you can careen, blast and launch your way through 22 tracks. Players can recruit new drivers (see if you can find our favorite) and use the steering wheel controls for the most immersive gaming experience,” Tesla noted.

Based on the video that Tesla shared on Twitter, as well as the invitations for its in-store Tesla Arcade events, it appears that the company is focusing its efforts on promoting its new racing title. This could be a strategic move for Tesla, as Beach Buggy Racing 2 is arguably the most immersive game that the company currently offers. Other games, such as the upcoming Cuphead and Fallout Shelter, are great titles, but they would likely not involve as much of the vehicles’ actual components (such as the steering wheel and the brake pedal) for their controls.

Tesla’s teaser for Beach Buggy Racing 2 bodes well for the company’s efforts to include more games for its vehicles. The first games that Tesla offered featured classic Atari games such as Lunar Lander, which feature rather simple graphics and gameplay. These new batch of upcoming games, from Beach Buggy Racing 2 to Cuphead to Fallout Shelter, are far more complex, with 3D graphics and likely more immersive sound. With these features, Tesla is all but turning the Model S, 3, and X into some of the world’s coolest gaming consoles, bar none.

Here’s our first look at Tesla’s newest racing game.

Tesla rolls out new racing game, releases invites for Tesla Arcade events

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Bugatti tipped to unveil new special edition during 2019 Monterey Car Week

Bugatti’s next special edition will be unveiled during 2019 Monterey Car Week, The Supercar Blog reported on Friday, citing an anonymous source.

Since launching the Chiron two years ago, Bugatti has added special coach-built versions of the 1,480-horsepower hypercar built in extremely small runs. In the case of the La Voiture Noire unveiled earlier this year, we’re talking just one car.

It was during the 2018 Monterey Car Week that Bugatti showed off the Divo, which Bugatti is building in a run of 40 cars. It isn’t clear how many examples of the new special edition will be built, but according to the source, there will be more than one and some build slots have already been sold.

Bugatti Divo

Bugatti Divo

Bugatti design chief Frank Heyl in June said the company is building the special cars to meet growing demand from mega-wealthy car lovers. He said there were hundreds of buyers looking to take home a special Bugatti, and most of them already own one or more of the French marque’s cars.

To meet this demand, Bugatti is expected to introduce two special editions each year on average.

This year’s Monterey Car Week runs the week starting August 11. It concludes on August 18 with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. For our complete coverage on the event, head to our dedicated hub.

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PERFORMANCE VAUXHALL SHOW 2019 GALLERY

Want to see over 200 photos from the Performance Vauxhall Show 2019? Well, you’re in the right place, as we have all best cars and action from this year’s event at Bruntingthorpe.

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