Mike Stevens | May 2, 2009

It’s not all fun and games around the TMR office you know. Why, sometimes we have to sit for hours on end and test brutal online car simulations that… alright, so it’s a game. (Damn... caught me.)

THE GTI Project is a simple – but highly addictive – online game in which you take the wheel of the new 2010 Volkswagen Golf VI GTI and throw it around a track made to look like a slotcar set.

But wait, it seems it’s not made to look like slot car set, it is a slot car set.

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With a team of 60 modelers at its disposal, Volkswagen built a 9.1 x 7.6m (30 x 25ft) 1:43 scale slot car track, surrounded it with some 200 buildings and then proceeded to record just about every possible angle so that it could be translated into a game for you to control online.

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We’ve created a TMR league at gtiproject.com, so why not join us and see if you can top the TMR leader board?

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Simply visit gtiproject.com, select “Leaderboards”, and then select “Find a League.”

Enter “The Motor Report”.

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I’ve set a 00:29:35 lap so far, but going by the overall leaderboard, I’m clearly rubbish at this. No doubt TMR’s readership will shut me down in good order.

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