Sure, Driver: San Francisco's gameplay premise may border on sci-fi madness: the game's lead, John Tanner, can jump into and out of the bodies of drivers, effectively "possessing" them. (Ubisoft calls it "shifting.") But the cars you'll be getting behind the wheel of are 100% authentic.
Ubisoft has released the full list of those cars today, all 125 of them. They're all fully licensed vehicles, ranging from muscle cars to modern day sports cars.
Driver: San Francisco is out August 30, and based on what I've played, the "shift" gameplay mechanic is a bit silly, but fun. It comes in particularly handy in the multiplayer portion of the game, especially in the "king of the hill" style races. Jumping in and out of cars, some of them headed in the opposite direction and straight at my opposition, was pure bliss.
Abarth 500 (2008) Abarth Fiat 695 ss Assetto Corse (1970) Alfa Romeo 159 Ti (2009) Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione (2007) Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2 (1965) Alfa Romeo Giulietta (2010) Alfa Romeo Mito (2009) Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto (1966) AMC Pacer (1980) Aston Martin Cygnet (2011) Aston Martin DB5 (1963) Aston Martin DB9 Volante (2010) Aston Martin Rapide (2010) Aston Martin V12 Vantage (2010) Audi A4 2.0 TFSI (2010) Audi Q7 4.2 FSI quattro (2010) Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro (2010) Audi RS 6 Avant (2008) Audi S5 Coupe (2010) Audi Sport quattro S1 - Rally (1985) Audi TT RS Coupe (2010) Bentley Arnage T (2005) Bentley Continental Supersports (2010) Cadillac CTS-V (2010) Cadillac DTS (2010) Cadillac Eldorado (1959) Cadillac Escalade (2007) Cadillac Escalade - Cop (2007) Cadillac XLR-V (2009) Chevrolet Bel Air (1957) Chevrolet Blazer (2001) Chevrolet C10 (1965) Chevrolet C10 - Tow-Truck (1965) Chevrolet Camaro SS (1968) Chevrolet Camaro SS - Jones’ car (2010) Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (1986) Chevrolet Chevelle SS (1970) Chevrolet Corvette (1960) Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - Drift (2009) Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (2010) Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 - Cop (2010) Chevrolet El Camino (1973) Chevrolet Impala (2006) Chevrolet Impala - Taxi (2006) Chevrolet Volt (2011) DeLorean DMC-12 (1983) Dodge Challenger R/T - Tanner’s car (1970) Dodge Challenger SRT8 (2009) Dodge Charger R/T (1969) Dodge Charger SRT8 (2009) Dodge Charger SRT8 - Cop (2009) Dodge Grand Caravan (2009) Dodge Grand Caravan - Taxi (2009) Dodge Monaco (1974) Dodge Monaco - Cop (1974) Dodge Neon (2002) Dodge Ram 3500 Laramie (2010) Dodge Ram SRT10 - Jericho’s car (2006) Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR (2009) Ford Crown Victoria (1999) Ford Crown Victoria - Cop (1999) Ford Crown Victoria - Taxi (1999) Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew (2010) Ford F-350 Super Duty (2008) Ford Gran Torino (1974) Ford GT (2006) Ford Mustang Convertible (2008) Ford Mustang GT Fastback (1968) Ford Mustang Mach 1 (1973) Ford RS200 - Rally (1985) Ford Shelby GT500 (2010) Ford Taurus SHO (2010) GMC C5500 (2008) GMC C5500 - Ambulance (2008) GMC Savana - News Van (2005) GMC Sierra (1998) GMC Sierra - Monster Truck (1998) GMC Vandura (1983) Hudson Hornet (1951) Hummer H3X (2009) Jaguar E-Type (1966) Jaguar XFR (2010) Jaguar XKR (2010) Jeep Wrangler (1988) Lamborghini Countach LP400S (1978) Lamborghini Diablo VT (1994) Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 (2009) Lamborghini Jalpa (1986) Lamborghini Miura (1972) Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 (2007) Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV (2009) Lancia Stratos - Rally (1974) Lincoln Town Car (2010) Maserati GranTurismo S (2008) McLaren F1 (1997) McLaren MP4-12C (2011) McLaren SLR (2008) Nissan 370Z (2009) Nissan 370Z - Drift (2009) Nissan GT-R (2010) Nissan Skyline GT-R (R33) - Drift (1998) Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 (1970) Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser (1972) Pagani Zonda Cinque (2009) Pontiac GTO The Judge (1970) Pontiac Lemans (1971) Pontiac Solstice GXP (2009) Pontiac Solstice GXP - Drift (2009) Pontiac Trans Am (1975) Pontiac Trans Am (1977) Pontiac Trans Am (1980) Range Rover Sport Supercharged (2010) Ruf CTR 3 (2010) Ruf CTR Yellow Bird (1987) Ruf RK Coupe (2010) Ruf RK Spyder (2009) Ruf Rt 12 (2010) Shelby Cobra 427 (1966) Shelby GT500 (1967) Volkswagen Camper (1965) Volkswagen Scirocco R (2009) Volkswagen Scirocco R - Rally (2009) Volkswagen Baja Buggy (1963) Volkswagen Beetle (1963) Volkswagen Beetle Convertible (2009)
There it was, on the OnLive console, just calling me. "Please, somebody buy me!" And so I went for it.
UPDATE: OnLive is dead. Damn...
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