There's no denying that if you're talking about serious sports cars (and we mean serious) then it's the Italians who lead the way. A true driving experience can only be achieved in cars like the Ferrari F355, the Lamborghini Diablo and the Fiat Uno. So why, then, do we not look to Italian developers to provide us with some serious racing games? Well one such company specialises in the production of racing sims and their latest title has appeared on Xbox.
Racing Evoluzione takes a rather original approach to the genre, giving you the tasks of going into business manufacturing your own brand of car and having a model at the top of its range that will allow you to pit your skills and win against the fastest cars in the world. Setting out with just a small workshop you must plan, develop and launch a first prototype sports car. You'll need to choose a logo for your company, and with the help of a mechanic you'll make your first attempts at success in some local races. Success and fame will give you all you need to expand your workshop and start production.
Victory at the races and a sharp marketing plan will allow you to keep expanding your company, and to take on new personnel: a production manager, highly skilled mechanics and, more importantly, a babe of a secretary. With the help of your new collaborators, you'll be able to develop your productive activity and manufacture the car of your dreams.
In total, the game features over 40 licensed and concept cars in which to test your driving skills, including the Mercedes SL55 AMG, the Renault Talisman and the Jaguar F-Type. More than 50 international tracks can be raced, spanning three continents and appearing across four different environments.
The game's Arcade Mode offers a simpler experience, basically giving you the opportunity to drive all the cars and have a bit of instant action. But it's the Dream Mode that Racing Evoluzione is all about, setting the arduous task of designing and driving the world-beating vehicles. This can mean that you're in it for the long haul, but what's success without a bit of hard work?