Yes, you heard me right ! You can now download a free version of Ferrari Virtual game from Ferrari’s website. It’s a free simulator, that lets you get the feel of what a Ferrari looks and feels like internally.
You can download some of the latest versions Ferrari and race around in a well known Grand Prix legendary Mugello circuit.
As of now you can get your hands on the 599 GTB Fiorano, 612 Scaglietti and 430 Scuderia. Some more being lined up to be added to the list are customised California, F430 or F430 Spider, and Ferrari team has promised that they’ll be released soon.
It doesn’t end here. Ferrari is coming up with an online version of the game, where you can play other people in real time. Brilliant branding strategy, where Ferrari will give loyal Ferrari lovers a platform to get in touch with other Ferrari lovers and build communities. We all know, building communities is one of the best, if not the top most strategy to server and hear your consumers voice.
However the minimum specifications to run this game successfully falls slightly towards the higher configuration :
Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows XP with at least Service Pack 2 or Vista with Service Pack 1
DirectX(r) 9.0c (June 2008)
Processor: AMD(r) Athlon 64 3200+ or Intel Pentium(r)4 3.2GHz or better
Memory: 1024 MB RAM
Hard drive: 500 MB free HD space
Video card: DirectX 9.0c compatible with at least 256Mb memory
Sound card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
DirectX Version 9.0c
Supported video cards: AGP 8x or PCI Express
* ATI(r) Radeon(r) X800 or better
* nVidia(r) GeForce(r) 6600 GT or better
with at least Shadermodel 2.0 and Hardware T&L
Not compatible with integrated video devices, laptops in particular.
Where as the Recommended specifications are:
Processor: AMD(r) Athlon 64 x2 4800+ or Intel(r) Core2 2GHz or better
Memory: 2048 MB RAM
ATI(r) Radeon(r) 3850 or better
nVidia(r) GeForce(r) 8800GT or better
And those who own Playstation, Nintendo DS, Wii go to www.system3.com get your free version of the game.